vFairs aims to transform the events industry and change how people come together and exchange ideas on topics of interest.

It does this by empowering organizations to move away from expensive, limiting & tedious physical events and host hassle-free online event experiences instead. Virtual events prove to be far more cost-effective, scalable, productive and measurable. Most of all, they remove the need for people to be at a specific physical location making it very convenient.

vFairs has helped top organizations like Nestle’, 3M, T-Mobile, Cornell University and Ford Motors host amazing Virtual Career Fairs, Online Trade shows, Virtual Open Days & more.

The vFairs platform is leading the way on breaking barriers in the events industry. Our traction can be seen by the fact that we were featured in the top 100 fastest-growing SMB startups in North America by Latka Magazine.

Interested in changing how the world hosts events? Let’s do it together at vFairs.

ABOUT THE ROLE

With a booming customer base and amazing core product, vFairs has set up a great launchpad for delivering the best-in-class virtual event product in the market. Thus, we are looking for a hands-on and capable Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Director of Engineering to provide sound technical leadership in this regard.

The ideal candidate will have rock-solid technical architecture skills, business acumen and ample experience with webinar, chat and video/streaming technologies like RTMP.

The CTO will collaborate with product and leadership and drive, consult and advise the technical team consisting of engineers, designers and QAs to materialize the vision.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts. This position will require a hands-on approach to technology research & selection, evaluating & implementing technical architecture, inspecting coding practices & revision of project management processes.

If you are capable of using technological trends to help us build our business strategy, and are also an excellent communicator, we would love to hear from you.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Discover and help implement new technologies (especially in the domain of video streaming, chat and webinar) that yield competitive advantage
  • Evaluate current technical architecture in terms of scalability & performance, recommend revisions and devise a plan to implement it
  • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  • Act as a mentor to technology leads and engineering resources by conducting regular code reviews & coaching them on best practices
  • Liaise with product teams to understand the roadmap and supervise technical teams to ensure the product vision is met
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
  • Create a timeline for development and deployment of technology services
  • Understand the security profile of the platform with the help of specialists and craft a strategy to mitigate risks
  • Respond to feedback from stakeholders and use it to make improvements or adjustments needed to our technology
  • Make executive decisions regarding our company’s technological needs
  • Oversee any changes in system architecture

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proven experience as a CTO, Director of Engineering or similar leadership role
  • Knowledge of relevant technological trends to build strategy
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Hands-on practical approach to technical architecture and development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus