Hello, I'm Joel! 👋🏼
I'm a creative technologist from 🇬🇧 London, where I've been leading and managing teams for the last twelve years.
Right now, I'm looking for I just started a remote Engineering Director role with a startup that shares my values! 🎉
Contact me here:
🐦 Twitter – @joeldevivre
🎓 LinkedIn – joeloverton
Engineering is always about people 🌍
Great product teams are on a quest to understand and satisfy customer needs as best they can. My job is to build those teams and equip them to do just that, engaging personally with folks from every discipline to build trust and purpose.
Empathetic process design is my jam 🍓
I love developing people-systems that just work. That's why I'm in my element building career progression frameworks, hiring strategies, and team processes. It may also be why I design board games in my spare time!
Let's build inclusive teams 🌈
I believe that diverse, inclusive teams build better products. Regardless, it's our duty to make our workplaces more diverse and inclusive— so I want to work with people who are fully prepared to make that effort.
Employment History 📈
Whereby – Easy Video Meetings
Director of Engineering / Oct 2020 – Present
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Monzo – a UK Challenger Bank
Senior Engineering Manager / July 2018 – July 2020
- Part of the leadership of the 'Revenue Incubator' Collective— and then later the Business Banking team. Managed two engineering managers and thirty engineers across six squads.
- Delivered iterations to Monzo's Engineering Progression Framework to make it more inclusive of all engineers as the team grew and diversified.
- Hiring Manager for product backend engineers, as we grew the engineering team from 50 to 200 people. Revamped the process to better assess the full gamut of senior skills, which helped us make competitive offers to brilliant senior/staff engineers.
- Helped hire twenty Engineering Managers as a lead interviewer. Conducted hundreds of interviews and worked closely with the hiring manager to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our interview process.