Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Tellow

Job description

Tellow is looking for an experienced Chief Technology Officer to lead our ambitious technical growth strategy in a sustainable and secure way.

Tellow is a fintech company with a product and code that is well developed, documented, and open for new functionalities. Our user base is growing, and we are now looking to scale our operations in 2021. It is essential to continuously innovate our product to make sure we stay ahead of the competition.

Alongside our technical goals, the CTO role will also need to focus on product development and to strategically manage, support, and assist in the selection and development of new features and functionalities within their respective teams. The ideal candidate for this position is aware of trends; creates and analyzes which new functionalities are beneficial to the product and will manage the teams to implement them.

As CTO, you will not be expected to code on a day-to-day basis, but there will, of course, be a high expectation of you to understand coding, to oversee our developers' work, and accurately estimate workload for new features.


  • End-to-end responsibility for product and tech
  • Management of the engineering and product team
  • Supporting developers in their ongoing work & professional development
  • Architecture updates & DevOps tasks
  • Act as the primary driver of innovation, both product and tech-wise
  • Recruitment, onboarding, and staff management in collaboration with the CEO
  • Align tech with the Group CTO
  • Quality Assurance and debugging


  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role at a startup, scaleup or standalone corporate venture
  • Previous startup or scaleup experience
  • Previous experience running distributed teams
  • Top-notch knowledge and experience with technologies
  • Extensive programming and QA skills
  • Project and team management skills
  • Communication, mentorship, and leadership skills
  • Strong product development knowledge and passion
  • Advanced knowledge of PHP, Node.js & Google Cloud Platform (Kubernetes)
  • Developer by heart, dreaming in code


  • Lifelong learner, passionate & creative
  • Motivated and high in energy
  • Mentor for specialists in our team
  • Recognize teams for doing good work and living our values
  • Teamplayer with great management skills
  • Experience working with remote teams


We are a dedicated, open, and fun team based in Amsterdam, and we value talent and personal growth for all our employees. We offer a competitive salary, laptop, a brand-new office and a strong career growth path. We are an inspiring company with an ambitious mission, but having fun while working is key for us.

At Tellow, your benefits will include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Shape the engineering culture and the technologies
  • Work for high growth company
  • Personal growth plan that sets you on a path of career opportunity and advancement
  • Laptop
  • Free lunch (or allowance in pandemic times)
  • Working in a brand new, state-of-the-art office

You will also gain from:

  • A self-starter environment that entrusts you with crucial company responsibilities
  • Experience at a fast-growing scaleup
  • Working with the newest Fintech software
  • Healthy workspace with proper climate control, lighting, adjustable desks and 4K screens
  • A work environment that values inclusivity, teamwork, cohesion, and fun
  • Having your voice heard regarding company strategy and decisions


Please send us your resume, in English, and attach a 1-page cover letter about who you are, what you are looking for, and how you could help take Tellow to the top. We have a rolling evaluation process for all submitted applications, so you can expect to hear from us within 2 weeks of your application submission.

If you have any questions regarding the position you seek, please contact Juul Maas at Please also attach any samples of your website, blog or articles you’ve written, so that we can have a clearer understanding of your work, your personality, and your approach.


Upon review of your resume and cover letter, if you are selected, you will be invited to begin interviews with our team. The first round of those interviews will be with our marketing team via video call. After that, we will ask you to do an assignment related to your prospective role to test your skills in the field, as we believe this is a strong predictor of your future work. For senior roles a cognitive ability test and personality assessment will be part of the process.
About Tellow

Tellow emerged in 2016 from Rabobank's Moonshot innovation program. Tellow continued as an independent organization to support the self-employed sector in the Netherlands with their online bookkeeping. Tellow makes various processes of bookkeeping easy and accessible through a user-friendly bookkeeping software.

In 2020, Tellow was acquired by The Ageras Group - an ambitious, young, fast-paced group of technology companies, with a shared vision of making life easier for business owners.

Our latest investment round proved quite successful, and we are now looking to scale our operations in 2021. After a capital injection of $73 million in The Ageras Group, Tellow is ready to build, innovate, and grow. We are expanding our teams and seeking talented individuals to support our growth and secure our foothold in the Dutch market.