Tech Co-Founder / CTO (Media Start-Up) (f/m/d)

Tech Co-Founder / CTO (Media Start-Up) (f/m/d)

locationLondon, UK
remotePartly remote
PublishedPublished: 26.9.2022
Full time
Mid-senior level

Founders Factory is unlike anywhere else. We create entirely new products from scratch and turn promising concepts into prototypes, and ultimately an MVP, validating decisions commercially along the way to attract a founding team that can spin out into a fully-fledged business.

Helio is one of our  products developed in the Media Sector at the Factory and now we need a Technical co-founder to join our CEO to help build this business. 

So what is Helio?

Helio.cloud is a SaaS publishing platform to power experienced creators across the spectrum of their pursuits (from newsletters to videos to podcasts to courses or ebooks), and across business models (single sales, subscription, donations, affiliate marketing)We are building the diverse toolset of what large publishers have – sized for a small, demanding team: visually rich, with strong branding style for the creator, which enables them to take over the world.

We’ve built some of the core components of Helio already: a super fancy content editor, a smart email piece which goes much further than what the competition does, CRM features. We’re currently building the web site builder piece.

We’re in stealth because our target user is established and won’t use super green tech – so we need to ramp that up and move from our current small Alpha to a wider Beta.

As our Tech Lead your responsibilities will include:

    • Building our software from scratch - take charge of platform development, and make key decisions on technical architecture
    • Oversight of all aspects of engineering including technical strategy, best practice implementation, and technology stacks 
    • Define technical support processes and ensure customer support for technical issues 
    • Deliver the MVP, enabling us to test, iterate and serve our early customers
    • Ensure the systems architecture and infrastructure is scalable and can support a large B2C and B2B platform

You will have the following skills:

    • Exceptional experience building Content Management Systems (CMS)
    • High degree of user empathy and actively seeks to test, learn and iterate based on user feedback
    • Knowledge of a range of current cross-platform product development frameworks
    • Appetite for experimenting with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity
    • In depth experience with APIs and Integrations 
    • Experience in delivering and ideating a MVP
    • War stories from a previous startup

🎯🎯 Our Tech Stack

    • Frontend - Javascript frameworks such as React, Vue, or Angular
    • Backend - Web application development in a modern stack, such as Node or Python
    • Cloud environment - AWS

Years of experience

  • Mid-senior level