Careers at ctrlio

Join one of the Forbes 'Top 5 To Watch' start ups in 2018. ctrlio is growing and we're looking for outstanding individuals to join our friendly and talented team. We're on a mission to transform the way consumers and brands engage digitally, enabling the intention economy by turning online listings into market places.

Why ctrlio? Huge growth opportunity with a positive purpose, great advisory panel bringing their experiences from McKinsey, Skyscanner and the ODI, plus Peter Gabriel is a strategic investor. Top mentors: Laurence John (CEO) and Dominic Strowbridge (CPO), central London location and many other worthwhile benefits.

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Meet the team: Amina Layco

This is the first in a series of posts in which our CEO, Laurence John, introduces some of the team behind ctrlio. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Laurence caught up with Amina Layco, one of ctrlio’s female developers:

Amina Layco

Born in Argentina, Amina Layco has over 5 years experience in software development in both Argentina and the US. After studying software engineering and development in the Universidad Austral of Buenos Aires she went on to develop her skills within organisations including BumpyCrowd, a startup that was focused on preventing bullying in schools. Amina told me “I’ve always been interested in building innovative products that make a difference while providing a great user experience across multiple platforms.”

When I asked why she decided to become a software developer Amina said she enjoys building things from scratch, even though programming can also be very challenging: "The best part is constantly learning new skills and getting to see a product launch.”

Since joining us in January 2016 Amina has been a part of our core development team. “There’s a very open environment [at ctrlio] that allows us to work together and fix problems with shared knowledge. Nobody has all the answers and all opinions are heard, which is refreshing.” Amina runs the company’s development sprints, a strategic part of how we bring product to market and therefore the business overall.

When it comes to the future, Amina is growing her knowledge by learning new programming languages including Python as well as learning new skills such as agile project management.

Sam Adams

This is the second in a series of posts in which our CEO, Laurence John, introduces some of the team behind ctrlio. Today he catches up with Sam Adams, lead developer at ctrlio:

Sam Adams

Since joining ctrlio mid last year, Sam has been helping us expand beyond mobile into broadband and also insurance. Having studied Psychology at the University of Sussex, Sam has been involved in software development for over 10 years and prior to ctrlio he was part of the developer team at TagMan, a customer data platform that tracks web site visitors and which was acquired by San Jose based Ensighten in 2014. Joining ctrlio builds on Sam’s previous experience, providing lots of opportunity to continue growing both his developer skills as well as management experience.

“I did software testing to earn money when I was at University and I also taught myself how to code from reading a book, which led to my own blog and later on a job in London as a PHP Developer.” Sam has extensive experience with JavaScript, test and monitoring as well as agile development. “The team at ctrlio is very passionate, from very different backgrounds and parts of the world which makes it a very unique and inclusive place to be and a great environment to learn from as well as make things happen.”

When it comes to the future, Sam believes that his role is very much to continue to ‘fill the gaps’ and ensure that the right processes are in place e.g. on call rotas as well as a focus on quality so that ctrlio continues to deliver on its customer commitments. “What we develop has to be buildable for the long term and what’s really refreshing is that the senior team share what the wider scope is for the business and are open to suggestions if we have a better idea, for example of how to do something. It means that you really feel like you’re part of the company’s future success and that what you do matters.”