We are Cohu Space Nation hiring

It’s not rocket science…

We leave that to others. What we do have are exciting jobs for top techies, creative designers and other bright stars who want to help someone achieve the dream of going to space.

Open Positions


Mobile developer wanted to work on the 21st century Moonshot phenomenon!

Cohu Experience is looking for a mobile developer to join the ambitious team creating Space Nation in Helsinki, Finland. Our team is building an Astronaut Training Program together with NASA astronaut trainers. At the core of this astronaut experience is a smartphone app targeted towards global markets. Through the Space Nation Astronaut Program, anyone can train like an astronaut and have the chance to travel to space – for real.

We are now looking for a bright star who wants to help someone achieve the dream of going to space.

In order to execute this vision, we need to grow our team of best-in-class engineers. The ideal candidate is a team player, but has the initiative to take on projects independently. You are receptive to feedback and an open collaborator who prioritizes the success of the team. You are constantly learning, and using new tools and technology to broaden your skill set as a developer. You care deeply about user experience, and refuse to ship a product that is mediocre for our users.

As an experienced iOS dev, you will lead the design, development, and deployment of innovative solutions using the latest mobile-based tools and technologies. Our iOS Developers work in conjunction with Software Engineers, Web Developers, and Creative Developers.

You will help maintain our shared internal frameworks - and create some of your own. You’ll get to actively participate in product decisions, ensuring we set reasonable development deadlines and create quality user experiences.

You might or might not have a computer science degree; more important is that you are an established professional with published examples of mobile applications. You have experience in techniques that support the latest iOS features while providing backwardly compatible alternatives. Swift will be second nature to you, as will custom iOS animations. You’re at home working with backend REST APIs and complex data structures. It would be great if you also know Unity and Javascript.

We offer you a chance to participate in creating a never-before-seen space phenomenon. You’ll help create awesome apps from start to finish with a super talented and easy-going team. And you’ll be co-operating with the best stakeholders and brands on the planet. Ultimately, you’ll leave your mark while democratizing space for humankind through e-learning. What else can you ask for?

How about a salary? We expect to pay you 4300-4700€/month depending on your skills and experience. If you feel this is incorrect, let us know what you would think a correct remuneration would be and why. We are willing to reconsider our position if you can present your case convincingly.

This position is based in Helsinki, and we are unfortunately not able to accept applications from candidates who do not have valid work permits.

If you think you’re the perfect fit for us, please send your application to jobs@cohuent.com. These moon boots will be filled as soon as we find the right astronaut to fill them, so send your application today!

Financial Manager wanted to work on the 21st century Moonshot phenomenon!

Cohu Experience is looking for a Financial Manager to join the ambitious team creating Space Nation in Helsinki, Finland. Our team is building an Astronaut Training Program together with NASA astronaut trainers. At the core of this astronaut experience is a smartphone app targeted towards global markets. Through the Space Nation Astronaut Program, anyone can train like an astronaut and have the chance to travel to space – for real.

We are now looking for a bright star who wants to help someone achieve the dream of going to space.

This is a new position, so you will need to create and take over the day-to-day running of all our finance functions. You need to have experience of working with a software/media startup or a growth company, so you’ll know the appropriate amount of processes, reporting, and structures required for Cohu at each step of our expansion. You will build and update financial projections, forecasts, budgets, and business metrics. You’ll also be required to assist in fundraising efforts, including the preparation of materials, document reviews, and investor communications, as well as finding optimal financing sources and helping define the funding plan.

You already have a proven track record of originating and closing equity deals, and should have a long list of potential financing sources that are willing to take your calls. You will work closely with the CEO and Founders to provide insightful, timely, and accurate updates and recommendations concerning:

  • Ongoing financial performance, trends and KPIs
  • Financial plans and projections
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Strategic projects and financial investments
  • Ad hoc business analytics

In addition, you will most likely have:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Experience in scaling business
  • Strong technical skills and ability to take on an all round role
  • Good leadership and coaching skills

You are ambitious by nature and excited at the opportunity of directly impacting company growth.

We offer you a front row seat in creating a never-before-seen space phenomenon. You’ll get to co-operate with the best stakeholders and brands out there. And you’ll make your impact while democratizing space for humankind through e-learning.

Cohu recently made Finnish fundraising history by collecting 3,2M€ from around 550 investors. Cohu is not only one of the most exciting startups in Finland, but in the whole world; it has been ranked as #1 of Ten European Growth Businesses To Watch In 2017 by Forbes and has featured in dozens of newspaper articles

This position is based in Helsinki, and fluent English and Finnish are required for the role.

For further information, please contact Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, CEO, by email: kalle@cohuent.com.
If we’ve piqued your interest, please send your application to: jobs@cohuent.com by 26 March 2017.

We are looking for a creative Visual Designer to join the ambitious team of Space Nation in Helsinki, Finland. We are pioneering humanity’s transition to space by liberating astronaut skills and accelerating human advancement.

Our team is creating an Astronaut Training Program together with NASA astronaut trainers. At the core of this experience is a smartphone app targeted to global markets. Through the Space Nation Astronaut Program anyone can train like an astronaut and have the chance to travel to space – for real. We are building the world’s biggest space discovery and learning community, and need a skilled designer to help us.

