Director, Engineering Operations

York, United Kingdom


Engineering at Anaplan

As engineers at Anaplan, we’re working on some of the toughest data problems faced by companies around the world every day. Our bold mission allows you to move fast, build, and iterate on products that are changing the way the world does business planning. You'll always be challenged to tackle unique problems that no one is solving yet, with endless opportunities for you to make a real and positive impact on how people work and grow their businesses.

Director, Engineering Operations

York | United Kingdom

Operations Director, Engineering 

Originally founded in the UK and now headquartered in San Francisco, Anaplan has 20 offices globally. We are a rapidly expanding, $1billion SaaS firm on a mission to revolutionise how companies analyse and plan their businesses….and it’s working – we’re already trusted by hundreds of Fortune 2000 companies and we’ve only just begun.

Anaplan’s Engineering team is growing rapidly, scaling to deliver an aggressive growth strategy in the form of accelerated delivery, increasingly demanding roadmap and a re-architecting of the platform. Distributed by design, Engineering covers three locations: York, London and San Francisco, plus several satellite teams. We will soon hit 200 technology staff globally comprising at least 20 engineering teams.

We therefore require an Operations function to focus on the ‘people engineering’ activities that are key to successfully scaling our development efforts. Whilst Program Management deliver process, monitoring and frameworks to support technical execution, Operations will execute non-technical projects and initiatives that deliver seamless running of our development efforts, especially those related to the Engineers’ Experience.



Based in York, the Operations Director for Engineering is responsible for:

  • Leading the Operations function within Engineering, a small team focused on process and execution excellence of the non-technical aspects of running a global development group.
  • Identifying and executing large-scale productivity and efficiency improvements, standardising processes and institutionalising best practices across geographies for engineering.
  • Driving effective collaboration and transparent communications across global stakeholder groups, breaking down silos and obstacles to advance the Engineering agenda.
  • Developing and implementing measurements of performance and effectiveness, which are meaningful, accurate and repeatable.
  • Leading regular and ad-hoc Engineering reporting, including for business and board reviews.
  • Helping ensure Engineering has the right tools, training and infrastructure in place to enable success, regularly collaborating and influencing HR, facilities, IT and external vendors.
  • Organizing and implementing Engineering events for the greatest impact with high quality and within budget.


Key Competencies  

  • Extensive commercial experience in technical operations, executing large scale and complex projects and leading / working very closely with Engineering teams.
  • Execution-focused with strong process, planning and detail orientation.
  • Proven ability to drive change management initiatives across diverse groups and regions.
  • Ability to influence decision makers at all levels and negotiate through competing priorities to find common ground.
  • Highly versatile, independent problem solver with ability to bring structure and calm to situations without compromising pace.
  • Strong project, program management skills with experience managing budgets.
  • Strategic planning and strategy deployment skills.
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage sensitive matters with confidentiality, integrity and professionalism.


  • The opportunity to work for one of the most exciting companies in global tech – our recent awards include Top 25 World’s Best Cloud Companies (Forbes 2017) and consecutive Magic Quadrant Leader (Gartner, 2017)
  • Highly competitive salaries - we’re serious about attracting the very best talent.
  • A long list of incredible benefits worthy of a leading Silicon Valley tech firm (including equity, bonuses, private healthcare, contributory pension, flexible working, global travel opportunities and much more)
  • A rewarding, progressive and tailored career path with a company that values diversity, innovation and invests in you.
  • Huge problems to solve – you will constantly be learning and pushing boundaries, working with some of the smartest people around!



Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning - large and fast-growing organizations use Anaplan’s cloud platform in every business function to make informed decisions and drive faster, more effective planning processes. Anaplan also provides support, training, and planning transformation advisory services.



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