Software Development Manager

8+ Years | 1 Opening | Chennai / Bangalore.

Who we are?

Kaleidofin is a neobank for the informal sector, which provides solutions tailored to the customer’s goals and are intuitive to use. We are working towards creating fair and transparent financial solutions that can target millions of customers and enterprises in India that don’t have easy access to formal financial planning.

In a very short time span, global investors such as Oiko Credit, Flourish, Omidyar Network and Blume Ventures have supported Kaleidofin’s well thought out business model with $8 million in seed and Series A funding.

The company won the Amazon AI Conclave award for Fintech, was one of only ten startups chosen for the Google LaunchPad Accelerator program in 2019, was recognised as India’s Most Innovative Wealth, Asset and Investment Management Service/Product by the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and was selected to present at United Nations General Assembly Special Task Force Event.

With its focus to harness mobile technology to deliver a paperless experience as well as its focus to harness technology and analytics to predict the right product for the right customer, Kaleidofin aims to become a leading FinTech player bringing financial solutions to everyone.

To know more about Kaleidofin, do visit our site www.kaleidofin.com

What You’ll Do?

We are looking for an engineering leader to lead, mentor and expand our development team. As an engineering manager, you will be primarily responsible for shaping product features and technical execution of the product roadmap. You will work with your team to build systems that stress scalability, accuracy and robustness. Your team will be presented with ample opportunities to tackle fuzzy business problems and create an impact for our customers and partners. You will:

  • Be responsible for engineering road map, architecture and scalability/quality of products
  • Effectively collaborate with Product managers, Business teams to develop long-term product roadmap and own release planning – in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Perform well in ambiguous situations. We are a startup with a significant product suite.
  • Mentor and guide a team of engineers across various levels and areas of expertise. Help engineers make good architectural decisions, improve code quality and delivery.
  • Be responsible for tech solutioning, architecture being deployed maintaining right balance b/w short term and long term outcomes – speed vs quality.
  • Establish strong engineering best practices and champion their adoption.
  • Define career trajectory for your team and share feedback regularly to help them grow.

Who You Need To Be?

  • 8+ years of experience in end to end cloud software development with exposure in building scalable, fault tolerant and secure large scale distributed systems. At least 1-2 years managing engg. team(s).
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering (preferably computer science or sister branches) from a reputed institute (preferably IITs, NITs, or other top engineering institutes).
  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals, algorithms and excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • An agile champion – with a lot of experience being part of agile teams. Can manage & lead various scrum teams to meet business requirements by adhering to agile principles.
  • Prior experience should be from good product development or e-commerce background.

Skill Set

  • Deep expertise in Java & tech stack (Springboot) & micro service based architecture writing maintainable, scalable, unit-tested code. This position requires a good mix of hands-on and people management.
  • Hands-on experience in low-level and high-level design with the ability to propose and validate system design.
  • You are comfortable jamming on code refactoring, architecture and design principles.
  • Sound understanding of web technologies (JS, HTML5 CSS), databases – SQL & NoSQL (e.g. Cassandra), distributed caches (e.g. Redis), message queues (e.g. Kafka).
  • Knowledge of UI architectural patterns like MVVM, MVC, MVP etc is useful.
  • Exposure to android app development is a good plus.
  • You have working knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, Gradle, GIT, Jenkins, ELK, Prometheus, Grafana or equivalents.
  • You are an open source enthusiast with the curiosity to stay abreast of latest tech.
  • Must be comfortable working in fast paced agile environments. Ability to plan, prioritise, estimate and execute releases with strong degree of predictability.
  • Excellent people & communication skills.
  • Experience with AWS stack is preferred.
  • Experience with a high-growth startup is a plus.

If you fit the bill, write to me at hr@kaleidofin.com