Lead Engineer / Chief Technical Officer

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
London
Salary
£80k - 110k per year
Posted
07 Jun 2019
Closes
05 Jul 2019
Ref
HQ00039781
Contact
Harry Marven
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Harris Hill is excited to be working with Apolitical in its search for a Head of Engineering, with a view to become its Chief Technical Officer.

Apolitical is a leading global technology start up accelerating the transformation of government by helping public servants find the policies, peers and partners they need to tackle the world's biggest problems. After launching in 2017, Apolitical spans over 170 countries, with users including public servants, policymakers and politicians and members ranging from mayors, ministers and heads of state to millennials pioneering digital innovations.

As Head of Engineering, you'll have:

10+ years of experience building full stack web applications
A desire to pair and mentor, with an understanding that work is always delivered as a team
Strong product instincts and an interest in understanding Apolitical's users
Sense of ownership, with proof that you can oversee the end-to-end delivery of features
A polyglot mentality and experience working with a range of languages and frameworks
A strong grounding in any of NodeJS, React, PHP or Rust are particularly important
Ability to build design and build new containerized microservices Kubernetes is favoured
Experience with data and machine learning Python a plus
Experience in Cloud Platforms, GCP a plus
Keen sense of responsibility for the platform's security and user's trust
Demonstrated commitment to quality of execution alongside speed of iteration

You'll also be:

Excited about new technologies; Apolitical uses machine learning tools to get its members what they need
Keen to learn new skills constantly; they're a polyglot team and proud
Flexible; be ready to take initiative and get your hands dirty as they figure things out together
Into making the world a better place; impact should get you up the morning

Not essential but desirable:

Contributions to the open source community Apolitical serves its community and supports its engineers to serve theirs
Experience working in an agile environment
Start-up experience especially at product driven companies

This is a full-time, permanent position paying 80k - 95k p.a.; after promotion to Chief Technical Officer, expected salary will be circa 100k - 110k p.a. If you are interested in this position, please send your most recent CV to harry.marven@harrishill.co.uk or lizzy.clark@harrishill.co.uk . Applications will be reviewed and submitted on a rolling basis. Please note that only suitable applicants will be contacted.

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