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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £80000 - £100000
Sector: Node.js  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 03/11/2022
Head of Engineering - Web Ronald James Group 2022-06-11

As the Head of Engineering - Web, you will be part of the Engineering team, and responsible for the delivery of these products, maintenance of their current state and defining their target state with stakeholders. You will be responsible for leading the Web Development engineers, and their

contribution to the overall revenue. You will create suitable business cases for the development of new products, in collaboration with stakeholders and be responsible in delivering these into the business. 

Reporting to the Director of Technology and Engineering, with who you will collaborate closely with helping to define, the overall strategy of technology and technology governance within the business driving initiatives that improve our services and engineering practices. You will shape what engineering excellence looks like, driving initiatives that improve our award-winning apps and engineering practices.

The Web “Pillar” is pivotal within the business and to that end you will collaborate closely with the other Heads of Engineering to ensure that the app products are providing the services and features that the other teams need. 

Main responsibilities are:

●Line Management of Web engineering team, setting objectives and direction and succession opportunities. 

●Mentor and support team members 

●Hiring and appropriately resourcing the Web Pillar, in conjunction with the HR and recruitment teams 

●Work closely with the accounts and business analysis teams to support our mobile Web solutions. 

●Inspire engineers by providing new ideas and concepts. 

●Leading the definition and ongoing progression and training of engineers. 

●Help ensure that our solutions are scalable, sustainable, and technical debt is both incurred consciously and repaid in a reasonable amount of time. 

●Ensure all services adhere to modern secure coding standards  

●Support the timely delivery of technical solutions. 

●Develop a strong culture of Build, Run, Own ensuring the team collectively own codebases and understand choices. 

●Facilitate and drive automating repetitive manual processes to improve the overall engineering team's efficiency. This would include CI and CD deployment processes

Key Skills & Attributes:

●Have a track record of building high-quality software products.

●A strong engineer with a significant amount of development experience. Whilst this role does not require coding you will be expected to know what good code looks like and hold others to account. 

●Have a can-do attitude and are thrive in busy, demanding environments. 

●5+ years of total engineering experience with a deep experience of building engaging web app solutions.

●Have experience managing small teams of engineers 

●You are probably an experienced Principal Engineer, who is looking at that next level of career progression. Linking your technical experience, with managing teams and commercial responsibility for the development of products 

Tech stack - Good working knowledge of React, Redux and best practices building best of breed web apps


●Remote/Flexible Working 

●Quarterly team events

●Birthday Holiday

●Generous Holiday Allowance

●Tech Loan Scheme

●Performance bonus & profit share scheme

●Cycle to Work scheme

●Travel Loan scheme

●Supplies of fresh fruits, cereals, biscuits, nibbles, etc. in the offices

●Friday-evening beers or soft drinks

●Relevant training and training budget.

●Global travel

●Excellent MBO based bonus

●Competitive Pension

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