Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO)

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Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO) 

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808 Talent is retained by Embrace to find a Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO)

Embrace is on a mission to revolutionize media technology and empower content creation with user-centric solutions. As the Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO), you will be the driving force behind their product and technology development and strategy.

Embrace has been at the forefront of media supply chain transformation projects since 2015, partnering with leading broadcasters and audiovisual companies to address operational workflow challenges.

Their innovative technology fosters positive digital transformation experiences, benefiting the performance of media groups such as A&E Networks, Mercedes-AMG, Arte, BCE, BeTV, CANAL+ Group, Disney ABC News, Euronews, Eurosport, INA, Mediawan Thematics, NOS, Orange, Red Bee Media, RTL Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group, TF1, Warner Bros. Discovery.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will lead a small but talented development team, providing technical leadership, overseeing product development, and ensuring that the technology solutions align with Embrace’s business goals. This is an excellent opportunity for a hands-on CPTO who thrives in a startup environment and is eager to make a significant impact.

Alongside the responsibilities for product roadmap development and technical strategy, as CPTO, you will be integral to representing Embrace externally with customers and speaking at key industry events. You will also collaborate closely with the CEO and other senior leadership to define the future growth and strategy of the business, including meeting with potential investors.


What you’ll be doing in this role

  • Technology Strategy: Define and execute the technology strategy, aligning it with Embrace’s business objectives and growth plans.
  • Product Vision: Collaborate with the founders and other stakeholders to shape the product vision and roadmap.
  • Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and manage a small development team, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Hands-on Development: Roll up your sleeves and actively contribute to coding, architecture, and development tasks as needed.
  • Scalability: Ensure that the technology solutions are scalable and can support our growth trajectory.
  • Technology Stack: Select and manage the technology stack, making informed decisions about tools and frameworks.
  • Product Development: Oversee the end-to-end product development lifecycle, from concept to release.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain quality assurance processes to deliver high-quality software.
  • Budget Management: Manage the technology budget, optimizing resource allocation for maximum impact.
  • Market Awareness: Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitor offerings.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate technology-related risks and security concerns.
  • Communication: Communicate technical strategies, challenges, and progress to the leadership team and other stakeholders.
  • Vendor Relationships: Manage relationships with third-party vendors, contractors, and technology partners.
  • Brand Ambassador: Playing a key role in representing Embrace externally with Customers and speaking at industry events (IBC, NAB, DPP, etc.).


About you and what we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a technical leadership role, ideally in a startup environment, within the Media and Entertainment industries.
  • Knowledge of media supply chain technologies and familiarity with graphics workflows and on-air promotion stakes would be an asset.
  • Strong hands-on coding skills and expertise in software development, ideally Python.
  • Strong experience working with AWS Kubernetes, including deployments on Public Cloud.
    Excellent leadership and team-building abilities.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for innovation.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with limited resources.
  • Experience with technology stack selection and management.
  • Solid project management skills, with the ability to deliver results on time and budget.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A commitment to staying current with technological advancements and industry best practices.

If this is an opportunity that interests you, please arrange a call with Ben Swanton This is a retained search agreement between Embrace and 808 Talent, therefore any CV’s sent directly to Embrace, will automatically be forwarded on to 808 Talent as part of the search.

Diversity and Inclusion

808 Talent is committed to providing equal treatment and equal opportunities in the selection of candidates on behalf of its clients. Candidates will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. These are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and every individual will be treated with dignity and respect.

Our commitment to supporting Gender Balance within the Broadcast & Sports Media Tech industry

Research shows that women are 16% less likely than men to apply for a job after viewing it, if they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. If this sounds like you, please do reach out and speak with us because this opportunity could still be right for you. Even if it’s not, we’re always happy to discuss your specific career goals within the industry so we can best support you in achieving them.

About 808 Talent

Founded in 2014 by Ben Swanton, 808 Talent is an international recruitment consultancy serving the global Broadcast & Sports Media Technology community. We provide tailored talent solutions in Commercial & Sales, Professional Services and Research & Development. 

Get in touch

All enquiries to Ben Swanton, CEO at 808 Talent

Global office based in UK

+44 (0) 203 752 2895

+44 (0) 7917 772731