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Head of Engineering

I am looking for an entrepreneurial Leader to join as the Head of Engineering for a payments scaleup who are backed by a UK bank.  All the benefits of a start-up with the security of being backed by a big bank.

This is a great opportunity to join a business that strives to provide a quick and easy way for SME’s to take payments whether that be via commerce or physically. You will help to develop the team’s capabilities but also to expand and recruit technical talent across the entire team, to satisfy the expansion goals of the company, who are looking to double in size from their current team of 30-40 over the coming months.

You will not be coding in this role, but it is important that you are passionate about tech and stay abreast of the up to date practices and technologies! You will also be overseeing the delivery of cloud native, safe, robust, scalable and secure code in a fast, considered and consistent manner using a mix of 3rd party API’s and custom-built code leveraging open source packages and frameworks.

What skills you will need:

Experience of building and designing scaleable and permanent systems and making significant contribution to the engineering goals of an organisation. Excellent leadership skills and a wealth of experience in leading a team of highly skilled engineers.

  • Proven ability to build a world class Engineering team with a culture that thrives on continuous testing, shipping and improving
  • Great leadership skills and can influence decisions at senior level
  • Strong Understanding and knowledge of software development and cloud native technology. (Azure)
  • Excellent communication skills with senior stakeholder management.
  • Good understanding of one of more of: Azure, Java, JavaScript, .NET core, Python

What they can offer you:

A competitive salary of up to £140,000 with a 20% bonus package including:

  • 8% pension
  • 10% Annual bonus
  • 30-day annual leave

Hybrid working based in London, 1-2 days a week

Matthew Horner


mh@redcat-digital.com