3-4 days per week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Employment type
Contract

hedgehog lab is a global technology consultancy and we are on a growth trajectory. We are looking for a Head of Technology who can help us deliver great products & digital solutions to our customers across the globe.

While we have always been about premium digital experiences, to deliver the ambitious product roadmaps of our current customers (who consist of some of the biggest FTSE 100 & Fortune 500 companies) we need to take our skills & the team to the next level to deliver a world-class service. We would love for you to come on that journey and help us do some award-winning work.

Why hedgehog lab?

  • Ranked #1 globally for mobile app development on Clutch
  • We work with clients of all sizes, from startups to FTSE 100 companies across a range of sectors. If you want to build your portfolio, this is the place to do it. Check out some of our past client work here.
  • A transparent and open company culture based on trust, where politics is shunned and everyone works as a team.
  • Our People are our greatest asset, and we are so proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work, as rated by 91% of our business.
  • We’re a fully Flexified Employer, certified by Flexa. We know a one size fits all approach doesn’t work for everyone, we work with our employees to establish a model that benefits both parties.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must be currently living, and have the right to to work in the UK. We welcome applications from across the UK, provided that you are comfortable travelling to the office and client sites on an ad hoc basis when it is safe to do so.

Responsibilities

Role Description

At hedgehog lab, people are our greatest asset. As Head of Technology, reporting to the COO, you will have ownership of the technology strategy, development, execution, and innovation for our clients. You will be responsible for leading, coaching and inspiring the Technology team in Clutch’s No. 1 Mobile App Developer, Globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership and scaling of technical team who specialise in a wide range of technologies (including Android, iOS, Flutter, Node JS, React, AWS/Azure, Data Analytics, SonarQube) across agile and other project types (eg. fixed price or fixed scope projects)
  • Ensuring the correct technology processes and standards are clearly documented and followed by the department across all types of projects.
  • Oversight, career management, and resourcing of technical team members in Newcastle and beyond.
  • Working closely with Technical Leads, Product Leads, Design Leads and Project Management to correctly scope, estimate and plan our projects to be delivered on time and within budget.
  • Ability to create appropriate technical specifications and architectures, and validate those created by other members of the team.
  • Champion, oversee, and enforces quality assurance and timely delivery within budget
  • Support the Commercial team in new business efforts and driving go-to-market strategy.
  • Prepare and deliver proposals and presentations to all levels of a client's organisation in addition to creating regular project documentation.
  • Building on the technology strategy, development, execution, and innovation for our clients.

Must have requirements

About You:

  • Demonstrable experience leading high-performing development teams, preferably within a digital agency
  • A supportive line manager, able to coach and inspire our tech team to do the best work of their lives
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity
  • A thought leader with a growth mindset who is able to think outside the box
  • Passionate with a desire to deliver world-class products
  • Highly organised with the ability to pivot between priorities seamlessly
  • Detail oriented and delivery focused, with the ability to think big
  • An ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • An excellent communicator (verbally and written), capable of inspiring the internal team to do the best work of their lives
  • Outgoing, personable, sociable and easy going
  • Always eager to learn and to share knowledge
  • Comfortable with pressure and deadlines and can work in a fast paced environment

We offer

We Offer:

  • Unlimited holidays. While we count paid leave, it's not metered
  • Flexible working environment (flexi-time, hybrid working environment)
  • An enhanced maternity policy
  • A transparent and open company culture where politics is shunned and everyone works as a team
  • Annual Learning & Development budget inclusive of 4 L&D days
  • Annual personal Wellbeing budget inclusive of 2 wellbeing days
  • Access to free therapy sessions and financial wellbeing services
hedgehog lab
Digital Product Consultancy
App Design & Development
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Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly