Engineering Lead (Edinburgh)

Engineering Lead (Edinburgh)

AND Introduction

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

About You

As a Engineering Lead (Head of Engineering), you will be ultimately responsible for leading the Engineering, Release and Deployment, Architecture, Run and Security teams of the Delivery Engine to develop high quality software which has been rigorously tested and is ready to be shipped. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Own key technological and architectural decisions for the Delivery Engine and work with the Delivery Engine General Manager and our Head of Product to deliver the best products for customers.
  • Be responsible for the Delivery Engine Technology strategy and roadmap to ensure successful delivery of business strategy as well as building system continuity plans.
  • Develop the Delivery Engine’s products infrastructure and take responsibility for deployment and delivery of its products
  • Manage and set the culture of a team of engineers (internal and external) working in different technology capabilities: Engineering, Architecture, Security, Release and Deployment and Run.
  • Chair the Technology Council where key Technology decisions for the Delivery Engine are taken
  • Ensure good practice software engineering practices are being followed (e.g. DRY principles, TDD and BDD, continuous integration, automated tests, pair programming, code reviews)
  • Work collaboratively with the Delivery Engine Executive and Head of Product to reach agreement on the commitment for the key milestones for the Delivery Engine products.
  • Embed a culture of agile working and continuous improvement across own business area, encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership and accountability

To do that, it’s essential you bring the following:

  • Proven track record of success in previous Technology leadership role
  • Excellent knowledge of agile methodology and practices (Scrum, Kanban, XP)
  • Good knowledge of agile development principles e.g. pair programming, code reviews
  • Experience of outlining security & Technology policies and ensuring systems data and security compliance
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of software development including practices such as BDD, TDD, DRY principles, continuous integration, automated deployment
  • Excellent knowledge of design and architecture concepts (i.e. microservices) and ability to apply knowledge within the development cycle

It’s helpful if you also have:

  • Excellent team working and collaboration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects in business terms
  • Ability to mentor and improve other Delivery Engine engineers knowledge
  • Capable of articulating risk management & issue resolution

Joining AND

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.

Still sound good? Great! Fill out the short application form below and we’ll be in touch.

Location: Edinburgh

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