Jobs at Festicket: Chief Technology Officer in London -


Chief Technology Officer

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Festicket is transforming the way music fans discover and book tickets and travel packages for festivals around the world. Our platform revolutionises the music festival industry by offering an end-to-end experience for music travellers through an efficient two-sided marketplace for 500+ music festivals across 40 different countries!

In three short years, we have become Europe's largest music festival platform. We are now seeking to hire a CTO to ensure the continued successful execution of our business missions through development and deployment of disruptive technology.

The CTO will build our technology teams from the ground-up, own the technical road map and will be responsible for the evolution, development, and delivery of our core platform and products. This will require the vision and skill to transform our market leading festival travel package and content website to a fully formed platform covering the whole festival experience. From point of interest to world class customer serving after-sales. In-so-doing you will see the platform as a web-based, data-driven business in which technology and analytics transforms every aspect of the products we build and the decisions we make.

Hiring and Leading

We believe that hiring great people is the most important factor in building a successful technology company. As our CTO, your primary responsibility will be to build our tech team by hiring only exceptional engineers. We currently have a team of five engineers which we plan to triple over the next 12 months. You will also be responsibility for supporting your existing team - providing guidance and leadership, helping them grow and pushing them to perform their best.

Technology and Products

We are looking for a hands-on CTO who is willing to interface with various stakeholders to solve the complex technical and operational challenges that Festicket faces today. In particular, you and your team will work closely with our co-founders, product manager, data engineer and designer to build beautiful products and to solve problems that will allow us to improve our architecture, increase conversions and acquire new users. You will also formalise budgets, goals, and balance priorities for tech team.

Main requirements

  • You are a “startup person” and have extensive experience leading and building engineering teams in high growth e-commerce startups
  • You have a deep understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable applications
  • You have a proven track record of successfully communicating with multiple stakeholders, including the engineering team, the leadership team, other company functions or external vendors
  • You think strategically and are able to see the big picture
  • You are passionate about e-commerce, data, content, and personalisation

Technologies we use:

  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • Javascript
  • Python


We are providing a competitive salary and stock included between 0.5% to 2% depending on experience. And we can also promise a fun, dynamic environment and the opportunity to work with an awesome team. Our culture is very goal oriented and driven, but also very social.

We’re located in Camden (NW1 8LH). The tech team has a partitioned space so we can work in peace away from the rest of the company and their endless phone calls.

We also have a magical self-replenishing fridge full of snacks, fruit and beer.

Last but not least, we also give away to employees music festival tickets for events around the world!

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