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Esport Management

05560 Valbonne

Date : 14.08.2019
Reference : AFJV-EMAN1475-16348

Esport Management

StrideQuest is a specialized recruitment agency for the video game industry, working with both small and large game companies in Europe. Our game professionals come from all over the world.

Chief Technology Officer

Permanent contract Valbonne (05)

Position Duties

We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to provide sound technical leadership by making sure that the organization's technology fully serves its business strategy.

We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends (and notably as they relate to globally scaled web-based platforms), to be able to ensure that technologies are used efficiently, profitably and securely, and to establish and deliver on the technology roadmap. Excellent project/program management skills are also key.

This would be a perfect opportunity for an ambitious, multitasking, driven person who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to join at our headquarters in the beautiful Valbonne, France. is an online platform designed to find and raise the next generation of esports athletes. This SaaS platform equips grassroots, amateur and semi-pro players with performance, growth and management tools needed to advance into a professional esports career and gain visibility among esports organizations that seek esports talent.

Esports is a rapidly growing market with Newzoo predicting that this year the global esports market will generate revenues of $1.1 billion, up +26.7% year on year.

After a highly successful startup and funding phase, Esport-Management is now poised for rapid growth and this role will be of pivotal importance.

  • Overall responsibility for building and delivering our web-based platform, including application architecture, design, development and maintenance.
  • Overall responsibility for network & system infrastructure to ensure scalability, functionality and efficiency (low/no down time, global reach)
  • Work closely with Marketing and Product Management to define and deliver new products and enhancements
  • Identify, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs ; develop, update and deliver on the Technology Roadmap
  • Make sure regulatory standards are met
  • Build quality assurance and data protection processes ; develop and implement networking safeguards ; deploy and implement a disaster recovery plan in the event of a breach
  • Create overall technology standards and practices and ensure adherence
  • Use stakeholders' feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
  • Take the initiative in thought leadership, innovation and creativity
  • Develop, track and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing and operations ; monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance

Candidate Profile

  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field ; Other relevant graduate degree is a plus
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Ability to lead multi-national and remote project teams of various sizes and see them through to completion.
  • In-depth knowledge of web systems architecture (global reach, low/no down-time), design and development.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Creative and curious mind, proactive problem solver, with a passion for esports, gaming and geek culture
  • Strong understanding of content development process and project management tools
  • Experience overseeing international projects.
  • Fluent in French and English, both spoken and written.
  • Ability to work in (and, if necessary, relocate to) Valbonne, France.

Additional Information

  • An opportunity to join a fully funded startup at a very exciting time of growth.
  • Industry standard remunerations.


For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU (no visa required).

Are you interested and do you fit above profile ? We love to hear from you !
We only take your application in consideration when you apply with a CV and motivational letter.
To: Recruitment manager