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VP, Head of Engineering at HIVED

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • -
  • ABOUT HIVED

    HIVED is building the mass-market parcel delivery network of the future by leveraging vertical integration, operational process innovation and software. HIVED has developed a system that is significantly better than the status quo in every way imaginable: more efficient (and therefore more affordable), better for people (no gig-economy, fully employed staff) and the environment (100% emission free end-to-end, no offsetting ever) as well as providing the best possible delivery experience.

    We are backed by the UK government's innovation agency Innovate UK as well as some of Europe's leading investors and VCs in climate-tech, logistics and mobility such as Pale Blue Dot VC, Eka Ventures, the founder/CEO and entire senior leadership team of TIER mobility and the co-founder of Budbee, amongst others.

    Over the coming months and years, HIVED will aggressively scale in the UK to become the default delivery provider for many retail and e-commerce brands, from SMEs to household names. Currently covering the M25 area, HIVED will expand to further UK cities in early 2022 with the goal to cover the vast majority of the UK population by 2023 alongside an expansion to key European markets. At the same time HIVED will continuously improve its technology and delivery experience with a number of never seen before features and improvements on the roadmap.


    ABOUT THE ROLE

    We are looking for an exceptionally talented Head of Engineering to oversee the technical development of the world's best parcel delivery network and ensure both reliability and innovation.


    Responsibilities
    • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
    • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
    • Help departments use technology profitably
    • Supervise system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency
    • Build quality assurance and data protection processes
    • Monitor KPIs and IT budgets to assess technological performance
    • Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
    • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
    • Oversee and strategise re-platforming of databases

    Requirements

    • Proven experience as a Head of Engineering or similar leadership role
    • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
    • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
    • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Leadership and organisational abilities
    • Strategic thinking
    • Problem-solving aptitude
    • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field is a plus

    Benefits

    • Great and dynamic working environment
    • Join a diverse and driven team
    • Ability to learn by joining a young, fast growing startup
    • Real chance of progression with the organisation purely based on success in the role
    • We care for our staff and we are happy to accommodate and support special talent wherever we can
    • Beautiful office on the top floor of a converted warehouse in the heart of Shoreditch
    • Work From Home optional depending on circumstances
    • Potential for share options
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