CTO - Chief Technical Officer

Salary Unpaid
Equity To be negotiated

Hi there,

We do not want to waste your time, which is why you ONLY should apply to this position if you:

  • Have completed your studies.

  • Can commit to a full-time position for 9-12 months with the founding team from April 1st 2021. 

  • Are able to bootstrap throughout this period (ie. have enough money to finance your life for the next 9-12 months)

  • Live in Copenhagen or are able to move here, if necessary.

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) 

Are you passionate about building kick-ass full stack technology? Do you want to play a key role in an early- stage and purpose-driven community tech startup? 

We are looking for a CTO to take make!mpact to the next level!  

Make!mpact is !mpact. Make!mpact is a community. And Make!mpact is also you. 

You will report to our CEO and become part of the Management team.

In your role, you will contribute to set the overall IT strategy for the make!mpact app, in close dialogue and collaboration with our Product Manager. As our CTO, you will be the IT-Tech lead and full stack developer in charge. 

We offer you the unique opportunity to coordinate a team of talented and purpose-driven developers - and build your A-team together with highly skilled colleagues.

Our solution is built as a React Javascript Web app, with a backend of Google Firebase and several API-integrations with various stakeholders. Furthermore, it consists of mobile native solutions (IOS and Android), wrappers, opening up the web-app in full screen.

Our tech stack is based on:

  • ReactJS

  • TypeScript

  • Google Firebase (back-end)

  • NodeJS

  • Zapier integration to various SAAS solutions

  • MailChimp/Mandrill setup

  • Integration to API’s (tink, SIX Financial Group and Twitter)

  • IOS Native App

  • Android Native App

  • General scraping exercises to various sites 

It would be considered an advantage if you have a flair for building UI for mobile devices and how to implement it using ReactJS and TypeScript.

We use a cloud/serverless architecture provided by Firebase to maximize uptime and allow scalability.

No legacy systems here!

This role is an extension to the already founding team as part of their ambitious growth strategy.

We are looking for:

  • Can-do attitude. We expect you to bring a “get shit done” approach when everyone else is busy. You’re in charge!

  • Passion. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. You are enthusiastic about building a purpose-driven, ambitious, scalable and viable international business.

  • Positivity. You are motivated and celebrate your victories and your learnings - have stamina and a growth mindset.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Hands-on experience building or scaling a business is a plus!

  • Structure. From idea generation to execution, you set goals and you strive to reach them, ensuring you are on track - either individually or in a team.

  • Self-starter. You have the confidence to move forward with little or no guidance. 

We offer: 

  • Equity. We are bootstrapping, but we will of course remunerate the efforts of our Management team with a sweet sweat equity package. 

  • Co-founder title. We’ll make your profile shine!

  • Impact. You have the possibility to make a difference and change the status quo from day one.

  • Trust. You know your sh*t! As a domain owner, you are given the freedom to implement your strategies and tactics.

  • Team and office life. Inside and outside our office based in Copenhagen, we strive to be a bunch you can rely on.


To join the founding team of make!mpact you have to be able to say YES to the following requirements:

  • Have completed your studies.

  • Can commit to a full-time position for 9-12 months with the founding team from April 1st 2021. 

  • Are able to bootstrap throughout this period (ie. have enough money to finance your life for the next 9-12 months)

  • Live in Copenhagen or are able to move here, if necessary.

No deadline - apply today! 

We would love to hear from you. Applications are reviewed continuously and we hire when finding the right candidate. Send your application and CV as soon as possible! 

Everyone is welcome! 

We encourage all relevant applicants to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status. 

All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and the selection is based on job-related factors.

For more information or questions please contact us at vp@makeimpact.io or phone number 27572032

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

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.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

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

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

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

Working at

Make!mpact is a Nordic Impact Fintech startup with a focus on sustainability and impact investing and our goal is to generate a positive societal impact by changing people’s financial behaviour.  Make!mpact in a nutshell: We are not here to tell you how to live sustainable – nor are we here to tell you what is right or wrong when it comes to investing your money. We know that there are many ways in which you can make the world a better place, but we also know that one of the most effective ways to – collectively – make a difference, is by investing in companies that are helping to generate a positive societal impact. You might already now be thinking that investing is for someone with years of experience and deep industry knowledge – and of course, a lot of money to invest. While this may be true for many of the impact investors out there, it definitely shouldn’t stop you from getting started on your own impact investing journey – no matter your income or knowledge about investing and/or sustainability. Our app matches the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to global listed companies that share the same values as you. Our goal is to enable you to make informed decisions about investments that align with your values represented in the 17 SDGs and thereby get you started investing with a sustainable mindset. The Team: The team currently consists of 32 passionate, innovative and purpose-driven people with the 2 founders in the management team and then a large group of highly qualified young people (students and newly graduates) with various competencies within Business Development, Data Science, UX & Service Design, Marketing, Communication, and Finance. See organizational diagram here on: https://theorg.com/org/makeimpact/org-chart Varan Pathmanathan (CEO & Founder) has more than 10 years of experience within the financial sector, where his focus mainly has been on IT, Strategy, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Fintech. Christopher Trunk Black: (Co-founder) has more than 15 years of professional experience of being a consultant and strategic advisor to both large global corporations as well as to tech startups – in particular within the fintech space. Combining our different educational backgrounds, our unique insights into various industries as well as our strong belief in the core idea of Make!mpact, we can take Make!mpact from the drawing board and bring it to life – ready to empower YOU to invest in tomorrow’s world.

Read more about MakeImpact

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