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Head of Technology

This key role will be responsible for leading our world beating technology team as it expands significantly post investment (growing initially from around 8 to around 25-30).

The role will report directly to one of the Firefly co-founders and sit on the senior management team, as well as partnering closely with our Product and Design teams to deliver Firefly through inter-disciplinary squads.

The ideal candidate for this position has a strong background in building software and teams, is passionate about developing talent and potential, and is skilled at building strong working relationships.

The Role

  • The role will have a very strong focus on leading hiring activity and on-boarding of new roles in collaboration with the Lead Developers and the Firefly People Team.

  • This position will have direct line management responsibility for our lead software engineer/architect, front end lead, back end lead, iOS lead and infrastructure manager

  • On a day to day basis, this role will oversee the output of the technology team and have accountability for estimations as well as being responsible for identifying threats and risks to quality / estimations

  • This role will also oversee our infrastructure and hosting

  • This role will work closely with other senior managers to help the team make good decisions, as well as represent the technology team and communicate Firefly strategy to the technology team

  • This role is full time based our in London office


The ideal candidate for this role:

  • Has significant experience in leading large, complex multi-disciplinary teams through a period of rapid growth

  • Has experience recruiting and onboarding a rapidly growing development team

  • Has a good understanding of web development, mobile app development, C#/Java, SQL, HTML/JS/CSS, front end frameworks and modern development principles and best practices such as TDD

  • Is approachable and professional

  • Not only has experience in but is passionate about mentoring and developing others

  • Has excellent communication, process and organisation skills

  • Is people focused

  • Operates with high levels of integrity

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