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Hacker in Residence

full-time Founders Copenhagen

Hackers in Residence (HIR) are full-time employees hired by Founders to co-explore and co-found new projects. In our studio you will work together with designers, product managers, data scientists and growth marketers exploring new ideas and building prototypes.

When a prototyped idea shows promise we create a roadmap of how to turn it into a launchable product together. We then ruthlessly validate the product in the open market, looking for traction. If it takes off, we then transform it into an independent company with you as a co-founder.

Are you who are we looking for?

You are a talented hacker who wants to build a product-first company. You love playing around with new ideas and aren't afraid to throw away things that don't work for the end users. You are a very independent person with a strong personal drive. You have the people skills necessary to lead a small team.

What about Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is an awesome city to live and work in. Here are three reasons: Having a good work/life balance is a big deal here: leisure, life outside the office and family time is highly-valued. It’s a compact city and practically everyone cycles, meaning less cars, congestion and miserable commutes. It’s a creative capital for design, fashion and food - there’s always something fun happening! Copenhagen is also super international and well-connected. The airport is 20 minutes from the centre with direct connections to New York and San Francisco while Berlin, Stockholm and London are all short, cheap flights away. English is widely spoken making everything from getting paperwork to going to the doctor simpler for newcomers.


Good product intuition
Strong Javascript + HTML + CSS skills
You have mastered at least one modern web stack
Ability to work both independently and leading a team
Strong interpersonal skills
Creativity, intelligence, hustle

Native application development experience
Startup experience as either co-founder or early employee


Competitive annual salary and real founder equity (15%-25%).
Standard issue laptop and phone.
Awesome co-workers and a shiny new office next to the meatpacking district (our rooftop terrace has the best view in Copenhagen).
Weekly demo-days, cross company developer meetings and great Friday bars.
Access to housing - finding a place in Copenhagen can be difficult, we have an landing pad for you.
published: Aug. 3, 2017

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