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Head of Engineering (UK - Remote)

Vizibl

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Lead the charge in sustainable procuretech as the Head of Engineering at Vizibl, a fully remote and innovative role.

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Vizibl is at the forefront of blending procuretech with sustainability, offering top-tier software that enables large corporations to engage in purposeful procurement to benefit both society and the environment. With a remote team of 12 passionate experts, Vizibl is committed to leading the tech industry towards a more sustainable future.

  • Guide and expand a remote product and engineering team dedicated to innovation and high performance.
  • Develop strategic engineering plans that support Vizibl's mission of sustainable procurement.
  • Manage the software development lifecycle, ensuring timely, budget-friendly, and high-quality product releases.
  • Decide on technology solutions, focusing on product performance and reliability.
  • Uphold the highest code and process quality standards through reviews and automated testing.
  • Enhance engineering workflows for maximum efficiency, implementing agile and CI/CD practices.
  • Facilitate communication between engineering and other stakeholders to align development and customer success.
  • Research and innovate with the latest technologies in cloud computing, SaaS, AI/ML, procuretech, and sustainability.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field.
  • At least 8 years in software engineering with 3+ years in a leadership role, preferably with B2B SaaS experience.
  • Proficient in software development practices, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, and Python.
  • Knowledgeable in information security standards, particularly ISO27001.
  • Experienced in leading remote teams and applying agile methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities.
  • A strong advocate for technology and sustainable procurement.

Vizibl offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a fully remote work setting, opportunities for career development, and the chance to work on meaningful projects that influence sustainable corporate procurement practices.

About Vizibl:

Vizibl is pioneering the nexus of procuretech and sustainability, delivering class-leading software that empowers large organisations to "Procure with Purpose" for people and the planet. Our platform is designed to facilitate sustainable, efficient, and responsible business practices through innovative technology. As part of the wider Vizibl company, our product and engineering team consists of 12 dedicated professionals committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the fast-paced tech landscape, all within a fully remote work environment.

Role Summary:

As the Head of Engineering at Vizibl, you will spearhead our product and engineering team's efforts, driving the development and delivery of groundbreaking procuretech and sustainability software products. This role is vital in nurturing an environment of technical innovation and excellence, ensuring our solutions exceed client expectations and contribute significantly to sustainable and ethical supply chains. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be instrumental in strategic decision-making, technology selection, and optimising processes, all within a 100% remote working setup.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Team Management: Lead, mentor, and grow our product and engineering team of 12 professionals, cultivating a culture of high performance, innovation, and continuous learning, regardless of geographic locations.
  • Strategic Planning: Work closely with senior management to develop and execute engineering strategies that align with Vizibl's mission, driving sustainable and responsible procurement.
  • Product Development: Oversee the entire software development lifecycle, from ideation to deployment, ensuring projects are completed with excellence, on time, and within budget, including hands-on development where necessary.
  • Technology Oversight: Make critical decisions regarding technology and architecture, optimising product performance and reliability with Google Cloud Platform services and other enabling technologies.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain the highest standards for code quality, review processes, and automated testing to ensure exceptional software delivery.
  • Operational Excellence: Streamline engineering processes and operations for efficiency and effectiveness, incorporating agile methodologies and CI/CD practices tailored for a remote workforce.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Act as the main conduit for communication between the engineering team and other stakeholders, ensuring cohesive product development and customer success strategies.
  • Innovation and Research: Stay ahead of trends in cloud computing, SaaS, AI/ ML, procuretech, and sustainability to propel product innovation and secure a competitive edge.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of software engineering experience, including at least 3 years in a leadership or management role within the tech or SaaS space, ideally with B2B software application experience.
  • Strong grasp of software development methodologies, architecture patterns, and best practices.
  • Proven expertise with Google Cloud Platform infrastructure and services using Kubernetes.
  • Strong programming skills, particularly in Python, and experience in integrating complex systems via APIs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of information security standards, including deep technical understanding of ISO27001, and ability to oversee and implement security practices across the team.
  • Familiarity with broader business practices and regulatory frameworks, such as R&D tax credits in the UK, and how they impact engineering and product development.
  • Experienced in leading remote or distributed teams and implementing agile development processes.
  • Outstanding communication, leadership, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Passionate about technology, innovation, and committed to promoting sustainable and ethical procurement practices.

Benefits

  • A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • A fully remote work environment, ensuring flexibility and freedom to work from anywhere.
  • A vibrant and supportive culture, with ample opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • The opportunity to work on impactful projects within a talented team, significantly influencing large organisations' procurement practices toward sustainability and ethical responsibility.
  • Vizibl is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
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