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Head of Engineering

Bengaluru, KA
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Education B.S. / M.S. in Engineering (Computer Science preferred) or related technical discipline from Tier 1 institutes (IITs preferred)Experience 4-8 years of experience in web and mobile application development using MEAN/LAMP architecture or other software development. Prior start-up experience is a big plus 2-4 years experience with start-up companies preferred. Overall technology experience, 10-15 years.Role Responsibilities and Desired ProfileCandidate will work as Head of Technology. Candidate will lead technology and product development efforts and will help build a massively scalable and robust platform. Candidate will be responsible for driving constant innovation and improvements in the platform, leveraging the latest developments in relevant technology. Candidate will work in tandem with CEO and Product Manager to translate product vision into a product that adds immense value to customers (merchants) as well as end users. Candidate will wear multiple hats especially in the early days from start-up systems architect to code monkey to development manager to ops manager then finally to CTO as the business scales over time.Candidate will lead platform selection and technical design in order to design architecture for the platform to maximize agility and scalability and also without large amounts of up-front cost. Design, develop and deploy new products, product features, backend systems, and ensure delivery as per release plan. Know the entire platform and system architecture in both macro and micro- detail. Build a strong technology team with the aim of eventually designating engineers in the team as "Technical Leads" and delegating to them the work of guiding the technical direction of more and more projects. Build backend tools to automate business processes for marketing, customer service, production, management, etc., and lead timely response to feature requests from internal users and development features.Candidate should be strong in OO design, database design and network programming fundamentals. Practical experience with Apache/PHP, Java, MySQL (MEAN/LAMP architecture) and AWS. Design and coding skills in front end web technologies - HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery, Ajax etc. Familiarity and experience in using technologies such as Lucene, red5, Solr, Elastic Search, Redis, highly scalable non-SQL databases preferred (MongoDB, hBase etc). Familiarity with GPS tracking devices and technology and mapping algorithms preferred. Familiarity with technical requirements of Internet marketing and search engine optimization. Understanding of 3rd party API development (must), Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile app development. Good understanding of agile methodologies, iterative development, scrum etc.Candidate should be able to work in un-structured and dynamic environment. Demonstrated ability to envision web- and mobile-based services that meet consumer needs or solve business problems. Passionate about technology and web/mobile based consumer products. Good understanding of SoLoMo (Social Local Mobile) space. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences. Self-motivated and team player. Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Degree: M.Sc. (Science)

Additional Degree: B.Sc. (Science)

Experience: 10-15


Application Programming | Database Administration (DBA) | Mobile | System Analyst/Tech Architect
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