CTO

Permanent employee, Full-time · Madrid

What we are looking for
You will:
  • Be part of the company leadership and develop the tech side of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals.
  • Lead the company’s tech team. Be ready to roll-up your sleeves. We’re a small team and daily live is about code. You don’t need to be a code master, but you need to be on top of junior hires and also make sure seniors are comfortable.
  • Proactively recruit, onboard, manage, and coach top tech talent to scale the team. We currently have 2 developers and plan to 3-4x its size in the following 18 months.
  • Be responsible for our platform’s stability and scalability.
  • Design a scalable system’s architecture.
  • Build, maintain and update infrastructure
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of product’s technologies. We expect you to stay in the forefront of thought leadership, innovation, and creativity
The stack:
We always welcome new ideas and tools that can integrate well with our current systems and can help us better serve our users. This is our current stack:
  • React, NextJS, Typescript, Redux, Node.js, HTML, Vainilla JS and CSS for the frontend of our webapp and components.
  • Ruby on Rails for the backend of our webapp.
  • Solidity, Hardhat, Alchemy, and Remix for blockchain development.
  • GCP, Docker, and Sentry for our architecture.
  • Github for our repositories.
  • Linear.app for project management.
  • Figma for product design.
Requirements
Our ideal candidate has:
  • Around 10 years of relevant experience working on fast-scaling and complex applications. Some of the previous roles that apply include: CTO, VP Engineering / VP Tech, Head of Tech / Head of Engineering / Head of Platform, Engineering Manager or Team Lead.
  • Ambition to be part of the leadership of a promising early stage startup.
  • Previous experience in fast-growing startup environments.
  • Previous experience leading tech teams.
  • Business proficiency in English (C1, C2).
  • Passion for coding  on the side. Even if it’s no longer your core responsibility.
  • Unbreakable ethics.
  • Great passion and desire to make a better world for creators and their communities.
  • Interest or familiarity with blockchain development, NFTs, DAAPs, and Crypto.
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.
Beyond requirements we are looking for people aligned with our values meaning that:
  • “K” for “kreativity”:
    • You care deeply for creation and are committed to explore your creative-self. You value the nuances of art making, both the instinct and discipline of it. You love building and exploring, and are constantly subject to change.
    • Creativity (meaning): “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something”.
  • “O” for “open-minded”:
    • You believe in diversity as a source of infinite richness. You embrace risk as a core part of every decision. You surround yourself with people different to you in all senses, as one more ingredient of your passion for learning and sharing.
    • Open-minded (meaning): “willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced”.
  • “M” for “mortal”:
    • You are human. A team player that cares for each other. A kind, humble, down-to-earth individual finding its way in life, and aiming at leaving a footprint behind too.
    • Mortal (meaning): “(of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death”.
  • “O” for “obstinate”:
    • Because you have a thoughtful, hard-working & speedy, rebel soul. You are a status quo challenger, driven by changing the code of creative industries. You won’t stop fighting until you make it happen. You are stubborn about changing the the way things work for the better.
    • Obstinate (meaning): “stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so”.
  • “N” for “notion”:
    • Because you strive to innovate (making thinks simple) from within, building a revolutionary consumer company by having a culture that believes in itself and builds its foundations from its early own ideas/notions, keeping independence of thought.
    • Notion (meaning): “a conception of or belief about something”.
If you’re passionate about how technology can help expand creativity and your are willing to build a company from scratch following our values, this is your place.
What is it like to work at Komon
By joining Komon you will have
  • Opportunity to directly impact a rapidly growing start-up in the vibrant intersection of creativity, technology and Web3/NFTs.
  • Competitive compensation package including gross salary, a very significant stock options plan, and a company benefits card for meals and transport.
  • Top of range equipment + company budget for additional devices.
  • On-demand financial aid for education/training.
  • Priority access to Komon’s space releases.
  • Flexible work environment that promotes a healthy work-life harmony.
  • Remote-first and with 24x7x365 access to the Google for Startups Campus in Madrid. Given this is a leadership position and part of the tech team is Madrid-based, we expect you to be able to come to Madrid often.
About us
Komon is a platform for creators/artists of all kinds to launch NFT-accessed spaces to monetize and engage their communities. The company is led by Sebastián Fernández Medrano, former Principal at Samaipata, early stage startup investor behind success stories such as Deporvillage, Spotahome, Colvin, Ontruck, Matera, Fintecture, or Retraced, among others.

Komon wants to rewrite the code of monetization and engagement by allowing creators to setup exclusive online spaces that are accessible by purchasing an NFT that works as an access key and space member card, where supporters are empowered to finally feel special, have influence, and interact with a curated community.

Having just raised a $2M pre-seed round with reputed European and US VCs and angel investors, we are building a world class team and an amazing product to solve the needs of creative communities.

Our vision is to provide any creative community with the means to take its pursuit beyond. If you are passionate about how technology can help creators and creator communities make a better living out of their creativity, we would love to meet you!
We're looking forward to hearing from you!  
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