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BYKEA - Karachi


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Job Description:

  We are looking for a Head of Engineering to manage teams of developers working on cutting edge technologies to bring web and mobile applications to life. You will have ownership for partnering with stakeholders to shape the roadmap and provide engineering thought leadership. You will nurture and manage a team of engineers and be responsible for their performance and be a trailblazer for the team’s culture. You will be responsible for making sure that deliveries are predictable, at high quality and maintainable in the long run. You will form relationships with other Engineering Leaders across the organization and find opportunities for cross functional partnership and leveraging existing capabilities. You will manage the flow of timely information both up and down the chain of participation. You need to be passionate about front end technologies but still be an expert in our full tech stack. Responsibilities:
  • Manage teams of high performing engineers delivering innovative solutions from design to release across multiple platforms
  • Lead and participate in design, development and release of a standardized stack of services across the company
  • Work in concert with our leadership team to set and execute high-level engineering strategy
  • Ensure strong communication and feedback integration between Engineering and the rest of the company
  • Foster a culture of autonomy, ownership and innovation across the team
  • Recruit, mentor and develop premier teams of engineers
  • Bringing a consumer facing mobile application to market
  • Work closely with the company leaders including the technical founder, product, and marketing to strategically build the company
  • Work creatively to further improve development processes
  • Negotiate architectural and implementation decisions with the development team, and be the facilitator in those discussions to ensure everyone is heard and the best decision is made
  • Strong people management skills you are skilled at proactively uncovering and solving people issues, and take great pride in it
  • 10+ years of experience developing large scale, customer-facing websites, mobile applications and transaction processing systems. Ideally starting as an individual contributor writing code, then transitioning to senior management roles
  • 6+ years of experience managing engineering teams leveraging lean / agile methodologies with high scale products
  • Experienced in multiple fullstack environments and frameworks ie Nodejs, Angularjs, Python, Reactjs, Elasticsearch, Redis, Salesforce, MySql, MongoDB, iOS and Android
  • Handson experience working on one or more front end technologies – Web, Android or iOS  and understand their nuances
  • Proficiency in OOP, including design patterns and frameworks. Experience with functional programming is a plus
  • Ability to design and implement low latency RESTful services
  • We primarily use Nodejs, Angularjs, Python, Kotlin, Swift and Java. Familiarity with two or more is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of enterprise architecture including networking systems, database optimizations, API integrations, and deployment methodologies
  • Strong communicator who can simplify technical concepts for non-technical partners, and explain business needs to the tech team in a way that inspires and guides them
  • Proven technology leadership. Strong written and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and self discipline
  • Masters / Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • A commitment to writing understandable, maintainable, and reusable software. Knowledge of microservices is also required
  • Strong knowledge of open source Operating Systems is strongly desired (Linux, Android, etc)
  • Embraces and has experience with Agile Product Development Methodology
  • Startup experience is a huge plus
Get to know the Role:
  • Deep, hands on programming and technical design skills with demonstrated willingness and capability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to design, build, and deliver complex, successful web services and or customer experiences efficiently and with quality
  • Proven team leadership, interpersonal skills, and ability to get things done
  • Ability to clearly communicate high level strategy and technical details effectively across disciplines, locations, and organizations, including to senior leadership
  • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and build a sense of urgency in a dynamic environment
  • Burning desire to build magical experiences for our customers
The must haves:
  • A degree in computer science, software engineering or have similar experience
  • Have a track record of designing, developing and implementing complex, low latency, and preferably transaction-based / B2C, mobile applications and  web services with over one million users
  • Significant experience as a successful software development leader in large scale, highly available Internet and mobile applications. Experience working for a start-up or scale-up is preferred
  • Experience leading large teams of engineers and driving large-scale projects and products, in collaboration with product, design and commercial teams, to succeed
  • Your experience may be in mobile engineering, full stack, backend, architecture and infrastructure, web services and tooling
  • Able to attract, develop, and keep high quality multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication skills and can act as an advisor, coach, mentor, and partner all at the same time

More Information

  • Country PK - Pakistan
  • Job Location Karachi
  • Years of Experience 10 years pls
  • Minimum Qualification Bachelor's
  • Specific Degree Title Software Engineering / Games & Application / Web Development
  • Job Category Software Engineering / Games & Application / Web Development
  • Job Shift Day Shift
  • Positions Available 1
  • Age Requirement 36 - 40 Years
  • Gender Requirement Male
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WE operate in geographies where there are more motorcycles than cars.

We do not believe the future of cities is more clogged roads with cars. Congestion can be solved with more bicycles, motor bikes or electric bikes.

Smartphones and two wheelers are the two most expensive assets owned by the majority of the people in the countries we operate in. Bykea brings technology to leverage these assets for optimal utility, to bring a source of income to a family otherwise bereft of the power of the internet to make a Livelihood.

We are on a mission to help bring economic prosperity and the most efficient transport and logistics to emerging economies. 

  • Industry IT / Software & Games / Internet
  • Company Address Head Office : 4th Floor, Office # 401, Ebrahim Estates, Near Baloch Colony Bridge, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi, Pakistan
  • No of Employees 50 - 100
  • Operating Since 01/01/2016
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