|Listed on:||6th November|
Director of Technology
Department: Technology Team
Reporting to: Chief Product Officer
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full time
Location: London, Camden. This is not a remote working position, and you must have the right to work in the UK
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Director of Technology is responsible for FutureLearn's technology leadership, direction, architecture and strategy. They are the face of technology at FutureLearn and are responsible for inspiring technologists and creating a motivating environment for them to do their best work.
This role reports to the Chief Product Officer and together with the Director of Product and Director of Experience forms the Product Leadership team; responsible for nurturing the creative and collaborative environment for cross functional teams to develop the FutureLearn platform. The Director of Technology line manages a team of over thirty and is supported by the Head of Engineering who is responsible for managing the engineering team and developing people and processes.
The Director of Technology is responsible for ensuring that our technology scales to meet the growing needs of our business. They make sure that we can change things quickly, the cost of change is low and the quality of code is high, and features are robust and well-tested, and considerate of performance, accessibility and maintainability.
They make sure that we are avoiding knowledge silos and single points of failure. You will promote the opportunities that technology offers us and also highlight how it may impact on the decisions we make to the product team, executive team and the wider organisation. The Director of Technology has an in-depth knowledge of the technology demands of FutureLearn and can help the Technology team understand other non-technical perspectives.
You are also responsible for championing technology best practice across the whole company in key areas such as security and explaining why we are taking particular technology approaches or making specific choices so that it is clear to everyone in the organisation what the benefits are.
Represent technology and lead the technology team
Set the technical direction and architecture
Ensure that FutureLearn.com is stable, secure and scalable
We're looking for a proven technical leader with the following:
Experience of any of the following is a bonus:
You should also be:
FutureLearn is transforming access to education and is one of the world's largest social learning platforms.
Based in London's Camden Town, we offer online courses, programs and degrees run by over 100 leading universities from around the world including UCL, University of California Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, King's College London, Purdue University and University of Groningen. We also offer online courses from specialist education providers including CIPD, UNESCO and the Raspberry PI foundation.
Our purpose is to transform access to education. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.
Since our launch in September 2013, we've run hundreds of courses that have attracted over 10 million learners from all over the world and we've seen over 19 million enrolments on our open online courses and are now working with our partners to pioneer a more modular and accessible approach to studying full degrees.
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Please submit a CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for FutureLearn and how your skills and experience meet the requirements outlined above (300 word maximum). Please also include information on your current remuneration package.
FutureLearn is an equal opportunities organisation who value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented, including those from the LGBT+ community, neurodiverse people, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.
The closing date for this position is Monday 18th November.
We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.