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VP of Engineering



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

GoHenry is a London based fintech that pioneered the youth fintech and financial education category. We are on a mission to make every kid smart with money and to delight our community of 2 million parents, kids, and teens with innovative, market-leading tools to help parents raise financially healthy kids.

GoHenry offers a debit card and app for kids and teens and companion apps for the family, with in-app tools for sending money, automating allowance, managing chores, setting savings goals, giving to charity, and in-app financial education lessons where kids can watch videos, take quizzes and earn points & badges. This is all designed to help kids and teens build good money habits that will last a lifetime.

The role

GoHenry is seeking a VP of Engineering to play a pivotal role in leading and managing our technology teams to drive innovation, efficiency, and excellence in our technical operations. You will be a senior leader in the Technology team, will help guide the development of our products, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality solutions. You will also be responsible for leading development initiatives for managers and team members.

This position will report to the CTO.

Job Responsibilities

  • Structure and manage the engineering teams for the delivery of large, complex, high quality solutions in a fast paced environment.
  • Engage with business leaders, product owners and other stakeholders to understand business needs and translate them into executable solutions.
  • Work alongside and collaborate across the business to deliver products, features, services, and tools.
  • Drive rapid prototyping cycles from technical requirements and software designs by leading programming, debugging, and optimisation.
  • Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common infrastructure and functional capabilities.
  • Hire, mentor and develop a team of engineers, instilling and fostering a high-performance culture.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.

Job Requirements:

  • An effective, inspiring leader capable of running a large team and managing senior interfaces across the business and technology org.
  • Proven record of acquiring, developing, and cultivating talent within their organisation, with a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
  • Substantial experience managing engineering organisations, leveraging lean/agile methodologies.
  • Exceptional technologist: goes beyond people and process management to enable key technological choices across the team and beyond. Willing to get into the weeds to drive clarity and resolution.
  • Proven technology leadership, time and time again. Superb written and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Substantial experience developing large-scale, customer-facing web apps, websites and mobile applications.
  • Experience using Cloud infrastructure to deploy highly scalable solutions.
  • Substantial years of primary responsibility for Platform Architecture and Application Design.
  • Substantial hands-on coding experience using modern technology stacks.


  • Flexible working
  • BUPA Private Medical
  • 25 days annual leave, plus public holidays
  • An additional day off on the week of your birthday
  • Flexible public holidays
  • Family friendly leave policies
  • Death In Service Benefit - X4 your annual salary
  • Mental Health Platform - OpenUp
  • Nursery/ Childcare Benefits
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym Discounts
  • Training budget.

We're proud to say...

  • We ranked #38 in Newsweek's Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces in the UK in 2023
  • We’re one of Tech Track’s top 50 fastest-growing UK companies.
  • We won Finders Kid’s Cards Customer Satisfaction Awards in 2022 and 2023.
  • We won the Tech for Good award at the Better Society Awards 2023
  • Our kids and parents have donated over £500,000 of their own money to NSPCC via their GoHenry accounts

GoHenry is an equal-opportunity employer, and we’re on a mission to foster a diverse & inclusive workplace. Individuals seeking employment at GoHenry are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Want to join our mission?

If GoHenry sounds like a place you’d like to be, please apply using the link below.