Head of Engineer

Location: Singapore
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Technology
Salary: S$15000.00 - S$250000.00 per annum + Bonus
REF: BBBH242174_1589952395

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for understanding, designing, and delivering excellence in trade and supply chain management systems focusing on SME and B2B trade
  • Together with the CEO, you will shape the company's executive team and help drive its strategy
  • Define & Execute the Technology vision & Strategy and build the technical product roadmap from launch to scale
  • Define technical requirements and architecture with clarity on feasibility, time, cost, and impact
  • Communicate technology roadmap, decisions and outcomes to key stakeholders (e.g. sponsors, Board, Ecosystem Partners).
  • Gain and share insights with other leadership team members to continue improving the product and the business
  • Build and grow an entrepreneurial team of cross-functional builders: designers, product managers, engineers & data scientists to build and scale the venture.
  • Constantly evaluate technological advancements and innovative solutions to drive continuous product improvement, growth & customer success.
  • Take ownership over existing MVP features/MVP production systems to grow and scale

Drive Excellence

  • Effectively align resources to achieve key business priorities, including appropriate scope, and high quality / timely product releases
  • Ensure all processes, services, and software comply with security and privacy regulations and other applicable laws.
  • Continuously rebalance product / service features which maximize value and minimize effort to focus on the highest-returning initiatives
  • Define and implement a consistent and repeatable process for continuous delivery with quality assurance
  • Evaluate & apply modern technologies to ensure competitive technical advantage

Drive Talent & Teams

  • Hire and retain a multidisciplinary, elite engineering team
  • Cultivate a high-performing, engineering-empowered culture
  • Evangelize technical vision and strategy both internally and externally
  • Be a strategic thought partner to the CEO, ensuring the right balance between prioritizing scaling the team and cost

Desired Expertise & Experience

  • Start-up engineering leadership experience (high growth company with funding and 50+ employees)
  • 10+ years architecting and building products from pre-launch through maturity & scale
  • Released (and maintained) at least 2 products to the market preferably in the B2B segment
  • Experience designing, building and scaling distributed platforms and marketplaces
    • Designing and developing service-based architectures and micro-services
    • Designing data persistence and caching concepts using both SQL and NoSQL DBMS (e.g.: MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, etc.)
    • CI/CD and Cloud Infrastructure automation and DevOps - E.g. setup, configure and maintain your own dev/build environment (we use AWS, Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Software engineering practices (e.g. Agile software development, test-driven development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Data Engineering & Machine Learning
  • Ability to stand up an organization, hire & coach engineering talent
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourceful
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills