Lead Software Engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
At CHAOS we provide a better understanding of cities’ complexity in a lean way. Our AI-powered urban insights and forecasts enable fact-based decision-making for city development, which leads to the creation of more sustainable cities around the world. By integrating data that different systems are creating with the data that people produce in their living environment (ideas, behaviour) we produce indexes that allows to measure the performance of cities today and simulate future scenarios.

Our customer access our indexes through a license to our web-based dashboard interface.


We are looking for an accomplished SaaS software engineer to help us scale our product. You will help set the technical direction for our cloud-based solution's architecture to ensure the successfull delivery of our promise to our customers as we scale, in terms of data access and restrictions, responsiveness, and high scale data storage.


About you:

A seasoned computer science / engineering professional, who:

  • Has experience building and scaling solutions with superior UX/UI and complex cloud-based infrastructure. (We would love to see an example of your work!)

  • Is able to plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product according to business value (ROI) and company vision.

  • Is ready to lead the planning of the product sprints/releases, set expectation for the delivery of new functionalities/features, and provide vision and direction to the Agile development team during the execution.

  • Is able to write clean, maintainable code, and set up and maintain cloud services and APIs.

  • Represents the technological agenda in team and management meetings, and when making hiring decisions.

  • Maintains current knowledge of technology landscape and developments, and keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends.

  • Tracks and analyses technology performance metrics.

  • Can work in close coordination with the data team.

The main tech stack consists of:

  • Python

  • Node.js

  • SQL, Redis and BigQuery databases

  • Google Cloud services or equivalent

  • Kubernetes engine

  • GIS and Flask are a plus

We are looking for personalities that:

  • Have a passion for building digital tools that have a real-world impact.

  • Have a true entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Believe in the power of data, consumer insights, and world-class design.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.

  • Have excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Quickly adapt and develop new talent, and are willing to step outside their comfort zone to do so.

  • Have efficient communication skills and are team players with the confidence to take the lead and guide others.

  • Are able to overcome obstacles and provide options (problem solving & resilient attitude).

  • Are attentive to details.

  • Are strategic thinkers with a vision and want to grow into leaders.

  • Take the initiative thought leadership, innovation and creativity.

  • Own the development methodology.


About us:

  • Passion & impact

    We offer an opportunity to make a difference while following your passion. I speak for the team when saying we are firm believers that we can make cities better for everyone through technology and data, but over all through people understanding. If you are seeking not only to have an impact, but also to see your input be part of that impact, then this is your place.

  • Challenges and growth:

    We are working on an Artificial Intelligence forecasting platform for creating liveable cities. We are the only smart city expert that combines urban data with crowd insights in one single platform.

    The complexity of our solution requires a solid vision and a sturdy architecture, but also plenty of creative problem solving. Such environment encourages a continuous learning curve.

  • Trust. Investment & Customers

    We are backed up by a selection of Angel investors with Real Estate and business expertise, and, most importantly, who also believe in our solution and our team. We are also supported by Business Finland.

    We work with big real estate players such as Ramboll, NCC, YIT, KONE and SKANSKA, who we have built solid relationships with and who contribute to validate the product from its early R&D stages.

  • Team

    Our other strength is our team, composed by talent from 8 different countries and wide range of expertise (machine learning, data science, computer science, urban planning, IT, marketing, sales...). They are all driven by values, lead their own processes and have built good team working dynamics.


Other sweet stuff about working with us:

  • Horizontal organization

  • We support a work-life balance (parents and pet owners welcome!).

  • Occupational healthcare

  • International environment (8 different nationalities!)

  • Equity / options

  • You will grow into our family

  • Brainstorming coffee (or tea) sessions and team breakfasts

  • Daily fruits and snacks to keep the energy up!

  • Working in the trendiest startup hub: Maria01 (in the city centre).

For more information or questions please contact us at paloma.bautista@chaosarchitects.com

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

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Working at
CHAOS

At CHAOS we provide a better understanding of cities’ complexity in an easy and lean way. Our AI-powered urban insights and forecasts enable fact-based decision-making for real estate investment and city development, which leads to the creation of more liveable cities around the world. By integrating data that different systems are creating with the data that people produce in their living environment we produce indexes that allows to measure the performance of cities today and simulate future scenarios.  Our ultimate purpose  is to create better and more sustainable cities for everyone around the world. We believe this should be achieved through data, technology and by including people. We are a multicultural team composed by exceptional talent leading in the tech and smart city industry. Business women and men, change-drivers, nerds, speakers, thinkers and doers. We value team work, progressive thinking, passion and grit. And we work in the trendiest startup hub - Maria01!

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