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Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software – £72k+Equity – London

Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software – £72k+Equity – London

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  • Permanent - Onsite
  • London
  • £72,000 + Equity £ / Year
  • This position has been filled.

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Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software – £72k+Equity – London

My agricultural client is looking for a Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software to join their exciting start-up who are working on cutting edge technology which tackles greenhouse gas emissions.

Due to the success of the company, they are looking to expand the team considerably in 2021/22 and this Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software will be the person responsible for:

  • Managing and coaching a team of software engineers and machine learning engineers.
  • Reviewing and implementing software development methodologies to meet deadlines for launch.
  • Coordinating and executing software related activities ahead of planned launch of my client’s app and software in Q2 2022.
  • Working with the project manager and head of product development on setting goals for the team.
  • Liaising with third party consultancies and development partners.
  • Leading and contributing code to the current and future projects.
  • Identifying opportunities for adoption of new technologies and improving existing tools.
  • Optimising data storage and warehousing to meet cost criteria at scale.

The main skills the Lead Software Engineer / Head of Software will needed:

  • 10+ years’ experience with designing and developing scalable systems.
  • 10+ years’ experience of implementing complex distributed software including interfaces with hardware devices.
  • Excellent understanding of different protocols for M2M communication. (mqtt, web-socket).
  • Expert command of Multi Cloud deployments with good understanding of the tradeoffs (AWS/Google Cloud/Azure, etc.).
  • Excellent command over C++, Node JS, Javascript, and Java.
  • Knowledge of React and other cross platform mobile development technologies (React Native, Flutter).
  • Experience with sql and Nosql databases – Mysql, Cassandra and ElasticSearch.
  • Experience of designing/implementing machine learning systems for low bandwidth/compute/memory devices would be extremely desirable.
  • Previous experience of leading and scaling decent sized software teams.
  • Scrum and developing through BDD/TDD, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment.
  • Experience working in product development teams a strong plus.
  • Experience working in start-up environment, agri-tech or IoT company a plus.

The role offers flexible working on avg 1-2 days a week at home – when creating your design, you can do this from home but when you need to be working on the product/hardware itself this work will naturally need to be in the office.

My client wants to have offered the role to the successful candidate within weeks so if you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me. My client offers a 2-stage process that can be completed within a week subject to your availability and is all done by google hangout (no need to enter the office during the interview process).

Job Overview
Offered Salary
££72,000 + Equity
Job Location
Nick Bray
Phone: +44 7713168460