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Managing evolution with meaningful relationships

Head of Engineering

£65k – £90k
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My client are the UK's leading EdTech company; they have a vision to become a global leader in online education.
They have established themselves as a major player in the digital learning space having delivered training programmes to over 200,000 individuals and 2,000 businesses globally;

As Head of Engineering, you will be a senior manager in the business with technical product ownership over the Learning Platform.
You will own the platform/product backlog; bringing together all elements of the business to inform the platform roadmap.
You will set the vision and strategy for the platform roadmap, working with the leadership teams (including exec, management team and learning solution teams) to influence overall strategy and direction.
You will play an important role to help the business in making calls between a complicated range of stakeholder needs and client requests.
You will help the business to prioritise projects that are aligned with the wider company strategy and vision.
You will help define what the Learning Platform team should work on and what order.



Desired skills and experience:
• You have at least 2 years' experience owning a technical product
• You have experience designing and delivering technical projects with your team/s
• You have experience leading agile team/s against a product roadmap
• You have experience in defining a team's development process
• You have a background in education and understand the various elements in design and delivery of learning
• You have facilitated decision making with senior leaders
• You have a good technical knowledge understanding the stack (currently Moodle / PHP) that a team will operate on

Behaviours/skill-sets
• A customer-centric and innovation mindset
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities
• Used to working under pressure, and able to cope with ambiguity
• Excellent communication skills
• Inspirational leader
• Highly competent at shaping ideas and solutions and collaborating closely with other team members
• An agile mindset - you have an enthusiasm around shipping iterations early and often
• You know when to put the company objectives above the team goals, and when to push back
• You understand the interplay between feature requests, complexity and tech debt -able to prioritise accordingly
• You have a passion for learning, for both personal and team growth

You embrace data
• You are driven by the available data
• You are passionate about the data behind decision making
• You can identify opportunities to collect data
• You can identify opportunities to use data to solve business problems or embrace opportunities

Summary
• A senior management position in a VC-backed company operating in one of digital's most exciting and growing spaces - EdTech
• Ownership and responsibility to make things happen and make a real difference, working with some of the world's leading brands
• A fast-paced and exciting challenge which is well-funded and actively supported by encouraging investors

Mana at a glance

Managing evolution with meaningful relationships

Mana focuses on Technology, Finance Technology, and Education Technology. Their company has offices in London. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.manatm.com

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