Technical Co-Founder, CTO (f/m/x) – Beauty Tech AR Venture

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

This is a full time, paid position + equity package

We are looking for a Technical Co-Founder, CTO (f/m/x) motivated to build a venture that will redefine eCommerce using AR/AI. 

Our latest pre-launch startup is building a new way of shopping online, starting with cosmetics. The venture combines the potential of augmented reality with a new take on social commerce into a B2C mobile app. Their goal is to use machine learning to create an inclusive experience that embraces self-love, moving away from traditionally narrow marketing beauty standards by putting the users (and not models) at the core of the experience. 

The venture is based at the AI Campus Berlin and financially backed by Merantix, an AI Venture Studio with a track record of 7 incubated companies and more than 120+ team members employed. Our growing ecosystem constitutes a unique brand with a shared tech and operational infrastructure that attracts talent, resonates with industry partners, and leverages the proven network and product building experience. You will be joining an experienced founding team with experience in building and launching ventures internationally.

Your role

- Build the company, teaming-up with your co-founder to guide and influence the company’s vision, culture, operating philosophy and the strategy that will make it a billion-dollar company.

- Build the product from day one and own the technology stream: From writing and owning the first lines of code, selecting the best tech stack; building and testing prototypes/beta/mass launch versions; ideating with the design team; reviewing code; aligning the tech roadmap with business requirements; etc - you know what being a co-founder of an early stage startup means.

- Build the team: You will recruit, guide, inspire and scale the engineering team that will research and develop state of the art AR technology and applications. You will strive to always maintain the highest talent density as possible, as well as making sure we have the perfect working environment to make them flourish and grow within and beyond their roles.

Your profile

- You are an expert, with at least a MSc in Machine Learning, Computer Science or similar field and +5 years of experience (or equivalent) building and launching consumer applications -  ideally Augmented Reality products and familiarity with marketplace or social media applications.

- You have an entrepreneurial mindset: You can thrive in uncertain environments, you embrace the startup culture, are a “doer”, aspirational and resourceful. 

- You are a leader, with previous working experience managing tech teams as a technology lead or a key technology role in a startup or a large enterprise.

- You get things done, and deliver high-quality work on a tight schedule by taking measured risks, and prioritising tasks for yourself and the team. You are also a proponent of robust, maintainable code and clear documentation. 

- People want to work with you: you are a servant leader, proactive communicator, good teacher/mentor/coach, able to empathise with people from different backgrounds and personality traits, and keep calm under pressure.

If you think you are right for this role but don’t meet all of the requirements, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. Even if this isn’t a perfect fit, strong candidates will be kept in our talent pool for future hires.

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, you can expect the following: 

- Impact on the company’s strategy & culture of the company as an early team member;

- Growth as you develop a close-knit founding team supporting you to achieve your goals, but also as you take on many different hats to move things forward as a leader;

- Fun building cool products with a cool team that you’ll build and bring close together at company outings, Friday beers, and team lunches;

- Equity package matching your experience and responsibilities, making you an owner of the business we are building together;

- Diversity, equal rights and respect at the core of our values from day one;

- Flexibility and trust to own your work and hours - with the main team location being Berlin but with a flexible work-from-home policy;

- Visa sponsorship to those residing outside of the EU;

- Support your startup journey by joining a well-funded early stage startup with Merantix AG and it’s ecosystem as a backer;

- Comfort with the equipment of your choice, free breakfast, drinks and a cool office in the newly opened AI Campus at the heart of Berlin.

If this sounds like you, let’s talk! 

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about creating inclusive systems and applications for the beauty, fashion and tech industry overall, so candidates who identify with traditionally marginalised communities are highly encouraged to apply.

About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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