Head of Engineering - EIU

Job Locations India-Gurugram | United Kingdom-London


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Economist Intelligence (EI) is a world leader in global business intelligence. We help businesses, the financial sector and governments to understand how the world is changing and how that creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed.


At our heart is a 50 year forward look, a global forecast of the majority of the world’s economies, we seek to analyse the future and deliver that insight through multiple channels and insights, allowing our clients to take better trading, investment and policy decisions.


We’re changing, embedding alternate data sources such as GPS and satellite data into our forecasting, products will increasingly be tailored to individual clients, driven by some of the most innovative data in the market. A highly collaborative team of Product Managers, Customer Experience and Product Engineering focuses on creating business and customer value driven by real time analytics alongside our traditional products.


This is an exciting time to be joining Economist Intelligence. We need you to support our growth and help us shape the future technology for our forecasting businesses and economic modelling tools and systems. Our current structures work, but they are legacy and constrain our ability to innovate new business models and to improve the existing product sets. 


Don’t feel you have to tick every box, the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you think you can do most of what we are looking for, you could be exactly what we need!

Can you 

  • Execute on strategic direction set by business working with product owners and our editorial teams on priority
  • Recruit, coach and develop team members through their career track in an environment of continuous improvement and modern technologies and techniques
  • Take technical responsibility for all stages in the software development life-cycle. Develop reusable, testable, maintainable and modular code on web and data platforms
  • Set team-based standards for programming tools and techniques, advise on their application and ensure implementation
  • Oversee the architecture of the EIU Viewpoint Platform and the changing EIU systems that feed the platform including the forecasting and CMS systems that are critical to our business
  • Work within agile cross-functional product teams, identifies complexity in projects/services/processes and proactively works with cross functional partners in technology, product, editorial and PMO to scope and prioritise resolutions
  • Encourage a Devops culture and Continuous Delivery process
  • Engage with our clients and users to support their use of our growing range of services and tools

Experience, skills and professional attributes

  • Professional experience with web development and/or backend systems, proficiency with some of the following programming languages: .NET Core, Javascript/Typescript, Python
  • Experience architecting and developing products in a B2B context, ideally in a data information business.
  • Experience of commercial web software development experience (using HTML, CSS, ReactJS)
  • Prior professional experience (3+ years) in recruiting and managing multiple teams of enthusiastic, experienced engineers on large scale projects and geographically diverse locations
  • Complete understanding of data and content flows through CMS and CDN systems
  • Experience in developing on public cloud infrastructure, specifically AWS
  • Capable of technical deep-dives into code and architecture
  • Effective management and communication skills



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