D2C – ecommerce

JD&Co has an unrivalled reputation across the scaleup & VC communities. We have spent the past decade partnering with high-growth businesses and have helped shape the leadership teams of some of the best and brightest consumer tech brands around today.

We have launched a search for an experienced CTO to join an incredibly successful consumer tech scaleup brand – as they continue on their impressive growth journey. The founders are looking for someone exceptional, with a tech scaleup pedigree and ecommerce background, who has a track record of building and scaling engineering teams and tech functions.

This person will be passionate about technology, technically astute and is someone who enjoys leading, coaching and motivating teams of engineers, while creating an environment that enables high performance and best practice. Working at pace and in Agile is second nature to you as you and your team work through a variety of complex projects and business initiatives in a scalable, secure and sustainable way.

There will be close working and collaboration with business stakeholders and their functions to ensure that everyone is aligned, sharing information and delivering meaningful, high quality and timely outcomes, with the customer and overall company strategy in mind.

We’re looking to speak with people who have a track record in:

  • Having full ownership of core platforms and system infrastructure, making key decisions on selected tools, architecture and initiatives while considering necessity, feasibility and cost
  • Building and executing plans to deliver the tech roadmap within time and budget constraints
  • Being an active member of a senior leadership team, offering technical insight, strategic vision and thought leadership
  • Leading cross functional teams of front-end, back-end engineers, Dev-Ops teams and Data Scientists, ensuring that clear objectives are set regarding priorities and inter dependencies
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining talented engineers with a consumer tech focus
  • Significantly scaling engineering teams
  • Introducing Agile ways of working, the Spotify model in particular Data, specifically how to capture, store and augment it, while working with data scientists, engineers and business stakeholders to ensure its being used in a commercially beneficial way
  • Low latency, high frequency ecommerce trading and has an strong appreciation of consumer facing technology

You will need to hit the ground running and will therefore have extensive experience of the above, enabling you to quickly adapt to your new environment, coaching and mentoring those around you as you implement a new “squad” model approach to product and system development.

If you are looking for your next challenge and are an experienced technology leader with a track record of delivery in high-growth, digital first, start-ups or scale-ups, we’d love to chat.


  • We appreciate it’s a tricky time to navigate your career and it’s important for us to be authentic about the opportunities we share here. We know that people have been heavily affected by the economic effects of Covid, however, please only apply for this role if you meet the essential criteria we have outlined above.
  • We are expecting an exceptionally high volume of applications; sadly, we’re unlikely to be able to respond to each individual applicant. Thanks for being patient and we’ll be sure to get in touch if we’re keen to take your application further.
  • JD & Co is passionate about championing diversity and challenging unconscious bias and treat each application carefully. Thank you for your interest