Director of Engineering

Gurugram, India

Skeps is a blockchain-based SaaS company. We have created an innovative technology that connects lenders and merchants to help consumers finance the important things in life. Currently, we are on the lookout for an amazing Director of Engineering who has built software products from scratch, built teams, and dealt with the challenges of building scalable enterprise software.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Create a vision and an executable charter for multiple engineering teams.
  • Map business objectives to an optimum engineering structure, including correct estimation of resource allocation.
  • Provide direction and mentorship to the team.
  • Work closely with the Product Managers and help them in getting relevant inputs from the engineering team.
  • Plan and track the development and release schedules, proactively assess and mitigate risks.
  • Work individually with engineers and help them with correct time estimation and scoping of tasks.
  • Drive good coding practices in the team like good quality code, documentation, timely bug fixing, etc.
  • Maintain product metrics and drive them in the team.
  • Interact with other engineering teams, facilitate discussion, and provide a framework for inter-team collaboration.
  • Build teams and hire the best talent with the right dynamics.
  • Foster a result-oriented, performance-driven culture by setting clear goals, career paths, core competencies, and reward and recognition mechanisms for the engineering team.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of strong experience in full-stack software product development, with at least 3+ years in engineering leadership positions. 
  • Experience with building production systems for a start-up or an organization. 
  • Good command over NodeJs and its internals is expected.
  • Experience in RESTful web services/ APIs using ExpressJS.
  • Experience with server-side technologies as well - Python, Node.js, Docker, Kubernetes, Git, etc.
  • Good command over cloud infrastructure AWS (preferred), MS Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Experience working with high-performance technical teams and the ability to create a culture based on those best practices.
  • Experience in working with Product Managers and UX Designers.
  • Excellent people manager. Strong in building relationships and collaborating with others.
  • A strong vision and ability to deliver quickly in fast-paced start-up culture