CTO/Head Of Software Engineering

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Are you passionate about technology, and want to lead the software team in a fast-growing startup? Do you want to be a key contributor taking on a leading role in growing a truly exciting and innovative company? Paligo is looking for a CTO who wants to be a part of building on our success story, and leading our development team and technology forward!

Who we are

Paligo is an industry leader in the Component Content Management System space. We enable true team collaboration with our cloud-based CCMS for authoring, managing, publishing, and translating technical documentation. In short, we are transforming the way business-critical technical knowledge is documented - and YOU can be a key part of this transformation!

We are expanding and this is your chance to join a truly global team who work closely with our international customer base consisting of Fortune 100 companies.

The role

As a CTO/Head Of Software Engineering, you will have the highest responsibility for building and leading the developer team and technology direction at Paligo. You will create the vision for the team and identify and evaluate the right software engineering skills for what the company needs. You will have the opportunity to be deeply involved in hiring an exceptional team with the right talent to execute on the vision for Paligo.

Furthermore, you will have the overall responsibility for the company's tech stack, which means ensuring that the right IT/Tech resources are available for the business's needs. You will also lead the process in adding relevant technology to the stack across all departments, as well as auditing and removing redundant or problematic technology. . 

As CTO you work closely, and in collaboration with all of our departments, and you will report directly to the CEO.


The responsibilities for this role include:

  • Lead all technical work to achieve the company's technical vision and development
  • Identify and evaluate the skills required to build the development team, and help to find and recruit these people
  • Evaluate, approve and strategize the long term development of the tech stack and the technical architecture 
  • Improve and document internal development procedures
  • Responsible for the development team delivering at the right pace in relation to the product roadmap 
  • Create a team culture where employees experience the right conditions to develop, and achieve set goals
  • Daily management of the development team (currently 15 people - backend, front-end and full-stack developers) including career development and managerial support 
  • KPI’s which support the growth of all teams and departments at Paligo 


Who you are

The ideal person for the role will have 10+ years of work experience in software companies (preferably a tech start-up company). At least 2 years experience as Head of Engineering, CTO or the equivalent is required.

You have:

  • Experience of previous roles that included overall responsibility for an IT/Tech department
  • Experience of Management within a fast-paced business and ability to set structure and processes
  • Broad knowledge of different techniques, e.g. various backend technologies, React, Angular, Docker, AWS etc.
  • Good understanding of backend and front-end web-related languages.
  • Experience in team management 
  • Technical education in programming/systems science or similar
  • Professional or Native English and Swedish 

Good to have:

  • Experience with Paligo or another CCMS/HAT solution is a big plus
  • Experience in working with information security (for example ISO27001 certification)


Personal requirement:

To succeed in the role as CTO/Head Of Software Engineering, you are business-minded and strategic – you have an ability to see what creates value for the company and execute on it. You are used to supervising and coaching others and are confident in handling any team challenges that arise. You are a people-person, passionate about maintaining a positive culture within the team in order to succeed together. Furthermore, you are diplomatic, proactive, communicative and solution-oriented.

What we offer you

At Paligo, we know that a great team and teamwork is at the heart of a successful company and workplace. We believe in, and encourage, candid communication so everyone's voice is heard, and we collaborate, brainstorm and learn together. We also know that a culture promoting health helps us to make smarter decisions, prevents stress, and just makes us feel better. We regularly organize health-promoting activities, and to connect with our remote global team members, informal Zoom get-togethers. We have a competitive benefits plan to offer you as well as flexible working hours - because we know that it is important to balance your work life and home life.

Practical Information

Start: ASAP
Extent: Full-time 100% 
Location: Solna, Sweden. 
Contact information: If you have any questions about the role, please contact Michelle Berglund at michelle.berglund@paligo.net and she will be happy to help!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Vretenvägen 2
171 54 Solna Directions

What are we like?

From our very beginning, we wanted to actively build a great workplace and attractive culture at Paligo. It was, and is, always considered as important as all the other parts of the business. From training and upskilling, to regular global team outings, to the goofy monthly update videos from management, we strive to find the balance between delivering our best work and having a happy relationship with our colleagues.

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