About the job
At GWI we understand that software engineering is a multidisciplinary field that requires a team effort. As such, our focus in building our teams is on finding passionate and hard-working individuals from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, and bringing them together to work on a host of challenging and interesting problems.
Our mission as an engineering team in the company is to :
Build new and exciting platforms for our users
Improve our services through constant evolution and performance monitoring
Support other teams and our colleagues through internal tools
Raise the standards of software development throughout the company
We need a visionary Associate Director of Engineering, who is able to work closely with our product and design departments to plan and deliver our bold future for audience data analysis.
You will be able to both influence the architecture of our systems and participate in the roadmap creation for the teams you will lead.
You will develop close working relationships with your peers in the various cross-functional teams and you will have the opportunity to coach and mentor a global team of brilliant engineers.
Key roles and responsibilities :
Monitor overall performance of a cross-discipline, distributed software engineering teams and establish clear framework for reporting on the team performance and output quality
Line manage engineers of various seniority, defining and tracking goals and objectives for individual team members
Ensure that products are created on time, to the required quality and in line with our technology strategy
Contribute to the product roadmap and product planning process in collaboration with senior technical and product leaders
Drive collaboration across teams to share knowledge and experience and build communities of talent
Champion continuous improvement to help raise the bar on quality, performance and maintainability throughout our stack and processes
Set and fulfil the engineering team hiring plan and manage the recruitment of high-quality engineers who will add value and diversity to the team by managing the sourcing, screening and interviewing of candidates
Encourage and manage the adoption of new technologies and techniques throughout your own and other teams
First things first, as a disruptor in the global market research industry, we haven’t come this far without entrepreneurial spirit and a get-up-and-go attitude.
So if you think we’ll see that in you, then you’re already halfway there. Here’s the rest of what we’d like you to bring to the table.
Have a Software Engineering background
Demonstrable commercial experience leading a team of engineers where you have driven improvement to process and morale
Proven ability to design, architect and communicate complex system designs
A proven track record of successfully mentoring and leading junior team members and supporting their development
Demonstrable experience and understanding of key technologies and current industry trends across Frontend, API or Data systems
Product oriented mind-set and ability to communicate with non-technical stakeholders
Track record of delivering successful non-trivial software projects and experience with full development life-cycle from ideation to production deployment
A passion for data-driven decision making and process optimisation
Excellent command of written and spoken English
About the benefits
Great benefits make a big difference. Not just to employees, but to the whole vibe of a business. That’s why when you work for us, you’ll enjoy a full spectrum of generous perks and rewards.
Competitive salary and performance-based bonus
Generous training budget, including a fully paid international conference each year
25 days holiday and Christmas office closure days on top
Flexitime and a great work-life balance
Private health insurance plan
Mobile phone contract
Early finishes on Fridays
A well-stocked fridge and plenty of snacks (some healthy, some not so healthy)
Commit a working day to charity each year
Regular social activities, including free online yoga and team outings in line with Covid-19 guidelines