Head of Software Engineering

Apply to be our next Head of Software Engineering and help take Hive to the next level.

The Basics
About Hive

We’re Hive, a tech scaleup with huge but realistic ambitions.

Hive is a B2B SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) proposition operating within the Work Tech Space.

We’ve developed an “employee voice” platform that is used by mid-sized organisations to mobilise the collective intelligence of their workforces so that HR, leadership and management can use that collective intel to make timely, data-driven decisions – about almost anything.

The Role

What’s Exciting About It?

Our mission is to help employers be amazing at engaging their workforces. This is an opportunity to work on a product that matters – you can help change the working lives of hundreds of thousands of employees.

Heading up our engineering team, you’ll be leading a team that is committed to building something we’re all really proud of using the best tools and the latest technologies. 

About You

  • You’re comfortable having intellectual conversations with engineers and product managers across a spectrum of software engineering disciplines.
  • You have the stakeholder management skills to keep the wider business informed and engaged in the development process and progress.
  • You love seeing projects through to completion – you finish what you start, and recognise that good enough but finished is better than perfect and done?
  • Self-learning is part of your DNA. You’re comfortable learning about the latest technologies and importantly, you have an instinct to know ‘how and when’ to apply them.
  • You’re a continuous improver, constantly monitoring progress and working on ways to improve team engagement, happiness, velocity and quality.
  • You have deep knowledge of modern development tools, APIs and techniques, emerging technologies and strategies. 
  • You have a solid understanding of tooling and approaches such as TDD, BDD, continuous delivery, Git and build pipelines to ensure product delivery is routine and safe.
  • You have experience working with Agile methods, and utilising tools such as Confluence and Jira.
  • Experience using cloud platforms, in particular AWS.


  • Work closely with the product development director, UX and QA teams to meet company objectives and goals.
  • People management of frontend, backend, mobile and infrastructure engineers.
  • Continually innovate and optimise our technology and performance.
  • Providing advice and input on methodology, process and approach.
  • Promote clean, testable and maintainable code that is modular and scalable.
  • Ensure solutions meets the non-functional requirements, in particular maintainability, performance, and scalability.
  • Provide development estimates as required.
  • Uphold Hive’s information security processes and procedures at all times.

    Our Tech Stack

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Node.js Microservices
  • Typescript (ES6+)
  • GraphQL (API Gateway)
  • MongoDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • Express.js
  • React.js
  • Webpack
  • LingoHub (i18n)
  • Git (GitHub)
  • Serverless (Lambda)
  • Distributed message bus (SNS/SQS)
  • Terraform
  • Python (DevOps scripting)
  • Buildkite for CI/CD

And BTW… 

You don’t need to match every bit of criteria in this advert in order to be considered by us as a good candidate.

Benefits & Atmosphere

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