Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Why is this role the next step for you?

In this role, you’ll lead the Engineering group supporting the Worldpay UK business, which includes Portals and our Worldpay Total product. The overall resource group consists of around 200 across multiple locations including London, Bucharest and India. The responsibility of the group covers requirements, design, development, testing and release management.

How will you add value on a day-to-day basis?

You’ll drive the delivery roadmap for the overall Engineering Group, and drive consistency in development approach to get the same level of agile maturity across all teams in various geographies with competing priorities around business and technical driven change. You’ll ensure development is done in the right way, in terms of ensuring test driven development and continuous integration and deployment is done whilst taking the developers on a journey to increase their development velocity, reduce cycle times and defect rates. You’ll also drive automation and eliminate manual steps in the build and deploy pipeline through DevOps.

We’ll want you to help shape the set-up of the teams and drive a continuous improvement agenda. You’ll lead and manage the design, implementation and delivery of software based solutions in support of Worldpay’s UK and EU business. You’ll lead teams of various sizes, comprising software engineers and test engineers, and the teams will be located across various European sites and our technology centre in Indore, India.

What will make you the ideal candidate?

You’ll have extensive leadership experience from complex technology enterprise environments, and a track record of leading multiple high performant development teams across different geographies. You will have managed large business critical systems, with knowledge of security aspects of financial trading or monetary transfer systems. Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills are key to the success in this role, as well as experience leading teams through change and transformation, and experience driving change.        

A background in software engineering is ideal, and you’ll have experience building agile software development teams and attracting top software development talent in multiple locations globally. You’ll have a thorough understanding of the various common software development lifecycles, a track record delivering work to schedule and specification, and experience of implementing agile development methods across a number of teams including Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, automated builds and continuous integration & deployment.

Why Worldpay?

Worldpay has merged with Vantiv Inc. to create a new global leader in payments. The new Worldpay will have the scale, the reach and the resources to take our success story to another level. This move allows us to expand further into high growth markets, deliver innovation at scale and above all, brings together exceptional talent and a shared passion that will help propel us forward to the next chapter of our collective story.

Our technology enables billions of payments to be made each year whether online or in person. Working with customers large and small we help them to take payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process.



Job Number



London / England

Business Area

Tech and Engineering

Employment Type

Permanent- Full-time


July 2, 2018