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Director of Engineering

Posted: 11 Feb 2021 Closes: 26 Apr 2021
New York (35 hours) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR003442

About Us

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a digital-first organization made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees, who hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.


The Role / Position Overview

Money-Media, a fast growing division of the FT, is an online media firm which provides news and intelligence for specialized businesses through their extensive suite of products.

We are seeking a talented and dedicated Director of Engineering to be part of Money-Media, a profitable subscription-based content and data provider. The Director of Engineering will work as a collaborative leader for our development team focused on our content products and our Content Management System (CMS) and will report directly to the CTO. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly person who values small company culture and teamwork. You will get the best of both worlds (corporate and start-up camaraderie) from working with us at Money-Media. We are a tight knit group of 20+ engineers with a passion for learning and experimentation, and you will be a valued member within our team. If you have excellent communication and leadership skills and would like to drive a forward thinking team - we would like to hear from you!

What will I be responsible for?

  • Report to the CTO

  • Turn complex project requirements into manageable technical plans

  • Manage and deliver projects on time

  • Maintain high design, architectural and software coding standards

  • Manage, Lead and mentor a small team of developers

  • Work with DevOps and QA groups to deliver projects successfully

  • Work to ensure build health and continuous delivery processes

What experience/skills do I need to be successful in this role?

  • 4-8+ Years of technology experience, programming and delivering applications in a production environment

  • 2+ Years managing small development teams 

  • Excellent problem solving abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Leadership experience, proven ability to guide and motivate a team 

  • Strong knowledge of Software Development Life Cycles

  • Excellent Unix Scripting or Debugging Skills

  • Experienced with Functional Programming, OO Design Principles and Patterns

  • Experience with managing source code with GIT and the GITHUB Flow

Our technology

Here’s a list of things we use a lot. It’s not exhaustive, but gives you a taste of what our stack and tools look like:

  • JavaScript (ECMAscript6; nodeJS; ReactJS)

  • Laravel, Zend, PHPDoctrine

  • LAMP stack

  • Microservices and APIs

  • GraphQL; SQL; Linux and Bash scripting

  • Experience with another programming language like Ruby, Java, or Python, Go, or Rust

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), health coverage (medical, dental & vision insurance), 401k and company match, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 




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