Head of Engineering & Architecture - FinTech Trading Platform

City of London Permanent £140,000 - £180,000
  • Head of Engineering and Architecture for Fast growing fintech trading platform
  • Opportunity to progress to CTO in time.

About Our Client

My client are a fast growing and fast evolving FinTech trading platform offering a highly scaleable product to retail customers and institutional clients. This company has an exciting trajectory in market for 2022 and beyond and plans to significantly grow their engineering function, modernise their Tech estate into full DevOps capability and develop and expand their product suite to market.

Job Description

Reporting to the CIO you will be responsible for a fairly large distributed engineering function across multiple teams.

  • You will lead and develop your immediate management team and ensure robust engineering standards and architecture discipline are maintained whilst building a positive forward thinking culture in open source predominantly Java based software development.
  • Develop and introduce DevOps capability to current and modernise legacy tech solution
  • Implementation of product and enterprise wide technical and architecture strategy
  • Develop a culture of innovation and learning to progress their technical boundaries
  • Oversight and support to infrastructure and application teams
  • Reduction of technical debt
  • Scale product solution in-conjunction with AWS cloud architecture

The Successful Applicant

A suitable candidate would have proven experience being both a strategic and "hands on" engineering leader who is able to motivate and communicate effectively engineering best practice and business strategy in a timely and effective manner to distributed / offshore teams. Ideally you would also have a strong back ground of technical and enterprise architecture across a scaleable platform and able to innovate and implement workable solutions when working on a volume trading / low latency platform. This role would suit someone with extensive cloud architecture knowledge preferably on AWS but equally consider Azure / GCP experience.

What's on Offer

This role offer an exciting remit, a challenging road ahead for 2022 and beyond along with a clear opportunity to grow engineering function, product offering and evolve into a more strategic CTO position in time. Salary: £140k - £180k plus stock option bonus and benefitsLocation: London, City (Hybrid working)

Michael Warren
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Job summary

Senior IT Management
Financial Services
City of London
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Consultant name
Michael Warren
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2311
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