Team Spotlight: Dan Lucraft

In this instalment of our Team Spotlight series, we sat down with our Head of Engineering Dan Lucraft to hear more about what he gets up to every day at work!

What’s your job title?

I’m the Head of Engineering.

What does your role entail?

At the end of the day, I’m responsible for all the technology we deploy at Charlie.

What were you doing before this?

Before Charlie I spent 8 years at Songkick, most recently as Head of Technical Operations.

What’s the best part of your job?

Helping developers improve their skills, and seeing the team launch amazing stuff.

What’s the hardest part of your job?

Focusing on what’s important in the big picture, rather than getting sucked into the details. I also tend to take on too much stuff myself!

What’s the most surprising thing about your job?

How creative and based on intuition a lot of it is.

What are the key skills required for someone in your role?

Deep technical understanding, as well as experience in how technical teams can work together and be productive.

What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a career in your area?

Go deep, not wide.

If you weren’t doing this job, what would you do?

Either a Professor of Probability or some bullshit finance job.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

English history, cryptic crosswords and politics.

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  • Want to work with Dan? Check out the roles CharlieHR are hiring for here!


Neo Sepulveda

Neo Sepulveda

Software engineer at CharlieHR 💻. I like climbing things quite a bit 🐒.


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