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CTO / Chief Technology Officer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
Dopavision GmbH is a digital-health startup based in Berlin with the mission to disrupt vision care with digital solutions. We are backed with venture capital and a research grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). We are developing a digital solution for myopia control which aims at modulating retinal dopamine by artificial light, in order to regulate the eyeball growth. We have successfully conducted proof-of-concept experiments and are now moving into pre-clinical investigations together with national and international academic partners. We are a team of 4 experienced scientists and startup entrepreneurs and supported by renowned scientific advisors and strategic pharmaceutical partners.
Your Responsibilities
  • Develop our technology strategy to build a medical device which will be clinically validated and comply with medical device regulations
  • Decide on the overall company strategy as a member of the leadership team
  • Define and implement the hardware platform, software platform/technology stack and the systems infrastructure for our product
  • Lead the development of our application: Prototypes for different stages of experiments, and the final product
  • Build and lead your team of top-of-the-field developers and IT experts
  • Manage our product development and IT budget, and relations with external providers
  • Implement necessary processes for a digital medical device development setup: ISO-certification for quality management, technical documentation, and data protection
  • Work closely with our regulatory and clinical investigations team to successfully conduct clinical investigations, and apply for regulatory approval, risk management evaluations etc.
  • Communicate the technology strategy to partners and investors
  Your Qualifications
  • Proven experience as a CTO or similar leadership role in digital technology companies
  • Considerable years of experience in developing technology in a medically regulated context, ideally in a pharmaceutical, medical device or optics company
  • Knowledge on current digital technology trends, e.g., VR/AR/MR, eye tracking technology, smart wearables, digital displays
  • Track record of building successful consumer digital products, e.g., web applications, games, apps or similar
  • Experience with mobile native development frameworks
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Experience with German/international data protection requirements
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English; German is a plus
  • Proven to be an inspiring leader to people and teams
  • Strategic thinking and excellent problem-solving skills
  • BSc/BA or higher in Computer Science, Biomedical Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
What we offer
  • Competitive base salary plus equity
  • You build the team with us and define the way our company will work – as employee number 5
  • Shape the future of digital medicine and address an unmet medical need that affects billions of people worldwide
  • Develop a product used as a real medical treatment that can change thousands of lives
  • Build a great, fast-learning organization with us, with a flat hierarchy and direct communication
  • Access to our network of peers and partners who are shaping the Berlin ecosystem of digital health
  • Offices in Mindspace, the coolest co-working space in the heart of Berlin (at least in our opinion) with free yoga classes, coffee and happy hours on the terrace

Your application

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