Head of Engineering

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom · Engineering


About the team

383’s Engineering Team help bring digital propositions to live and in to the hands of millions of end users all over the world in a robust, scalable and secure way. This might range from a proof-of-concept demo or a single sprint MVP build, to a fully CMS driven website or internationally distributed cloud based system. Whilst having involvement in the ideation, scoping and design, it is their ultimate responsibility to ensure that products are delivered to match the agreed functionality, spec and finish.

About the role

The role of Head of Engineering at 383 is to lead the Engineering teams output, strategy and vision.

We build sites which are seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world on a daily basis, generating millions in revenue for global brands. We also craft sites for startups where iterating quickly is key for getting off the ground. We're looking for a Head of Engineering to support our Product Director to manage the process, tools and technologies that we use to create world class digital experiences.

You will need a thorough knowledge of the development lifecycle, including technical writing, planning and scoping to ensure that you can help the Engineering team and wider business to deliver the goals of the project. Expert knowledge of PHP is essential for this position. We mainly work with WordPress and Laravel but are always adapting to use the best technology for the problem space. You must be the kind of developer who understands why we use WordPress as a CMS but who won't settle for what you get out of the box. A proven problem solver and solutions finder, you may not have all of the answers straight away, but you’ll have the skills, experience and approach to work with team members to find a solution.

As one of our core principles, we value people who think and don't follow. We want people who can build distributed cloud systems but also recognise when that design isn't appropriate for the task at hand.


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There’s loads of great reasons to become a 383er. Alongside our annual 383 weekender, we hold regular company training days, 383 Labs days, share breakfast and wind-down drinks on Fridays, and have unlimited coffee and snacks to keep us going through the working week.

There’s also flexible working hours, your birthday off [because noone wants to work on their birthday], comprehensive health plan and a monthly benefit budget to spend on whatever you like, such as the gym, Netflix, Spotify or shopping vouchers.

Just to let you know...

We're thrilled with the applications we receive for our roles, and love taking the time to review them, but unfortunately we’re not able reach out to everyone individually. If we’d like to move forward with your application we’ll definitely be in contact with you!

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