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Head of Engineering (Ruby Stack)

Location: London Not Disclosed London EC1
Salary: 100,000 - 120,000 £
Type: Permanent
Seniority: Mid/Senior Level
Specialisms: Ruby, Rails, Team Leading, Mentoring, Coaching, Hiring, PostgreSQL, AWS, VUE.js, Sidekiq
Date: 11/10/2021
Head of Engineering (Ruby Stack)

Head of Engineering (Ruby Stack) | Growing SAAS Business | London | £100-£120,000

We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and talented Head of Engineering to join the London-based management team of a growing SAAS business with a global client list and fantastic backing from world-class investors.

This Head of Engineering role represents a fantastic opportunity to progress your career, report directly to the CEO, contribute to board-level decisions while growing and leading a high-performing engineering team

You will be tasked with leading the technical direction of the product, ship and maintain features and alongside the CEO, together, you will build an outstanding engineering team around you.

What you will do:

  • Lead the engineering strategy execution and help set high-quality standards for our product delivery

  • Operate and scale the platform and its infrastructure

  • Manage and grow a high-performing engineering team

  • Actively contribute and help drive the roadmap

  • Ensure that everyone meets our product quality and code security standards

  • Develop a solid understanding of our customers, our target markets and their challenges

  • Manage performance reviews, evolve the team structure and marketing capabilities as we progress through different growth stages

  • Oversee quarterly planning for our product and engineering team, including setting budgets, defining KPIs and focus areas

  • Help promote a creative, rewarding and results-driven culture

The Tech:

  • Ruby on Rails,

  • VueJS/React,

  • Sidekiq, Postgresql

  • AWS infrastructure (EC2, RDS, KMS, SES, Elasticache, Cloudwatch)

  • Google Cloud’s PubSub service,

  • Terraform, Gitlab CI

  • Logging solutions (Datadog, Sentry)

What makes you a great fit for the role

  • You have previously recruited, led and coached an engineering team

  • You strategise and execute on your own as well as through others

  • In spite of your architecture-level experience and development practices, you still keep your hands on technology and can contribute to codebases and/or review code confidently

  • Your teams drive product quality via solid unit, integration and end-to-end testing

  • Willingness to engage with customers, learn about their jobs-to-be-done and incorporate those learnings into the product and technology

  • High-quality standards, exceptional attention to detail and a sense of urgency

  • You have great stakeholder management and communication skills and can participate in board-level discussions

  • Fluent/native English speaker

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary of £90k-£120k plus equity

  • A collaborative environment where you’ll learn about and influence every aspect of the business

  • UK pension scheme

  • 30 days of holidays, plus bank holidays and birthdays off

  • Discretionary growth budget for learning

  • Flexible working policy (eg. working hours, remote vs. office)

If you’re looking for a new challenge, you want to have a bigger impact and contribution to a growing business & product, please apply with your CV today! Call 01491 913 993 or email


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