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VP Engineering - Technologist

Job Title: VP Engineering - Technologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + bonus + benefits
REF: BB/15927/B/KS/130421_1618321950
Contact Name: Contract Positions Team
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Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

VP Engineering / Senior Software Development Manager *Remote Interview WfH*. Are you technologist seeking a role where you can lead and develop a first class engineering team working on cutting edge technology? You could be joining a highly regarded provider of serverless real-time infrastructure for the Internet that processes billions of messages a day and powers everything from live chat and VoIP calls to real-time pricing and stock availability for a multitude of services around the globe.

As VP Engineering you'll partner with the CTO to design and architect the infrastructure, services and client software, collaborating with the Head of Product and Developer Relations to formulate the technology roadmap. You'll prioritise and optimise the product backlog and define the development processes for large scale, distributed, real-time systems, setting the technical direction and contributing to the code.

Much of your role will also be around building, leading and enabling the engineering teams to perform at their best. You'll provide technical leadership and mentoring to around four teams of highly skilled engineers in a highly technical management role.

The platform is written in Node with elements of Golang and Elixir; they're currently using: Flutter, Ruby, Go, Swift, Kotlin, TypeScript, Dart, Clojure, Scala, Python and PHP.
The company is able to offer a completely remote interview and onboarding process as well as mainly fulltime work from home, you'll collaborate via Slack (regular visits to the office in North London will be required, approx. once in two weeks for team meet-ups, tech talks, lunch and learn events when social distancing is over).

*You have recent technical experience in areas such as highly scalable, distributed systems and fault-tolerant systems, cloud native architectures, serverless architectures, infrastructure, real-time systems as well as a range of programming languages - there will be a technical test as part of the interview process
*You have a genuine enthusiasm for technology and a broad range of software engineering experience, likely to be an open source contributor and attend tech meet-ups
*You're an accomplished technical leader, able to recruit, develop and retain top class software engineers / developers
*You have exceptional planning and execution capacity with an ability to monitor progress, take corrective action when necessary and communicate changes
*You're a confident and pragmatic communicator, collaborative and keen to share knowledge whilst continually learning

As a VP Engineering / Senior Software Development Manager you will earn a competitive salary (to £140k) plus benefits and a range of perks from pension and healthcare through to ongoing professional training and your choice of high quality kit to work on.

Apply now or call to find out more about this VP Engineering / Senior Software Development Manager opportunity.