We think differently. We make the unbelievable happen. We are changing the future of how people buy cars. Technology is key to the future of the business and this is an exciting time to join Summit Automotive as a Head of Software Engineering as we grow and look to scale in the Automotive industry.
About the Role
As we build out our tech capability within the UK, the Head of Software Engineering will ultimately lead project teams who are building cutting edge software solutions for the Automotive industry. The Head of Software Engineering is responsible for the efficient design and engineering of the Summit Automotive platform.
Owning the delivery of the platform technical design and solution; this individual is also responsible for the effective operational run state of the platform using DevOps, service management and security processes to ensure performance, quality, efficiency and agility goals are achieved.
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, this role provides an opportunity to work across exciting software projects for some of the biggest multinational car manufacturers and dealer networks. This is a critical hire for the business even during these uncertain COVID dominated times. Whilst the role will eventually be working full-time from Warwick on a permanent basis(replacing current contractor provision), the current climate means that the role will initially be fully home based. The Automotive teams are based in Warwick/Leamington and central London (Soho), with strategic partners throughout Europe.
About the Tech
Our technologies include but not limited to SaaS and micro-services based software architectures, Azure, Docker, VueJS, React, PHP, Symfony, Composer, MySQL, Linux Bash Scripting, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm Charts, Git, VSTS Pipelines, Terraform, Atlassian Tools – Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, ElasticSearch, Kibanna, RabbitMQ and more.
You will have a diversified background of technology strategy derivation, agile, proven project management acumen, excellent vendor management skills, plus a superior, service-oriented approach to technology service provision. As an operational and strategic leader with a technical / delivery background and demonstrable software development leadership success, you will have been accountable for building medium to large scale web and e-commerce programmes of activity.
With the ideal blend of; leadership and management, collaboration, project management and technical skills you will have:
About the Benefits
A competitive base salary (to circa £95k depending on experience) is on offer plus opportunities for progression, within an exciting start-up environment that can already count numerous multi-national Automotive manufacturers as clients, with the added backing of our parent company TCC Global, a hugely successful and internationally recognised leader in loyalty marketing.
Benefits including Life Assurance, Health Care Cash Plan, Auto-enrolment Pension, Profit Share, Experience for Life, Career Break Scheme, plus 25 day's holiday rising with service and your birthday off every year. Successful candidates must have and be able to evidence their right to work in the UK. If you’re interested in finding out more and becoming a Changemaker we look forward to hearing from you. No speculative agency CVs please.
Summit are changemakers in Automotive ecommerce. We are deeply involved in the transformation that ecommerce is creating in automotive, bringing our 18 years of expertise in retail to an exciting market. Manufacturers and Dealers trust us to help them on their automotive journey. We empower our clients to be best in class ecommerce and digital revolutionaries, making it more likely that people will buy from them, than anyone else.