CTO

Do you dream of building the next generation of secure, verifiable and accessible voting technologies?

Join our team of dedicated employees in a growth company with a strong purpose aimed at increasing participation in public and private democratic elections.

 

Introduction to Assembly Voting

Founded in 2001, Assembly Voting has expanded from our home market in DK to become a leading provider of software for digital and hybrid elections in Europe and increasingly the US and other parts of the world as well. Continuous development and improvement of our core software is a key focus area. Our development team is based inhouse in DK and has so far been financed entirely organic, making Assembly Voting an independent entity from external financial and political interests.

In 2021 Assembly Voting was selected by Tusk Philanthropy to develop and provide the next generation of mobile public election services in the US. Assembly Voting was competing with other world leading companies and was chosen due to our unique combination of advanced cryptography, proven system integrity and experience from 20+ years of providing election services. Today we are working with our US partners including prestigious scientific researchers, public institutions, global high-tech companies, local associations and NGOs.

We believe that everyone deserves a fair election where trust never relies on a single person or a vendor’s untested statement. We believe that elections must evolve into digital voting to remain a contemporary and accessible way of democratic participation. We are driven by finding the best solutions to support this transition without compromising any of the fundamental principles of a legitimate democratic election. That is why we focus on documentation, IT security, cryptography, verification, UX and application management, so that we can offer our customers legitimate voting solutions to comply with a wide range of statutory requirements.

Our strategy is that we invest in our team and we thrive on always being up to date, both in terms of certifications and technical competencies, so that we can deliver long-term and durable solutions to our customers. Situated in London and Copenhagen we are an international organisation with a strong global market presence. We push knowledge sharing across groups and strive for continuous development, both individually, with academics and with our customers.

The market for online election services is dramatically increasing and we are on a growth journey to become the market leader in online election services for “the masses”. Building a sales function capable of differentiating Assembly Voting and generating sales is a pivotal part of this effort, and consequently we are ramping up our headcount in this field.

We invite you to become part of this exciting journey.

 

Job Overview

As CTO you will be responsible for the development team consisting of currently 10 software and DevOp engineers and the team’s contribution to fulfil our company ambitions of becoming a global market leader in providing End-to-End verifiable voting technologies to all types of democratic events as SaaS, as managed services and, (eventually) as open licence. You will report to the CEO and you will be part of the Assembly Voting Management Team.

You are driven by people management and creating a positive development environment as well as by a hands-on approach to engage in the solution design and the day-to-day operations with your team to achieve our joint team goals.

The tasks of the development team are to build the next generation of our End-to-End verifiable election system, as well as ensuring the Assembly Voting product portfolio is maintained and developed in accordance with approved feature requests.

We currently use an adapted agile development process, but will be open to adjustments to the company development paradigm, to make sure that we continuously improve high standards for code, testing, deployment, maintenance and deadlines.

In the development department we use technologies like Ruby on Rails, JS, AWS and Open Source.

Together with the Product Owner and Sales, you will attend customer meetings and will be the technical advisor as to which architecture and solutions can be developed in the most optimal way in order to meet customer needs.

Last but not least, you will work closely with the entire organisation, especially on a daily basis with the Product Owner and Head of Customer Success, and together you plan product strategies, sprints and development priorities.

 

Your responsibilities

●  Create a positive, safe, efficient, and quality conscious culture in the development department

●  Ensure that we develop and operate our SaaS product portfolio in Assembly Voting to maintain our position as technical market leaders

●  Take ownership of the development projects and the end-to-end development lifecycle and meet the critical deadlines

●  Ensuring a stable and secure hosting environment

●  Balance immediate business objectives and long-term architectural vision

●  Work with the various Assembly Voting teams, academic researchers, operating partners and other stakeholders to ensure alignment of expectations

●  Keep up to date with new technologies and give advice to our top management, push us to adopt and evolve our technologies further

 

Capabilities and experience

●  You have 5+ years of experience as a CTO from software development. Preferable with SaaS.

●  You have a solid management tool box and know how to positively motivate developers, make career planning for developers, and meet critical deadlines without compromising core quality in the product

●  You have experience from working in an international environment and are fluent in written and oral English

●  You have experience from working with agile methods and are solution oriented.

●  You understand the value of developing secure software – maybe you have been working with cryptography before or find it interesting. Experiences with ISO, ISAE and NIST i prefered but not key

●  If you have experiences in solution design/architecture of critical systems it is an advantage but not key

●  You have a degree in computer science, engineering or a related field is a plus

●  You are able to be physically present at our office in Brøndby most weekdays

 

Personal Skills and values

●  You are democratic-minded and your integrity is not for sale!

●  You are a strong communicator and an even better listener

●  You are a fan of “clear text” and alignment of expectations in your communication

●  You lead by interacting and guiding the developers – not by telling behind a desk in your office

●  You are driven by people management and to guide the way for your staff to fulfill the full potential – professionally and as humans

●  You thrive in a dynamic environment with a broad variety of stakeholders, critical deadlines and high expectations from voters (and the public) to succeed with each election

●  It gives you energy to work with and to overcome advanced technical challenges

●  Former colleagues would recommend you as a highly motivating and empathic manager

●  You are driven by being a part of a vision-oriented company with strong values

Interested?

We will perform interviews on an ongoing basis and hire when we have found the right match. We therefore invite you to send us your CV, and some passionate lines highlighting why you are the right match for us.

If you have any questions regarding Assembly Voting or the position, please contact us on application@assemblyvoting.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

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