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Senior Director

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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VP of Engineering - Open Banking Start-Up

London, UK

£150,000 - £180,000 per annum






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Simon Evans


020 3206 1943

VP of Engineering - Open Banking Start-Up | Record Breaking Seed-Funding

£180,000 per annum plus 1% equity (ESOP)


Are you a commercially astute VP of Engineering with extensive experience of building high performing engineering teams to deliver amazing products to millions of users?

Are you ready to join a start-up with record breaking seed-funding at the start of their journey to provide Open Banking products to a new market with untapped opportunities?

If so, please read on…

VP of Engineering - We are working exclusively with an exciting FinTech start-up to find them a VP of Engineering who will enable them to dominate an untapped market of huge potential. The company have raised record breaking seed funding; established relationships with the key clients in new regions and are now looking to scale their MVP and develop more amazing Open Banking products.

As VP of Engineering you will work closely with the CTO on the technical strategy while having two immediate challenges:

  • You will grow the engineering function from it's existing 10 engineers to many times that number.
  • Evolve the existing MVP to ensure scalability, reliability, security and performance.

They have more than 20 banks signed-up to use their platform and the plan is for the VP of Engineering to take their initial MVP and evolve this into a more polished offering before going for Series A funding in the New Year. They will also be adding many more products as the engineering team grows and they continue to gain traction.

They are looking for a VP of Engineering who has the following experience:

  • Building high performing teams, including hiring plans and engineering progression frameworks.
  • Driving timely delivery of quality products used by millions of users.
  • In-depth understanding of modern architecture that will be able to support a fast-scaling business and its users.

While it is preferable that the VP of Engineering will have FinTech/Open Banking knowledge it is not essential. They have a senior leaders in the business with extensive knowledge of Open Banking so candidates with the experience in building and leading engineering teams to deliver products is more important.

This is an amazing opportunity and a career-defining role with potential for life-changing financial rewards. If you're interested in finding out more about the role please reply with your CV or call Simon Evans to have an informal chat.

VP of Engineering - Open Banking Start-Up | Record Breaking Seed-Funding

£180,000 per annum plus 1% equity (ESOP)


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