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VP of Engineering
London, United Kingdom · Engineering
Peak’s mission is to boost people’s wellbeing in a smart way. We make digital products that add value to your world and help you enjoy life more. Founded in 2013, Peak has grown quickly, producing Peak - Brain Training, the number 1 brain training app on mobile, downloaded over 50 million times globally. Peak - Brain Training was chosen by both Apple and Google as one of the best apps available and is regularly featured by both as a leading example of smart mobile technology. 2019 is an exciting year for the business which will see us build on our success as the market leader and expand into new verticals.
We are now looking to hire a VP Engineering to drive our technical roadmap, lead and grow our engineering teams and amplify their impact across the business.
Joining the company’s senior leadership team and reporting to the CEO, you will represent our tech team internally and externally, driving the team’s performance and output and ensuring we deliver on our business roadmap while developing products that are truly exceptional.
Get Peak’s technical stack to the next level:
Lead Peak’s tech strategy and roadmap with the support of our senior tech members
Key player in the company’s strategy with the aim at establishing the right harmony between tech and business decisions
Build a stable, secure and highly scalable infrastructure
Explore and innovate new technologies, features, and tools
Establish and enforce a solid project framework and excellent development / testing processes
"Hands-on" development in addition to management. Help build and lead great software teams to deliver world-class
Represent Peak at events and act as the tech leader for the company
Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common infrastructure and functional capabilities
Provide feedback into product teams to influence their roadmap and strategy
Inclusive Tech team management, hands on approach and leading by example
Responsibility over hiring the best engineers to join our team
Supporting the team through coaching and mentoring, encouraging cross-team communication and collaboration
Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers
Nurture high employee engagement, performance and commitment to the product through a motivational & visionary
8+ years of engineering experience, with proven track record of leadership success in high-growth startup environments.
Meaningful experience managing projects that adopt the following technology: Java, Nodejs, AWS, Unity, iOS and Android
Strong experience with the AWS ecosystem a plus
A track record of leading and scaling effective tech teams within a high growth environment.
Experience in developing tech and product strategies in line with the commercial model
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
Entrepreneurial mindset, big picture thinker, inclusive leader
BS in Computer science or equivalent
WHY YOU SHOULD WORK WITH US:
We aim high in everything we do. We believe we can have a real impact on the world. We recognise that to do this we need to be open to new ideas and to challenge one another every day to ensure real personal and professional growth. Ultimately, we care about each other and we know that we will succeed as a team (it’s why we make time to play pool, board games and video games together). In our view, ambition, openness and teamwork are the surest way to achieve our amazing goals.
Working from home flexibility. We believe in giving people full autonomy in how they want to organise their days;
Relaxed and fun work environment
Freedom and support to organise and participate in knowledge exchange events and charity activities;
2 day hackathons every other month to work on personal or group projects;
Pension and health insurance, sporting allowance;
22 contractual days holiday plus bank holidays; and
Breakfast and snacks provided all day along with a fully-stocked drinks fridge.
Choice of laptop and smartphone