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2 Aug 2018

Full-timeTech Lead

Founders Factory – Posted by FoundersFactory London, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

?Hey, We're Founders Factory

Founders Factory is unlike anywhere else. We're a corporate backed incubator and accelerator that takes a unique approach to business creation. Born out of Founders Forum, the leading global network of entrepreneurs, we're at the very centre of the technology ecosystem.

?? We’re on a mission to create a repeatable and reliable methodology to build truly innovative startups that will define the future.

Our incubator creates entirely new products from scratch and turns promising concepts into prototypes, and ultimately an MVP, validating decisions commercially along the way to attract a founding team that can spin out into a fully-fledged business. And you know what, we're also officially Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas!! Read more here. ??

? The Deal:
We give you all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resource of a large organisation:
Get paid a founder-level salary for 6 months to kick start your business
An equity stake in the business you build
The structure of weekly check ins with the senior team.
Access to support across areas such as investment, strategic partnerships, growth marketing, design and branding, engineering, and talent.
Generous Funding from Founders Factory alongside office space and systems access.

? Our Culture:
Let’s be honest, Founders Factory is not for everyone. Working with us is very different than other companies. Not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, thrive in uncertainty, and are incredibly passionate. We want to develop a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation and are hoping to show that there’s a better way to build tech startups and take on the issue that most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace.

?This Role:
We are looking for Business Focussed, Entrepreneurial Tech Leads. Often the requirements for a new business are ambiguous, so a Tech Lead, you’ll tease out problems, working within one of our build teams as a CoFounder, taking in a leading role across Product, Technical Architecture, Team Building and Raising Investment. The technical stack depends on what business we are building so we welcome all specialisms, generalisms and persuasions!

? Responsibilities
Oversee all aspects of the Engineering organization, including technical strategy, technology blueprint, hiring and retaining talent and best practices & technology stacks. Manage the end to end technology execution
Provide hands-on leadership to the team
Ensure consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development, quality assurance, and maintenance
Work closely with the leadership team, particularly the CEO, to identify risks and opportunities
Understanding how to leverage and integrate the proprietary technology of Aviva into the solution
Take charge of platform development, owning the engineering budget and making key decisions on technical architecture.
Deliver the MVP (prototype), enabling us to start serving our early customers.
Build the engineering function by hiring the right people and embedding a great working culture.
Become a member of the initial founding team (with founder-level equity) when the company spins out in 6 months’ time.

? Required Skills and Competencies
Has previous experience building developer tools or products aimed at technical users;
Has a high degree of user empathy and actively seeks to test, learn and iterate based on user feedback;
Is motivated to found a startup business, and able to dedicate themselves full-time to the project;
Startup experience is a plus, as is experience working with distributed teams;
Is well-connected to the developer community and able to attract the right engineering team post-spinout.
Have engineering management experience in a high-growth startup or medium-sized product-focused tech company
Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains
Be excited about business building and the idea of helping form many new tech startups & teams every year
Genuinely enjoy mentoring and coaching engineers to guide their professional, technical and personal development as well as motivating and challenging them to focus on delivering high-quality solutions that match the business requirements of a startup
Be enthusiastic about defining and cultivating a product-oriented engineering culture that instills a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of building products, while fostering multi-disciplinary teams that value inclusive and respectful collaboration
Be keen to grow our community of developers and represent Founders Factory externally
Be well organised, able to manage time effectively, and comfortable working across multiple projects/businesses concurrently
Have worked on a diverse set of full stack technologies including experience with web, mobile, data and infrastructure
Sector experience in blockchain, mortgages, financial systems, and/or that of a related complex area
Genuinely passionate about disrupting the mortgage industry and its processes
A proven track record of taking ideas and bringing them to life
A curious and creative mind, eager to understand what makes people tick, as well the ability to reconcile this understanding with commercial imperative
Demonstrated track-record of delivering well-engineered products with modern technologies for a variety of different problem domains
Strong communication skills - you’ll be sharing the results of analyses, and discussing technical problems, with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
Thrive in uncertainty - ideally in an agency business and/or startup environment
Knowledge of a range of current cross-platform product development frameworks
Appetite for experimenting with new technologies and tools to drive innovation and creativity

?? Non-Negotiables
Sheer resilience and appreciation for failure
Relentlessly resourceful and creative problem solving
Strong risk tolerance

? Benefits
This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future.
Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before.
Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage
Office Meals: Catered lunches, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar

Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

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Job Categories: Engineering. Job Types: Full-time.


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