Head of Engineering

London, England, United Kingdom · Product expand job description ↓


Provenance empowers brands to increase trust, using revolutionary technologies for greater supply chain transparency. Our SaaS software enables businesses to bring the origin, journey and social and environmental impact of products to the point of sale.
At Provenance, we envision a future where every great product comes with accessible, verifiable information about the people, places and materials behind its creation, helping us all make positive choices about the things we buy.

The role

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to lead our Product team and drive our business forward during an exciting period of growth. Based in London and with global customers, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop our technology platform and deliver on our product roadmap. Working closely with the CEO and Product team, you will nurture and grow the existing team, attract top talent and build a first-class engineering culture.


  • Working with the CEO to define the overall technology strategy for Provenance, leading the architecture and delivery of our product on a global scale
  • Working closely with the CEO to define technical and product roadmaps, ensuring timely delivery of high-quality, secure software
  • Drive technical innovation, processes and best practices to deliver the platform at scale
  • Inspire, manage and grow a world-class engineering team, building a culture of trust, continuous improvement and collaboration
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of emerging technologies and how they might drive our growth


Apply, if you have:

  • The skillset to drive productive digital development through a period of rapid growth
  • Built and shipped software products or protocols with at least two demonstrable production launches
  • Developed a detailed understanding of software development methodologies and processes including Agile and Kanban
  • Ability to work with product teams in defining tasks and creating roadmaps
  • Ability in translating customer insights and commercial strategy into technical requirements
  • A hands on management style - you actively participate in your team’s career development with appropriate mentorship and coaching
  • Experience setting OKRs and performance management processes for technical teams
  • Strong and inspiring communication style, comfortable liaising with both technical and business stakeholders
  • Experience working in a B2B SaaS and/or Blockchain startup at Series A stage preferred

It’s a bonus if you have:

  • 8+ years experience successfully building and managing engineering teams
  • Direct experience building blockchain-based systems, especially with Ethereum
  • Recent experience developing software with some or all the following: Ruby on Rails, modern Javascript (Node.js, React) and Ethereum (solidity, web3.js, truffle)
  • Knowledge of and experience in supply chains would be useful

Your motivation:

  • Passionate about future facing technologies
  • Keen to have a day job that’s creating positive impact on people and planet
  • Belief in the potential for technology to help solve systemic problems
  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial, with a drive to succeed


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working options (both location and times)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, plus a half day off on your birthday
  • Opportunities for global travel
  • Team workshops and regular social events
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee share option program (so you can own a piece of the company!)

We are very proud of our diverse team, across the whole company (from the board to our interns) and strongly support equal opportunities for all. This a great opportunity to join a growing social impact orientated tech startup and work on projects that are solving important problems directly affecting people and our planet.

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