CTO / Co-Founder


Europe | Part-Time

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Who are we looking for?

An experienced and dynamic co-founding CTO to become an integral member of our leadership team, help build and grow our vision, develop the technical architecture and software, scale the technology team and find innovative technical solutions to a notoriously inefficient offline market.

Who are we?

The FairArt marketplace is on a mission to democratise and transform how art is bought and sold online.

Founded on the principles of accessibility and equitability, FairArt is creating the industry’s first C2C live exchange marketplace and artist royalty scheme for the secondary art market.

Conceptualised by an established member of the art scene, the platform offers collectors and artists innovative solutions to many of the industry’s long-standing issues around opacity, ownership, elitism, inaccessibility, illiquidity and high fees.

FairArt is:

  • Fair for the buyer - Creates complete price transparency and access to unrivalled information

  • Fair for the seller - Offers the quickest route to sale in the market with industry leading fees

  • Fair for the artist - Establishes the first equitable international framework for compensation

We will rebalance the scales and bring the market to a new generation of consumers.

Where are we?

After nearly a year of research, conceptualisation and strategic positioning based on learnings from actively participating in hundreds of art transactions, we are ready to enter the next phase and begin building our MVP.

We are currently in conversation with leading contemporary artists and have begun preliminary discussions with prospective investors.

Our industry network has enabled us to establish a group of early adopters willing to proactively test early iterations of the product.

We are in the process of building out wireframes as well as detailed high-fidelity designs for the MVP, using Figma. We are ready for a technical lead to join the team, define a technological strategy and help build our vision.

This is where you come in.

Job Description

FairArt is searching for an experienced CTO/tech lead who can take the lead on all of the following.


  • Undertake a leading role in defining FairArt’s technology strategy and implementation

  • Own all phases of the product development

  • Coordinate with other co-founders throughout the build, in particular the product designer, with developer handoff using Figma; this will be a two-way relationship, where designs will be built while evaluating technological constraints and taking into consideration the front-end library of your choice

  • Oversee data security and management

  • Initially assume all tech responsibilities in the context of a growing team; over time, build and manage the FairArt technology team

  • Liaise with the other founders to lead on the direction and evolution of the business and ensure the marketplace evolves in line with the business needs

  • Lead on development of the future roadmap for the business to ensure it provides world-class services that are secure, stable and scalable


  • Driven, passionate, and understands the commitment needed in a fast-paced start-up environment

  • Have built an application from idea to deployment, with a deep practical experience of both front-end and back-end development

  • 3+ years experience in building modern web applications

  • Comfortable with working with the APIs of payment products such as Stripe to create powerful functionality without the need for proprietary code

  • Open-minded and inclusive in your work style


  • 5+ years experience in building modern web applications

  • Experience as a senior developer / lead developer / technical co-founder in a start-up

  • A passion for and understanding of the art market

  • Have built a C2C international marketplace

  • Full-time commitment from day one

  • Budgeting skills

What are we offering?

We are offering a negotiable vested equity split and a salary subject to successful funding in the coming months.

  • Substantial co-founder equity options with high growth potential

  • Salary/payout upon funding (looking to raise substantial funding in late 2021)

  • Flexibility to work remotely across Europe and from home

  • Opportunity to shape the future of our vision and build an empowering company culture

  • Opportunity to radically disrupt a $3 trillion industry and build a lasting platform

  • Opportunity to find innovative software solutions to age-old problems of a traditionally offline industry

  • Opportunity to create a fairer industry and raise significant funds for artists and charities

Employment type

We are flexible in our pre-raise requirements.

We are open to an initial part-time role subject to an increased commitment post-fundraising.

The ideal candidate will commit to full-time employment from day one.

Looking forward to speaking with you!

Francois & Nick

Co-Founders @ FairArt

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