Country : Singapore
  • Full-time
  • Co-founder

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Upstage Collections Pte Ltd, a home-grown company operating as, offers one of the widest ranges of special occasion dresses and gowns in Singapore. Upstage focuses in bringing in designer-inspired dresses at affordable prices, so that all ladies can look beautiful without paying for a premium. Follow us on Facebook @upstage.collections and IG @upstage_sg!


The Chief Technology Officer’s role is to assure the successful execution of the company’s business mission through development and deployment of the company’s online platform (web & mobile).  The CTO will define the technology strategy, lead development efforts and drive the product.  We are seeking a hands-on technologist and architect who have passion in innovation and want to be a part of a foundation team to aggressively scale an existing profitable business by leveraging on technology.  The CTO is part of the senior management team and key partner to the founder to build the team to the next level of capability required to scale the business regionally.

Strategy & Planning

·       Identify opportunities and risks for delivering the company’s services as an online business (mobile and web platform), including identification of competitive services, opportunities for innovation, and assessment of marketplace obstacles and technical hurdles to the business success.

·       Drive the design of the overall technology architecture for the delivering of company’s services.

·       Evaluate, identify and implement appropriate technology platforms, technology governance, system security and business continuity plans.

·       Communicate the company’s technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders.

·       Partnering with the founder to establish the operations framework including technology budgets, operations structure, technology roadmap, technology standards, performance management, customer service and compliance

Systems Implementation and Operational Management

·       Establish and supervise the software development life cycle process for the company

·       Select, deploy, and monitor performance profiling tools and procedures to ensure high system availability including system robustness and business continuity fallback.

·       Establish and monitor a web analytics regime that measures site traffic and application usage relative to business goals.

·       Support the marketing process by providing implementation of technical requirements for Internet marketing and search engine optimization.

·       As a member of the senior management team, establish a customer service and support process, with particular responsibility for web-based services that implement the support function.

·       Establish a process to integrate customer service and support with the software engineering process to support resolution of customer issues and improve application usability.


Formal Education & Certification

·       University degree in the field of computer science or another rigorous discipline. An advanced degree in one these fields is a plus.

Knowledge & Experience

·       Demonstrated ability to envision web-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems.

·       Experienced in managing web application development.

·       Experienced with startup companies.

·       Hands-on experience coding in more than one currently popular web application framework.

·       Familiar with more than one software development methodology.

·       Ability to discern user requirements and develop specifications.

·       Has contributed to one or more open source projects.

·       Skill with CSS, XHTML, one or more Javascript frameworks, and AJAX.

·       Knowledge of web standards.

·       Experience with UNIX system administration and web server configuration.

·       Knowledge of Internet protocols and RFC standards, database management systems, and revision control systems.

·       Familiarity with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine optimization.

·       Familiarity with information security vulnerabilities and risk management.

·       Familiarity with consumer privacy and payments industry compliance requirements.

·       Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management, budgeting, and administrative operations.

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