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Sr./Principal Architect or Director of Engineering

Overview       

GOGOVAN streamlines local logistics industry using technologies, and GOGOVAN Engineering builds the right product to better connect drivers and customers in all markets that we serve.  As part of the Engineering team, you will work closely with Products and designers from concept to launch.

Under the direction of the CTO, you will help define a technical roadmap to support our growth in the logistics space and expansion to new adjacencies.  You will manage a team of talented engineers and establish schedules, priorities and task assignments that align with product goals.  You will drive discussions for clarity.  You will ensure that all deliverables are delivered on time, and you will wear the customer hat and ensure that all deliverables convey high quality.

You will set objectives for your team members.  You will coach them and share the best practices you’ve acquired in your career.  You will foster collaboration and transparency.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage a growing team of software engineers with varying levels of experience
  • Establish schedules, priorities and task assignments
  • Apply appropriate software development methodologies and scheduling to produce smooth product deliveries
  • Ensure high standards in architecture discussion and code quality
  • Participate in technical design
  • Communicate clearly to senior management team

 

Qualifications we value

  • BS/BA degree in computer science or related area
  • 10 years of relevant engineering work experience, including 5 years of hands-on technical management (incl. hiring, coaching and mentoring, holding impactful 1:1s, and evaluating performance)
  • Exceptional coding abilities and experience with high-traffic mobile applications
  • Shipped several large-scale projects with multiple dependencies across teams
  • Experience with transitioning to service oriented architecture
  • Knowledge of best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Consistently made culture choices that positively impact all of engineering
  • Experience in an agile development environment
  • Experience managing multinational teams
  • Experience in using data to continuously improve system’s reliability and scalability
  • Fluency in English
  • Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin

 

Technologies

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