Head of Technology

Storytel AB Stockholm

Company

Role

Storytel believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life. Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services and they offer unlimited listening to consumers in 20+ markets, with several new markets launching this year. Their vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime. To continue their successful growth and expansion journey, Storytel is now looking for a Head of Technology to lead their Tech organization.

About the role

Storytel is looking for a great leader and communicator who is also a performance-driven Head of Technology, responsible for the direction and vision for the technology that leads Storytel into the future. Through vision, you will be leading, developing, and coaching a qualified and dedicated Tech Management team and ensuring that the team is focusing on the right things, at the right time, and building an outstanding product. A product that creates the most value to their customers and our business, balancing short versus long term business needs. This is done in strong collaboration with internal stakeholders where the company culture is innovative, creative, and fast-paced. You will be part of our Development Leadership Team and report to the Chief Development Officer.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall tech strategy and securing clear direction and goals for the tech organization
  • Lead the team of 130+ colleagues to excellence with 11 Tech Managers reporting to you
  • Build a scalable tech organization
  • Promoting a collaborative and supportive culture of empowerment across the department
  • Close communication with the Product team and other customer-focused teams
  • Staying on top of technology trends and developments

Your Background:

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience as Head of Technology or similar, preferably from scale-up/tech/international companies
  • Proven track record in successfully executing tech strategies into a competitive market
  • Strong leadership skills with proven ability to build, lead and motivate effective teams in a fast-past environment
  • Strong communication skills

What Storytel can offer

Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services. We believe in stories, and we aim to be the obvious choice for all audiobook lovers. Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial, and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old methods. The Storytel culture – characterized by being welcoming and helpful – is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement, we highly believe in giving responsibility and having people grow alongside it.

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