Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Job description

At Famly, we’re looking for a CTO who will lead and drive our entire 20 people in-house engineering and ops organisation. This new position will involve leading a team of 3 engineering directors and 20 indirect engineering reports. You will be working very closely with our VP of Product in making sure that Famly’s product vision comes to life.

Famly is on a mission to completely transform the childcare industry. Yeah - we know! It's certainly not fintech, although we do have plenty of financial features in our software. We might not be the latest social media influencer platform, AI company, or make ride-sharing skateboards. 

But we do work in an industry where our work has a very real chance to ease stress, and save time for those who nurture and educate children. By doing so, it's a chance to have a positive effect on the lives of children themselves.

We’ve been shaking up the childcare software industry for 7 years. Now, hundreds of thousands of parents and staff use Famly every day in the UK, US, Germany, Denmark, and Norway.

In this position you’ll be working with our VP of Product to ensure that Famly keeps ahead of competition and continues to solve important problems for our customers through great tech. You’ll own all engineering and infrastructure in Famly and will play a critical role in achieving our mission. In a nutshell, you’re doing your job right if our team delivers a steady stream of great solutions to customer problems and Famly’s infrastructure is stable, responsive and cost-effective.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead Famly's entire engineering and ops organisation.
  • Work with the team to ensure that we deliver great solutions to customer problems in a timely and efficient way.
  • Look at how we can improve our engineering experience and processes.
  • Ensure that our engineers keep developing their skills and stay motivated.
  • Drive infrastructure and architecture decisions together with senior members of the team.
  • Ensure that our server infrastructure is highly available, fast, stable and cost-effective.
  • Hire new engineering team members and managers as needed.
  • Be a vital member of the management team in Famly.


  • You are passionate about helping people and love seeing them succeed. 
  • You’re a great people manager who’s focused on seeing your team thrive.
  • You’re curious and inquisitive about processes and how to make them better.
  • You have experience leading engineering teams.
  • You speak and write English fluently..

And who are Famly?

Famly is built on transparency, less talk - more action, and making sure the person sitting next to you is the one shining, rather than yourself. We care about each other and the work we do, and are a close knit-team of around 50 people, from 19 different countries, all sitting in our central Copenhagen office just off Strøget. We eat lunch together every day, and always celebrate with cake. Sometimes with champagne.

Perks with Famly include:

  • Flexible hours.
  • Free lunch every day you’re in the office + as much coffee (or tea) as you can drink.
  • Drinks on Friday and quarterly social events.
  • And most importantly the opportunity to develop your skills and understanding alongside coworkers you can learn from, and who want to learn from you.

We're looking to fill the position as soon as possible, so get your application in today by sending us:

  • Your CV / LinkedIn

Looking forward to hearing from you!