VP Software Engineering

VP Software Engineering:

  • Remote first (client based in London).
  • Permanent.
  • Circa £110-£120k (neg) + excellent package.

Company background for VP Software Engineering:

Our client delivers specialist information, analytics and ecommerce optimisation platforms to the world's leading consumer brands and their ecosystems.

Their world-class businesses improve performance and solve problems for their customers by delivering immediately actionable information combined with visionary longer-term thinking across Digital Commerce, Product Design and Marketing. They also serve customers across Retail & Financial Services.

This role sits within one of their brands that is the global authority on marketing effectiveness. They provide award winning expertise and guidance to help marketers navigate any challenges effectively and has a global presence.

Role Overview for VP Software Engineering:

We are looking for an experienced VP of Engineering to help manage the next generation of digital products. This is a highly visible and challenging role and will be a key driver towards building a customer centric and digital first approach - it is a great opportunity to make a significant creative impact.

As the VP Engineering you will lead a team of 6 including developers and engineers, collaborating withProduct and Design, and improving company policies and standards. Your role will encompass a number of key projects with a particular focus on growing the data offering and supporting internationalisation of the product.

Key Responsibilities for VP Software Engineering:

  • Leading the team through management and mentorship.
  • Contributing to recruitment activities.
  • Driving collaboration with other wider company engineering teams to drive tech sharing, mutually beneficial workflows and strong business outcomes.
  • Developing standards &procedures to ensure that quality standards are met.
  • Preparing and optimizing budgets.
  • Recommending technological developments and improvements in inefficiency.
  • Developing the team to ensure quality end products.
  • Resolving any areas of technical debt and ensuring that all development is carried out in a scalable and sustainable manner.
  • You are a connector, working hard to ensure people and projects are not inadvertently siloed or silenced

Your Experience:

To be successful as an VP of Software Engineering you should have prior organisational leadership experience, be able to collaborate with team members, and be a strategic problem-solver.

Ultimately the VP of Engineering should demonstrate excellent communication skills, an ability to connect with other engineers and developers, and have a solid foundation in software design.

Youll need:

  • Engineering or similar degree (ideally).
  • Strong organisational and leadership skills.
  • Ideally some previous architecture experience would be nice to have.
  • Extensive experience in working with stakeholders to create hiring strategies to develop quality teams.
  • Previous working experience in software design and developing customer-oriented platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management.
  • Strong programme management skills.
  • Ability to develop machine learning algorithms.
  • Understanding of .Net and newer innovation led industry technologies would be great.
East London, England, UK