Head of Engineering

Eximius Group
City of London, London
£130,000 per annum
01 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Head of Engineering

London - FinTech up to £150,000 p.a.

Head of Engineering, Open Banking Fintech

Location: London, UK

Salary: Up to £150,000 per annum (negotiable)

Our FinTech client, who is funded by an International Tier 1 bank, specialises in using Open Banking technology to be a disruptive force in the lending market.

As the Head of Engineering you will have reign to define and design the technical environment from inception.

Budget has been signed off to hire 70 IT staff over the next three quarters, a real Greenfield opportunity to build an A-Team.

Job Description
  • Setting up initial IT architecture and selecting and developing the most suitable data infrastructure and technology
  • Hiring, leading and growing the technical team
  • Active involvement in developing our tech-focused company culture
  • Conceptualising new features and improving your products and platforms
  • Coordinating ongoing development with the IT-teams

Desired Skills
  • An ability to bring in new ideas to further improve our tech-related company culture and brand
  • An aspiration to continuously develop yourself and stay on top of the latest technology innovations/trends
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Take full ownership for all engineering,
  • Plan and manage all areas of Engineering
  • Development and execution of technical strategy and direction against our wider business objectives
  • Establish best practices and development processes. Make key architectural decisions, implement continuous development and innovation.
  • Recruit, train and manage a high-performing team of engineers
  • 1-2 years experience in similar (or relevant) leadership position. Experience in/with Financial Services is important
  • Relevant or complementary technical background
  • Validated experience in recruiting and retaining development teams.
  • Deep architectural experience,
  • High proficiency in developing secure, scalable solutions.
  • Proven track record in implementing and maintaining leading architectural practices
  • Proven experience in building and managing highly efficient development teams

What can you expect from us?

We will listen to you and respect your ideas on engineering and processes - we value feedback.

We are agile in a genuine sense of it, being holistic and humane in the way we approach our work.

We love solid engineering, independent thinking, being on the edge of science and technology, questioning existing state of things.

Benefits for the Front end Developer:
  • Up to 30 days holiday
  • Bonus
  • Birthday off
  • Learning and conferences budget
  • online courses,
  • meetup,
  • deep-dive sessions with the whole team about different areas of our company
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension scheme
  • Team nights out
  • Highly competitive salaries
  • Flexible Working hours to suit your circumstances when necessary & Family Friendly Policies
  • Locally negotiated discounts

Our client offers a truly refreshing working environment for a Head of Engineering including: flexible working hours, standard working hours 9am-5pm, some home working, casual dress code, onsite gym and games room and great benefits. This is an amazing opportunity to join a major force in London.

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