VP/CTO of Technology

📍 Partially Remote
🏢 Conshohocken, PA

DrayNow

💼 Transportation | 🗓️ Founded in 2015
👥 11-50 Employees

Job Description

Hatch IT is partnering with a logistics company to find a Chief Technology Officer:

About the Role:
As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), you will be a visionary leader responsible for shaping and executing the company’s technology strategy. You will be pivotal in driving innovation, overseeing technical teams, and ensuring that our technology stack aligns with our business goals. Your expertise will be instrumental in guiding their company’s technological direction, enhancing our products, and optimizing their technical operations.

About the Company
This is a dynamic company revolutionizing the logistics industry by solving complex supply chain challenges. They foster a collaborative and innovative environment, emphasizing work-life balance and supporting their team members’ personal and professional growth.This is rapidly disrupting the logistics Industry by solving the first and last mile problem, starting with the intermodal freight segment. They are the first to create a real-time marketplace for the expanding intermodal freight segment of the shipping market that facilitates frictionless real-time interactions connecting Truckers and Customers to seamlessly haul intermodal loads throughout the United States

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Medical and Dental insurance.
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (Vacation, Holiday, Sick).
  • 401(k) plan.
  • Life Insurance and Disability coverage.
  • Bonus potential.

Responsibilities:

  • Technology Strategy: Develop and execute the company’s technology vision, strategies, and roadmaps in alignment with business objectives.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide inspirational leadership to technical teams, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Innovation: Stay at the forefront of technology trends, identifying opportunities for innovation and advising on the adoption of emerging technologies.
  • Team Building: Recruit, mentor, and lead high-performing technical teams, ensuring their growth and development.
  • Product Enhancement: Collaborate closely with product managers to translate business needs into technical solutions, driving product enhancements and improvements.
  • Architecture and Scalability: Architect and optimize systems for scalability, performance, and high availability, ensuring the robustness of our technical infrastructure.
  • External Partnerships: Establish and manage strategic partnerships and relationships with technology vendors and external stakeholders.
  • Data Strategy: Oversee data strategy, including data governance, analytics, and data-driven decision-making processes.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure the security, compliance, and privacy of their technical systems and data.
  • Budget Management: Manage the technology budget, allocating resources effectively to meet strategic goals

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of proven experience in a senior technology leadership role, ideally as a CTO or VP of Engineering.
  • Strong background in software engineering, architecture, and technology stacks.
  • Extensive experience with modern software development methodologies, tools, and practices.
  • In-depth knowledge of logistics, supply chain, or related industries.
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of driving technological innovation and business growth.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in managing budgets and resources effectively.

About DrayNow

DrayNow is dedicated to injecting technology into the tech-barren intermodal freight industry, automating complex processes, helping truck drivers find work, and adding previously-impossible efficiencies that have real green environmental impact.

We’re a supportive bunch that believes strongly in collaboration, communication, and creating innovative solutions to complex problems. As a company we firmly believe that family comes first, with everyone from our leadership on down exercising flexible hours to give school events, little league games, and family outings priority with no questions asked. We’re deeply invested in our work and seek to work with folks just as self-driven and passionate about our craft as we are.

DrayNow is rapidly disrupting the logistics industry by solving the first and last mile problem, starting with the intermodal freight segment. We are the first to create a real-time marketplace for the expanding intermodal freight segment of the shipping market that facilitates frictionless real-time interactions connecting Truckers and Customers to seamlessly haul intermodal loads throughout the United States.

What they are building

The first and only Intermodal freight matching marketplace.

A two-sided marketplace
The DrayNow marketplace was designed to harmonize the Intermodal industry by bringing customers and carriers together on one platform.

Constantly Evolving Platform
Everything you could want to know about your Intermodal loads, at your fingertips. DrayNow’s technology provides thousands of data points, including accurate on-time-rates.

DrayNow uses hundreds of platform integrations, geo-fencing and more to provide the most accurate information possible.

DrayNow’s TRUprice tool uses a proprietary machine-learning algorithm to give up-to-the minute pricing recommendations for all freight. Determined by constantly changing market conditions, this ensures a fair and accurate price for both customers and carriers.