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Simon Evans

Simon is a Director of Burns Sheehan, responsible for the growth of our Cloud & Mobility Practice. He has been recruiting within the Technology sector for the last 8 years and is passionate about delivering an excellent service to both clients and candidates alike. Simon has just become a new Dad for the first time so outside of the office he can mainly be found changing nappies and trying to catch up on much needed sleep! When Simon isn't in the office, he enjoys watching his beloved Man Utd play football & reading History books!

Simon Evans

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Head of Engineering - Leading UK Website

London, UK

£100,000 - £120,000 per annum






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Simon Evans


020 3206 1943

Head of Engineering - Own the Technology Roadmap for a Leading UK Website


Up to £120,000 per annum plus benefits

Are you a highly skilled Head of Engineering with a passion for building high quality products at pace?

Do you enjoy working with high performing teams and making them as good as they can be?

Do you want to shape one of the UKs most high-profile websites used by millions of users every month?

Then this is the opportunity you wished the New Year to bring…

The client is a prestigious name in the UK and recognised globally as pioneers in their field with a record 120+ million website views per month. In this new role of Head of Engineering, you will play an integral role in ensuring that your cross-functional technical teams deliver on the exciting and ambitious strategic roadmap with pace and efficiency across multiple product streams.

Responsibilities of the Head of Engineering:

  • You will work with stakeholders from across the business and be responsible for understanding the delivery needs of the organisation.
  • You will drive the development engine ensuring that it's the best it can be - The right tools, skills, environment, standards and processes.
  • You will be responsible for leading and developing all the technical people ensuring they have clear growth plans, performance feedback, career development and training/coaching as needed.
  • You will have delivery responsibility - driving delivery at pace while ensuring this is balanced with addressing legacy codebases and technical debt.

Required skills of the Head of Engineering:

  • As a proven Head of Engineering you thrive on driving great engineering and great teams to deliver high quality products.
  • You will be adept at building partnerships and relationships across the business.
  • You enjoy great problems and finding solutions. You know how to uncover challenges that Agile teams face and how to go about finding the right solution.
  • Comfortable working alongside Product Managers, Architects and Team Leads to drive cross-functional development teams.
  • Lives and breathe evidence-based product development. You advocate for your teams to care about the product they're building and make great ideas even better.
  • You aren't afraid to have a tough conversation - be it around delivery pace, behaviour, asking for the impossible or simply helping someone grow by understanding their own strengths and weaknesses.

Sounds good but what's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to take on a high-profile position within one of the UKs biggest success stories and work alongside some of the nicest and brightest guys in the industry.
  • You will have the chance to really make a difference in an amazing and highly successful technology company.
  • Unrivalled autonomy and a commitment to personal and professional development with internal and external training.
  • Hackathons, campfires, meetups and personal hack time.
  • 25 days holiday with flexibility to buy and sell.
  • Great office in the West End with a huge variety of entertainment on your doorstep!

This is an amazing opportunity - If you are a Head of Engineering with the above skills and experience and want to make your mark within a leading UK business, apply now or call Simon Evans for a chat.

Head of Engineering - Own the Technology Roadmap for a Leading UK Website

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