Director of Engineering

London, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Director of Engineering
Salary/rate negotiable
Based in London, Paddington

About Bark

Bark is a fast-growing online service marketplace. We’re experiencing hockey-stick growth, have over 1 million customers and are profitable and cash generative.

We use cutting-edge technology and an extraordinarily talented team of people to solve an age-old problem – how to find the best available professional for any job, every time no matter what the need.

Bark is a dynamic, exciting early stage business but with the financial security of an established business - so you get all the benefits of working in a startup environment (ownership, agility, responsibility and stimulation) without any of the worries.

About the role

You’ll be responsible for application development, operations and QA.

You’ll lead one of the best development teams in the business and work closely with the founders and product team to build and operate Bark’s award-winning platform.


 Overall technology strategy and architecture

  • Recruiting, structuring, leading and managing teams including the development, operations and QA teams
  • Responsible for day to day operating of Bark’s platform; monitoring, reporting on all metrics and ensuring all performance and uptime metrics are defined, agreed and maintained
  • Project management and delivery of roadmap
  • Disaster recovery and backup strategy

Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience in a role that holds sole and ultimate responsibility for building and operating an online service with millions of users
  • Experience of LAMP stack
  • Experience of web and mobile platforms
  • Experience in QA
  • Experience in AWS
  • Experience in recruiting, leading and managing engineering teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate across business about complex topics naturally to a business quality standard
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience in similar sized organisation


Desirable Skills and experience

  • Experience of Python
  • Experience with big data and analytics
  • Experience of AI and machine learning
  • Experience with high volume e-mail deliverability
  • Experience working closely with founders


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