HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Permanent, full-time

Come join the technology team at Drvn! We are a start-up leading the way in Connected Vehicle technology,
IoT and data-driven services. We offer in-car technology, web apps and APIs to our customers to improve the
experience of drivers and companies all over Europe. The success of these services requires a reliable, welldocumented and smooth-running platform. 

THE ROLE

We are looking for an open-minded engineering manager to join a great team working with IoT, big data, and
real time streaming of events from our connected vehicles. We don’t expect you to know everything about all
of the technologies we use, so you’ll work with other professionals inside and outside the organisation to learn
and develop your skills.


While we are based in Southwark, this position may have occasional travel across Europe.
A development background will set you in great stead but should be well augmented with running services in
production and all the consequences it has. This should naturally trigger an interest in reliability,
infrastructure, logs, and monitoring of what is developed.


Alongside this you’ll spend time managing and shaping the team as the company continues to grow. 

AS A HEAD OF ENGINEERING YOU WILL:

  • ​Lead the technical team: inspire and mentor this polyglot and highly motivated team of developers, devops, QA and data-scientists, spread across various locations

  • Support the teams with collaboration and architecture to build a unified cohesive product, supporting the company and customers

  • Guide engineering practice and process to ensure quality and consistent delivery from code change through to release

  • Promote the build and use of a semantically understandable platform amongst the development teams and the customers consuming it

  • Help provide the vision of where platform features can add value to customers and support their integration planning and implementation

  • Monitor and advance the companies security stance across both development and IT domains

  • Manage and report on the engineering budget

  • Collaborate in an agile methodology 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working as a technical manager

  • Demonstrated leadership ability

  • Ability to document processes and specifications

  • Technical expertise across

    • Apache Kafka and data streaming/event driven platforms

    • AWS, in particular ECS, Elasticsearch, Cloudwatch and S3

    • Python, in particular Flask/Kafka, Java 11, in particular Kafka streams

    • Terraform, Docker

  • Architecture and design expertise across

    • REST API design

    • Data modelling and handling

    • Performance with large and highly concurrent datasets

  • Reliability and operations awareness (logs, monitoring, alerts, documentation) 

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience in a start-up environment

  • Gitlab, in particular Gitlab CI

  • IoT

  • Atlassian Confluence and JIRA 

WHAT YOU'LL GET IN RETURN:

  • Up to 20% annual bonus

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Flexible remote working as standard, and periods of working remotely from other countries

  • Company pension contributions well above government required levels

  • Insurance benefits including life assurance

  • Free gym access

  • Extensive private medical and dental cover

  • Mental health and life events support

  • Plus, other benefits that are regularly reviewed 

To apply, please send us your CV and covering letter.  No recruiters please.