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintain consistent brand look and feel in all our deliverables
  • Design visually appealing content for our newsletters, social media channels and websites
  • upport our Sales and Financial teams in creating presentations and sales material
  • Manage company brand elements
  • Work closely with external brand agencies and partners

Requirements:

  • Earlier experience within marketing design and brand support tasks
  • Good eye for typography and layouts
  • Have good communication skills
  • Self-driven attitude
  • Good attention to details
  • Able to deliver on time
  • Bachelor degree in a design-related discipline
  • HTML or CSS knowledge is a plus

Space Nation recently made Finnish fundraising history by collecting 3.2M€ from around 550 investors. Space Nation is not only one of the most exciting startups in Finland, but in the whole world; it has been ranked as #1 of Ten European Growth Businesses To Watch In 2017 by Forbes, and has featured in dozens of newspaper articles.

Our culture: Our company is a good fit for someone who likes working in an organization that trusts smart individuals to do smart things within a minimal traditional hierarchy. Instead of rigid management structures we prefer dynamic leadership and shared responsibility. Each one of us has our own areas of authority with expected targets and outcomes, the power and mandate to execute our roles, but also responsibility for results and deliverables.

Our perks: We are a very new start-up. We don’t even have a permanent office at the moment (but we are hoping to find a great home soon in a central Helsinki location). We don’t have electric cars, pin ball machines, an indoor climbing wall, or even a foosball table. What we do have is boundless enthusiasm, great ideas that fly from all directions, belief that we are creating something extraordinary, and slight occasional chaos. We will introduce new benefits according to company growth and wishes from the crew. We aim to grow and reap the benefits of the growth together.

Join this adventure of discovery by sending your portfolio to jobs@cohuent.com as soon as possible – this position will be filled as soon as we find the right candidate.

Space Nation. No borders.

We are looking for a fearless Chief Marketing Officer to join the ambitious team of Space Nation in Helsinki, Finland. We are pioneering humanity’s transition to space by liberating astronaut training for everyone, and accelerating human advancement.

Our team is creating an Astronaut Training Program together with NASA astronaut trainers. At the core of this experience is a smartphone app targeted to global markets. Through the Space Nation Astronaut Program anyone can train like an astronaut and have the chance to travel to space – for real. We are building the world’s biggest space discovery and learning community, and need an experienced B2C Marketing expert to help

This role is a blend of strategic planning and tactical hands-on marketing implementation.

Our new CMO will play a critical role in helping to ensure the growth of our company, and will help build our organization to become more brand-driven and impactful across all sales and marketing opportunities.

Your responsibilities:

Marketing strategy planning and execution:

  • Own the company’s brand strategy and its implementation across all customer and consumer touchpoints
  • Own and execute global B2C marketing activities, both strategic and tactical, across all products and channels
  • Be accountable for reaching Space Nation’s marketing targets – and ensure that they build up to meet the company’s overall growth objectives
  • Develop impactful marketing & communications campaigns supported by proactive management, clear accountability, and ongoing measurement against goals
  • When needed, build partnerships with different agencies to deliver breakthrough advertising campaigns and media purchases
  • Follow competing and partnering companies, gather best practices, and iterate on Space Nation’s marketing functions to continuously improve and deliver differentiating marketing campaigns
  • Be a company spokesperson, participating in and representing Space Nation in various industry events (both space and self-improvement industries, as well as the start-up scene) and be prepared to represent the company in press interviews

Leadership and Talent Management:

  • Ensure the marketing organization is aligned in both structure and capability to deliver the expected business growth. In practise, this also means attracting and nurturing talent – we expect the marketing team to grow rapidly in the future
  • Guide the marketing organization, prioritization, and focus of team members as the company grows
  • As part of the executive team, ensure revenue targets are reached through collaborative executive work, and co-creating company’s overall strategy
  • Provide thought leadership, strategic insight, and clear communication (written and verbal) regarding the organization of Space Nation’s brand strategy
  • Be in constant communication with team members via Slack, Zoom, and other means
  • Nurture a performance culture that enables all employees to do the best work of their lives

Requirements:

  • Extensive B2C marketing experience
  • Proven capability of working in a brand-led company
  • Proven capabilities of both marketing strategy creation, as well as tactical execution
  • Proven track record of driving high business growth, preferably for start-ups aiming at a global market. Experience of USA, UK or Spanish-speaking markets is essential
  • Proven ability to create and use customer-centric, data-driven insights to drive decisions that lead to superior customer experiences
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills necessary to drive and lead cross-functional initiatives
  • Effective in a flat, non-hierarchical, distributed, and fast-moving environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and deliver clear, concise communication of complex issues to employees and executives
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • High energy level, with a bias for action and accountability
  • High degree of self-initiative and organization

Space Nation recently made Finnish fundraising history by collecting 3.2M€ from around 550 investors. Space Nation is not only one of the most exciting startups in Finland, but in the whole world; it has been ranked as #1 of Ten European Growth Businesses To Watch In 2017 by Forbes, and has featured in dozens of newspaper articles.

Our culture: Our company is a good fit for someone who likes working in an organization that trusts smart individuals to do smart things within a minimal traditional hierarchy. Instead of rigid management structures we prefer dynamic leadership and shared responsibility. Each one of us has our own areas of authority with expected targets and outcomes, the power and mandate to execute our roles, but also responsibility for results and deliverables.

Our perks: We are a very new start-up. We don’t even have a permanent office at the moment (but we are hoping to find a great home soon in a central Helsinki location). We don’t have electric cars, pin ball machines, an indoor climbing wall, or even a foosball table. What we do have is boundless enthusiasm, great ideas that fly from all directions, belief that we are creating something extraordinary, and slight occasional chaos. We will introduce new benefits according to company growth and wishes from the crew. We aim to grow and reap the benefits of the growth together.

Join this adventure of discovery by sending your application to jobs@cohuent.com as soon as possible – this position will be filled as soon as we find the right candidate.

Space Nation. No borders.