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Engineering Director - Data Platform

London, UK

£90,000 - £100,000 per annum






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Oliver Lochhead


0203 206 1907

Engineering Director - Data Platform

Burns Sheehan are partnered with a market leading, global fortune 500 business to hire an Engineering Director to manage a talented technical team, within a newly established arm of the business.

The company are going through a global digital transformation, both from an organisational and technical perspective and now is an extremely exciting time to join. You'd be the Engineering Director for an extremely innovative and unique cloud based, data driven platform which will enable the company to generate, access and utilise their data more effectively.

Leveraging your strong technical background, you will contribute to the technical direction of the platform, making key architectural decisions and providing guidance to both data and software engineers. As the Engineering Director you will strike the balance between following agile best practice whilst implementing new processes for the team to follow to ensure maximum efficiency and collaboration.

This role will suit a technical Development Manager, Engineering Manager or Technical Lead who is looking to take the next step into an Engineering Director Level role.

About the team:

  • Team size; Sixteen - two Scrum teams of seven people with two shared resources
  • Tech stack; Golang, PostgreSQL, Python, Docker, Mesos, AWS

What you'll bring to the role:

  • A strong technical background: demonstrable experience working in a senior backend software engineering position across a number data centric projects. A solid understanding of data and relational databases is key for the role.
  • People management skills: You'll be comfortable leading a similar sized team, confident in your software and data skills and able to share your expertise with extremely talented senior engineers.
  • Excellent communication: Proven in promoting collaborative working and enhancing the agile processes. You will also liaise with senior management within the business, providing regular updates on progress, and working closely on the roadmap and strategic direction.

If you are interested in hearing more about this extremely exciting opportunity to step into an Engineering Director position, working on a revolutionary platform with a world-renowned organisation then send your CV to find out more.

Engineering Director - Data Platform

Burns Sheehan Ltd will consider applications based only on skills and ability and will not discriminate on any grounds.