Engineering Director - £115,000

Candidate Source Limited
20 Jan 2018
05 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leading content technology platform who are looking to hire an Engineering Director based in Manchester to join their executive leadership team, working for hand in glove with their founder and CEO to deliver on the key technology platform, growth projects whilst developing and driving the technology and infrastructure roadmaps.

Following a recent acquisition and injection of funding, this organically grown business is expanding into new territories, increasing product functionality, language capabilities and ultimately, user availability across key locations. As the most senior partner for technology within the leadership team, you will be instrumental in the rollout of new product features that support global expansion for both end users and clients, coaching and advising the wider organisation throughout, and transforming the relationship between business and technology.

As the Engineering Director, your duties will be to:

- Endorse and influence the ambitions, developments and strategy of the company, by working closely with key internal and external stakeholders.
- Meet the businesses scaling and performance goals.
- Hire, lead and mentor a team of highly skilled engineers and data scientists, adopting success metrics such as OKR's to ensure consistently high performance and team morale.
- Maintain and extend the technology strategy roadmap to support and influence business efficiency.
- Ensure technology support for all the team across UK and worldwide offices delivering a high service to all internal users.
- Ensure compliance and security are of the highest level across the business, to facilitate sales into highly regulated sectors.
- Encourage contribution to open source software projects.

To be a successful Engineering Director you will have the following skills and experience:

- An experienced leader of engineering teams within ecommerce / SaaS businesses.
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a top tier university, ideally in Computer Science or a similar discipline.
- Experience delivering both commercial and consumer software projects in a professional, best practise environment as well experience working in or on start-up, agile projects.
- Strong communication skills, able to communicate and present at board level as well as functional layer, influencing and presenting new ideas and ways of working that improve efficiency and create commercial impact.

In return, the Engineering Director will receive a salary of £100,000 - £120,000 per annum.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to take that next step in their career, leading a team, influencing technology and being a key part of a newly formed exec within an established and agile organisation who have a solid growth strategy over the next two years.

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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