Chief Technology Officer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

StepOut is an early stage tech startup based in Helsinki, Finland. At StepOut, we are providing fitness and well-being services offered by skilled independent trainers via our platform i.e. the mobile and web-app that allows people to access fitness from the comfort of their own premises. Using our platform, the users can instantly explore, book, pay and attend various activities on-the-go; making these activities accessible online but in an interactive way. Our service aims to encourage fitness and well-being for all age groups while motivating them to develop an active lifestyle. Our mission is to empower solo-entrepreneurs in the field of fitness & recreation by creating convenient earning opportunities for them. We support diversity and inclusion by onboarding skilled and talented trainers coming from various backgrounds to offer their services.  

We are looking for our Chief Technology Officer who will be responsible for leading StepOut’s developers team. You are someone who :

  • is capable of interacting with product managers and stakeholders to gather requirements in order to deliver exactly what is needed 

  • can challenge our status quo & help us define best practices for the ways we work

  • choose emerging technologies and approaches to create high-performance software solutions that scale

The candidate must possess most or all of the following preferable : 

  • Full-stack experience including building applications with Javascript / Typescript /React / Node js / mobile applications (hybrid)

    • experience with Javascript frameworks 

    • server side rendering for React app : Gatsby, NextJs

    • knowledge of deployment procedures : AWS infrastructure

    • familiar with Docker, Kubernetes

    • knowledge of database design (MySQL, NoSQL) & performance optimization

  • System architecture and project structuring

  • Working experience with high level of test automation (Unit, Integration, E2E)

  • Understands SDLC process and key principles

  • UX/UI understanding & API knowledge

  • Strategic vision, hands-on approach, easy-going, flexibility & growth mindset

  • Enthusiastic & passionate about building products & leading tech teams

  • Able to define tech standards in accordance with the market needs

  • Ensure a state-of-the-art software development methodology

  • Is able to collaborate with the CEOs on the company/product strategy as well as share knowledge with colleagues and help them grow their technical skills.

This person should have full stack competency and experience or knowledge of building large scale consumer facing applications with concern for ease of use, attractiveness, repeat use and privacy. In the short term the application will need to be enhanced according to the user journeys defined. 

0 - 6 months : Key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the developers team 

  • Build the roadmap and strategize the development of the product

  • Managing technology budget (tools/ people/ cost reduction/ cloud hosting): Helps eliminate unnecessary costs/reduce costs on the development side 

  • Product architecture : focusing on sustainability in the long run

  • Own the end-to-end in the product life cycle, including requirements gathering, solution design, development, testing, and implementation 

  • Hiring as per the tech requirements 

6 - 12 months : Key responsibilities

  • Full-time commitment 

  • Managing and overseeing the tech team while also contributing to the development 

  • Build the tech roadmap : necessary milestones, determine possible roadblocks

  • Strategize the development of the product : use of AI and machine learning 

  • Product architecture : focusing on sustainability in the long run

  • Own the end-to-end in the product life cycle, including requirements gathering, solution design, development, testing, and implementation 

  • Hiring as per the tech requirements 

What we offer: 

  • Equity

  • Funding rounds would enable to have a base salary in the near future (Seed / Series A onwards)

  • Possibility to work remotely 

  • Working with a passionate and fun young team focused on making StepOut a worldwide success

  • Birthday cakes :D We never miss a chance to celebrate!

  • Join us in creating diverse earning opportunities and supporting solo-entrepreneurship

If you feel this is something just for you, we would love to hear back! Please attach your CV and Cover Letter (a short note will do, too). We can't wait to speak to you soon!

For more information or questions please contact us at tarnjit@stepout.fi or phone number 0458888858

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.

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.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at
StepOut

We are a start-up based in Helsinki, Finland, aiming to become your one-stop destination towards fitness and recreation. At StepOut, we are providing fitness and well-being services offered by skilled independent trainers via our platform i.e. the mobile and web-app that allows people to access fitness from the comfort of their own premises. Using our platform, the users can instantly explore, book, pay and attend various activities on-the-go; making these activities accessible online but in an interactive way. Our service aims to encourage fitness and well-being for all age groups while motivating them to develop an active lifestyle. Our mission is to empower solo-entrepreneurs in the field of fitness & recreation by creating convenient earning opportunities for them. We support diversity and inclusion by onboarding skilled and talented trainers coming from various backgrounds to offer their services. Earn as per your convenience while encouraging and empowering people of all ages to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. Our values : - Create convenient learning & earning opportunities - Initiate collaborations amongst various fitness & recreation based entities - Promote a healthy and happy living world “on-the-go” - Encourage fitness & well-being for all age groups STEP-OUT is a feeling - a feeling to just step out (of your comfort zone) and make it happen!

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