Head Of Engineering – Jobs in Kenya

About the Role

Dash is building a unified alternative payment network for over 1 billion Africans. Dash allows users to send, spend, save, and pay regardless of currency and provider.

We are looking for a talented Head of Engineering to join our ever-growing team.

About The Team

Dash is introducing to customers a new way to manage money. From instant spending notifications and built-in budgeting controls to offering an effortless saving experience and stock trading. Our customers get more with Dash.

We love building great products; we love delighting our customers; we love turning the complexity of a chaotic world of payments into the simplicity of a beautiful solution that solves customer needs.

About The Role

We’re looking for talented Head of Engineering to join us in our journey of reinventing how money moves by building a connected wallet for a connected Africa. We have a groundbreaking vision for our product and exciting challenges to solve.

What you will do;
Oversee Engineering activities/projects across the business
In liaison with VP Engineering, you will develop and implement best practice engineering vision, strategy, policies and procedures to aid and improve business performance
You’ll ensure engineering strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and that they compete effectively in the market
You’ll evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
You’ll contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
You’ll take ownership of the engineering policy, guidelines and any associated documents
You’ll manage the team of technical leads and software engineers as well as manage their performance.
You’ll Lead Dash’s technical approach to building our core platform, web apps, public and private APIs, and third-party integrations.
You’ll ensure quality assurance and data protection procedures are adhered to.
You’ll champion the use of agile development practices, working within a continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) framework to ship features quickly and iteratively.
You’ll develop and implement disaster and emergency recovery plans that supports business continuity
You’ll ensure the company’s technological processes and service comply with all requirements, laws and regulations
You’ll build, lead and mentor engineering and technology team across the business

What you will need
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline
Previous banking or fintech experience
Previous experience in developing responsive Web Applications, Restful APIs & Native Mobile Applications.
MSc in IT or Computer Science fields is a plus
Minimum of nine (9) years of engineering experience, ideally three (3) years of fintech management experience
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance
Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
A strong desire to innovate in the FinTech field
Set the culture for a strong engineering organization that aligns with company values and maintains our vision as we grow
Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
Technical mindset
An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment

Compensation + Benefits
Competitive Salary
Medical cover
Paid time off (leave days)
Hybrid work model
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://spektra.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=51

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