VP of Engineering

Leicester, UK
02 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Usurpo are currently working with a hyper growth eccomerce business based in Leicester. They are looking to hire a VP of Engineering to help them scale their tech team and build a next generation of ecommerce business with technology at the heart of it.

The role:

* Reports directly to the CTO.

* Lead a team of onshore and offshore developers to build the ecommerce website and applications.

* Liaise with both internal and third-party stakeholders to ensure delivery of strong solutions within the ecommerce website.

* Be a single point of contact for product engineering and development, and provide key insights to the wider business.

* Help design the product's architecture and technical roadmap.

* Manage development and deployment timelines and identify when deliverables are at risk whilst formulating contingencies and alternatives.

* Define realistic business and personal goals for your team, and work with them to validate and improve over time.

* Introduce a culture of documentation

* Help the team balance competing priorities.

* Foster a culture of improvement through mentorship and feedback.

* Inspire and help grow the team.

* Integrate and collaborate with the heads of Digital Product, Business Systems, and Insight

About you:

* You are excited to build quality products and help your team achieve their personal and professional goals.

* You are a proactive communicator, capable of engaging your team across multiple mediums (slack, video calls, email and code reviews). You model and help others communicate their needs for the team and the product.

* You are capable of providing good written communications and reporting, enabling your colleagues to fully understand your proposals, investigations, and current operating status.

* You are a thoughtful, talented engineering leader who has good experience facilitating the work of their colleagues and reports.

* You are empathetic and a respectful teammate and leader who is willing to go the extra mile for others. You care about helping us create a diverse, inclusive workforce where we respect all and practice empathy at every opportunity.

* You have around 4 years proven experience managing technical teams and guiding them to success, and you care deeply about the quality of your work and the team's work.

Perks and Benefits:

* Competive base salary and share options

* Remote working and flexible hours

* Work closely with CTO to define new eccomerce technology stack

If your a lead developer that is looking to take a step up or a VP of engineering looking for more flexability and a broader challenge than this could be ideal for you.

Please get in touch with me directly to arrange an initial call and interview

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