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Job Title:  Head of Engineering (SeaFix/)

Job ID:  1841
Department:  Development
Category:  IT Development

London, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Who We Are

We are a software as a service company, bringing true digital transformation to the global shipping industry by creating and bringing to market technology for the maritime industry that enhances the way shipping professionals work. We are dynamic and fast paced with a tech start-up environment ‘feel,’ but with the unique position of being part of a global FTSE250 company, Clarksons PLC (the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services). 

Our premier platform, Sea/, is the world’s first end-to-end digital shipping platform that provides a suite of cloud-based applications that connect to create efficiencies and digitise workflows. This is Smarter Shipping.

This is a truly exciting time to join us and be part of a leading organisation that is working on industry changing technology solutions and where innovation never stops.

Are You Ready?

To understand more about us, please visit www.sea.live/about-maritech.


The Role

We are seeking an experienced and talented Head of Engineering to join our team in London. As Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for our portfolio of products that supports our Sea/Fix team. You will work alongside the business and be the driving force behind projects that will be for the benefit of Maritech, allowing us to grow from a technology perspective.

You will be working alongside our Support, Product & Platform functions and will be responsible for assuring quality standards are consistently met. You will push for exceptionally high-quality work and empower our teams to make a big impact.

Role Responsibilities
• Lead a department of circa 70 people in a cross functional setup utilising Agile practices.
• Lead the building of a world-class engineering culture by hiring and developing engineering talent in the teams.
• Be a role model for the values of our organisation and lead by example.
• Work with the engineering leadership to define and develop the vision and strategy for engineering and then enable your teams to achieve it. You will work with your teams to set OKRs that motivate and deliver results.
• Work closely with your peers within the product area to define and implement value driven deliverables.
• Manage expectations of senior stakeholders in the company through efficient communication and data backed decisions.
• Accountable for both predictable delivery and high-quality output of your teams. You will measure the success of your team through the frequent delivery of high-quality code to our customers.
• Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with our company values.
• Understand the technologies and services in your domain and be able to challenge engineering decisions.
• Develop your team through coaching and mentoring, supported by compassionate but direct feedback.

Skills and Experience
• Experience of building and leading a team of engineers and engineering managers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands on career development.
• A wealth of experience overseeing Engineering teams in an Agile environment.
• Experience of working in a Cloud (Azure preferably) and Microservice environment.
• Experience of monitoring and managing products in production.
• Strong development experience, although this is not a hands-on role.
• Strong project management skills and knowledge of project management tools and processes.
• An effective communicator and able to build good working relationships with people.
• Delivery focused, whilst being agile in approach.
• Excellent organisation, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledgeable and passionate about SDLC with emphasis on TDD and Automation.
• Identifies problems in processes and seeks continuous improvement.
• Keeps calm in stressful situations.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise.

What can you expect from us?
You will have an exciting opportunity to join and be part of a leading organisation that is shaping the maritime industry.

We offer an excellent package, comprising of a competitive salary, annual bonus opportunity and amazing benefits. Get in touch to find out more!