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Head of Engineering

Engineering UK · Manchester, Manchester
Department Engineering UK
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Purpose of the Role

To lead a global team building the best AI System in the world.

The Opportunity 

Peak are at the forefront of a new era for businesses; the artificial intelligence era. Peak enables some of the world’s leading businesses to put AI at the core of their business so that they can grow faster and achieve sustainable competitive advantage. We do this on the World’s first enterprise AI System. 

We are looking for a talented Head of Engineering to lead the team building Peak’s Artificial Intelligence System - a centralised system of intelligence. Think of it as ‘the brain’ at the centre of a business, powering decision-making and processes by using data to drive a competitive advantage.

We believe this to be a career defining opportunity, helping Peak achieve our global ambitions in the fast emerging AI sector and building the world’s first AI System solely designed for enterprise.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and innovative Head of Engineering to help drive the development of the Peak AIS. You’ll provide leadership and motivation to a team of leading engineers and work closely with other product owners and customers to develop industry defining AI products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successful development of the Peak product: the AI system.

  • Ensure the product is enterprise grade, highly scalable, secure, resilient and available.

  • Collaborate with the Head of Product and CTO to estimate and plan product roadmap development. 

  • Ensure the product vision is executed on time and that product features are meeting functional and non-functional requirements; without compromising on product quality.

  • Define and build non-functional features of the product for example IAM, Data Streaming, Integrations etc.

  • Define and implement a strategy for the development of all platforms, and their day to day maintenance.

  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative engineering processes.

  • Ensure the provision of effective and timely 2nd and 3rd line Helpdesk  support for customers.

  • Work with the Architecture team to choose and use fit for purpose cutting edge technology as and when required.

  • Track, analyse and monitor Engineering performance metrics - highlighting, predicting and addressing any areas of concern.

  • Build a world class team of Engineers in both the UK and India, in line with the headcount growth plan.

  • Develop Peak’s reputation in the marketplace as an employer of choice in the UK and India for Engineering professionals at all levels.

  • Ensure the Engineering team is structured in the best way to deliver the business goals, and ensure alignment of team and Company objectives.

  • Drive a culture of high performance (great, not good) across the team.

  • Create clear developmental pathways for Engineers at all levels to enjoy a career at Peak.

  • Coach and mentor Engineering Managers to lead their teams successfully.

  • Actively demonstrate our values, and encourage and reward values-aligned behaviour in others.

  • Utilise thought leadership and networking opportunities in the local market. Build a profile in the local community.

Personal skills

We are looking for someone who can provide both people and technical leadership, who is excited at the prospect of shaping the future of industries and building a world class product. You’ll align with our values and help promote the Peak culture:

  • Open - shares success and improvements well across the business

  • Straightforward – deals with colleagues and customers in an open and transparent manner

  • Driven – delivers real results for customers and creates an environment of success for colleagues. Believes in being great not good

  • Curious - able to conceive and deliver unique solutions 

  • Smart – keeps up to date with the latest tech news, launches and product updates, market results and industry announcements

  • Responsible - Takes ownership and promotes responsibility in others

Required experience:

  • Leading a large team of engineers preferably in a product company.

  • Mentoring and motivating an Engineering team.

  • Collaborating with Operations, Commercial, Product and other non engineering functions to execute product and company vision. 

  • Building a product on a cloud infrastructure.

  • Ideally a background in building a product with complex functionality, API first approach. Data, Integration or AI product experience would be preferred.

  • An engineering background either as full stack engineer/architect or big data expert.

  • Experienced in the design and development of scalable and secure applications. 

  • Experience in one of these technologies would be preferred (1) Full Stack Java script (2) Big data with Scala or Java (3) AI Engineering with Python or Java.

  • Strong experience in using AGILE or SCRUM techniques to  build quality software.

  • Recruiting and organising engineering teams in order to achieve the best fit for the company.

  • Working with remote teams and different cultures.

  • Ability to take quick and collaborative decisions to move forward.

  • Strong network in SaaS and engineering world which could help with recruiting senior staff.


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.

  • Competitive compensation package, share options, pension and generous holiday entitlement. 

  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy. 

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

  • Peak has a strong culture that we live by, based on shared values: we are open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven. 

 About Peak

Founded in 2014, Peak has grown rapidly, in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies, winning numerous awards and attracted significant funding to support the company’s ongoing investment in machine learning and AI technologies. This furthers our mission to become the world’s leading AI System business.

Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include established FTSE 250 retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses. 

Peak is an Advanced Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner and holds Machine Learning Competency status.

Find out a whole lot more on our website 

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  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Department
    Engineering UK
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor