Director Of Engineering

Full TimePart TimePermanent Greater Accra Good Talent
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 02/04/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 5 Years
Career Level: Mid-Level
Industry: Engineering

Director Of Engineering Job Description

Our client enables small businesses and local ownership to grow with technology, particularly in emerging markets. They have been able to achieve this with distributed teams across and outside Africa.

MISSION
To live up to our client’s customers’ expectations by swiftly delivering an application that is intuitive, bug-free, and robust and to develop the capabilities of our client’s tech team to help you to deliver on that promise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead technical development of our client’s SME & Enterprise Apps

Work with the Tech Lead to set the technical strategy and vision for the company

Take a leading role in product road map development

Implement major product functions (i.e. payments, inventory management) within 1 sprint of the planned delivery 95% of the time

Present trade-offs between performance and functionality

Support management in tracking and analyzing key product and technology performance indicators and monitoring trends in key business KPIs

Build out our client’s technology infrastructure to optimize functionality and efficiency

Support management in improving the development methodology

Build out relevant software stack

Actively monitor and optimize spend on the server and other costs

Keep the team up-to-date on information pertaining to technology standards and compliance regulations

Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantages

Ensure the stability and security of our client’s applications and systems and the safety and integrity of user data

Build quality assurance and data protection processes

Implement best practices in-app and data security

Prevent catastrophic breaches of our system

Coordinate efforts within the tech team and between tech and other functions

Nurture the talents of all developers to make sure that they are able to bring their full self to the work

Advocate for tech during sprint planning sessions

Lead sprint retrospectives after all sprints

Build bridges between tech, our customers, and the rest of the company

Provide budgets for technical requirements

Communicate technical requirements and restraints in plain language to all stakeholders

Mentor tech team members

Be a team player

Internal NPS of 8 or above from your teammates

Participate in all monthly 360 feedback sessions

Continuously learn by participating in 6 relevant webinars or by reading 6 relevant books per year and share what you learned with the team at monthly lunch & learns and/or through a blog post.

Serve as the public face for the company’s technical vision, promoting our client among relevant stakeholders and helping our client to be a key player in West Africa’s tech ecosystem.

EXPERIENCES AND COMPETENCIES
Empathy, Honesty & Integrity, Analytical Skills, Proactivity, Openness & Transparency, Perseverance, Adaptability

3+ years experience in a DevOps role

Knowledge of DevOps procedures, processes, practices and an ability to help build the necessary infrastructure

Understanding and experience using/developing Restful APIs

Understanding of cloud technologies such as GCP/AWS

Ability to work closely with other engineers, product managers, and customer support

Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with tight deadlines

Positive, ‘can do’ attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes

Bonus if you have experience with microservices

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