Head of Mobile Engineering

Badoo Ltd
Covent Garden
From £100,000 to £180,000 per annum
04 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Badoo is seeking an outstanding technical leader to drive the ongoing growth of our mobile engineering function. This role plays a critical part in the success of our products, maintaining our existing high standards and continually looking to raise the bar going forward.The ideal candidate combines strong technical credentials with the ability to inspire and develop engineers, and a desire to reinforce Badoo’s profile as a place of engineering excellence. Responsibilities/Job Role · Own the delivery of all mobile products within the Badoo portfolio. Execute multiple concurrent projects in a dynamic environment with at times competing priorities · Monitor production quality, ensuring a seamless experience for our users · Be maniacally result-oriented: create measurable goals for the team and communicate them in a way that inspires optimal performance · Drive ongoing growth of an industry leading engineering team; providing a strategic approach to scaling the engineering function to achieve efficient delivery of the product roadmap · Work on technical debt, and be across all advances in technology and methodologies to ensure Badoo employs best tools and practices at all times · Establish an enviable team culture that ensures retention, drives high performance and makes Badoo an attractive place to work for top calibre engineers · Mentor and coach platform team leads. Encourage their personal development and equip them with the tools needed to maintain performance excellence · Provide leadership in tech PR and recruitment, ensuring Badoo is positioned as a leader in the tech community and attracts only the best talent · Be a conduit between senior management; department leads and the engineering function. Collaborate on complex projects, and provide clear internal communication of status updates to ensure priorities are set appropriately Key skills and experience · A strong record of technical leadership of large, cross-functional projects, most likely demonstrated by 3 years of managing multiple teams · A natural networker, well respected within technical community · Demonstrable analytical background: able to structure, simplify and solve complex problems · Deep understanding of the mobile engineering ecosystem: development/release tools, app stores, methodologies, third party integrations · Exceptional communication skills: able to relate to all levels of the business, mediate conflict, motivate colleagues, inspire action · Previous experience as a principal/lead engineer, with hands-on experience developing complex/interactive native consumer applications · Experience in startup/entrepreneurial environment desirable · MS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering or similar · Solid knowledge of a variety of programming languages (Java, Javascript, ObjC, scripting languages) · Understanding of the principles of how the server-side backend is built, designing API between mobile client apps and server back-end. Deadline for applications 30/10/2016 This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66785203