Head of Technology to Hem.com

Hem.com is one of the world’s fastest-growing design companies (+100% year on year growth since 2016!) With clients such as Google, Nike, Airbnb, Instagram, Uber, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook (just to name a few), Hem is part of defining the physical spaces of tomorrow. They are now looking for a Head of Technology to help them continue to disrupt the traditional design industry and break new ground by putting technology first.

The role
As the Head of Technology at Hem, your key responsibility is to set the course for how Hem best uses technology to enrich and benefit the core business in physical products. You’ll be in charge of everything from making key strategic decisions, building and leading a team of software engineers, and getting deep into the work when needed. You are responsible for communicating and translating complex technical challenges and problems to key stakeholders across the business, to ensure proper alignment and buy-in.

Hem’s technology stack is brand new, with a frontend written in React (Typescript) powered by a backend in Django (Python), built with Fast API and the Django/Django REST framework. You will be free from administrating legacy systems and can focus on optimizing, scaling, and leading the team to build out new developments. The full infrastructure is built with a microservice architecture and hosted on Heroku and Netlify.

About hem.com
Hem is a direct-to-consumer design brand disrupting the archaic furniture industry on a global scale. Together with vanguard designers and renowned European manufacturers, Hem crafts iconic products for homes and workplaces all around the world – from Alaska to New Zealand. Instead of pushing the margins of mass manufacturing, Hem opt for revisiting traditional craftsmanship techniques and forging collaborative working relationships with a range of the world’s best independent designers to create furniture that is unique, understated and incredibly high-quality. Enabling global marketing and distribution with technology.

By leveraging technology in their core business, Hem is cutting out the middlemen and making their sustainable state-of-the-art furniture, accessories, and lighting available to clients all around the world. With a diverse team of plus 40 people operating from Hem’s showrooms and studios in Stockholm, London, Los Angeles, and New York, their journey is just getting started.

Who are you?
You have experience with modern development approaches and technologies and have a drive to always find the best technical solution to the task at hand. You have most likely worked several years as a developer and successfully been leading tech teams. We think sustainability is important to you and a passion for creating great e-commerce experiences is countered by your issues with consumerism. You feel comfortable with handling a tech stack written in Python/Django, React (Typescript) and GatsbyJS and can understand the pros and cons of different languages. 

Since it is a fast-paced environment at Hem, prior experience from working in a startup/scale-up environment is seen as a big plus. 

Since the diverse Hem team consists of 14 different nationalities you need to be fluent in English in both written and spoken form. You are constantly seeking new learning opportunities and gets motivated by develop other people by sharing your knowledge.  

Are you the person Hem.com is looking for? Please apply below. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Olivia Strandberg at 070-605 09 22 or olivia.strandberg@grooo.com.

Keywords: Head of Technology, Python, Django, Typescript, React, Microservices, Heroku, GatsbyJs

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