VP of Software Engineering - Marketplace / Saas background

Recommend Recruitment Ltd.
Covent Garden
14 Apr 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A VP of Software Engineering is required at a Global Marketplace / Saas Software Provider to run a team of 30 Developers currently, up to 50 in the future, in a collaborative, product-focused role. The VP of Software Engineering will own developmental process and production execution, working closely with the Product teams and reporting into the CTO. You’ll be an ex-developer, but mature to this level of leadership and have a strong Technology-as-a-Product / SaaS or Marketplace background (preferably B2B).

Location: London, Oxford Circus

Salary: £90k - £110k + bonus + benefits

The VP of Software Engineering will direct a range of product development initiatives (both development and technical debt reduction / phase out) that will support the CTO with their technical roadmap, as well as provide smooth facilitation of product development for the Product Director. The chief goal will be to help develop established products, but on-board new products into the knowledge pool as well. You'll be from a Platform / Marketplace background and understand how to give a brilliant user experience in connecting multiple entities on a platform / Saas product set.

As VP of Software Engineering, you'll own the code production processes, develop strong product testing tools and have robust recruitment processes. You'll shape a standardised coding approach to improve the knowledge pool. While the team do adhere to certain Agile principles, this will require revitalizing and a fresh approach to help reduce technical debt and improve standards using agile iterative releases. This will be about breaking rules on both sides of the Agile / Traditional divide to create process that suit the code production objectives.


Established VP of Software Engineering having lead a Development team of 25+ in-house developers – you’ll likely have a C#.Net stack background, but this may not be essential.

Strong Marketplace / Saas platform background - exceptional user experience knowledge for multiple-entity connecting products.

Strong evidence of agile, product-oriented R&D development practice advocacy, but from a scaled corporate as well as start-up, able to handle the corporate influence that comes with high growth.

Strong Development gravitas / background and able to steer development discussions from a previous hands-on perspective.

Ex-Developer – vital you have that empathy and frame of reference

Strong at questioning, reasoning and debating to a collaborative level for the sake of the product with senior peers and the CTO.


B2B background is almost essential, but a strong marketplace background and an interest in B2B is sufficient.

Social Media or Fintech background

This VP of Software Engineering position is a scintillating opportunity to establish yourself in a mature but change-ready Global Saas Business. It's a business that has a major focus on product development to keep its market leadership in a global arena. The VP of Software Engineering will have the opportunity to bring it's development team into higher velocity production and transform it's standing within the business.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960535557

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