Head of Engineering

  • 9 Appold St, Hackney, London EC2A 2AP, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Yapily is here to power a new era of financial services so that everyone can receive faster, affordable and personalised financial products. 

Yapily uses an open API, powering applications behind the scenes, to seamlessly connect and securely access financial information. We enable companies to access financial information to enrich the customer experience in Banking, Lending, Payments, Accounting and Money Management.

We raised more than $18m funding in Series A in April 2020 and this is an incredibly exciting time to join the business as our international presence is rapidly increasing.

Job Description

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to facilitate, empower, and ensure our engineering team is thriving at Yapily. 

You’ll develop the platform roadmap, run the platform architecture group with the engineering team, and ensure all internal systems operate securely and effectively. To be successful in this role, you should be confident in coaching and developing individuals while, at the same time, work with product owners to design, plan and deliver platform items and features, set business goals to technology projects, and own production operations. 

  • Oversee front-end and back-end development teams and their projects

  • Work closely with the CTO to map business goals and establishing OKRs

  • Mentor and coach individuals in their professional development

  • Monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to suggest improvements

  • Manage software development projects by setting requirements, goals, and timelines

  • Prepare and manage the engineering department’s budget

  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the company’s overall objectives and resources

  • Take part in the interview process and coordinate their training

  • Implement innovative technologies

  • Coordinate with external stakeholders for new integrations and tools

  • Review and update policies relevant to internal systems and equipment


  • 10+ years of significant experience as a Head of Engineering role or similar senior-level position

  • Hands-on experience in Java, Spring Boot, and back-end development

  • Experience working with service-based architectures and cloud-native services

  • Good understanding of agile methodologies

  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mindset

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical analysis skills.

  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field 

Additional Information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.