The new way to buy & send flowers

Software Engineering Manager

£50k – £70k
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FLOWERBX is the disruptive online start up that represents a new way to buy and send flowers. We are a direct to consumer flower delivery service that sources flowers directly from the growers and delivers them to our customers across 21 countries in Europe and, most recently, New York City, with sites to launch across the US imminently.

FLOWERBX Founder and CEO, Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, started the company in 2015 after working for Tom Ford for almost 2 decades. FLOWERBX has since catered to the fashion cognoscenti and tastemakers across all territories, being dubbed recently by the New York Times as “Fashion’s Florist.”

In 2018 we closed a GBP4.2 million (USD5.5m) fundraising round with our focus now on Series A funding in late 2020 to further our US expansion. As well as our unique online offering, we also pride ourselves on our bespoke client services; supplying flowers for international luxury companies such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Vogue and Farfetch (to name a few), with FLOWERBX’s signature style at the essence of each creation.

This is a pivotal time to join FLOWERBX and make a tangible impact on our growth and expansion. We can only do this with the strongest team full of disruptive, smart, energetic and hard-working talent.

Our Company Culture

At FLOWERBX we believe in exceptional service which transcends all areas of our business. You will be joining a team who have a shared ambition and passion. We believe in transparency and collaboration which creates a unique environment where innovative and entrepreneurial thinking is celebrated. Being a start-up means we are all hands-on, regardless of level, and we work tirelessly towards a common goal, united in success. Get ready to roll up your sleeves!

You may have worked for a larger company but without the chance to really make a difference or impact growth. We are team-orientated and encourage curiosity and input from our employees. This environment requires flexibility, resilience and a work ethic than can respond fluidly to the needs of our customers.

All employees will receive an Apple Mac and have time to relax, connect and brainstorm with the team at our monthly office lunch. You will have a day-off for your birthday, a monthly flower subscription, discounted products, and time off to support your favourite charity.

Our offices and florists are located together so we feel, breathe and live our product regardless of the function.

You will join a team of impressive industry leaders who are not just employees but also brand ambassadors who constantly endeavour to spread the word and vision of FLOWERBX.

The Role:

Reporting to the COO, you will lead the engineering team, and define the technical strategy and roadmap that enables FLOWERBX to deliver the 3-year vision. You are an innovative technology leader who drives change and commercial growth through digital customer experience.

• Lead a team of engineers who support the global websites and technical platforms / applications
• Accountable owner for the underlying codebase, and drive continuous improvement to optimise performance
• Define development standards for managing code quality
• Develop the overall technical target architecture for the Group
• Accountable owner for all technologies that run FLOWERBX.com and all technical platforms across the business, including website uptime, overall website performance, and responsible for managing critical technical issues through to resolution
• Responsible for delivering the Group strategic priorities enabled by technology, including UX improvements and Inventory Management
• Responsible for security and relevant compliance requirements, such as Data Protection
• Responsible for managing the overall IT budget, and manage and purchase all IT assets across the organisation, including telephony, hardware and software
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the wider technological landscape to identify opportunities relevant to the Group

The Person:

• 7+ years software engineering experience working across different technologies and architectures
• 2+ years leading software teams in a technical leadership role
• Proven ability to independently lead, organise and deliver commitments on time and within budget
• Experience in supporting business-critical online services such as orders, payments and transactions for an E-commerce, online gaming or similar B2C company
• Demonstrable use of both technical knowledge and commercial acumen to influence business strategy at an Executive level
• Demonstrable experience working with the business to explain technical subjects
• Experience working in an Agile delivery environment, including release processes and continuous integration
• Ideally experience across all aspects of technology including Software Delivery, Operations, Infrastructure and Architecture
• Ideally experience of the Magento platform (especially version 2.3)
• Entrepreneurial and commercial mindset

We look forward to reviewing your application.
Job type
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
7+ years

FLOWERBX.COM at a glance

The new way to buy & send flowers

FLOWERBX.COM focuses on Retail, Technology, Flowers, Web Development, and Luxury. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.flowerbx.com or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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