Head of Engineering

Hillington, Glasgow


Glasgow (hybrid working)




Flexible working, pension, bonus, profit share, healthcare cash plan, holiday buy scheme, length of service awards, employee assistance programme, great culture and much more!

About the Role

Technology underpins everything we do at Amici Procurement, enabling our amazing team of purchasing and supply chain specialists to support some of the most exciting and important work in the Biotech industry.

We are embarking on a new phase of development to create the next generation of our MyAmici product as part of a multi-year plan of growth for the business and are looking for a Head of Engineering to join the Innovation Leadership Team.

This is a hands-on role, mixing both strategy and development. You will have the opportunity to work with modern technology stack using the best of Microsoft Azure and be part of growing the team to meet our ambitious plans.

We would love to hear from you – if you have inquisitive passion, creativity and confident leadership, ambitious to achieve outstanding results!

What will you be doing?

Leadership and Management

  • Work with the CTO to define and deliver against our Technology Strategy utilising the Azure platform
  • Provide leadership to the Engineering and DevOps teams, implementing best practice engineering methods and continual improvement

Customer Centric Design

  • Develop and then maintain deep domain knowledge based on best practice, regulation and customer use-cases
  • Develop and evaluate architecture and design options that support the delivery of business goals and roadmap priorities

Engineering and Delivery

  • Work closely with CTO and Head of Product to prioritise and deliver against the Now-Next-Later product roadmap
  • Conduct code reviews and participate in pair programming sessions, acting as a mentor to develop good practice
  • Turn functional and non-functional requirements into well-structured software that meets the needs of the business
  • Deliver high-quality code using Agile and Test-Driven Development methodologies and practices
  • Proactively drive architectural and process improvement opportunities as part of continual improvement activities
  • Carry out product and solution sourcing, assessment and selection where third-party products or services will benefit the Amici Procurement business


  • Act as an advisor providing technical guidance to engineering teams and wider stakeholders on the art of the possible

What are we looking for?

  • Over eight (8) years professional development experience – ideally in C# or Java
  • Over five (5) years of leadership experience in a software-powered business or consulting setting
  • Professional experience with a modern JavaScript web framework (VueJS, React, Angular, Blazor WebAssembly, etc)
  • Experience leading in an Agile development environment using modern DevOps practices across the full project lifecycle (from initiation through to benefits realisation)
  • Computer Science degree, Software Engineering degree, or evidence of equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with writing automated tests (e.g. NUnit, Jest, etc)
  • Experience working with databases, both relational (e.g SQLServer, Postgres, MySQL, etc) and non-relational (e.g. MongoDB, CosmoDB, etc)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Capable of developing strong, long-term relationships with business and technology stakeholders
  • Well-developed influencing and decision-making skills, showing clear leadership when it comes to driving out the definition of a problem and its solution

Our Culture and Values?

We offer a fun, dynamic entrepreneurial environment where people are supported to do their best work. We never stop investing in our culture as we appreciate empowering, motivating and developing our people offers a challenging, and rewarding experience.

Proud Professionals – We seek first to understand and deliver expertise with pride.
Collaborative and Inclusive – We form positive relationships based on trust. We value critical contributions.
WOW Impact – We embrace full ownership and accountability to ensure success
Positive, Passionate and Fun – We are hardworking, enthusiastic, resilient and self-motivated.
Innovative and Action Orientated – We are passionate about driving personal and organisational improvement.

About Amici

Since its pioneering inception in 2005, Amici Procurement Solutions has grown quickly to become the market leader of procurement and supply chain management solutions for biotech businesses in the UK and US. We combine SAAS based software with a fully supported service.

We support scientists every day in their endeavours to discover life changing cures. Our consultancy services along with in-house cloud-based software helps improve process efficiency, including ordering raw materials, inventory, and quality management. We take extreme pride in delivering solutions of the highest standard and are honoured that we can help our customers on their way to success. Our customers are loyal and enthusiastic about us and so are our people.

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