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Kindred Capital
Kindred Capital

Lead Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

Are you a senior and talented backend engineer who is versatile enough to take on a player-coach role at a rapidly growing venture-backed startup?

We are looking for someone extremely motivated, who is driven by tech for good, and who wants to do the best work of their career. All the better if working on a rarely discussed problem, that has a hugely detrimental impact on billions of people’s lives across the globe, in a category-defining way, feels like a good reason to get out of bed in the morning.

If the idea of being an impactful IC who also gets to help shape and define an engineering culture, gets you going, this role might be for you. The perfect person will have experience working in early-stage startups (pre-Series B), and will be adaptable, flexible, and low ego.

Before we talk about our product and mission, let’s be clear that although we’re tackling men’s sexual problems right now, you don’t need to be a guy to apply. We want to hear from candidates of all genders. We believe that if we solve these problems, everyone will benefit.

At Mojo, we’re sexually enlightening mankind.

Sexual problems can be embarrassing, we’ve been there. That’s why we’re changing the narrative around issues in the bedroom.

We believe that good sex starts in your head, so we’re not here to push pills or offer quick fixes to the 50% of Millennials and Gen Z who now suffer with psychological issues in the bedroom. Nope, our app is created by the world’s best sexual wellbeing specialists to help our members lead thriving and healthy sex lives 💪. We are looking for someone that is excited to be part of that.

We’ve had crazy global growth, with over 250,000 members in 150 countries and counting. We’re backed by two of Europe’s top VC firms, and you might even have seen us on the front cover of the Sunday Times.

Check us out here: https://mojo.so

The Role

You’ll work closely with the founders, report to our technology director, and be their backend right hand. There are five engineers in the team currently. Three specializing in frontend and ReactNative and two backend specializing in Go. For more details on the tech stack, see this link to our candidate pack. We want you to have a big influence in shaping the technical direction of the product and help inform company-level strategy and decision-making.

We are an app-first experience, and the tech you build is our entire product. It is how we have the incredible impact we do. It is what enables the whole company to function.

As we are an early-stage start-up, there is room for you to shape the future of the company and have a large amount of autonomy to shape your role and get stuck in. You should be comfortable adapting your role and responsibilities as the company grows. We expect this might consist of:

  • Being an impactful individual contributor writing code and driving technical performance
  • Leading engineering projects as a player-coach that drives company strategy and results
  • Being forthcoming in meetings and actively guiding technical decisions
  • Planning and breaking down work to understand and communicate complexity which allows company-wide prioritization
  • Being a reliable and reactionary pair of hands when it comes to system alerts
  • Write up high-standard engineering documentation to set up long-term practices
  • Shape and contribute to the best engineering culture in the London tech scene
  • Build strong and trusting relationships across the product team and org structure

We are building a team of people who have real ownership over the business. To be successful here, you should be willing to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty on anything that will help the business be more successful.