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Twinner© Group is looking for a Chief Technology Officer for its Hardware and Software Divisions at the locations Berlin, Leipzig, Halle(Saale) or Budapest.

Twinner© is a deeply disruptive automotive startup. Twinner© produces Digital Twinns© of cars. The quality is truly game changing that decisions can be made without ever physically seeing the car. This includes trading, insuring, financing, inspecting, valuating and moving cars. Twinner© brings transparency and trust to automotive transactions. This changes the mechanics of the entire industry. We are widely recognized as a leading industry disruptor (e.g. by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Digital Insurance Agenda, German TV Galileo (Pro7), Autobild).  

Our clients include globally known brands from the automotive ecosystem like dealers, OEMs, marketplaces etc. We are operating in Europe and are expanding abroad. The Twinner© Group consists of over 150 team members in 5 offices (Halle/Saale, Leipzig, Berlin, Budapest, Paris). As in any modern technology company you will find an empowering, ambitious and dynamic work environment.


  • Lead the product research, development and deployment functions in their entirety
  • Functional deliverables of the CTO organization include
  • Research (Innovations, Prototyping, Patenting)
    • Software (Architecture, Technical Requirements, Development, Version Control, QA, DevOps, Hosting/Runtime)
    • Hardware (Design, Technical Requirements, Supply Chain Version Control, Hardware Version Control, QA)
  • Tightly interface with the hardware manufacturing, field functions (support, maintenance, etc.) and your C-Suite colleagues to optimize product, service and process for industrial automotive clients
  • Set, measure and review goals for all included functions in alignment with Twinner Group strategy and priorities
  • Establish an organization that translates business requirements effectively into compact and stable working products
  • Build technology, systems, processes and team that can deliver complex hard- and software products
  • Constantly navigate between operational, tactical and strategical exercises (‘Intrapreneur’)
  • Steering of departmental P&L in accordance with Twinner Group financial budgets
  • Multi-faceted business continuity planning e.g. skill redundancy planning, knowledge management, etc.
  • Lead heterogeneous teams that produce complex hardware with software elements (firmware, PLC, drivers, connectors, etc.)
  • Understand and drive technical decisions with a multitude of subject matter experts (e.g. optics, ultrasonic, mechatronics, architecture, etc.)


  • Executive track record with leading distributed teams that produce complex hardware including sensors, firmware and cloud software (e.g. self-driving cars, robotics, industrial machinery, smartphones)
  • Hands-on pioneering experience launching a highly innovative product within a startup or newly founded corporate business unit
  • Empowering and fact-based management style for organizational scalability
  • Relevant skills in designing, prototyping, manufacturing and servicing of hardware and software components for industrial environments (SLAs with minimal downtime and high penalties)
  • Hands-on knowledge of software components for industrial machinery (e.g. PLCs, SDKs, ECUs)
  • Native user of relevant support systems and languages (e.g. Atlassian, Git, UML)
  • Experience in hardware release and maintenance management
  • Familiar with task tracking, documentation, and version control systems
  • ‘Full Stack Intrapreneur’ - you can work both in the engine room and the board room
  • English (fluent), German (optional), Hungarian (optional), European work permit


  • Co-create the future of a fast growing, unique and truly disruptive startup
  • Modern and empowering work environment with personal freedom, along with a highly motivated and skilled team
  • International colleagues, clients and partners
  • Further development of personal skills and professional knowledge
  • Competitive salary
  • Well-funded company with long term vision 

We welcome all genders, sexes, religions, cultures and ages.

Have we sparked your interest? We would love to hear from you soon! Please send us your CV and references via Email, xing or Linkedin. You have questions? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us.


Annett Schmidt

Senior Recruiting Executive Manager


Phone: +49 172 6330 513



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