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Head of Engineering (2811565873)
Head of Engineering Home /London office 2 days per week Up to £120k salary plus equity My client is changing the future of the planet, through supporting worldwide projects within wildlife, ocean, energy. After a recent successful raise of circa £1.1 million and with a highly impressive board, we are now looking to hire a Head of Engineering. You will report in to a CPO and take the current MVP product to scale. Your immediate role will be to hire a funcional engineering team comprising of a product manager, QA and developers. The role will be hands on coding for at least 6-12 months, utilising your skills in Python and React. • Lead the whole engineering team and line manage the most senior members of that team • Define product architecture and processes that promote rapid and successful product iteration • Motivate and build the improvement culture required to develop the engineering team’s skill base. • Lead recruitment. Advocate for resources at a senior level when required to hit goals. • Maintain a culture that ensures creativity, productivity, and quality of output across the team • Lead on design of robust operational processes to ensure quality and consistency of output • Review and write code as required. Use Python on the backend, React on the frontend • Lead project management, ensure deadlines are reasonable and consistently hit • Work collaboratively with the CPO, reporting to the board as required and delivering budgeting • Lead penetration testing and development of our security practices • Minimise technical debt What you’ll need • Experience in a leadership engineering role covering the responsibilities above • Experience of building products targeted at the B2B/Enterprise market • Ability to report information in a clear and informative manner to non-technical stakeholders • Demonstrable ability to lead a team with a productive & optimistic ethos • Strong line management skills, with proven ability to mentor & develop reports • Experience of successfully recruiting for a variety of tech roles. • Strong core engineering skills, including JS, HTML/CSS, Python, Git • Experience of working with relevant JS and Python-based frameworks • Experience of leading development of AWS-based deployment architecture • Ability to set a culture that balances and prioritises standards, project management and delivery • An approach to DevOps leadership that successfully balances team autonomy and creativity against productivity management and reporting • Ability to guide a team through a fluid and rapidly changing environment • Experience of overseeing robust testing programmes that implement feedback quickly