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Director, Software Engineering

Position Summary

GOGOVAN is hiring a Principal Engineer to lead a team of software engineers to enhance our product and developer expertise.  You’re an expert coder, and you also have a business mindset to make trade offs considering business goals.  You love learning new technologies but you won’t blindly shove it down people’s throat.  You will set plans.  You will motivate your team to deliver.  You will roll up your sleeves when needed.

A wide degree of creativity is expected in this job, also a deep understanding of software development practices



  • Lead teams in day-to-day operations, provide key expertise, supervise junior members, and set performance goals
  • Deliver best technical solution for product enhancements
  • Communicate regularly to senior management team, guiding strategic decisions and resource allocation
  • Owner of domain hardware, software, databases and licenses, maintenance, and projections of future needs
  • Craft architectural and software solutions to support our anticipated growth
  • Promote solutions that meet legal, security, and business expectations
  • Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their applicability
  • Promote collaboration
  • Avoid technical debt
  • Stay up to date with technology
  • Help other department heads to leverage technology for efficiency and growth


Qualifications we value

  • 10 years as a software engineer, architect, or technical consultant
  • 5 years of team management experience
  • Deep understanding on web, mobile app, cloud technologies
  • Hands on coding skills in technologies relevant to ours
  • Knowledgeable about performance tuning and scalability
  • Self-motivated and able to problem-solve, multitask, plan, and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills to both business and technical audiences
  • Experience working in multinational environment a must
  • Fluent in English to direct multi-national teams
  • Fluent in Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Willing and able to travel occasionally



  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • Git
  • Github
  • Javascript
  • Coffeescript
  • html5
  • Heroku
  • Redis
  • AWS


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