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Chief Technology Officer

Who we are

Retrofit’s vision is to transform lives and workplaces by improving health, happiness and performance. Our mission is to deliver the most personalized weight-management and disease-prevention solutions for obesity and related conditions. Retrofit uses live expert coaches, a smart dashboard for tracking and notifications, interactive classes, social support from an online community and a variety of self-monitoring technologies to deliver engagement, industry-leading outcomes and lasting results.

Who you are

You have a passion for what you do and would like your work to make a difference. You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and team-oriented environment. You are entrepreneurial with the experience to lead people and build ground-breaking products in the health and technology space. You love working collaboratively with team members and leaders across the organization, and you are equally good at listening and influencing.  You are a key strategic leader to your company’s exponential business growth as well as its thriving culture.

The role: In a nutshell

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Technology Officer will lead our technology team, develop & ship new product functionality, serve as a strategic player on our leadership team, and partner closely with product management. You’ll also serve as our expert on HIPAA compliance, HITECH, SSAE, PCI compliance, cloud, hosting, IT infrastructure, disaster recovery planning, vendor management, payments, API’s, and antivirus protection.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide technical vision and direction, to ensure the development team is aligned with the business plan
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the development team
  • Lead the teams to predictably deliver high-quality, scalable software
  • Implement KPIs for system and team performance
  • Manage and optimize the team’s workflow processes
  • Identify and implement time-saving and quality-boosting tools and processes for dev, test, and dev ops
  • Attract, retain, mentor, and develop an outstanding and motivated team
  • Define objectives and track results for team members in a supportive, motivating, and fact-driven way
  • Coach team members on coding practices and in making business-driven decisions
  • Work with the product and operations team to provide guidance and execution on the product roadmap
  • Use an organized, self-reliant approach to document and meet commitments
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues relating to people, product, tech, and process
  • Work across other departments to get alignment on dev-related items

What you need

  • 5+ years of experience building and managing high-performance and high-morale teams
  • Extremely smart, entrepreneurial profile with strategic vision and a strong bias to execute
  • Experience as a key leader in a startup that has scaled
  • Rich communication skills and experience and excels at bringing people with different skills together to drive business results
  • Experience working in a B2B environment
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in related Information Technology or Computer Science fields
  • Experience with hosted web software or SaaS products, using customer-facing modern javascript techniques.
  • Experience with service-based architecture (internal & customer-facing); mobile & web applications that use those services
  • Experience with: Java (core stack), Javascript, and Linux
  • Experience in agile software development
  • Knowledge of healthcare technology & digital health markets is preferred
  • Experience in machine learning and/or AI is a strong plus


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