Head of Engineering

Karma is engineering for the future, fighting food waste through technology. We are growing fast, scaling our business, our teams, and most importantly: our impact.
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The mission of your role

Karma is looking for the next key member of our team. We are seeking an experienced and efficient Head of Engineering to help take us to the next level in our growth process.

This position will report directly to the Co-founder and COO, while keeping an eye on the product vision to make sure that our tech can support it.

As Head of Engineering you will set and lead the implementation of the technical vision, making sure we have the resources and knowledge needed to succeed at high quality and in a timely manner. The goal is to build highly efficient and scalable teams, processes and technology.

You will be managing an entire team of engineers and developers, collaborating with the product manager, as well as guiding the company’s technical vision and maintaining compliance with quality standards.

We are still in the early stages of our journey, so your work at Karma will have a tremendous impact on both our business and Karma as a company. We are working close to our users, acting on both their feedback and what our data says.


  • Have extensive experience leading and developing engineering teams
  • Have solved user problems through technology
  • Are up-to-date on tech trends and tools
  • Are passionate about what you believe in, but disagree and commit if needed
  • Have strong business acumen
  • Can explain tech debt to a 5-year old
  • Vocalize when tech debt results from choices, and plan on how to reduce it
  • Trust your team to make the best tech choices, but challenge and coach them if they don’t
  • Push for scalability and quality or viability and speed, based on the situation
  • Roll up your sleeves and GSD
  • Know what GSD stands for 
  • Have a solid understanding of TypeScript (Node, React, React Native), GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform, Android Native, and Swift.

Tech at Karma

We’re a small team that wears many hats, and we learn on-the-job by solving challenges in order of urgency and value. We’re flexible in what systems and parts of the product we work on, collaborate across teams, and we’re involved in features from inception to implementation, including polish and maintenance. We value good code and novel solutions, but know that they’re means to an end: done is better than perfect. We choose technologies ourselves and view them agnostically as tools that have pros and cons. At the moment we get things done with TypeScript (Node, React, React Native), GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform.

The bottom line

If you’ve worked at a startup, you know. If you haven’t, here’s the rundown: there’s no room for egos, politics, or bull-sh*t. What we build today could be thrown out of the window tomorrow, but we build it with 100% commitment nonetheless. You’ll laugh more than you’ll cry, and look back at the work you do now in 10 years and think “how did we get that done?” And you’ll love every minute of it.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Klarabergsgatan 23
111 21 Stockholm Directions hello@karma.life View page

This is how we roll

  • Numerous mood boosting activites

    What the hell is a zen room? Truthfully, we don't know either. But we use it for yoga and other soft activities. Oh, did we mention we have a ping pong table as well?

  • Early bird or night owl?

    As our team is growing, both early birds and night owls find themselves at Karma. Whichever you choose, there's something for you.
    Perks of coming early: weekly breakfast.
    Perks of staying late: video and board games.

  • Refill, anyone?

    One simply cannot celebrate too often. We are keen champagne drinkers, quiz players and hosts of Karmazing after-works. No reason to celebrate is too small, nor too big.

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Working at Karma is a blast. Don't believe it? All right then, let the pictures speak for themselves.

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