Engineering Director at Tessian (London, UK) (allows remote)

Engineering Director at Tessian (London, UK) (allows remote)


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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-08-30 12:57:20

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Engineering at Tessian

At Tessian, we're building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform. We’re making a difference by providing automatic, real-time protection against threats such as social engineering, human error, & data exfiltration, for people all around the world.

We’re looking for an experienced, technical Engineering Director to report into our Head of Engineering, Andy Smith, and take responsibility for a group of Engineering teams as well as engage in long term strategic decisions as we build out our platform and drive our ability to scale. You’ll stop criminal threats and prevent embarrassing mistakes for millions of people.

You’ll stop criminal threats and prevent embarrassing mistakes for millions of people. Our high-volume, low-latency backend systems power the whole product. From deploying data science models in production, to integrating with our front end, you'll be involved in projects that span all aspects of the business.

Our mission critical product and high volumes of data mean you will have many challenging problems to solve. You’ll be surrounded by incredibly smart, talented and friendly colleagues. Engineers at Tessian love to learn from each other and pull together as a team to succeed. We all have a say in what we build and how we build it and you will be empowered - and encouraged - to have an opinion. We know that we do our best work and have the most fun as a diverse team that represents our users and the world we live in.

We work hard to develop our incredible Tessians and ensure that the Engineering team is a fantastic place to work for every gender, ethnicity, age, race, sexual orientation and educational background.

Read more about Engineering at Tessian:

As a Tessian Engineering Director you will:

  • Take responsibility for a group of teams at Tessian
  • Join our Product and Engineering leadership team and work with our Head of Engineering, CTO and Product leader on Engineering strategy
  • Lead engineering wide initiatives focusing on improving our ways of working whilst scaling the team
  • Support tech leads with architecture, infrastructure plans and design process
  • Work closely with our Talent team to hire world class engineers

We'd love to meet someone who:

  • Is experienced managing other Engineering Managers and/or Tech Leads
  • Believes that the best engineering teams are diverseIs excited to mentor, coach and grow teams, engineers and managers
  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work
  • Values getting things done over getting things perfect
  • Is comfortable with the unknown and loves to experiment
  • Can construct good arguments for methodologies or practices

Why we think you'll love it here .... It’s important to us that all Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries - there’s plenty more too…. Be at your best, both inside and outside of work

  • 25 days of paid holiday (plus 8 bank holidays, and an additional day for every year you've worked at Tessian!)
  • Private health insurance provided through Vitality Health and mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Classpass - subsided access to gym time and classes all across London
  • Choice First: Do your best work, in the way that works best for you
  • Flexible working hours and working from home (if you're not already remote!)
  • Work-from-home subsidy upon joining, so you can kit out your home office
  • Enhanced pension contributions, matched up to 5%
  • We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
  • High-quality tech kit provided for you to work on, plus Tessian ANC headphones
  • If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs

Equality & diversity

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here. As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups. Tessian is one of the Top-3 2021 Best Places to Work for Women. #humanfirst ‍‍