The Human and Environmental Rights Index (HERO Index) is on a mission to develop the most influential and trusted, investable index tracking social impact and human rights and environmental rights of corporates. The aim of our company is to create greater transparency of corporate performance on human rights and environmental rights so they can change their practices and improve the health and sustainability of our planet and people. We want the public and investors to have access to this knowledge so they put their dollars into companies that align with their values of positive social and environmental impact.
We are looking for a Technical Co-Founder with sharp commercial acumen to join our founding team, who can lead product development and build out the engineering team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing the initial product and architectural decisions. The current Founder is a serial entrepreneur with another company in the impact reporting space, ImpactMapper, and has deep expertise and networks in the human rights with UN agencies and foundation and expertise in the impact management space. As a co-founding CTO, you will be wearing many hats, but it will also be an opportunity to build leadership skills and have real ownership in your own work.
Developing the initial product and strategy for the tech roadmap
Building and managing the tech team
Contribute to all management team projects and discussions
Architectural decisions for product
Owning the communication with external data providers
Sit in and contribute to sales and fundraising meetings
Attend board meetings
Owning client relationships from a support perspective
Planning and budgeting for the technical side of the business
Proven work experience as CTO/VP of Engineering for a Series A+ scaleup
Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful SaaS product throughout its lifecycle
A strong foundation in NLP and machine learning and data science
Web scraping and database creation, experience pulling data from multiple databases into a master
Proficiency in Python, SQL database (ideally POSTGRES), database management
Experience building REST APIs
A good grasp of front-end technologies. Although the initial product will be an API.
Solid technical background with understanding of relevant design, project management and and web technologies
Creative thinking skills and an eye for good web app UI/UX design (Figma)
Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams: design, engineering, support, marketing
Zero ego: no job too small or too big mindset
Insatiable appetite for product-led growth
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in the investment and data analysis sectors would be an advantage
Join a growing start-up making social and environmental impact happen
Network with high-status clients, from leading investment banks, data aggregators, foundations, governments to fund Managers and large institutional investors
Responsibility and opportunity from day one
Reliably positive, supportive and social atmosphere
Flexible, independent and currently distributed working environment
Compensation package including base + equity/options.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Want to be a partner? Look no further.
You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.
Strengthen your body with office yoga and handstands or leave your body in good hands by our masseuse.
Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.