Vacancy head of engineering

We are looking for a talented and motivated  head of engineering  who will help us expand our Virto Commerce platform’s capability. At Virto Commerce, you will contribute to the environment that thinks creatively, works efficiently, and uses world-class technology. The head of engineering is a member of the Technical Leadership Team, focused on the delivery aspects of multiple products ensuring you have credible plans, transparent and visible reporting, and building and developing high-quality development teams. In addition, you will mentor and coach technical staff to ensure they are continually improving their technical capabilities and work with the Product staff to ensure products are build, which meets customer needs and is commercially viable.

Ideal Candidate

  • A strong track record in coaching and mentoring Engineering teams.
  • Has a focus on continual improvement and can draw on a wide variety of agile tools to help get the "right-fit" working practices for a team and its stakeholders.
  • Although not a hands-on technical role a strong engineering background is essential in order to provide input and oversight for designs at both implementation and conceptual levels and to provide mentoring for technical staff.
  • Prior experience delivering cloud (ideally Azure) solutions is essential and familiarity with one or more of .NET is seen as desirable but of more importance is a focus on sound engineering principles.
  • Prior experience working with a mixture of legacy and greenfield projects and an understanding of the trade-offs between refactoring and redevelopment.
  • Has a passion for using technology to solve real problems.

Responsibilities

  • Owns and develops delivery planning and agile processes across multiple products.
  • Works with development teams and to create credible and pragmatic plans that align high-level deliverables with commercial milestones.
  • Works with the Chief Architect to ensure that we are effectively making use of technology, are evaluating new technology, and that our teams are developing in line with our strategic aims.
  • Takes ownership of delivery and ensures plans, progress, risks and issues are transparently reported and communicated to stakeholders.
  • Assists with the integration of acquired products and staff into the development organization.
  • Line manages Lead Engineers and is responsible for performance management and recruitment of technical staff.
  • Provides specialist support, coaching and review to delivery teams.
  • Delivery oversight for external squads/projects.

About Virto Commerce

Virto Commerce is a worldwide leader in B2B digital commerce software founded in 2011 by industry experts with decades of e-commerce experience. Virto Commerce provides robust digital commerce technology, services, and expertise to over 100 companies worldwide. Customers of Virto Commerce strategically use the open-source Virto Commerce platform to build stronger customer relationships and rapidly increase global online sales. Virto Commerce is working on fast-growing B2B e-commerce solutions for the enterprise market and is successfully competing with leading software vendors. Learn more: virtocommerce.com

I am interested and would like to apply

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