Tech Lead

United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ventuirst is the marketing and hiring arm of Convaio.

About Convaio:

At Convaio we’re on a mission to inspire employees to pursue their careers with clearer vision, motivation and purpose. Forever.

Convaio is the world's first full-service coaching and pier-to-pier learning platform.

For businesses the Convaio platform can help in the following ways:
• To connect employees with external and your internal coaches.
• To deliver virtual meetings, take notes and track progress. Think Skype and Slack combined!
• Connect individuals with others in the organisation to deliver coaching. This is how you are going to scale across your entire organisations. To get access to the very best, accredited coaching at the most cost-effective rate.
• To facilitate the coaching, complete courses and expertly monitor their ROI.

The Convaio platform is aiming to create the world's leading marketplace to connect coaches with private access to 1000's of professionals.

Why we’re Excited
We have already attracted a world-class team and advisory board, are backed by Founders Factory and can count the likes of L’Oreal, Aviva and SkyScanner as our development partners. We have received an initial investment are supported by over 70 world class, entrepreneurial staff at Founders Factory who are helping us scale the platform. Also:
• Software being used by real users and getting positive feedback
• External coaches are joining the platform
• Paying clients with corporate brands like Aviva
• Advisory board of experienced HR directors and coaches primed.

The Role
We are looking for our most senior technical decision maker, responsible for delivering the product, driving the infrastructural development of the business.
You will get to:
• Own key technological and architectural decisions and work with the CEO to scale the company
• Develop the product’s infrastructure and take responsibility for deployment and delivery of a very technical product
• Have exposure to future fundraising campaigns to help sponsor the business’s capitalisation requirements.


Have 5+ years of software development experience, preferably in a startup environment
A good breadth of technical ability, with a focus on full-stack Javascript/NodeJS
Experience with front-end Javascript development, preferably VueJS
Strong experience on setting up technical infrastructure, such as on Google Cloud or Firebase
Expertise in evaluating a variety of technical platforms and determining technical strategy
Bonus: Experienced building & scaling SaaS platforms.

Product and Communication
Proven delivery of a product to market, ideally in a B2B context
Able to clearly describe technical solutions in terms of customer value
Experience translating business & product objectives into technical goals
Confident on stakeholder communication, both internal & external
A high degree of user empathy and actively seeks to test, learn and iterate based on user feedback.

Motivated to work for an early stage startup, and able to dedicate themselves full-time to the project
Well-connected to the developer community and able to attract the right engineering team
Appetite for experimenting with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity.

Salary: £40 - 60k
Equity: Negotiable

This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum.
We are based in the Founders Factory Offices with 12 months of business and financial support and access to an unparalleled network of leading corporate partners and investors. We have a modern, tech-focused and importantly FUN culture in an open plan office (with quiet working spaces for breakout and brainstorming) but also a beer fridge and ping pong table - all shared with many of the UK’s brightest minds and most exciting businesses.
Other Perks include: Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage, standing desks, Yoga, and Stretch O’Clock.
Office Meals: Catered lunches (Thurs & Fri), unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar

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