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CTO, Tech Lead

About Soon

Soon is the Everyday Bucket List - a place to collect and discover things that will enrich your life: movies and series to watch, books to read, restaurants to visit, games, podcasts, music and SOON much more :) For a better idea, check out our website, the App Store or read what people have to say about us, for example in Washington Post and Mashable.

The position

We're looking for a friendly, experienced engineer & manager to join the founding team as CTO / Tech lead. Since we're a small team, your role will be both strategic and operational, involving strategic decision making and team leadership as well as hands-on coding (at least in the beginning).

A positive "let's do this" attitude and a passion for problem solving is really what's most important to us. But it's also a big plus if you have hands-on experience of working with frontend and / or backend development. 

You will be part of every stage of the product development process, from gathering insights to designing solutions to implementing, testing and launching new features.

The end-game is simple: together we'll develop Soon in to a world class product, help our users experience more in their everyday lives, and in the long run evolve Soon into a global technology and cultural company.

The role

  • You'll work from our Stockholm office in Gamla Stan
  • You'll be a founding partner of the company
  • You'll be offered a significant stake in exchange for blood, sweat and tears :)
  • Your role will be both strategic and operational - from big decisions to hands-on coding
  • Positive attitude and passion for problem solving is a must
  • Experience working hands-on with either or both backend and frontend development pref React / RN, or PHP, Node.
  • You'll be part of the full product dev. process, from insights and design to coding, testing and launching.
  • You will gradually transition from hands-on coding to building, leading and managing tech teams.
  • You will together with the founders hire and build a high performing team and culture of 10-15 engineers within 14 months
  • You will work together with the founders and product team to define the company roadmap and business objectives
  • You will define the optimal architecture for building and scaling our technology
  • You will provide team members with a clear and defined area of responsibility in which to act and grow
  • You will implement software engineering best practices (testing, code reviews, continuous integration etc) and the procedures that will ensure the security and sustainability
  • You‘ll make sure the company is up-to-date with new tech regulation (GDPR, DPS2…)
  • Code – Lead by example; be able to contribute code and have a deep understanding of the stack
  • Influence – Work cross-functionally with other teams to clearly explain technical tradeoffs for product roadmap decisions.

What we expect from you

  • You're a true team player and inherently positive. Where others see problems, you see solutions.
  • Backend doesn’t scare you, and you’re familiar with server-side PHP and Maybe even React and Node.
  • Posses a deep understanding of the product and business goals which you can translate into tech.
  • You actively invest in your technical skills and leadership abilities
  • Hold a Computer Science background with deep understanding of system design, data structures and algorithms and understand how to apply them to design pragmatic solutions.
  • You have experience in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues.
  • Open, honest and collaborative worker
  • Experience writing web services
  • A passion for lean, clean and maintainable code
  • A high level of curiosity
  • The desire to grow and to share learnings with others
  • Fluent (written and verbal) English
  • Together we'll make Magic!

 Our Stack

  • Backend: monolith PHP (transitioning to micro-service architecture), MySQL, Neo4j, REST API
  • Web: PHP (Migrating to React), javaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Mobile app: React Native, Redux

We are migrating towards a service based architecture, breaking up our PHP monolith into smaller pieces to make us more flexible and maintainable. We are cloud hosted on Google cloud and using Google provided services. 

What you can expect from us

  • Passionate and mission driven teammates with a global ambition
  • Entrepreneurial journey with the opportunity to join as a technical co-founder and key player in a promising startup
  • A competitive salary
  • Significant equity / Stock options
  • Super nice office with a stacked fridge
  • Ambitious, talented and friendly environment
  • You get to work with a exciting product and community loved by people all over the world
  • If/when we succeed you'll get to enjoy a sweet return on investment ;)

We are proud to foster a creative and ambitious environment where people can innovate and grow as individuals.

Sounds interesting? Apply asap and we'll be in touch! :) 

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Skeppsbron 16
11130 Stockholm Vägbeskrivning info@soonforever.co 0046 707 695498

Let's build something big

Our experience so far makes us believe that Soon has the potential to become a really big deal. Both as in peoples' lives and as a company. If we can become the dominating platform for listing, sharing and inspiring "want-to-dos", then we also have a unique starting point for marketing, influencer partnerships and taste mapping analysis.

As a member of our team, you'll play a crucial role. Here's what you can expect from us. 

  • Creative and ambitious spirit

    Soon is founded by people from various creative spaces like Brand strategy, Design, Business & Technology. We combine our expertise and creative mindset to build Soon into a leading global company.

  • Sweet office

    Top location, living room vibe, vinyl player, Nintendo 64, stacked fridge... Not to mention great people. Needless to say, we like being here. :)

  • Ownership

    We want to work with people who believe in our mission and have incentives to make it real, so we offer equity in exchange for skills and dedication.

  • Going fast and stable

    We are building a high performing team where people can reach their potential. That means fostering a culture where people dare to test things but also having the infrastructure and support to do so.

Creative environment in Old Town

Being a young startup, we teamed up with some talented creatives to fill a beautiful little office on one of Stockholms nicest addresses. In here we share ideas, play vinyl records and N64 and have lunch on the docks. 

Drop by for a coffee anytime!


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