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💻Head of Engineering



Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Head of Engineering

Salary range: £105,000 - £115,000 + generous stock options
Location: London, UK

About Abatable

Abatable’s mission is to enable corporate climate action by building the infrastructure for businesses and investors to navigate, access and support credible climate solutions delivering long-lasting positive environmental and social impact. The team is achieving this by backing innovative, high-quality carbon projects alongside leveraging a product-led approach to scaleable solutions.
Abatable was founded in July 2021, and we are backed by experienced investors such as Global Founders Capital, Blue Bear Capital and Y Combinator (S21).
We are a diverse team working in a hybrid setup across two cities - London and Amsterdam. We put our values and mission front and centre in everything we do. If you want to know more, read about our team and values on our About us page.

About the role

We’re looking for a Head of Engineering to join our early-stage climate tech startup, you’ll not only gain valuable knowledge about climate change and carbon offsetting but also contribute to the development of our company's future. This role requires a combination of people management, strategy/tech leadership, and individual contributor work. Therefore, we are seeking a self-motivated, entrepreneurial engineer who excels in a fast-paced startup environment and enjoys taking ownership.
As the Head of Engineering, you will play a crucial role in growing our engineering function and ensuring that engineering initiatives are aligned with business needs and goals. You’ll be the line manager for all engineers and collaborate closely with Product and Design to drive projects using your technical and leadership skills. Your expertise and input will be essential in shaping our technical architecture, driving our mission forward, and making a tangible impact on the planet.

What you’ll be using

Typescript, React, and Next.js to write our application code
tRPC to implement APIs for the front-end client
TailwindCSS for component styling
PostgreSQL for persistent data storage
Vercel, Supabase and Google Cloud for most of our infrastructure

What you’ll be doing

Lead a high-performing engineering function and work closely with product and design to develop innovative products to support the company's mission and strategic goals.
Serve as the technical lead, providing direction, effective delegation, tradeoff management, and strategic decision-making to steer the team towards success.
Partner with product and senior management to develop product and company strategies and break them down into engineering initiatives and objectives.
Set a high bar for technical excellence by leading by example, recognising exceptional work, and identifying areas for improvement.
Facilitate and drive technical discussions with the team, ensuring well-informed engineering decisions are made to factor in long-term tradeoffs and business needs.
Line-manage junior and senior engineers, helping them to grow in their careers.
Actively foster an inclusive and diverse team environment, promoting a sense of belonging and creating opportunities for the team to contribute and be heard.
Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies, identifying opportunities to enhance the company's products and development practices.
Foster a culture of innovation, accountability, collaboration, and customer-centricity within the product team and across the organisation.
Advocate for and contribute to the company's engineering culture, promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration, and a strong sense of ownership and accountability.

Who we’re looking for

Full-stack product engineer: You have extensive experience collaborating with non-technical colleagues and tackling complex technical challenges across the whole stack to deliver impactful solutions with effective momentum.
Proven track record: You have a history of launching and maintaining software products with minimal guidance and developed a deep understanding of modern development practices and technologies.
Tech lead experience: You have technically led teams to good outcomes, making critical decisions and ensuring that projects are delivered on time and to a high standard.
Product focus: You are passionate about building high-quality products, making effective tradeoff decisions to meet customer needs and deliver business value, and are comfortable being proactive with your ideas.
Management experience: You’ve managed junior and senior engineers, helping them grow in their roles and develop their skills, and you’ve contributed to creating a healthy and effective engineering environment.
Strategic thinker: You consider the long-term impact of your decisions and the strategic goals of the business when making technical decisions, and you enjoy breaking down product strategies into engineering initiatives and objectives for the team.
Entrepreneurial spirit: You’re excited to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous startup environment and thrive on taking ownership of large product and engineering initiatives.
Open-minded and inclusive: You can work effectively with diverse colleagues and be open to new ideas and perspectives.
Continuous learner: You’re committed to staying up-to-date with emerging technologies and best practices and are eager to apply new learnings to your work.

What we offer

The choice to structure your compensation package with a competitive salary and a generous share options package
Hybrid working model with 2 days a week in our London Bridge office
Holidays: 25 days holiday (excl. bank holidays) + one bonus for your birthday
Health insurance: including mental health cover to holistically support your wellbeing
Family leave policy: 26 weeks at 100% pay for the primary caregiver and 13 weeks at 100% pay for the secondary caregiver, plus unpaid leave and flexible return to work arrangements.
Pension enrolment for all employees
Learning and Development budget of £500 per year
Cycle to work scheme

We are actively creating a fair environment for every employee to be their best

Diversity and inclusion are a priority for us, and we are ensuring we have lots of support for all our people to grow at Abatable. We embrace diversity in all of its forms and create an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives (so far) with us. This is integral to our mission of building trust and integrity in the carbon markets.
We’re an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.

How to apply

Please apply here. We'll be in touch with the next steps as quickly as we can.