Head of Engineering

  • 143/1 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AD, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

This is a great chance to join a small, ambitious company based in Leith. BLACKBX is a SaaS product which provides a powerful marketing solution, through Guest WiFi, to brick and mortar businesses. Currently serving 1,229 locations with growth plans to get to 4,500 by the end of the year there is no better time to join us.

Do you want to work for a company that’s changing how brands communicate with their customers? Building and improving a product that via super-low response times and native integrations with myriad vendors is making accessing Guest Wifi a better user experience? 

In the last three years, we’ve gone from nothing to more customers than you can shake a stick at. This means no suits, no politics and a get-stuff-done culture where you can make your mark and take as much responsibility as you can handle. Come prove yourself — there’s no glass ceiling.

On joining the business, you will be a critical member of the team helping to shape our product. We have customers all over the world and growing fast. We innovate, focus on our customers, strive to be better and are honest. If you’re passionate about building gorgeous, easy to use products, that get used by millions, we would love to meet you.

Job Description

We are looking for a Head of Engineering who will lead us into the future, with huge data sets that are due to exponentially grow this is an amazing opportunity to grow and lead a team, work with a product that solves a massive problem for millions of people around the world. Specific tech stack experience isn’t necessary, we are looking for someone who can quickly understand our current platform and build a strategy for growth - including which tech change is necessary and where.


  • Manage and grow a team of ambitious engineers to be the best they can be

  • Work on establishing production timelines

  • Develop product solutions with the engineering team

  • Use project management tools to align and track performance over time

  • Help develop, empower and support individuals in your team

  • Ability to solve problems without ego

  • End to end product ownership


  • At least 5 years of professional experience

  • Strong proficiency with modern tech stack (specifics don’t matter)

  • Experience with various development workflows, testing and version control tools.

  • Understanding of and sensitivity to visual design requirements and basic principles of user interface design

  • Track record leading a team to success

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

  • Work in an energetic, dynamic and fast paced environment based in Leith

  • MacBook Pro & Apple accessories

  • 33 total days holiday per year

  • Flexible working

  • Workplace pension

  • Juice, snacks and the other stuff you’d expect from working at a tech startup

Want to know more?

If you want to play a key part in a high growth technology company, send us your CV and cover letter

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