Cambridge, UK

Director of Engineering

The Opportunity

As our Director of Engineering (Technology), you will be leading a world-class engineering department responsible for technologies that power our product, the ARIC Risk Hub. The ARIC Risk Hub is live and deployed in some of the world’s largest banks, payment processors, merchant acquirers, insurance companies and gaming organizations.

We are a high-growth, global business and are industry-leading in what we do; we are looking for someone to make an immediate impact in helping to continue to grow and shape our expanding Engineering function. This is a pivotal role where you can make a tangible impact on our mission of fighting fraud and financial crime.

This is a hybrid role based out of our Cambridge office 2- 3 days a week.

Day to Day

  • Making decisions regarding technology choices, architecture and development strategy to deliver a world-leading product
  • Steering decisions about how the Engineering team uses technology to keep Featurespace ahead of the competition
  • Educating and providing informed opinions on technological advancements productively and successfully
  • Leading and motivating a team of engineers, managers and individual contributors whilst working with internal stakeholders
  • Overseeing the engineering development of the ARIC platform and product line, balancing the need for new feature development with the maintenance of the core platform, stability and reliability
  • Executing and delivering priority technology initiatives
  • Leading the engineering design process; ensuring we understand requirements, form appropriate plans deliver solutions and feedback accurate estimates to enable release planning
  • Providing technical leadership across all engineering teams and ensuring all decisions are taken with our customers in mind
  • Line management responsibilities for heads of technical engineering teams, such as Deputy Director of Engineering (Solutions), Head of Application Security, Head of Data Infrastructure, Head of Analytical Engineering and Head of DevOps
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About you

  • Relevant degree or software engineering experience
  • Extensive experience in delivering commercial software
  • Proven track record of success in leadership positions, including managing team managers
  • Exceptional project management and organisational skills
  • Experience in managing in an international matrix structure
  • Drive to develop a global business

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. As such we are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Attention to detail, excellence, and quality
  • Passion to learn new skills and technologies
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and give confidence to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability and desire to build and foster close relationships across the business
  • Thrive in a high-growth environment, with a broad portfolio
  • Comfortable making decisions involving trade-offs, often with imperfect information
  • Calm under pressure
  • Enthusiasm and an open mindset, with a can-do attitude
  • A passion to work for one of the fastest growing fraud prevention companies in the world


And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role, wearing many different hats from day to day.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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