VP Engineering

at Geckoboard in London

Welcome to Geckoboard! As our VP Engineering you will help us develop, define and expand Geckoboard’s future engineering and product pipeline, as well as support, mentor and grow our Engineering Team. This is a brand new role for us, and we are really excited about it! You will be joining a friendly team with great people in an environment with empowered Engineers, flexible working conditions, and a focus on skill development.

Right now you will probably be in a similar role, having worked in a start-up environment, and looking for a new position that allows you concentrate on shaping the future of our business, whilst supporting your genuine desire to develop and mentor a team passionate about what they build, and be an advocate for sharing your knowledge and experience through many channels.


As our VP Engineering you will:

  • Prioritise our engineering work to reflect the needs of the business.
  • Advise on appropriate and efficient infrastructure solutions that enable us to deliver our product strategy.
  • Define and document best practice.
  • Own the recruitment, management, mentoring and professional growth of the team.
  • Ensure that we have clear visibility of resources and capacity within the team.
  • Be a prominent advocate for our product and process.

As our VP Engineering, the first thing you will do is to get to know the product and the team, and based on your experience, look to prioritise what needs to be done next! For example, you will help us take on the biggest technical challenge in our company history, to radically rethink the way we approach integration with third-party services for our clients dashboards. In addition, you will help us identify and prioritise our technical debt, as well as setting the overall direction of the individual Engineering teams.

Reporting directly to the CEO, Paul Joyce, this is a a great opportunity for someone with a strong technical background who now wants to share their knowledge and experience, and at the same time develop and nurture a team of 14 talented and enthusiastic Engineers, inclusive of two direct leads, who really love what they do. And don’t just take our word for it, see what members of our team say about the projects they work on: https://medium.com/geckoboard-under-the-hood and their experience of working with us on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/Geckoboard-Reviews-E878996.htm

Thousands of businesses use Geckoboard to build live TV Dashboards that focus teams on what matters. We take the complexity out of connecting data and make it simple for anyone to understand key metrics at a glance. Some of our customers include Airbnb, Slack and Skyscanner. This role is based in our London office.


We’re constantly striving to ensure that we offer the most encouraging, supportive and efficient environment possible. We want everyone on the team to be empowered to influence our architectural decisions. The whole team is involved in prioritising and evaluating our work and we regularly program in pairs to share knowledge, promote collaboration, and improve our code quality. To find out more about our culture and values, visit https://www.geckoboard.com/about-us/.

We don’t just pay lip service to work-life balance, we actively and strongly encourage it. Flexible working hours and the ability to regularly work from home lets you work in a way that fits you and your family. We see our contractual obligation to offer 25 days’ paid holiday as a lower bound, rather than a limit.

We actively contribute to personal and professional development and have a minimum budget allowance to be spent on courses, conferences, and books.

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Published at 21 Apr 2017
Expires on 21 Jun 2017
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