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Head of Engineering
at Havn

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  • London
  • parttime
  • -

This role ALSO accepts expressions of interest from those currently on furlough - anyone can apply

RAISINI, a 21 Year old global Creative, Entertainment & Marketing Agency and Dubai's 1st House Record Label and a Music Publishing Company, is launching a Lifestyle Membership SuperApp 'Havn' [Heaven] disrupting the Lifestyle industry, and make life a lot easier for individuals and the Hospitality industry, saving them TIME & MONEY while offering experiences that create unforgettable memories.

Only the very best talent gets in to Havn!

We are now looking for a proactive and ambitious Head of Engineering to join the team here at Havn.

The current team consist of over 25 Super Heroes from around the world (13 countries) and we are just getting started!

What Does Success Look Like In This Role:

The Head of Engineering is a leadership role accountable for the successful delivery of software and IT support infrastructure for Havn. Managing a team of developers, analysts, engineers will work closely with the CTO, and other members of the Senior Leadership Management Team (SLMT) in order to deliver software and IT services that meet user needs. The HoE will be accountable for the creation and delivery of the strategic, software and IT architecture vision and leadership and all aspects of the development of the software.

  • 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
  • Lead the engineering team to take the project to the next level,
  • Ensure delivery consistent with Agile processes across the team 
  • Develop and deliver a strategic technological vision and direction for the Havn; 
  • Work effectively with Product Manager and Product Owner to ensure delivery against
    agreed priorities
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, support and evolve software (native / hybrid applications, API’s)
  • Manage individual priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Collaborate with QA & solution team on continuous integration and delivery as well as automated and manual testing to ensure good quality solutions are delivered to provide value to our customers 
  • Participate in an agile delivery process, and as part of that help size stories and own, research and recommend new solutions
  • Using various techniques and tools, deliver strategic technical solutions to match business requirements and product life cycle deliverables
  • Focus on component reusability, data sharing and security while complying with Enterprise standards and processes
  • Experiment with new tools and technologies ensuring our solutions stay relevant in a rapidly changing technology landscape while sharing gained knowledge across teams
  • Multiple years experience in a similar role or Head of IT/Engineering
  • Knowledge of technological trends to build strategy
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Experience with Android SDK and iOS development
  • DevOps CI/CD pipeline configuration including publishing applications to Google Play store, Apple app store or an enterprise app store
  • RESTful APIs, Microservices, webservices, expert in SOA design and technical implementations
  • A thorough understanding of Object Orientated Programming, MVC (and iOS application architecture for iOS mobile developer)
  • Proven experience in PCF, Bluemix, TomCat, Liberty, Framework, Rest API, Java Hibernate, JPA, DevOps (Eclipse, Jenkins, Maven, UCD, Docker, MS visual studio), Junit
  • Experience with test automation Junit, XCTest and XCUI, Selenium
  • Hands on experience with relational databases (MS SQL Server) and exposure to no-SQL data stores: MongoDB, ElasticSearch as well as caching stores (Redis)
  • Methodology: Agile, Iterative, TDD
  • Demonstrated ability to make design/enhancement recommendations/decisions for multiple applications/technologies, mentor on standards and coding practices and debug very complex or urgent problems
  • Ability to resolves integration issues to guarantee solution conformance to requirements and engineering limitations.
  • Very strong organisational, planning and multi-tasking skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Judgment and decision-making ability
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism and confidentiality
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passion for Havn and the mission of the company


Why Join RAISINI.Com


  • You will be part of a company that will disrupt an entire industry
  • We provide a fun and entrepreneurial working environment within an exciting high-growth startup business, where you can use your talent to make a real difference.
  • This is a rare opportunity to build a truly global product from the ground up, and join early a startup that will soon be a growing business of exceptional engineers working on the latest technologies.
  • You will gain first-hand experience in building an AI-powered mobile application and delivering it to the end users.
  • You will work side-by-side with the CEO/Founder who might take you out surfing or partying in St. Tropez from time to time.
  • After fundingis secured, we will be offering a competitive remuneration package, flexible hours, generous holiday allowance, regular social events and many other perks we continue adding as the company grows.


This role is currently remote working from home until funding is secured and once the situation changes with COVID19

Havn receives 100s of CVs every day, so if you haven’t heard back from us within 28 days, sadly your application perhaps hasn’t been successful at this time. Keep an eye on future roles with Havn, as we are always looking to hire fresh talent as we continue to grow.

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