VP Technology

at MarketInvoice in London

(₤120000 per year)

Cash is king, and MarketInvoice is helping businesses get cash faster: we are a FinTech platform that’s shaking up the world of business finance with on-demand lending against accounts receivable. We help ambitious companies grow by providing funding when they need it most, instead of waiting up to 90 days for their customers to pay invoices. We’ve funded against over £1 billion worth of invoices, helping thousands of businesses across the country to achieve their goals. Our platform provides a slick user experience and integrates with all the leading accounting software packages, so it’s never been easier for businesses to take control of their cash flow.

Our values matter and as part of the team, they will be yours too… #MakeItHappen | #1Team1Dream | #AlwaysBeLearning

You will be leading an incredibly smart group of engineers, product owners, and data engineers who are passionate about our product as well as technical environment. We have taken the utmost care when hiring and have built a clever team of high calibre individuals who work effectively and efficiently towards building an extraordinary product. We give our technical staff the freedom to drive innovation themselves – we have a strong DevOps culture and believe CI/CD/Testing are the only ways to innovate at scale.
We are growing several effective leaders in our engineering and product teams – current initiatives they are leading include delivery of two wholly new products and an overhaul of our development processes. You will work closely with these leaders, ideally providing strategic leadership yourself while they execute on agreed plans.

Lead the tech team as a whole ensuring all parts work effectively together as they grow
Help your staff grow and learn – both in improved management skills and better software speed and quality – and coach emerging leaders
Help remove obstacles to productivity and help the technical team make meaningful, deliverable commitments
Work with senior leaders and the tech team to discover, refine, and execute on strategic plans for new products and initiatives
Create close working relationships with other key executives at the company (Marketing, Sales, Product, Operations, Risk) to understand their domain area, and find ways that product & engineering can help
Serve as a voice to balance out various competing interests, estimate complexity and relative benefits, so as to help the leadership team make appropriate global tradeoffs
Develop, track and control the budgets for technology teams.

Apart from our CRM System, all of our software at MarketInvoice, including the application forms, trading infrastructure, and payments gateway, has been developed in-house. Our core platform is built in .Net C# and AngularJS but the choice of technologies is continually evolving. Our data team is currently working in R, python, NodeJS and F#.

The buck stops with you on all matters technical – design, product, engineering, and data – and you will be responsible to leaders in each of those areas for coaching them to perform to their best, and to the senior management team for on-time delivery and high quality. You will distil technical ideas into simple effective plans, working closely with our product owners and software developers to drive their execution. You will be at the heart of a dialogue between technical and non-technical staff, helping both sides to negotiate effectively and produce on-time, valuable products.

Entrepreneurial mindset
Great aptitude for developing tech and product strategies in line with the commercial strategy of the business
A desire to build cutting edge digital products and services
Strong leadership capabilities
A validated background in recruiting, retaining, and leading product and development teams
Experience coaching team members, including leaders of teams, to improve
Substantial experience in negotiating with technical partners and software vendors
A track record of leading and scaling effective technology teams
Communication with credibility and gravitas both internally and externally
Previous experience of working in Finance and / or high-growth businesses

Innovative and engaging culture
Competitive salary
Premier share options scheme.
Amazon Kindle and book vouchers.
Private health coverage and half price Virgin Active gym membership.
Mentoring from industry leaders
The opportunity to lead a department at one of the UK’s hottest FinTech companies.
Birthday off
A great office (complete with roof terrace, piano, table football and beer fridge) in the heart of Shoreditch.
Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship Available
“Working at MarketInvoice is like getting dog years’ in terms of experience” – Dan Karger, Astrophysicist and MarketInvoice Lead Tech Developer.

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Published at 13 Sep 2017
Expires on 13 Nov 2017