Head of engineering

 Athens office / Reports to the CEO

HellolaApp is a mobile application that empowers users globally to practice new languages by meeting new friends and socializing. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Head of Engineering will provide hands-on solutions in the development and scalability of the app. Opportunity to be part of an international team that is growing and passionate about changing the way we improve linguistic skills.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities (Gaps in Knowledge Will be Trained)
  • Developing front end website architecture
  • Designing user interactions on web pages
  • Developing back end website applications Creating servers and databases for functionality 
  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications
  • Working alongside graphic designers for web design features 
  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product
  • Designing and developing APIs
  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs 
  • Staying abreast of developments in web applications and programming languages.
  • Development of new features
  • Scalability of the design and front-end
  • Maintain current knowledge of technology landscape and development and apply that knowledge to drive implementation of the best solutions for our data pipeline
  • Track, analyze and monitor technology performance metrics
  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Work with the CEO writing patents, scientific publications, and grants
  • Ensure security, scalability and performance of overall technology infrastructure
  • Align the company’s technology development plan with the company’s business goals
  • Define quality assurance, security, compliance and data protection processes
  • Manage within target KPIs, project timelines, and overall budgetary goals
  • Researching global technology trends and their applicability to hellola’s capabilities
  • Assist research team in the development and implementation of new features
Qualifications of The Ideal Candidate 
    Personal Qualities: (60% Relevancy) 
  • Passion for languages, culture, and people
  • Fluent in english, French a plus
  • Enthusiastic and full of energy 
  • Good problem solving
  • High levels of thoroughness  
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change and different environments
  • Proactive
  • Quick learner
  • Solution driven
  • Creative 
  • Experience in working with university research partners
  • Experience with Marketplaces a plus

  • Professional Qualities: (40% Relevancy)
  • Degree in Computer Science
  • Proficiency with fundamental front end languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React, React Native and Amber
  • Proficiency with server side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP and .Net
  • Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, Oracle and MongoDB
  • C/C++
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Tensor flow, PyTorch, Keras
  • Kaldim OpenSMILE a plus
  • Docker
  • Linux/Unix
  • Machine learning and /or Deep learning, speech processing, computer vision, natural language processing
  • Experience with other scripting languages is an added value
  • Zeplin
Working conditions
  • Possibility to work remotely from home 2 days/week with silent and professionally presentable background
  • Traveling might be required
  • Rarely evening hours for important conference meetings or online activities 
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