Hello, I'm Joel! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

I'm a creative technologist from πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ London, where I've been leading and managing teams for the last twelve years.

I am open to VP Eng / Eng Director roles in startups or scaleups that share my values.

Contact me here:

<aside> 🐦 Twitter – @joeldevivre

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<aside> πŸŽ“ LinkedIn – joeloverton

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<aside> πŸ“₯ joel@joeloverton.com

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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 πŸ“

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. Gathering early feedback from the team is a key element of this.

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 inclusiveβ€” so I want to work with people who are fully prepared to make that effort.


Employment History πŸ“ˆ

Whereby – PaaS for live video meetings

Director of Engineering / Oct 2020 – Present

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Whereby is the easiest way to meet over video, with no app or software download required. It’s also the simplest way to embed live video calls into your own product or service.

I’m presently leading Whereby’s engineering team of ~25 people, distributed worldwide.

Monzo – a UK Challenger Bank

Senior Engineering Manager / July 2018 – July 2020

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