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Wanted in Cuckoo: Software Engineering Lead

We are looking for an ambitious SW engineering talent to take responsibility for our product development in a fast-moving international business. You will manage our development team and lead our technology to the next level.  

Cuckoo is building a cutting-edge data platform and a cross-platform application for wellbeing. We have turned workday wellness into an engaging game, which uses superior quality video content, data, algorithms, and science-backed insights to guide Cuckooers towards healthier habits and wellness.

Hundreds of companies all over the world keep their employees healthy with Cuckoo. Every day, we inspire thousands of people to take intelligent breaks, move, and develop smarter routines through our app. 

We have been steadily growing organically over a decade, and our business is founded on a solid base of recurring revenues and happy customers.

We need a Software Engineering Lead to further accelerate our business. We are looking for a driven talent, with a passion to lead technology and manage a development team. 

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We offer competitive compensation including an equity incentive plan. You have a unique opportunity to become a key part of an international success story. You have the autonomy to shape our development practices in a collaborative position in a diverse and multicultural working environment.

Ideally, experience as a Senior Full-stack Developer (React & Node) is appreciated. Past work in leading software development projects and technology is expected. Being able to define long-term technology strategies before execution is important. Experience in managing development teams is considered an advantage. 

Essentially, passion, creativity, and a strong motivation towards sustainable growth in Cuckoo will naturally progress you to be our next VP of Engineering/CTO. We are looking for a leader who can empower, collaborate, and build. Someone who can help us shape the experience of thousands of Cuckooers. 

Responsibilities will include leading the technology hands-on. You will also lead the development team currently consisting of developers, UX designers, a product manager, remote team management support, and a scrum master. You will start directly managing the in-house team of four and indirectly the outsourced team of eight. You will be working with our multi-functional teams to drive Cuckoo’s features and architecture forward.

Essential technical experience

  • Building data-centric software architectures 
  • Node.js
  • React
  • Typescript 
  • Postgres
  • Docker, Kubernetes 
  • AWS cloud 
  • Understanding of professional software development foundations and modern technologies – preferably from a SaaS company/product

Relevant technical experience

  • React Native
  • Elastic Stack
  • Transitioning from Monolithic to Microservices architecture
  • Data logistics, enrichment, labeling, cleansing

Other essential experience/skills

  • Roadmap creation and management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Working and coordinating with UX designers
  • Good command of written and verbal English
  • Passion to build a high-performance engineering team, desire to mentor, and ability to identify and foster personal growth maps.
  • Ability to see beyond daily tasks to spot areas for technological and organizational improvements

Cuckoo is a team of over twenty cheerful and driven professionals, who makes fun a priority. We work diligently, but we also see to it that we equally celebrate our efforts with champagne and marshmallows. We bring joy to the workplace and live up to our values of being authentic and brave and just as importantly, playful. 

Cuckoo’s office is conveniently located in downtown Helsinki. We are flexible as we encourage deeper connection through in-person meetings in-between remote work.

Please send your application and CV to

For more information contact:

Lasse Leppäkorpi, Senior Advisor

tel: +358 50 582 6074

Veera Lehmonen, CEO

tel: +358 44 992 3744