Code First: Girls

Technology Director

Join Code First: Girls as they are looking for a Technology Director

Location: Code First Girls offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements. Code First Girls operates between  remote working and a London based office.

Total package: £90k- £110k  plus equity  

About the Company 

Over the past several years, Code First Girls has become the largest provider of free coding courses for women and non binary individuals and has trained 80,000+ women and delivered over £54 million worth of free technology education to date.

Through its disruptive and highly successful B2B subscription model, Code First Girls has experienced huge growth since 2020 and has already built a unique community of women coders, of which 57% are from underrepresented groups. Code First Girls has just received 4.5 million in Series A investment and is currently scaling operations internationally and building the world's richest source of data for women tech talent. 

About the role

As Technology Director, you will be responsible for defining and owning the technology strategy at Code First Girls. You will build and lead our technology team to solve complex problems using a selection of technologies to ensure we deliver highly innovative digital experiences to our clients, community and employees. The ideal candidate has the skills to  develop  technology solutions, an entrepreneurial mindset and is willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the growth and success of Code First Girls.

Tech Leadership:

  • Lead and support product development - ensuring technology is aligned to the end user experience and long term company growth
  • Champion technical excellence across all projects, aligning the importance of user centric feature design with high-quality code 
  • Create and implement a continuous improvement plan for software development and technology infrastructure

Stakeholder management:

  • Communicate technical design and complexity in non-technical terms to stakeholders outside of the tech team 
  • Provide roadmaps, with clear deliverables to meet company wide strategy and targets
  • Accountable and responsible for effective financial management, planning and monitoring of the software design, development and delivery
  • Explore key business challenges with senior leaders to propose tech solutions

People management:

  • Grow our technology team, manage recruitment, onboarding activities and personal development
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams, spanning design to product engineering, you’ll be responsible for making sure the team has everything they need to be highly productive
  • Hold yourself and your team accountable to high engineering standards
  • Develop efficient processes, and motivate your team to operate with ownership, and accountability

Product Strategy:

  • Develop a product roadmap in conjunction with the senior leadership team
  • Scope product requirements, including technology selection, skills required and time for delivery at both a high level down to the details of features and tasks
  • Plan and prioritise work from the product roadmap, working closely with  senior stakeholders and key clients/ end-users


  • Leading and managing teams of architects and software developers
  • Building and scaling cloud-based solutions
  • Within software development, including leading teams on cloud-based and/or scalable digital solutions, mobile, front and back-end
  • With one or more Python, NodeJS or Java based technologies
  • Working with  front-end technologies like ReactJS, Angular or Vue JS
  • With cloud-based systems such as AWS, GCP or Ms Azure

Ability to:

  • Mentor and developing those around you 
  • Assess and evaluate pace with quality product delivery
  • Lead and inspire teams 
  • Manage multiple tasks/projects, work under pressure and meet agreed deadlines

Inclusivity & Equal Opportunities
We are committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as the CFG team continues to grow. We actively welcome applications from people of colour, applicants with disabilities and from minority groups.

Community Language
We use an inclusive definition of the word ‘women’ when talking about the Code First Girls community, which includes cisgender and transgender women.