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CTO - Chief Technology Officer

CTO - Chief Technology Officer

What we believe
At 29k we believe that individuals have the capacity to change the world for the better. And if we can unleash people's ability to live more meaningful lives they in turn will improve the world through their actions. 

Who we are
29k is a non-profit founded by the Norrsken Foundation and Ekskäret Foundation, with research partners at Karolinska and Harvard, tasked with building a free and open platform for personal development. We have a 5-year goal of improving the lives of 5 million people, and a long term goal of reaching a threshold where we see systemic change in the world. 

We are a small, close-knit team of skilled and motivated people who truly believe the world can and needs to be changed for the better. Being part of our team means being self-directed, taking initiative, responsibility for one's work and the creative freedom it gives you. 

What we are building

In collaboration with psychology partners and influencers, we are building an app for iOS and Android that will guide our users through powerful psychology based exercises combined with text and video based conversation. To do this, we will need to balance immediate user needs in our app with our vision for the future, a platform that enables us to offer many self development courses, with input from many psychology research institutes. In short, we expect to build an app, a scaleable backend and a product that our customers love.

What we're looking for

As our CTO, your main responsibilities will include: 

- Recruit, lead and manage a team of competent engineers
- Owning and defining the platform architecture for scale, flexibility and quality
- Improving development infrastructure for speed of delivery
- Being hands on with the development of the product, you'll be an active contributor at least until we grow our customer base
- Being accountable for delivery, including introducing processes for agile development
- Playing a key role in company strategy, representing the technical needs of the business
- Breaking down complex problems or features into an iterative way of delivering value to our customers

Who are you?
You love solving complex problems through an action-based approach & love getting things done. You're not a lone-wolf-genius, instead you're passionate about involving others perspectives in finding solutions. You have spent a few years in a bigger company or have been part of a growing start-up from the early days. We are a small team so hands on programming is something you would love as well as the more strategic work of the CTO-role. You have experience in building digital platforms and have gone through your own journey of personal growth.

  • Proven experience in a tech leadership role 
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Problem-solving aptitude

We are super excited to hear from you :-) Also - please send in your application in English, thank you!

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Norrsken House

Birger Jarlsgatan 57
113 56 Stockholm Directions

Norrsken House & Klustret

29k is backed by people and organisations who believe technology can be used to transform personal growth.

It is co-funded by Norrsken Foundation and Ekskäret Foundation, and supported by researchers from Harvard University and Karolinska Institutet.


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