Head of Engineering

Peak AI - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
16 September 2019
31 October 2019

The Opportunity 

Peak enables some of the world’s leading businesses to put AI at the core of their business so that they can grow faster and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. We do this on the World’s first enterprise AI System. Think of it as ‘the brain’ at the centre of a business, powering decision-making and processes by using data to drive a competitive advantage.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Engineering to help drive the development of the Peak AIS. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successful development of the Peak product: the AI system.

  • Ensure the product is enterprise grade, highly scalable, secure, resilient and available.

  • Collaborate with the Head of Product and CTO to estimate and plan product roadmap development. 

  • Ensure the product vision is executed on time and that product features are meeting functional and non-functional requirements; without compromising on product quality.

  • Define and build non-functional features of the product for example IAM, Data Streaming, Integrations etc.

  • Define and implement a strategy for the development of all platforms, and their day to day maintenance.

  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative engineering processes.

  • Ensure the provision of effective and timely 2nd and 3rd line Helpdesk  support for customers.

  • Work with the Architecture team to choose and use fit for purpose cutting edge technology as and when required.

  • Track, analyse and monitor Engineering performance metrics - highlighting, predicting and addressing any areas of concern.

  • Build a world class team of Engineers in both the UK and India, in line with the headcount growth plan.

  • Develop Peak’s reputation in the marketplace as an employer of choice in the UK and India for Engineering professionals at all levels.

  • Ensure the Engineering team is structured in the best way to deliver the business goals, and ensure alignment of team and Company objectives.

  • Create clear developmental pathways for Engineers at all levels to enjoy a career at Peak.

  • Coach and mentor Engineering Managers to lead their teams successfully.

Personal skills

  • Open - shares success and improvements well across the business

  • Straightforward – deals with colleagues and customers in an open and transparent manner

  • Driven – delivers real results for customers and creates an environment of success for colleagues. Believes in being great not good

  • Curious - able to conceive and deliver unique solutions 

  • Smart – keeps up to date with the latest tech news, launches and product updates, market results and industry announcements

  • Responsible - Takes ownership and promotes responsibility in others

Required experience:

  • Leading a large team of engineers preferably in a product company.

  • Recruiting, mentoring and motivating an Engineering team.

  • Collaborating with Operations, Commercial, Product and other non engineering functions to execute product and company vision. 

  • Building a product on a cloud infrastructure.

  • Ideally a background in building a product with complex functionality, API first approach. Data, Integration or AI product experience would be preferred.

  • Experienced in the design and development of scalable and secure applications. 

  • Experience in one of these technologies would be preferred (1) Full Stack Java script (2) Big data with Scala or Java (3) AI Engineering with Python or Java.

  • Strong experience in using AGILE or SCRUM techniques to  build quality software.

  • Ability to take quick and collaborative decisions to move forward.

  • Strong network in SaaS and engineering world which could help with recruiting senior staff.


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.

  • Competitive compensation package, share options, pension and generous holiday entitlement. 

  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy. 

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

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