VP of Engineering
TalentintheCloud Ltd
Cape Town, LA, ng
3d ago

Job Information

Sectors Fintech Industry Financial Services

Job Description

A hyper growth cryptocurrency exchange focusing on Africa is looking to appoint a VP of Engineering to be based remotely.

Positioned uniquely in the market the business is the only exchange in Nigeria allowing Nigerians to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, ranging from Bitcoin and Ethereum, to Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, directly with their local bank account or debit card.

With a focus on putting the customer first the business charges zero transaction fees and zero trade fees.

As their VP of Engineering you will be driving the small team beneath you and also have a hand in scaling your team when the need arises.

A key aspect to this role would be defining the technical strategy of the business in a very hands on manner. Whilst crypto experience is a nice to have’, the ideal candidate will come with proven experience in FinTech (security) with advanced experience in server-side web tech and building secure defense systems.

This is a chance for you to make a difference in a rapidly scaling, dynamic environment where you will be surrounded by innovation at the cutting end of the Fintech and crypto revolution currently taking Africa by storm.


  • Main Responsibilities;
  • Advanced experience in server-side web tech

    Experience with building secure / defensive systems

    Experience in site / software, web / mobile-based applications and system integrations

    Experience working with various software technologies and consumer site / software development

    Lead, scale(when the need arises), manage and mentor the engineering team

    Demonstrate an ability to develop and keep up with new and emerging technologies

    Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality standards are met and maintained

    Extensive engineering expertise in the areas of tooling, prints, specifications, product maintenance, budgeting and software products

    Ability to scale platforms to support rapid user adoption

    Highly conversant with DevOps practices and its commonly used tools

    An ability to undertake complex platform migrations and upgrades

    Maintain and optimise budgets to meet the goals of the company

    Understand and collaborate on complete product lifecycle from concept to execution

    Recommend new technology and ideas to improve sprints and efficiency

    Build, develop and manage the engineering team ensuring they are capable of carrying out initiatives

    Know how to recruit and develop top engineering talent(when the need arises)

  • Mandatory Requirements / Qualifications;
  • 10 + years of working experience in similar roles

    Strong leadership experience is (a must-have)

    Previous experience working with user facing Rails API, Node.js, Golang, GraphQL(backend)

    Previous experience working with React Native + server side rendered web pages, through webviews (frontend)

    Experience leading engineering teams

    Bachelor of Computer Science or relevant degree (nice to have)

  • This is a remote position.
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