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Head Of Engineering

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by CV-Library

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£70k - £90k Annual

Working exclusively with our client this is a superb opportunity to join rapidly growing start-up technology organisation based in Ely. Backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital investors you will be given the opportunity to work with some of the best-known companies globally including Google, Rosetta Stone alongside the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford! Start: ASAP Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire (Remote working 2 days per week available) Salary: £90,000 + Hours: Monday – Friday 40 hours – flexible start and finish times available Benefits: Modern working environment, excellent opportunities for career progression and further training, flexible working hours with home working available, dedicated time for self-development, 28 days paid holiday, international travel, 2 hours per week paid study time (this can be anything even if not related to your role!) You will be responsible for leading a team that consists of a Product Owner, Senior Front-End Engineers, Junior Front-End Developers, Senior Back End Engineers and QA Engineers the team is currently 8 strong and you will yourself be supported by our CTO. This role will hold a high level of responsibility and comes empowered with the ability to allow you to work with autonomy and trust. Duties: * Overseeing the team of Engineers whilst they build and maintain a number of web properties * Enabling and enforcing good software engineering practices. * Technical Decision making surrounding Architectural design & decision * Ensuring that the web applications are reliable, stable and work with speed * Overseeing the AngularJS to Angular rewrite and ensuring this is completed before end of year 1 * Ensuring that good quality software is produced that functions well * Overseeing the Software development processes, practices and quality * Service uptime and platform performance * Recruitment and Selection of new Engineers, whilst building an effective team * Ensuring that you empower the team to improve code quality * Increase test coverage and guarantee that incidence of bugs has been reduced * Overseeing that documentation is broader * Ensuring that service levels are improved and that response times have been reduced * Reporting of key metrics (surrounding uptime) * Assisting in working to support in scaling up the customer base * Able to define and engineering approach to deliver on the product requirements and deliver them in a reasonable time. * Able to advocate for more robust engineering plans when demonstrable that they will have positive ROI for the product team Skills and Experience Required: * Experience of leading a team of Software Engineers and Developers * Able to manage remote working staff with ease – including those who work in other countries * Demonstratable experience in mentoring a team * Broad technical experience * Ability to make high end decisions * Able to understand and make decisions of a technical nature on approach, architecture & stack * Demonstrate the ability to quickly absorb and make use of new information. * Strong attention to detail * Strong planning skills * Strong Stack Familiarity including: Rails, Angular & AWS

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