VP Engineering - Head of Development - Start Up

Ability Resourcing
London, South East England
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

VP Engineering - Head of Development - Start Up

An ambitious and fast growth start up requires a VP of Engineering / Head of Development to take development to the next level. They have built a web (Django, Python rabbitMq MySQL) and mobile platform (iOS, Android) focused on making design easy across any industry with great usability and functionality for both highly technical people and non IT people.

The VP Engineering, Head of Development will assume this new position created to alleviate some of the Co-founders work load around the management and growth of the development division. The Company has been established for 3 years+, is leading the current trend in design, doubled in size last year and is currently in the process of transitioning to a more product focused organisation. They've recently built a sales and marketing team and are having success winning customers such as M&S and Accenture due to a great product in a market that lacks competition.

The VP Engineering, Head of Development will work closely with the Co-founders leading the development and design division consisting of around 15 people continuing building an industry leading team and product. The role is diverse and will include a mix of technical and people leadership responsibilities such as; managing existing core product development, architecture and input into the product roadmap, delivering well tested and error free code, driving continuous best practice around development, have the potential to assist in coding, ensure smooth delivery of projects, carry out 121 meetings and appraisals, direct line management, identifying training needs and team motivation.

The VP of Engineering will ideally have worked in a fast growth or start up web focused technology company with a knowledge of mobile apps and have experience of direct line management as a company changes and grows. Ideally you will have worked in a Django, Python, rabbitMq and MySQL environment. Cultural fit is also key, they have a very social and friendly atmosphere, arrange days out, don't take themselves too seriously but always get the job done.

They plan to grow is to double in the next year and need an equally ambitious proactive VP of Engineering to help make the right decisions on this journey. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference and put your stamp on a unique start up.

VP Engineering, Head of Development, Product