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Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering - Remote - £85-90k, 20% bonus

Expanding SaaS business are hiring a Head of Engineering to Lead their engineering team of ~ 30 people (Engineering, QA, DevOps), and are happy for the role to be Remote, with occasional (once a quarter) visits to the head office in West Sussex (expenses covered).

Over the next 18 months they are re-platforming and the Head of Engineering will manage this transition.

Alongside leading your team, setting goals and budgets, you'll be responsible for working with Product Management and UX to deliver on ambitious product roadmaps, shaping the platform and technology stack to support the growth ambitions of the company and contributing towards the overall company strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelise great engineering and organisational practices

  • Create space and autonomy for teams, supported by clear objectives and principles.

  • Ensure there is the team and processes in place to deliver the highest quality software.

  • Continue to evolve their QA approach with a drive towards further automation

Skills:

  • Software Engineering background in scalable, distributed applications

  • Experience in architecting distributed systems on a public cloud platform.

  • Experience building, running and leading high performing, distributed engineering teams

  • Proven experience of creating a forward-thinking technology culture.

  • Delivery mindset

  • Fundamental understanding of the principles of Agile development and experience of making it work in the real world