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Head of Engineering

GXS Bank Singapore
Posted 2 days ago Permanent Competitive
About Us:

We are building and operating digital banks across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. We want to revolutionize banking as we know it today, by leveraging the extensive ecosystems, technology expertise and fintech experiences of our parent companies, Grab and Singtel, to serve everyday consumers and small businesses better. We live in a fast-paced, highly interconnected world. Technology has transformed the way we live, work, bank and pay. Join us today to empower Southeast Asia's everyday consumers and entrepreneurs.

Get To Know The Role:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Head of Engineering to lead our engineering team at GXS Bank. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in micro services based and cloud based architecture, agile development model, extensive experience in financial technology, and a proven track record of building and scaling robust, secure, and high-performance systems. Familiarity with Singapore's financial regulations and compliance requirements is essential.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and execute the back-end engineering strategy, ensuring alignment with the company's overall goals and objectives
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a team of engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and business / operation leads to understand the requirements, break it down to smaller engineering tasks and drive the team to execute and deliver on the requirements
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable, secure, and high-performance systems
  • Ensure that the architecture and infrastructure support the needs of a rapidly growing fintech digibank
  • Understand and highlight the key risks during software development lifecycle and suggest mitigating measures in timely manner
  • Ensure visibility and transparency with stakeholders during entire SDLC process
  • Ensure alignment with other digibanks leaders and stakeholders and lead cross functional and cross geography team
  • Continuously monitor and optimize system performance, scalability, and reliability
  • Implement best practices for performance tuning and load testing
  • Implement and maintain robust security measures to protect sensitive financial data.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory frameworks and industry standards, including PCI DSS, MAS TRM, and ISO 27001
  • Stay updated on Singapore's Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) guidelines and regulations, ensuring all back-end systems comply with local financial regulations
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including front-end developers, product management, and operations, to deliver seamless and integrated solutions
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, providing updates on project status, risks, and opportunities
  • Stay abreast of the latest technologies, tools, and best practices in software development
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the engineering team.
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 15+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 5 years in a leadership role focusing on back-end development
  • Proven experience in the fintech industry, particularly within Singapore, is highly desirable.
  • Strong expertise in back-end technologies and programming languages, such as Java, Python or Go.
  • Experience with databases, both relational (e.g., PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra)
  • Proficiency with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Deep understanding of microservices architecture and API development
  • Excellent stakeholder management & communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of Singapore's financial regulations and compliance requirements
  • Experience with MAS guidelines and regulatory frameworks is desirable
  • Exceptional leadership and team-building skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities effectively.
Job ID  R-2024-07-101143
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