Unveiling the Role of a Fractional CTO

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Baris Guler
Baris Guler

The Fractional CTO: A Strategic Technology Partner

A Fractional CTO is a seasoned technology leader who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, offering strategic guidance and hands-on support. Think of them as your on-demand tech partner, ready to address your technology needs and challenges as they arise.

How a Fractional CTO Can Benefit Your Business

Expertise Across the Tech Stack

One of the core advantages of partnering with a Fractional CTO like me is the depth and breadth of expertise across the tech stack. From front-end development to back-end architecture, I've honed my skills in a wide array of technologies and best practices.

  • Front-end: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Typescript, React, Next, Vue, Nuxt, Deno, Tailwind.
  • Back-end: Javascript, Typescript, Python, Java, Ruby.
  • Full Stack (& Best Practices): Fastify, Express, GraphQL, Backend-for-Frontend (BFF), Microservices, Modular Monolith, Microfrontends.
  • Databases: MongoDB, Redis, Firebase, FaunaDB, and any other NoSQL databases, Postgres.
  • Cloud Services / Hosting: Google Cloud, AWS, Azure, Cloudflare, Deno Deploy, Vercel, Netlify,
  • Platforms: Atlassian (e.g., JIRA), Notion.
  • Design: Figma, Sketch, Zeplin, Canva.

With this comprehensive skill set, I'm equipped to tackle a wide range of technical challenges and opportunities.

Real-World Experience

Practical experience is where the rubber meets the road. In my journey, I've been privileged to work with a diverse range of companies, from startups to established enterprises. Here are a few highlights from my past work:

  • Hearbitz: I founded Hearbitz, a startup focused on AI-powered summarized news, from the ground up.
  • Delivery Hero: As an Engineering Manager and Tech Lead at Delivery Hero, I played a key role in the success of a Swedish food delivery giant.
  • Blacklane: I contributed to the growth of Blacklane, a German scale-up in the transportation sector.
  • Intel: My time at Intel, the international chipset megacorp, honed my skills in software engineering.
  • Netas: In the field of telecommunications, I made a mark as a software engineer at Netas.
  • Markafoni: I led the tech team at Markafoni, the first private shopping company in Turkey.

The Fractional CTO Advantage

So, why should your business consider partnering with a Fractional CTO? The answer lies in the unique advantages they bring:

  • Cost-Efficiency: You gain access to top-tier technology leadership without the financial commitment of a full-time CTO.

  • Flexibility: Fractional CTOs are adaptable and can step in at different phases of your project, from ideation to execution.

  • Expert Insight: Drawing from a rich history of diverse experiences, a Fractional CTO offers valuable insights into what works and what doesn't.

  • Real Results: With a Fractional CTO like me, you get results—innovative solutions, successful projects, and a clear path to tech excellence.

In the coming blog posts, we'll explore how Fractional CTOs contribute to startups, agile small companies, managed services providers, and complex transformational projects. We'll also dive into the nitty-gritty of tech leadership, best practices, and the tools that make it all happen.

Stay tuned as we embark on a journey to unveil the power of a Fractional CTO and how it can transform your business. In the meanwhile, you can go jump into my CTO expertise over here: Baris Guler - Fractional CTO Services