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Head of Engineering

Gavin Savage
Gavin Savage
Senior Consultant

Head of Engineering | VC Backed Data Analytics SaaS Business – Energy Sector

We are running a retained search for a Head of Engineering for a VC-backed Data Analytics SaaS business in the energy sector. Having recently raised Series B funding and set to raise Series C later in the year they are going through a sustained period of scaling across their Research & Development function, consisting of Product Management, Data Production and Application Development.

This SaaS business has built a state-of-the-art Machine Learning platform capable of processing billions of data points, and providing the energy sector with the most complete picture and holistic view of available supply of energy on the market. They are on a mission to make the energy market more transparent by creating visibility into the world of energy trading and helping to understand where energy is moving, providing a historical and forward view (what has happened in the world and what will happen).

The main product is a highly intuitive web-based app built on top of a customer-facing API, and the web interface helps its users make informed high-value trading decisions with confidence, when it matters the most. The web-based platform shares highly detailed real-time information backed by hard data, augmented by machine learning, and powered by state-of-the-art technology.

They are looking to double in size in 2022 and need to further enhance and mature the implementation of its operating model, while continuing to deliver on the ambitious goals of shining a bright light on an industry that lacks transparency and seeks to optimise energy pricing and reduce the carbon footprint. The team is comprised of some of the industry’s brightest minds, leading scientists, and engineers from amazing educational backgrounds.

Background & responsibilities:

  • Possess significant experience in Engineering Leadership positions, building and managing engineering teams (a manager of managers).
  • Hire and inspire high-performing engineers, and establish a reliable and proven method of growing the team with a view of doubling the function
  • Ideally, you will have experience with deep tech and/or data analytics companies with applications to many verticals
  • Previously worked in a high growth, fast-paced product, and technology-led businesses.
  • Experienced in motivating and retaining high-performance engineering teams with the ability to affect positive change, empower people and cultivate product technology visions.
  • Change the way the engineering team is run and change the operational mode of how it is run, increasing the stability and transparency of what the team works on and what the team does.
  • Stay relevant to engineers by keeping oneself on top of the latest developments in the trade.

They offer a flexible approach to working adopting a hybrid approach,

​​​​​​​If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity submit your cv and we can set up an initial call to discuss further.

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