Overview

We are looking for a technologist-cum-manager to help direct our technology team, with experience in software team management and an interest in hardware, energy and emerging markets.

Key Responsibilities (What You Will Be Doing)

  • Run, improve and scale software and hardware¬†team processes¬†globally, across hardware and software, focussing always on driving continuous improvements in efficiency and coordination
  • Oversight and management of¬†technology delivery, ensuring we are on-time and hitting deadlines across hardware and software functions
  • Apply the¬†best practices¬†of SaaS and iterative development across hardware and software to ensure quality development, testing and execution
  • Develop our team by¬†recruiting, evaluating and on-boarding new hires, always working to get this best people into BuffaloGrid
  • Work with existing team members to¬†improve skills¬†– doing right by our people, while maximising output for the company
  • Enforce and improve the¬†culture and standards¬†of the technical teams
  • Hold line¬†management¬†responsibility for hardware, firmware and software engineers
  • Enforce¬†operational excellence¬†and high uptime, reviewing and challenging the technical choices and strategies of the CTO
  • Directly deliver robust¬†hands-on coding¬†and/or devops gradually moving to review only as the team grows further

Core Skills (What We Want to See)

  • Management of challenging technical projects across hardware and software, applying existing software expertise into hardware (no prior in-depth hardware skills required)
  • Team leadership by example. You‚Äôll need to be up to date and able to code in a modern web stack and one of the big cloud offerings
  • Ability to balance the complex tradeoffs needed to advance the project towards the roadmap deliveries at all stages
  • Coordination of diverse interdisciplinary teams including globally distributed team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, you should be able to talk with ease to all members of the company, and be comfortable collaborating with non-native English speakers from other cultures
  • You should be a coach, trainer and mentor to technical staff, and able to get the best out of our team
  • Strong Linux understanding and a deep knowledge in multiple technical software stacks (see: Our Technology Stack)
  • Flexible attitude to our work, no task is too junior, no problem too complex. You should be ready and willing to muck-in in development testing or devops to move the team and company forward

Knowledge & Experience (What You Need To Have)

  • Prior experience working in a technology startup or small independent development team
  • Comfortable working in both Unix and Windows environments
  • A clear track record as a strong software engineer
  • Proven line and project management experience
  • Tinkered with hardware professionally or for fun

Benefits (What You’ll Get)

  • Competitive salary: ¬£65,000 – ¬£85,000 (depending on experience)
  • Equity in the company through our employee share scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave + national holidays
  • Access to a personal development budget for training courses, books or industry events.
  • Your choice of laptop – Windows of Mac – and a monster screen.
  • Work for a company on a world-changing mission to affect millions of lives.
  • Tackle complex challenges that have a global impact everyday.
  • Be part of a collaborative international team culture – open, encouraging and fun.