Up to 5 hours
/ week

Tomasz K.

Chief Technology Officer Programmer

Chief Technology Officer
Programmer Experience

As a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who also functions as a programmer, my role is a blend of executive leadership and hands-on coding. My days are filled with everything from strategic decision-making to writing and debugging code. It’s a unique position that requires a wide range of skills and offers a variety of challenges and rewards.

As a CTO Programmer, I’m deeply involved in the technical details of our products. I work closely with my development team, participating directly in the coding process. This hands-on approach allows me to stay sharp technically while understanding the ins and outs of our technology stack. It’s not just about overseeing the team; I’m right there with them, navigating the same complex problems and coming up with solutions.

Being a CTO means I’m also involved in the strategic aspects of our technology. I make decisions about our tech stack, set our technology strategy, and ensure our tech initiatives align with the organization’s broader goals. I represent the technical side in executive meetings, making sure the technology perspective is heard and considered in all our strategic decisions.

My role as a CTO coder requires a constant learning mindset. Technologies and programming languages evolve, new frameworks are introduced, and industry standards shift. I need to keep up with these changes and evaluate how they might benefit our organization.

Managing a team is also a crucial part of my role. I strive to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning within my team. I ensure that our programmers have the resources and support they need to do their best work.

Overall, the experience of being a Chief Technology Officer Programmer is a unique journey that combines the worlds of coding and executive leadership. It can be a demanding role, but the satisfaction of seeing our team’s code turn into products that drive our organization’s success is incredibly rewarding.



Engineer with 20 years of professional experience, 10 years of managing teams and projects in companies of different sizes.

Key Skills & Tools

  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Python, Java, C++, or JavaScript.
  • System Design: Understanding of system design principles and architectures, including microservices and serverless architectures.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms: Strong foundation in data structures and algorithms for efficient problem-solving.
  • Software Development Methodologies: Familiarity with software development methodologies like Agile or Scrum.
  • Version Control Systems: Experience with version control systems like Git for managing codebase.
  • Database Management: Understanding of database systems, including both SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Cloud Computing: Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.
  • DevOps Practices: Basic knowledge of DevOps practices and tools, such as Jenkins or Travis CI for continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).
  • Project Management: Ability to manage software development projects, possibly with project management tools like Jira or Trello.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership skills to manage and inspire a team.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with team members, stakeholders, and other executives.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to align technical strategy with business goals.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills to address technical issues.
  • Software Testing: Knowledge of software testing methodologies and tools, such as JUnit or Selenium.
  • Security: Basic understanding of cybersecurity best practices and secure coding.
  • API Development: Experience with RESTful API design and development.
  • Performance Tuning: Ability to optimize code and system performance.
  • Collaboration Tools: Familiarity with collaboration tools such as Slack or Microsoft Teams.
  • Business Acumen: Understanding of business operations and ability to make decisions that support the organization’s goals.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and programming practices.


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