Chief Technology Officer

Delft
April 2024
Full-time
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Published on:
December 21st, 2023
Last modified on January 17th, 2024 at 11:55

Kitepower is on a mission to contribute to a more sustainable world by flying kites at high altitudes to generate electricity. Founded as a spin-out of Delft University of Technology, our team is developing its first commercial system to power farms, construction sites and (island)communities with renewable airborne wind energy. We have entered our next growth phase where we transition from a research & development organization to a market-facing product organization. You have an opportunity to co-build this foundation of our next development phase.

We are looking for an enthusiastic leader to join our management team and work with the CEO and COO to develop the company’s overall strategy. As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (m/f/d) you will be responsible for the establishment of a (small) series development and support.  In 2024 we start with a small series of 4 units, which will gradually grow over the years. The ideal candidate should have leadership experience with interdisciplinary teams in research and development, coupled with a track record in developing and launching automated products. Female candidates are highly encouraged to submit their applications for this role.



Job Tasks

  • Take over, improve and execute the company’s product strategy
  • Set product objectives aligned with high-level strategy
  • Accountability for product development within time, budget and according to specs
  • Develop roadmap and budget for product development
  • Improve service, maintenance and manufacturing
  • Manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio
  • Partners with universities and research institutions
  • Create/maintain product specifications and product related documentation
  • Coordinate grant applications and delivery
  • Coordinate updates to operational authorisation
  • As an integral part of the executive management team you would also actively support sales, recruitment, permitting and fundraising / investor relations

Job Profile

  • Completed technical degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in (airborne) wind energy technology, renewable energy or a related field
  • Proven track record of leading and managing interdisciplinary technology development teams
  • Experience in the development and market launch of serial products for automated systems
  • Knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for aerodynamic analysis
  • Experience working in an agile and start-up environment
  • High self-motivation and ability to motivate others
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and goal-oriented skills
  • Familiarity with sustainability practices in design and manufacturing

Apply as Chief Technology Officer

Are you an enthusiastic leader eager to make a difference in clean tech?

Kitepower has a working environment where we strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We jointly feel responsible for an innovative product, supportive company culture and want to make a positive impact on our environment. This is not only done through our innovative product, but also why we have a meat-free company lunch for example and compensate for extra time needed for sustainable travel with time off. We offer a competitive salary and an opportunity to change the world for the better by building a strong foundation of our company for the coming years.

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