Head of Engineering - Ruby

Recruiter
Global M Recruitment
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CHALLENGES My client is now looking for a Head of Engineering to help lead theEngineering team and contribute to its ambitious roadmap. Reporting into the CEO and working closely with the Head of Product,the successful candidate will manage our Engineering capability whilstremaining sufficiently hands-on to be able to build and maintain ourtechnical estate. Facilitate the timely delivery of work by the Engineering team,ensuring it is of sufficient quality, meets requirements and is fit-for-purpose. Oversee the day-to-day development work of the Engineering team. Promote a culture of quality within the team. Foster a culture of technical improvement within the team (e.g. viashow-and-tells, demos, proof-of-concepts, pet projects or similar). Work closely with the CEO and Head of Product in identifying resourcingrequirements and assist in recruitment to the team as necessary. Assume line management responsibilities of Engineering team members,assisting in their career development. Assess the current capabilities of Satchel products (and supportingarchitecture), advising on possible changes. Play a central role in technical and architectural discussionsregarding the longer term vision for Engineering. It is assumed this role will comprise 50% technical/hands-on work and50% management. REQUIRED SKILLS A technical BEng/BSc/BA degree in a computing or similar/relatedengineering discipline. Demonstrable experience of leading technical teams for at least 1 year. 4+ years of experience working in an agile environment. Past experience of being a Full Stack Developer in a commercial environment. Demonstrable proficiency in Ruby and Ruby on Rail. Demonstrable proficiency in the building of APIs, and in usingthird-party APIs. Demonstrable proficiency in HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (preferably ES6). At least 1 year of experience working with a contemporary JavaScriptframework such as EmberJS, Angular, ReactJS, Vue or similar. Have an appreciation of the challenges faced when building adaptive orresponsive websites. Experience of working with databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL. Excellent analytical skills. Able to communicate technical concepts in a lucid, structured fashionto colleagues. A good appreciation of development best-practices and how they can be employed. Knowledge and use of DevOps practices and how they can be employed toimprove Engineering productivity and code quality. Experience of Management/Executive reporting. NICE TO HAVE Experience of using AWS. ScrumMaster training a plus. An appreciation of mobile applications and the APIs that need to bebuilt to support their operation. - provided by Dice AGILE, AWS, DEGREE, HTML5, JAVASCRIPT, MOBILE, MYSQL, POSTGRESQL, RUBY

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