Data Engineering Head

  • Bangalore
  • Data Science & Engineering
  • Report to: CEO

Job Responsibilities:

  • Play a critical role as a member of the leadership team in shaping and supporting our overall company vision, day-to-day operations, and culture

  • Set the technical vision and build the technical product roadmap from launch to scale; including defining long-term goals and strategies

  • Define best practices around coding methodologies, software development, and quality assurance

  • Define innovative technical requirements and systems while balancing time, feasibility, cost and customer experience

  • Build and support production products

  • Ensure our internal processes and services comply with privacy and security regulations

  • Establish a high performing, inclusive engineering culture focused on innovation, execution, growth and development

  • Set a high bar for our overall engineering practices in support of our mission and goals

  • Develop goals, roadmaps and delivery dates to help us scale quickly and sustainably

  • Collaborate closely with Product, Business, Marketing and Data Science

  • Experience with financial and transactional systems

  • Experience engineering for large volumes of data at scale

  • Experience with financial audit and compliance is a plus

  • Experience building a successful consumer facing web and mobile apps at scale


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Data Science/ Stats or other quantitative fields (CS, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics ) from a top university

  • Work Experience: 10+ years of experience building and leading growing engineering functions, ideally for a fintech offering

Other Requirements:

  • A thoughtful and proven approach to hiring, mentoring and scaling a top-notch engineering team

  • Execute against strategy in cooperation with other teams, including Product Management, Data Science, Business, and Marketing Teams

Skills & Competencies

Technical Skills

  • A strong track record of creating engaging, intuitive and highly secure engineering products from conception to production

  • Experience in AWS infrastructure and developer operations environments

  • Ability to write clean code and have top-notch general programming skills along with experience coding JavaScript (Node.js) applications/services using frameworks such as Express.

  • Experience with Python and Flask is a plus as is Java.

  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL databases (eg. MongoDB)

  • Performance production databases (eg. DynamoDB) is ideal and experience with big data frameworks (eg. Spark) is a bonus.

  • Data savviness

Soft Skills

  • Entrepreneurial mentality with the passion for our mission and in building a highly successful company

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Analytical and problem-solving mindset

  • Deep Curiosity and Humility


  • High social responsibility and mission-driven culture

  • Team player

  • High Integrity and focus on Building relationships

  • Inspiring Leader who instills confidence

  • People-oriented and Goal-oriented

Behavioral Traits

  • Constantly curious

  • Initiator

  • High Social Responsibility

  • Assertiveness

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