Head of Software Engineering

Client

LADbible.

Summary

Acting as the Head of Software Engineering for LADbible during a transitionary phase in the company, I helped evolve their technology offering. This role involved building an entirely new development team from scratch alongside advising the Head of Technology and the Directors as the business scaled. My time with LADbible covered a variety of responsibilities as the company acquired its main competitor and grew the technology team by over 400%.

LADbible Office
LADbible Office
LADbible Office

Highlights

  1. Acted as an advisor to the Directors, helping make key decisions from platform technology choices (based on suitability and ability to hire) to how we should architect and scale the platform
  2. Recruited and set up an entirely new development team consisting primarily of React/Ops developers
  3. Designed and implemented processes for the development team to run correctly and efficiently, included setting up an agile workflow to ensure the team could properly execute Continuous Deployment/Integration
  4. Created a React framework for the company to build channel sites from (such as ladbible.com), durable enough to handle the huge amounts of traffic the sites see daily
  5. Hired a permanent Head of Software Engineering to continue the path the team was set on. We found Dave Mason (he's fantastic)

Accepting work from April 2020.Hire me