We are one of the UK’s top 25 fastest growing start-ups. We’re an independent marketing technology agency based in London and New York, on a mission to combine technology and creativity to solve brands’ problems. We bring together data, technology, content, and paid-media to drive revenue for brands. Our clients include Spotify, Google, Facebook, Nike, Waze, Just Eat, ASOS, Pret A Manger and adidas. Since being founded in 2014, Byte has grown to more than 90 brilliant people.
We’re looking for a Lead Engineer to join the mission.
Byte is looking for an experienced and a commercially astute Lead Engineer to join the London team. The successful candidate will be growth focussed with experience in the practical application of new technologies, capable of leading the engineering team and developing a good working relationship with the head of product development. You will be working with the head of product development, the director of technology and the co-founders, supported by the engineering team.
Contribute as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to London growth strategies
Assess new business and growth opportunities (products, projectware, new industries, new technologies)
Work with the technical leadership to future-proof the team against skills deficits
Line manage engineers, including setting goals
Delegate tasks and projects to staff with clear tasks and expected results
Support recruiting activities by drafting job specifications for senior roles, reviewing candidate CVs and profiles, interviewing candidates
Enforce and incentivise security across the office
Complete vendor assessment questionnaires
Own and complete technical specification documents, act as escalation and mediation point for tech delivery challenges
Design, build and maintain Node.js based applications (typescript backend and Elm frontend)
Work with conversation designers to implement Facebook Messenger chatbots (and other messaging platforms)
Maintain the health of production systems
Work with other teams to think up new tools and ways to improve business efficiency
Investigate emerging technologies
Work alongside other members of the team to spread knowledge and ideas (e.g. pairing)
Commercial acumen and ability to grow businesses
6 years of managerial experience across a number of industries
Experience leading small engineering teams
Ability to deliver structural departmental changes
Previous experience of playing active and decisive part of a senior leadership team (e.g. board, internal committees)
Deep digital technology expertise including:
Platform development and integration (bespoke and package)
API development / integration
Best practice engineering standards and process
REST Web services & API Technology
SQL (e.g. Postgres)
Cloud Services (e.g. Amazon AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Bluemix)
A functional programming language (e.g. Elm, Purescript)
Unix/Linux systems administration
Machine learning (e.g. Tensor Flow)
Natural language recognition (e.g. API.AI, IBM Watson)
SKILLS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
To complement the team dynamic:
– Sense of humour
– Self-starting and proactive
– Easily bored and curious
– No ego
– Extremely motivated
– Positive mental attitude
– Professional, reliable and dependable
– Adaptable and thrives with variety and change
– Calm and patient under pressure
We can offer a degree of responsibility and flexibility that’s hard to find in a role anyplace else. You will become an integral member of our team, and you will gain experience you wouldn’t get at a big corporate agency. You’ll be encouraged to follow your passions. You’ll be supported when you want to try something new.
You’ll be working directly with founders who are well-known in their industry, who are experienced innovators and who understand how important it is for you to grow and learn.
You’ll get 25 paid holidays, breakfast, booze, and day off on your birthday.
Most of all, you’ll help create the company you want to work for.
Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org