Head of Web Platform at RBW Consulting (London, UK)

Head of Web Platform at RBW Consulting (London, UK)

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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-04-29 05:00:12

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My client is looking for an experienced Head of Web Platform that will deliver a world-class SaaS based platform that is at the forefront of medical technology . They require someone from a software engineering background, who has a strong view on technical excellence, and has walked the walk, and has ideally contributed to successfully growing engineering teams from 20 to 40+ Engineers across full stack development (JavaScript). The successful candidate will be partly hands-on, and will be heavily involved in developing technical excellence, engineering strategy and architecture.


  • Be hands-on, pair-program, code-review, and understand how to improve our lead times and error rates
  • Manage Engineering teams focused in or around different domains e.g. Business tooling, AR, etc
  • Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development
  • Partner effectively with product/program managers to maintain and execute against the product roadmap, lead agile ceremonies, and
  • drive deliverables, timelines, milestones to successful outcomes
  • Develop a repeatable structured approach for capturing and describing essential enterprise information
  • Understand our priorities and keep the team on track by encouraging communication and collaboration
  • Contribute to L2 and L3 support, both internal and external
  • Contribute to testing, change management, feature release, and planning
  • Ensure compliance with all global requirements, including ISO, IEC, GDPR, HIPAA, FDA, CE
  • Use metrics and data to influence decisions

Required skills:

  • BSc in Computer Science, and/or relevant experience as a substitute
  • A high degree of empathy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • 10+ years of commercial experience delivering products from concept to production
  • 5+ years of experience managing 5+ Senior/Lead Engineers
  • Experience with large-scale multi-tiered systems and service-oriented architecture
  • Experience in Atlassian products (Jira, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, etc)
  • Experience in Agile, Lean and Secure SDLC techniques such as Risk Management, Compliance Audits, User Stories, ATDD, TDD,
  • BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Authorised scans, PEN Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games, etc
  • Experience working in cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams
  • Experience defining vision and strategy for a technical product
  • Experience in HR responsibilities such as recruitment, 1 on 1s, growth frameworks
  • Experience in modern architecture/stacks such as MERN, Serverless, Containers
  • Experience managing and monitoring different systems in production
  • Experience applying different patterns to new and legacy codebases e.g. strangler pattern
  • Experience removing Engineering bottlenecks/errors e.g. time to deploy, bugs fixed per week
  • An expert in 2 or more of the following languages: JavaScript or TypeScript, Swift, Objective-C, Java (Android), Kotlin, Python, C++, PHP
  • Production experience with 1 or more of the following cloud providers: AWS, Oracle, or Azure

Desired skills

  • Cloud certified in AWS, Oracle, or Azure
  • 1+ years of experience in a start-up/scale-up environment
  • Experience in compliant systems e.g. ISO 27001, SOC-2, HIPAA, GDPR
  • Certifications in processes such as Scrum, LeSS or SAFe Agile
  • Experience (and certified in) developing products and services that conform to standards of safety, privacy, and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of the Military, NHS, and the healthcare IT market
  • Experience managing firewalls, switches, WiFi & VoIP equipment
  • Experience with media encoders and decoders
  • Experience / good knowledge of Azure, AWS, Network protocols, VoIP, WebRTC