Head of Engineering

Recruiter
Ad Lib
Location
Bloomsbury
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Who we are

Ad-Lib’s mission is to make advertising useful for everyone. To do this, we integrate with major players including Google and Facebook, building technology to turn brands’ creative assets into dynamic, relevant and useful ads at a global scale, delivering insight and optimisation with the aim of making each campaign more effective than the last.
At just a year old, we already have a roster of amazing global clients including Nestlé, HSBC, J&J and Virgin, powering the creative for dozens of campaigns every month.

Your role

As Head of Engineering you will be responsible for leading the complete development of our platform. This includes driving all technical aspects of the development as well as resource planning and tooling. You will be responsible for technical requirements definition, design, implementation, unit and integration testing. You will work closely with the product team and business leadership to create and implement agile processes and procedures to increase the velocity and speed of development and ensure that resources are allocated efficiently and goals are achieved. You must possess the leadership and organizational abilities to lead the engineering team through rapid growth, striking the balance between process and execution while remaining nimble and responsive to changes.

Our current tech stack

The backend services are built using PHP7, Symfony, Angular. We use REST APIs for synchronous tasks and use queues for asynchronous jobs.

Requirements

3 years of hands-on technical leadership and team management experience.
5+ years of experience in web application development and especially advertising technology
Have a deep understanding of digital advertising, it’s solutions and KPI’s and their contribution to driving value
BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
Experience working with large scale distributed/cloud based systems.
Experience working with web applications frontend and backend.
Experience building and operating large-scale data processing infrastructure, including data pipelines, Map-Reduce and other related tools.
Experience in API development, JavaScript, PHP, and/or Go and/or Python.
Understand data privacy regulations and implementation in digital advertising processes
Hands-on coding when required
Lead the engineering road mapping efforts, maintaining both high pace and agility in execution while determining and articulating the best use of resources by prioritising based on the value it brings to the business
Have the ability to create and lead a high performing engineering team
Be able to hire and motivate talent

Perks

Free choice of OS and work development environment
Flexible working
Unlimited holiday
Free food and drink in the office
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