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Head of Technology in London

Just Eat

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Job Description


It's our job to understand and serve the Just Eat customer. Who are the people that come to Just Eat to buy their meals online? What do they need? What can we do to make their experiences better? Our Technology department is revolutionising the way people interact with food online every day by exploring new channels, such as voice-controlled ordering and virtual reality. Our team also collaborates with other internal departments to make sure our products and tech are tailor made from top insights and industry expertise.

The opportunity

Just Eat is looking to hire a Head of Technology who has a passion for creating world class products. This is a high profile, global role with the opportunity to make a significant impact across the business.

As a Head of Technology for Marketplace products at Just Eat, you will lead Technology Managers and their engineering teams to build awesome products for both our consumers and restaurant partners.

Key responsibilities

Every member of the Technology Team is responsible for:

  • The availability, security, scalability of our e-commerce platform

  • Delivering our product roadmap

  • Planning for the future

Accountable & responsible for

  • Defining and delivering engineering roadmaps & strategies that span departments and functions and that have a direct impact on business performance

  • Communicating and instilling their broad commercial understanding of Just Eat and the wider industry to their teams and other functions

  • Coaching and developing new and existing people leaders and principal individual contributors.

  • Providing strong leadership to a team through articulating and engaging others with the functional vision and priorities.

  • Planning, allocating and managing the budget of their teams and (jointly) of Technology as a whole

  • Managing expectations of senior stakeholders and key external partners

  • Leading cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Solves complex problems with broad impact either individually or through collaboration with stakeholders

  • Leads multidisciplinary projects, initiatives or teams

  • Has full responsibility and accountability for decision

  • Undertakes risk analysis to understand the impact of a decision on the business

  • Incrementally improving underlying reliability of Just Eat platforms and applications through adoption of well-tested patterns developed internally or elsewhere

  • Agreeing a roadmap for overall marketplace product engineering with the Technology leadership team

  • Accountable for delivering engineering roadmap items

  • Provide management reporting on consumer product engineering and other non-functional requirements

  • Input into the Technology oncall processes, budget and rota


Required skills and experience


  • Extensive commercial experience delivering products across web, mobile and other through engineering excellence

  • Significant leadership experience

  • Recognised as a leading expert through building a reputation in the wider technology and/or product industry and media

  • Proven track record of initiating and leading the delivery of successful projects

  • Proven track record of professional development of team members and people leaders

  • Proven track record of developing and delivering long term technical and/or product strategies

  • Proven track record of leading successful cross functions

  • Proven contributor to major innovations

  • Successful stakeholder management to ET/board level

  • Working in a cloud based organisation with high scale


  • Leading multiple engineering or product development teams

  • Broad and in-depth commercial understanding of large scale e-commerce platforms and the wider industry

  • Broad and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles in engineering and product/design

  • Coaching and personal development of people leaders and individual contributors

  • Planning and managing budgets

  • Developed communication skills, ability to negotiate internally and externally and at higher levels and to represent Just Eat in the wider industry and media

  • Ability to lead and engage others in driving a high performance culture

  • Detailed and in-depth commercial understanding of large scale e-commerce platforms

  • Excellent understanding of wider industry context & trends, both technical & product



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