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VP of Engineering

London, United Kingdom | Tractable

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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As our VP of Engineering, you will lead a team of world class engineers to deliver the best AI products to our customers. The areas of responsibility are:

1)Lead the Engineering team

a) Inspire & galvanise the team to give their very best, by creating an Engineering culture that cares about business outcomes

b) Upskill promising talent and retain top performers 

c) Create an engineering culture which will allow us to be industry leading in terms of velocity and quality and stay that way as we scale.

2)Grow the Engineering team

a) Consistently hire world class talent

b) Strike the right balance between empowering team to own business results while providing enough process and support to keep them productive

c) Effectively trade-off enabling business results with managing tech debt as to create an org that can deliver business value with industry leading velocity

3)Deliver product

a) Define and own delivery roadmap

b) Improve our delivery speed and quality to industry leading levels

c) Work closely with leaders in other areas, including Product, Research and Ops to come up with creative solutions to achieving our product goals with efficient use of resources

4)Own strategic initiatives

a) Be able to work on ad-hoc projects, such as owning our data anonymization / privacy initiatives (e.g. being able to balance legal with technical risks)

b) Able to own our InfoSec and critical incident response, and shape these processes in a way that balances customer needs with technical work


BSc from a top university in any subject

5+ years of experience managing a team of at least 15-20 software engineers

2-4 years of previous experience working as a software engineer, ideally within a top-rated well- established tech company

Experience working in a fast-growing tech start-up / scale-up

Extreme ownership and can-do attitude

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