Head of Backend Engineering (Financial services)

Posted 19 October 2019
LocationHong Kong
Job type Permanent
DisciplineBanking & InsuranceVenture Capital & Private Equity

Job Description

  • Work with a diverse team
  • Selection of cuisines offered in the office dining rooms
  • Broaden your horizon working with globally renowned brands


A forward thinking FinTech leader is currently looking for a seasoned analytical, results-driven backend software engineer who will be responsible for solving existing problems, evolving the team’s existing architecture, improving operations, integrating the front-end elements built by your team into the application and implementing new features to deliver quality products.

If you have outstanding leadership skills and a great passion for developing beautiful, innovative applications, then you will love this job!


Key Responsibilities

  • Understand user requirements and translate them into technical solutions together with the product and design teams
  • Recruit, train, develop and manage engineers
  • Manage team members from other teams or locations
  • Meet architectural objectives
  • Write reusable code in a clear and elegant manner using TDD, DDD and CI/CD
  • Design systems architecture for projects
  • Carry out brainstorm sessions
  • Run web and mobile projects through planning, testing and reviewing
  • Troubleshoot, debug and maintain after unit testing and automation
  • Work with front-end developers for better server-side logic
  • Collaborate with engineers and other teams like product management, marketing and hardware to ensure project timelines and requirements are met
  • Evaluation and share insights


Key Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing, managing support distributed systems
  • Minimum 10 year of experience as a backend developer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or related fields
  • Knowledge in Cloud technology like AWS
  • Result-oriented with good learning attitude
  • Experience in leading engineers from other teams and locations
  • Able to work in a fast-paced Agile environment
  • Good understanding of latest web trends
  • Hands-on coding and software design
  • Proven track record of projects completed
  • Passionate in UX and quality
  • Acumen for technical reasoning and problem solving
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical and time management skills
  • Skills in Kotlin, Kubernetes, Docker, Kafka, GraphQL, REST APIs and Postgres  is a plus
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