Head of Engineering

Digital Fineprint
New Cross
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a tech leader who loves solving business problems? Are you keen to lead a sizeable software development team at a fast-growing startup? If so, look no further.

*Digital Fineprint* is a multi-award winning insurtech start-up based in London. Our mission is to leverage digital, machine learning and big data technologies to help insurance companies optimise their performance. Supported by over $3m in funding from Pentech Ventures (the first investors in Nutmeg and Fanduel, a unicorn), Eos Venture Partners and FOM Capital, DFP is already working with insurers such as Hiscox, QBE and Zurich’s subsidiary Tennyson. Our management team come from a background in private equity, data science, web development and technology (Twitter, Strategy&, Sovereign Capital) and the company launched out of Oxford University in 2016.

You will report to our CPO and CTO, working alongside our development team to play a critical part in crafting, refining and supporting our technology stack, providing the architecture to help the business grow. We want all team members to be open to new challenges and, as we are a startup, you can expect that your day to day role will involve a lot of other interesting problems to tackle. Your core role will also include:

Owning our technology strategy
Directing our technology's impact on our commercial strategy
Planning and executing recruitment for the expansion of our tech team
Mentoring and supporting the tech team


Experience translating a product vision into an architected solution
Experience working with and delivering full-stack, data-heavy products
Experience leading a team of developers
Experience mentoring and coaching junior and mid-level software engineers
Have solid experience with part of our stack (e.g. PHP Laravel, Python Flask, AWS, React)
You have at least 5 years of commercial software development experience
You will be comfortable running meetings and reporting to our CTO, CPO and other stakeholders


Competitive salary
Stock options
Allowance for software and learning resources
Flexible working environment, including our office in South Bank
Access to Perkbox
Free beer, coffee, coconut water, cashew nuts and other treats
Team lunches
Team building activities
Gym membership
Cycle to Work scheme
Experiencing life at a startup in one of the hottest parts of the market right now

*Our Stack*

We understand that the tech stack is important for you to know. Here’s an overview of what we’re using right now, but you’ll have an influence over our future stacks.

Microsoft kindly sponsored us with over $350,000 of credit for Azure by adding us to their Bizspark+ programme. You’ll have access to these credits to try things out. In addition, Amazon AWS kindly sponsored us with $100,000 of credits.

PHP/Laravel (APIs).
Python/R (Data Science)
Postgres and MongoDB
Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS platforms
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

(Please note that we don't work with recruitment agencies/IT contract firms/outsourcing partners, as we do all our recruitment and development in-house.)

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