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CTO @ one of our Blockchain ventures

Permanent employee, Part-time · Berlin - Lohmühlenstraße 65

About us
Next Big Thing AG is a Berlin-based IoT company builder offering a complete framework for the acceleration of IoT ventures. We are an operational VC, technology provider, and innovation partner made up of a strong team of business architects, tech experts, and experienced founders.

Fascinated by the potential of IoT? We are too. We gather the best and brightest minds across industries to collaborate on connected ideas for the future. As part of the German de:hub initiative, NBT is the center of gravity for all things IoT. We enable rapid prototyping, disruptive innovation, and entrepreneurship. In short, we support and promote all elements of the IoT-blockchain ecosystem to develop new companies.

Whether you’re looking to solder hardware, tackle key innovation challenges across industries, or lead a venture into a steady IoT future, you’ll find a home at NBT. Have a look at our current openings below and get in touch!
Join our Team!

We are looking for an exceptional Chief Technology Officer who is passionate about building businesses and teams to lead and own the end-to-end success of this disruptive Blockchain startup.


You will dive deep into Blockchain and IoT technologies to lead the development of our cutting-edge cryptosystems, as well as building, leading and growing our in-house Tech team to deliver complex engineering solutions while positioning the product in the market.

Your tasks
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to the team

  • Define and manage the technology landscape together with the Management Board

  • Ensure consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development and maintenance in Blockchain applications

  • Develop the venture’s roadmap and play a decisive role in the product development process

  • Support the development of potential use cases and business models

  • Develop new ideas according to our vision and strategy and contribute significantly to the technological vision

  • Take an active role in hiring, training and retaining tech talent

  • Represent the venture’s culture, mission, and vision within the internal and external community

  • Computer Science degree, Ph.D. preferred

  • Proven experience in developing deep tech  startups’ technologic infrastructure at least for 5-10  years,

  • Strong architectural and programming skills

  • Experience in building and leading engineering teams of 15 and more 

  • Thrive on learning new technologies, don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions and adapt easily to meet the needs of massive growth and rapidly evolving business environment 

  • Highly detail oriented and well organized

  • Incredible drive to solve problems and restless, sleepless nights until it is solved

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a ‘get-things-done’ attitude

  • Overview of state-of-the-art applications and the technological potentials in the area of Blockchain and Smart Contracts

  • Startup experience highly desired

  • Fluency in both English and German

Our Offer
A sweet deal
  • Full-time unlimited contract
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks & fruits
  • Hardware of your choice
  • Subsidized membership to a Berlin sports club with 450+ locations
  • Access to Factory Community events: lectures, social events, networking, great restaurant and café, and a ball-pit!
Top notch lab access
  • Unlimited access to a fully equipped R&D lab for fast prototyping through to minor production runs at post prototype stages. The lab covers 4 areas: Electronics, 3d printing, mechanical engineering and P&P machines for pcb manufacturing.
Work with the best
  • Join an agile, cross-functional, dedicated team
  • Take responsibility for your projects. No micromanagement.
  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 21 countries
  • Collaborate with experienced founders and internationally established partners, ranging from the Fraunhofer Institute, GlobalFoundries, to Consensys.
Recruitment agency
We do not work with recruitment agencies.
Relocation & EU work visa
We offer relocation assistance for this position regarding paperwork, visa and first steps in Germany.

Your application

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