22 Jul, 2018
About LootLoot is on a mission to shake up the finance industry by empowering young people to know more about their spending, so they can do more with their money. Young people often lack the funds to live the life and have the experience they desire. We believe that with better insights into their spending, a product tailored to their financial needs, and a brand they can truly identify with, young people can have greater financial security and afford the life they want. You'll join an ambitious & playful team with diverse & interesting backgrounds, unified by our purpose: to give young people freedom & security in their choices in life. You'll be working in our central London location, right next to the Thames - often joined by a four-legged furry friend (or two!). We don't care about your sex, race, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion etc. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from everyone. Our ValuesHack and Build Fast - We are true to our challenger brand origins: we're bold, move fast and apply original thinking to everything we do. We're less afraid of making mistakes than missing out on opportunities. Assume Positive Intent - We create strong & honest relationships between everyone working in or with Loot. We see the best in each other, as we know we are all here on the same mission. Show Your Character - Life happens when we're busy working, so we make sure we have a good time - we work hard and laugh harder. We work to build & maintain an inclusive, diverse and playful company culture, where our employees are never afraid to be themselves! No Egos - Loot had unique beginnings: a company of friends without without hierarchy or ego. We want to preserve this culture as Loot grows: we don't pull rank, we are open, honest & humble, and believe that ideas are more important than job titles. Act Fearlessly - Whilst we're not reckless, we embrace our creativity and take risks. We explore big ideas, even if they initially seem too ambitious or crazy. Everyone at Loot has the space to be heard and speak freely. Accountability - Internally, we hold each other accountable to advance our mission and the decisions we make. Externally, we enable young people to hold themselves accountable for their spending, so that they are empowered to make their own choices in life. About the roleHead of Engineering (HoE) plays a leadership role in the engineering department where we seek excellence in all disciplines including application development, quality assurance, data processing and analytics. HoE will report to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and work with him to hit company goals and implement improvements to continually deliver better performance. Responsibilities Lead a strong vision for the department whilst promoting the best organisational practices. The person in this position will tackle high-level challenges, balancing quality software with speed whilst overseeing the engineering team's performance as well as tools and technologies used. HoE will also mentor and manage the team and it's resources to maintain our best-in-class engineering department. You will lead the engineering team in the delivery of platform functionality through software development and help the team to achieve and surpass departmental goals. HoE will provide technical guidance and direction as well as project managing all site/software development. HoE must lead with a profound understanding of new and relevant technologies to maximise efficiency. You must also ensure the best use of engineering resources in order to meet product development and consumer requirements and ensure the implementation of agile processes that support site/software development processes. The Head of Engineering also plays a mentorship role to team members, assisting them and promoting the growth of their professional skills. Must have Over 6 years of experience in technology as a senior engineer or higher Over 4 years of experience as a technology leader (team lead or higher) Experience in managing teams of 20+ Engineers Experience in Agile methodologies like SCRUM and Kanban Experience in measuring and tracking Agile team metrics Highly familiar with: OOP, SOLID principles, GIT, React, Ruby, Docker, iOS or Android (preferably Swift and Java) Demonstrate expertise in full-stack architecture technologies Ability and excitement to stay up to date with newest technologies Experience in delivering application that meets demanding security expectations Experience in working with CI/CD and AWS Experience in hiring and scaling up the team Experience in training and coaching developers Experience in managing remote and offshore teams Experience in automation (CI, CD) to multiple platforms Demonstrate strong leadership and soft skills Nice to have (but not required), Master degree in engineering or higher Experience in a startup (preferably Fintech) during a period of dynamic growth Previous experience in the VP of Engineering role Knowledge domain of Monorepo challenges Important: We want to be transparent with our candidates. Here you can see how Loot will process information about you. Central London location - seconds away from the Thames Market rate salaries Annual Loot summit! Previous trips include a week in Poland & 4 days in Bristol. Where will we go next? Games room, complete with Mario Kart & a ping pong table (if you fancy challenging someone and bringing it out!). Apple tech setup (Macbook Air, MacBook Pro or iMac - dependant on role) - along with a desktop screen. Events for equality, diversity and inclusion; recent events include Pride month & International Women's Day. Monthly 'Forced Fun Fridays' - check out our 'Life at Loot' instagram page to see what has been done before! Endless supply of freshly ground coffee and EBT (English Breakfast Tea). Dog friendly office! A balance of focus and motivation with chill out and fun. Whether that's a drink in the local, organising an after work run or grabbing something to eat with 'lunch buddies' across the business.
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