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2 Aug 2018

Full-timeStartup Studio Head of Engineering

Founders Factory – Posted by FoundersFactory London, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description

👋Hey, We’re Founders Factory

Founders Factory is unlike anywhere else. We’re a corporate backed incubator and accelerator that takes a unique approach to business creation. Born out of Founders Forum, the leading global network of entrepreneurs, we’re at the very centre of the technology ecosystem.

💪🏾 We’re on a mission to create a repeatable and reliable methodology to build truly innovative startups that will define the future.

Our incubator creates entirely new products from scratch and turns promising concepts into prototypes, and ultimately an MVP, validating decisions commercially along the way to attract a founding team that can spin out into a fully-fledged business. And you know what, we’re also officially Europe’s Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas!! 🎉🎉

👟Our Culture
Let’s be honest, Founders Factory is not for everyone. Working with us is very different than other companies. Not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, thrive in uncertainty, and are incredibly passionate. We want to develop a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation and are hoping to show that there’s a better way to build tech startups and take on the issue that most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace.

🎓Incubation Principles:
Momentum over perfection
Every problem has a solution
A sense of ownership is required to innovate
Transparency is needed to avoid mistakes and capture key learnings.

👤 The Role
The strength of our engineering team is core to building our tech startups. In this role you will be both a technical and people leader. You will be responsible for supporting engineers to do their best work within the incubator and empower them to succeed at taking on the challenges at the heart of the innovative tech startups we build together. Beyond the technical scope of the role, your breadth of experience will be an important input into our incubation model strategy.

💪 Responsibilities
Lead and manage our small team of engineers who have a mix of backgrounds & technical expertise
Work closely with your fellow leadership team (including Product, Design, Data Science, & Talent) to identify risks and opportunities around team & strategy for our startups
Be accountable for growing the internal team and supporting hiring of engineers for our portfolio startups
Grow & nurture the community of developers across our portfolio and support the tech leads of our startup teams to help set their product & technical strategy
Apply your own diverse software development skills, knowledge & experience across a range of sectors, business models, & products
Ensure learnings from each team & project are brought together to feed back into consistent best practices and processes for the new startups we’re building
Provide technical & career mentorship for the members of the tech team
Help shape the strategic direction of the Founders Factory incubation model.

🎯 Requirements
Have engineering management experience in a high-growth startup or medium-sized product-focused tech company
Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains
Be excited about business building and the idea of helping form many new tech startups & teams every year
Genuinely enjoy mentoring and coaching engineers to guide their professional, technical and personal development as well as motivating and challenging them to focus on delivering high-quality solutions that match the business requirements of a startup
Be enthusiastic about defining and cultivating a product-oriented engineering culture that instils a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of building products, while fostering multi-disciplinary teams that value inclusive and respectful collaboration
Be keen to grow our community of developers and represent Founders Factory externally
Be well organised, able to manage time effectively, and comfortable working across multiple projects/businesses concurrently
Have worked on a diverse set of full stack technologies including experience with web, mobile, data and infrastructure
Skilled in a variety of programming languages, e.g. Javascript, Python, Java, or Swift
Knowledgeable of a range of modern web or mobile frameworks, e.g. React, Angular, Django, Rails, iOS, or Android.

🤘Benefits
Financial: Salary from £70-80k
Financial: Equity in Founders Factory, which has a stake in all the startups we support
Growth: Work with and meet outstanding & diverse talent, within the Founders Factory team and our wide network of entrepreneurs
Growth: Learn faster than you ever have before, developing your knowledge of building early-stage tech startups, not just from the tech perspective but the wider business
Environment: All the benefits of the startup world (innovation, ownership, pace, etc) but with more security and support
Environment: Comprehensive extended health care coverage, standing desks, yoga, and Stretch O’Clock
Environment: Catered lunches, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar

Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

How to Apply

APPLY HERE : https://jobs.lever.co/foundersfactory/3859b780-c5c2-4b71-a40f-ec1ef4f8ab51

Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-time.

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