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Robo Wunderkind

CTO at Robo Wunderkind

Vienna, Shenzhen, Berlin · Full Time
Robo Wunderkind is an award-winning robot that is changing the way we learn about technology. It is designed for kids starting from 5 years old to provide the easiest way to learn coding and basics of robotics. Electronic components are safely embedded into blocks with a smart connection system. With Robo Wunderkind you can start building and programming robots right away. We are making technology accessible to everyone. Read More
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Job Description

We're looking for a well-rounded CTO with a background in hardware engineering to join Robo Wunderkind.

We are looking for a person who loves to think strategically, and to design, build, and code amazing physical products. Do you have experience taking products from early concept stages, prototype, all the way through to mass production? You'll become an integral part of the growth of our high potential startup.


• Developing technology and product strategy
• Managing technology and product development
• Leading the Engineering team and managing development cycles
• Being able to step in and do a hand on work if needed

• Product requirement analysis and definition of technical specifications
• Plan and manage the product development, within the timeline and the budget
• Manage system integration on hardware & software level
• Lead the design, implementation and testing for hardware and software development
• Strategic management and implementation of our product roadmap
• Managing resolution of tooling/process/production issues
• Choose and work directly with international vendors and manufacturers


• 5+ years of building and driving engineering teams
• Ability to interface cross functionally as well as communicate with investors and partners
• Fluent English
• Readiness to travel for extended period of time to Shenzhen, China to oversee production


• Engineering degree in Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Robotics Engineering
• Understanding of Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering
• Experience of working on hardware products
• Knowledge of and experience using multiple rapid prototyping processes for verification
• Knowledge of and experience with design for manufacturing/design for test.
• Experience with SolidWorks – 3D modelling, assembly management, 2D drafting
• Failure analysis/root cause investigation.
• Experience with technical project management tools


• Open-minded, ambitious, organized, with shared values
• You like to get shit done, and you move things along fast
• You enjoy working in intercultural team and intercultural environment


• A chance to help grow & grow with a high potential startup
• An opportunity to do what you care about and make a difference in the world
• We offer equity stake and a competitive salary

Selected for an interview candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission of their application.

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What We're Building

"Robo Wunderkind’s Programmable Bricks Are Like Legos That Teach You How To Code" - Techcrunch

Raised $246,612 on Kickstarter from 1,169 backers in 58 countries in 5 weeks.

Robo Wunderkind is the first robot anyone can build.
We are embedding different electronics - sensors/motors/microcontrollers - into the cubes so that even a 5-year-old child can build its own robot and program it in an app.

Robotics Award 2014 from Festo
Startup of the Year in Austria 2015
Techcrunch Disrupt SF 2015, Startup Battlefield Finalist

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Robo Wunderkind Team

Rustem Akishbekov
Founder & CEO @Robo Wunderkind@HAX & @TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield 2015 alum • formerly
Anna Iarotska
Founder & COO @Robo Wunderkind London School of Economics

Robo Wunderkind Investors

Cyril Ebersweiler
Visionary Punk, Founder of @HAX ; Partner @SOSV. Some understanding of the hardware startup space (200+ investments). Sometimes cowork w/ coconuts.
Sean O'Sullivan
founder of @MapInfo, @SOSVvc, @Carma; co-inventor of street mapping on PCs. co-coined term "cloud computing" in 1996. seed & venture capital investor.
Piotr Wasowski
Serial entrepreneur and angel investor, founder & CEO of Wasowski Ventures, a 
technology accelerator and Arkley Seed Fund – angel / seed investment fund.