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Internal Application: Head of Platform Development

Tech | London, United Kingdom | Full Time

Job Description

Head of Platform Development

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Head of Platform Development to join our technical team here at Runpath. 

As a leader within our highly experienced technical team you will be helping to deliver cutting edge fintech solutions for a variety of internal and external clients.  Specifically, as Head of Platform Development, you’ll be leading the team of developers building out our core Fintech Platform API surface area.  You will be passionate about building and shipping high performance, robust, and efficient solutions quickly.   While this is a management role, the successful candidate will be expected to be very hands on, spending a proportion of his/her working day writing, reviewing and supporting code across all aspects of our solutions.

About our Technology

Our core platform technology solution stack is built and hosted on Azure using the latest Microsoft .NET technologies: (MVC/Web API/Entity Framework/SQL Azure).  The API Development team are focussed on the applications that form the bridge between our SPA and our core Platform Data services. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead a team of developers who are building a suite of .NET applications.
  • Technical architecture articulation and monitoring in collaboration with the Head of Front End Development and the Platform Director
  • Hands on coding
  • Collaborative agile product development (working with designers, product/project managers, developers, testers, business sponsors and clients)
  • Input into build pipeline and live troubleshooting as required
  • Technical support for client contact / liaison as required
  • As some meetings are conducted at client sites, candidates must be happy to travel as needed.

Core Competencies

  • C# ASP.NET/MVC/Web API/dotnetcore
  • Azure
  • Entity Framework, SQL Server
  • Secure development principles

Preferred Qualities

  • Someone who loves getting things done
  • Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional at collaborating with both technical and non-technical people
  • Highly organised with a strong eye for detail
  • Good with feedback, continually looking to improve and develop

Education and Job Knowledge

  • No specific academic qualifications required - all you need is the right experience and the right attitude

About Us

Runpath ( is a fast growing, independent, London based, digital company.  We are passionate about delivering high quality products and outstanding digital experiences for our users.  We service clients including Compare The Market, GoCompare, Which?, Yahoo!, AOL, MSN, BT and many more. 


Salary dependent on experience. Benefits include 30 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life, PHI and BUPA private health insurances, bike scheme and travel loan plus many more.  All benefits are available from first day of employment.

To Apply

Please submit your application including up to date CV, detailed cover letter along with examples and links to your recent work.

Recruitment Agencies – Runpath recruits directly.  Runpath does not accept unsolicited CVs from agencies and is not responsible for any associated fees.

This position is based in Central London. All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK to be considered.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of race, disability, sex or age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from any persons for this role.


No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of race, disability, sex or age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from any persons for this role.