Chief Technology Officer

Chicago, IL

The Chief Technology Officer will lead the development and implementation of cutting-edge solutions that enhance the educational experience for our users and provide critical value to customers. As a member of our founding team, you’ll also have the opportunity and responsibility to influence all areas of the business, from strategy to execution. Rang is looking for a mission-driven candidate with a strong technical background, strategic mindset, and a passion for leveraging technology to drive positive educational outcomes.

In order to be successful, this person will:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive technology strategy aligned with the company's mission and business objectives
  • Lead the end-to-end product development lifecycle, collaborating with the CEO and Director of Product to deliver high-quality, user-centric solutions
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and trends in EdTech to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Design and implement scalable and robust technical architectures that support the growth and scalability of our products
  • Establish and enforce quality assurance processes to ensure the reliability and performance of our technology solutions
  • Implement and maintain robust security measures to safeguard sensitive information and ensure data privacy
  • Deeply understand user and customer pain points to develop and communicate a compelling product vision aligned to company mission and market trends
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, marketing, and sales, to align technology initiatives with overall business goals
  • Develop and manage the technology budget, ensuring efficient resource allocation and cost-effective solutions
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement

Competencies and Qualifications

We believe this person will have the following competencies and qualifications:

  • A can-do, “no task is too big or small” attitude
  • A comprehensive technical background with demonstrable leadership in previous roles or ventures
  • A holistic understanding of startup dynamics, from product market fit to scaling and developing teams
  • Adaptive thinking with the ability to pivot and adjust strategies as required
  • A relentless drive, passion, and readiness to face the multifaceted challenges of a startup environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positivity, and ability to motivate and inspire others
  • 10+ years of technical and engineering experience or success in a prior CTO role
  • Above all else, a mission driven mentality and a passion for improving the lives of students and teachers

About The Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Lightbank

Rang is a pre-seed company being incubated out of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Lightbank offices. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation with the purpose to advance high-impact initiatives that enhance the quality of human life. Lightbank is a tier one, early-stage venture capital firm. Lightbank is focused on investing in and building disruptive technology companies. Through this alliance, Rang benefits from the esteemed legacy of successful venture nurturing, unparalleled industry insights and robust network connections. Lightbank has been a part of numerous success stories from the founding stage, including Groupon, Tempus, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, and Mediaocean. Our team works out of the shared office space between the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and Lightbank, joining a community of like-minded investors and startups.

Role Details

Compensation is commensurate with experience. This position is on-site in the office M-Th in Chicago (remote on Fridays). To apply, please email resume and brief description of why you are interested to brian@rang.com.

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