Job description

Head of Engineering

Are you a high-performing, experienced engineer with a passion for leadership and innovation? Team Tally is looking for a dynamic individual who can contribute their energy, experience, and leadership to help us reach our ambitious growth plans.

A little about us: 

Tally is an exciting FinTech, transforming the way we all view money forever. At Tally we want to give customers a choice. We believe people deserve to use money that holds its value and remains in their control. This is fundamental to an individual’s financial wellbeing and more broadly promotes savings and productivity in society. 

Tally is a full reserve monetary system and savings & payments platform that enables physical gold to be used as spendable money. Tally as a digital currency is available to save, send and spend seamlessly through the existing global banking ecosystem. Customer accounts have a sort code and individual account number and IBAN, denominated in Tally, and accessed via a smartphone app and with a Tally Debit Mastercard to use at home and abroad. 

We are looking for positive people with integrity, intelligence and a strong work ethic. You will have an amazing opportunity to join our exciting, dynamic and fast-paced culture and be part of a team that is providing better money for the betterment of people.

At Tally we respect each other and are driven by the same core values:

  • We are driven by shared inspiration, innovation and the urgently needed protections that Tally delivers for the general public and their personal financial wellbeing.
  • We share an obsession about delivering sound money and the benefits that brings to our customers, and that every customer is precious.
  • We love to collaborate, stretch and support each other and laugh together.
  • We set ambitious yet achievable team and individual goals and use OKRs to measure our progress. We never stop learning, we help each other succeed and celebrate our successes together.

Role: Head of Engineering

We are looking for an experienced high-calibre individual to join our leadership team. The ideal candidate will have significant hands-on leadership roles in software development, particularly within financial services. You will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and technological resources of the organisation. This role requires a deep expertise in Node.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MongoDB, React, and React Native. Strong emphasis is placed on hands-on development, performance architecture, security certifications, and agile methodologies. You will lead the team by example by contributing to the coding repository using best of breed coding practices.


You have

In Leadership & Management:

  • Proven work experience leading, managing, and mentoring a team of engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and professional growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive the technical vision, strategy, and execution of the engineering team.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to align engineering objectives with company goals.
  • Leveraged experience in the financial services industry to guide the development of secure, compliant, and innovative financial products.

In Technical Oversight:

  • Extensive experience overseeing the development, deployment, and maintenance of scalable software solutions.
  • Expertise in ensuring the delivery of high-quality code through best practices in software development, including code reviews, testing, and continuous integration.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies and industry trends to ensure the company’s technological infrastructure remains modern and competitive.
  • Skilled in designing and implementing robust, secure, and scalable architecture.
  • Extensive engagement in hands-on development, particularly in complex or critical projects, to set technical standards and provide leadership by example.
  • Ensured robust, secure, and scalable architecture is in place.
  • Skilled in designing and implementing performance architecture to ensure high availability and scalability of applications.
  • Expertise in conducting performance tuning and optimization of systems and applications.
  • Implementation of best practices in security and data protection.
  • Ensured compliance with industry regulations and standards.
  • Leveraged security certifications to enhance the security posture of the organisation.

In Agile Methodologies:

  • Proven ability to define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Strong skills in developing and managing project plans, timelines, and budgets
  • Led teams in adopting and implementing agile methodologies such as Scrum and XP.
  • Utilised project management tools like Jira, Asana, and to track progress and ensure timely delivery of projects.
  • Fostered a culture of continuous improvement through regular retrospectives and feedback loops.
  • Proficiency in querying and managing 3rd party relationships with organisations like TransactPay, Marqeta, TruNarrative, MasterCard, etc. and ensuring SLAs are appropriately set and achieved
  • Analytical and fault-finding (in a good way!) brain that can sniff out issues in internal process(es) and implement solutions
  • Experience in understanding the big picture and creating strategies suiting the business needs
  • Proven ability to motivate, recruit, train and supervise staff based on the needs of the Organisation

Bonus if you also have:

  • Knowledge of organisational effectiveness and operations management
  • AWS Solution Architect certification
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Working knowledge of containers and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with building observability into services to track usage and health (New Relic)
  • Working knowledge of Kafka, Flink, IoT streaming technologies

What we look for in your professional skills:

  • Highly driven, innovative and dynamic operator
  • Experience in fast-growing organisations
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Goal oriented and excels in any result-oriented business  
  • Self-motivated and used to steep learning curves  
  • Strategic, long-term forward thinker coupled with short-term execution
  • Collaborative; able to lead and to be part of a team

What you can expect from us:

  • A competitive salary as well as the opportunity for equity in the company
  • 25 days annual leave
  • A fun and vibrant office environment with a mix of days working from home
  • Regular team lunches and socials
  • Opportunities for personal growth, professional development and further training
  • An increasing list of staff benefits as the company scales
  • The choice to have your salary set in pounds or tally

We encourage any potential applicants to sign up for a Tally account and experience the many benefits Tally offers so you can fully understand the essential role we are playing alongside the incumbent fraction-reserve fiat banking system. 

Tally is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, colour, sex or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, marital status, or any other basis (covered by appropriate law).

If you’re interested to find out more, please click Apply now, send us a copy of your CV and we’ll be in touch!