Expired


DESCRIPTION

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial hands-on VP of Engineering to join our fast-growing team here in East London. Working alongside Alex, our founder and CEO, you will be instrumental in taking the business to the next stage: defining & leading our operational platform for many years to come.

You’ll have a strong software engineering background, be technically capable but also be able to take ownership of a product delivery pipeline and help us achieve our aims. It’s important you empathise with our users and their product requirements.

You will work with a variety of business representatives and stakeholders to define requirements and take the lead on operational and technical projects. We already work to agile principles but are looking for someone who can get their arms around a really dynamic and fast paced product development pipeline as we grow.

We believe in behaving with agility and hope that you will too. We’d love it if you were naturally collaborative, willing to work with people from across the business to find solutions. You should of course have excellent organization and problem-solving skills. If you also have a passion for software development and agile methodologies, we’d like to meet you.

Our stack is PHP with Symphony, frontend is React and infrastructure is all on AWS.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Own a product engineering pipeline, prioritising development efforts in line with company objectives
  • Hire, lead & manage Everpress’ Engineering disciplines
  • Own the Everpress operational platform
  • Identify, prioritize and execute tasks in the software development life cycle
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture
  • Collaborate with internal teams and vendors to fix and improve products
  • Balance the need to deliver features for business benefit against the risk of accumulating technical debt
  • Mentor and develop members of the product engineering team


SOME OF THE THINGS WE'D LIKE YOU TO KNOW

  • Proven experience as a software engineer
  • Proven ability to hire, lead & manage an agile product engineering in a fast growing start up
  • Experience and expertise in agile delivery techniques
  • Experience using system monitoring tools (e.g. New Relic, Datadog etc) and automated testing frameworks
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills


SOME OF THE THINGS WE'D LIKE YOU TO BE

  • A thinker and a doer – natural ability to build bridges between strategy and execution and balance today and tomorrow.
  • Driven individual with results-oriented attitude, clear vision and natural leadership.
  • Analytical and data-driven – back up decisions with hard facts, stats and numbers.
  • Positive outlook, boundless energy and thrive on collaboration in agile environments.
  • Experience and expertise in agile delivery techniques
  • How to lead agile product engineering in a fast growing start up
  • Experience using system monitoring tools and automated testing frameworks
  • Basic knowledge of relational databases
  • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills


BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary + options
  • Flexible working
  • A stylish plant filled relaxed studio environment
  • Healthy snacks in the kitchen
  • Team nights out
  • We're a creative bunch (musicians / DJ's / graphic designers / zine owners)
  • Company away days and team experiences over bonuses
  • Managing your own work-load & plenty of freedom
  • The opportunity to work with such a vibrant group of people building a product we all deeply care about