Sectors Fintech Industry Financial Services
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.
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)
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)