Head of Engineering

Posted: 22/01/2024

Remote
Engineering, Technology
Permanent
Undisclosed
Job Consultant
Shane Esler
Associate Director
Head of Engineering:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join a fast-growing HCM (Human Capital Management) and global payments start-up company as Head of Engineering. As the Head of Engineering, you will play a critical role in shaping the technical vision and driving the development of an innovative platform.

Role & Responsibilities:
Technical Leadership:
  • Provide strategic direction and technical leadership to the engineering team.
  • Define and execute the overall engineering roadmap, ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in software development practices and processes.
Team Building and Management:
  • Build and lead a small team of developer engineers and QA leads.
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop top engineering talent.
  • Oversee all development teams and their deliverables.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, learning, and high-performance within the team.
Product Development:
  • Work closely with product managers and stakeholders to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Oversee the end-to-end development process, from design and architecture to implementation and deployment.
  • Ensure high-quality code and adherence to engineering best practices.
  • Manage AWS infrastructure and ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Assist with company data security, technical compliance, and service availability.
  • Develop, test, and deploy new features and improvements on the platform.
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations.
Transition Plan Implementation:
  • Develop and execute a transition plan to bring engineering functions in-house from an outsourced provider.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to define timelines, milestones, and success criteria for the transition.
  • Coordinate with the outsourced provider during the handover period to ensure a smooth and seamless transition.
Cross-functional Collaboration:
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as product management, design, and operations, to ensure successful delivery of the product.
  • Drive cross-functional initiatives and foster strong relationships to optimize collaboration and efficiency.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience as a technical leader, ideally in a start-up or fast-paced environment.
  • Strong expertise in software engineering and architecture design.
  • Experience building and leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • Solid understanding of HCM and global payments systems is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully implementing a transition plan from an outsourced provider.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and rapidly changing environment.
The Offer:
  • Excellent salary & package - DOE
  • Fully Remote role
  • Opportunity to join a Start-Up at early stage

Please contact Shane Esler on +353 (0) 86 171 8139 / shane@fortis.ie to discuss this opportunity in the strictest confidence or apply with your latest CV using the link provided. 
 
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Associate Director
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