CTO Co-founder (f/m/x) for an IoT startup in the field of industrial supply chain

Job description

Next Big Thing is a company builder focused on the machine economy. Backed by €18m of investment, we are building a series of fast growth ventures that will transform the way the world works for decades to come. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, startup entrepreneurs and industry specialists support founders with deep expertise and clear vision to build their next big thing.

The Opportunity

Raw material manufacturing industries such as the chemical industry as the backbone of most end consumer oriented industries, play an important role in modern societies. With multinational and complex supply chains, traditional concepts are exceeding their limits. As sensors and Machine learning technology are decreasing in costs to deploy, there is an opportunity to create intelligent solutions that tackle the challenges of modern supply chains.

The Solution

Our goal is to create visibility within supply chains, aiming to improve transparency and efficiency for the B2B industry. Consequently we aim to improve several process steps and achieve a level of predictability enabling data driven business management. The core of the business is an IoT solution and management platform that enables the needed visibility within a modern supply chain.

Job requirements

We are looking for:

An experienced and driven technical/product co-founder for a startup developing an IoT solution for the optimisation of supply chain management. Main responsibility will lie in building the IoT product and software interface, while creating the team around it to help the overall business achieve its goals.


The Role

You will work closely with NBT’s venture development, marketing and engineering team, and your co-founder to bring forward an IoT startup solution for the optimisation of supply chains.

  • Work together with another expert Co-Founder and Engineering Lead on the technical and product strategy of an early-stage startup
  • Manage engineering processes within the company as well as building a team around it
  • Provide expert IoT product knowledge to shape the product and architect the full stack solution
  • Drive latest IoT technology development capabilities from research into deployment
  • Build a data loving software infrastructure for users to interact with


What we look for in you

  • 4+ years of experience in product development for IoT solutions
  • Strong experience in fast prototyping, leading team, and agile product management
  • Experience in developing POC, and building the first product version by yourself is a plus
  • Knowledge of IoT/hardware operating in hazardous environments is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English is a must, in German a plus.


What to expect working with us:

  • The opportunity to de-risk your startup journey with our co-founding services covering Pre-Seed/Seed funding Rounds to ensure that you can develop the case to its full potential
  • Fixed salary and access to share ownership program
  • Autonomy and the freedom to define and drive the strategic direction of the venture
  • A supportive, entrepreneurial environment, with a culture of supporting founders in the good and hard times from our 50 person Venture, Product and Market Development teams
  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 20+ countries
  • Free drinks (coffe, tea, softdrinks) & fruits
  • Hardware of your choice (choose between Mac or Windos (linux possibe) laptop
  • New and well equipped office directly at S-Bahn Tiergarten in Berlin


We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation and identity.

We look forward to receiving your application.