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VP of Engineering

Employer
Avocet Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We are looking for an experienced VP of Engineering to manage a diverse development team. The responsibilities of a VP of Engineering include leading a team of developers and engineers, collaborating with product managers, and improving company policies and standards.

To be successful as a VP of Engineering, you should have prior organizational leadership experience, be able to collaborate with team members, and be a strategic problem-solver. Ultimately, a top-notch VP of Engineering should demonstrate excellent communication skills, an ability to connect with other engineers and developers, and a have solid foundation in software design.

Your Primary Responsibilities In This Role Will Include
  • Understanding and evolving the overall architecture of our system to help reduce cost, increase performance and ensure the continued delivery of Avocet's services to our customers.
  • Supporting the design and implementation of new features by helping to decide on the architecture, technology and tools used.
  • Participating in code reviews and helping to improve the systems and processes used by our wider engineering team.
  • Leading the engineering team through management and mentorship.
  • Contributing to the recruitment activities and the professional development of our existing team members.


Requirements
  • Strong organizational leadership skills.
  • Extensive experience in working with stakeholders to create hiring strategies to develop quality teams.
  • Knowledge of Go (Golang) & JS / TS preferable.
  • A deep knowledge of AWS and Kubernetes.
  • Experience in recruiting Engineers and contributors.
  • Previous working experience in software design and developing customer-orientated platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management.
  • Experience working with both in-house engineering teams and outsourced development.


Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Option Scheme (EMI Scheme)
  • Pension Scheme
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