Head of Engineering

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Andrew Walker

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Head of Engineering
Salary up to £100,000 per annum, plus package (equity, shares, bonus)
Remote / London Office

The Company:

I've partnered with a VC-backed InsurTech platform, who are looking to hire a Head of Engineering to work alongside the CTO and an engineering team of 5. The plan? To change the world of insurance through market-leading AI. The mission? To ensure customers get immediate support and insurers are able to settle claims in real-time.

The Role:

As a Head of Engineering, you will work closely with the CTO to build the technical division, whilst working alongside a team of 3 Software Engineers and 2 Data Scientists. You will shape the engineering function and take ownership of what technologies you want to work with/ introduce to the team. Also, an opportunity to partner with clients to gain insight into their needs, take on feedback and improve solutions. The most important part is accelerated growth into leadership roles across the business, there are multiple paths you can take as the company expands!

Requirements / Experience:

*You are commercially orientated and have excellent attention to detail
*You have previously worked in a startup on a permanent, freelance or consultancy basis
*You have commercial experience working with Python and backend software languages
*You understand Cloud Infrastructure and Data Pipelines
*You are an advocate of Data Science, Machine Learning and Deep Learning
*Follow system integration and testing
*Lead from the front and help out when needed (hands-on approach)
*Good knowledge of containers (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift)
*Good understanding of AWS or Azure
*Experience with authentication scheme's: SSO, SAML, etc
*CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment)
*Experience with cloud architecture and scalable microservices

If you are interested in this role and would like to find out more, please reach out to Andy Walker at:

andrew.walker@xcede.co.uk / 0203 871 6398