Ukufu · Jun 10th 2020
Headquarters: Sydney Australia URL: http://ukufu.com
Please note, this role requires at least a 4 hour crossover with Sydney Australia 9am - 5pm workday.
There is a proliferation of high quality content on the internet. As the volume of this content increases, finding, organising, and managing this content is becoming more difficult.
We feel that it is time for a fresh new solution to the above problem.
Ukufu* (pronounced oo - koo - foo) is a new AI powered content aggregation and content organisation mobile application for professionals.
Ukufu version 1.0 has recently been launched for Android and iOS!
We recently closed a round of seed funding from a couple of smart and supportive investors, and we are excited for the next stage of our journey!
Watch a short video message from the CEO about this role.
Our mission is bold: Build an intelligence layer around the 10 000 English news-related content pieces that get published every day. Then use this layer to power an easy-to-use category based content aggregation app, that helps professionals efficiently consume, and organise their content across multiple content sources.
We want to enable a content consumption experience that is simple to use, yet comprehensive in depth and breadth of content.
We are already nearly one year into our journey. You can view a video walkthrough of the current version of our mobile application (we are iterating fast) here. Or you can download the app at http://ukufu.com.
Over the next 6 - 12 months, we will be focussed on stage 1, working closely with users to build something amazing that we can then scale up in stage 2.
Our headquarters are in the Sydney CBD but we have team members around the world. Even before Covid-19, our team was distributed across Australia and the world. Thus, post Covid-19, this role can be on-site, remote or a mix of both. This role does require at least a 4 hour crossover with the Sydney time-zone.
Our remote-friendly work culture and processes have been in place for a couple of years (some of our team used to work together on a product that reached over 4 million users) and our distributed team structure is working well.
We work hard at fostering a focused and friendly workplace, where team members are able to do their best work.
We are looking for someone with outstanding technical experience, a mature attitude and a preference for working with a small smart team, to join us in the role of Technical Lead at Ukufu.
This role includes hands-on development work as well as mentoring, building out the team when applicable, code reviews and systems architectural design. You will work directly with the CEO as well as the development and product team.
Our team of 8 currently consists of 2 engineers (excluding the Tech Lead).
Our non-engineering team members include a UX/Design Lead and Product Manager. Our current stack includes Python, ReactJS, Flutter, Containerisation (ECS/Fargate) and Serverless (Lambda).
Our application process usually includes an initial chat with the CEO, one technical task, then a chat with 2-3 additional team members.
* Ukufu comes from the Zulu word Ukufunda, which means “to learn”.