VP of Engineering

Posted 21 February 2023
Job type Permanent
DisciplineTechnology - Transformation & Consulting
EA License No.15S7496

Job Description

Our client is one of South East Asia's most successful FinTechs, currently at Series D with a view to IPO in the next 2-3 years. They are on a goal to disrupt unsecured lending in Southeast Asia, one of the fastest growing economic regions globally.

They're looking for a VP of Engineering to play a key role within the engineering organization and drive technological evolution that spans across the organization. This role will be responsible for the successful definition, cross-functional strategy, planning, and execution of large-scale technology projects that help to improve business efficiency and overall engineering quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build, improve, and maintain the products and systems.

  • You will also manage a team of engineers (currently around 20, with a view to grow). As a team leader you'll be responsible for growing and empowering the team to accomplish great things, and ensuring that best practices, standards, and processes are adhered to

  • Report to the CTO and act as the voice for your team, staying abreast of market updates, competitor movements, and technology advancements which can/must be considered

  • Help the company (from the Tech team standpoint) navigate the transition from scrappy start up to well established, pre IPO tech company: deliver world class products and platforms, and lead technology initiatives that set up the company for success at scale

  • Direct strategic technology capability investment to build future company growth engine and competitive advantage including attracting and grow top engineering talents in the region

  • Planning and execution of career growth and training within the team

Key Requirements

  • At least 10 years' experience in software engineering

  • Recent experience having led and managed teams of engineers (ideally team sizes over 15 people, with several lines of reporting)

  • Prior experience working in a company going through significant growth is a must, e.g. a company going through funding rounds/ IPO, working in teams that have doubled in size, revenue etc, where your role was in software engineering (and ideally leading a team during this time)

  • Championing engineering and operational excellence with a growth mindset

  • Related industry working experience in FinTech is an added advantage, but not a must