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VP, Engineering / Director, Engineering

Leap Finance Pvt. Ltd. , Bangalore · · Full-time employment · Programming

About Leap Finance:

Leap’s mission is to democratise quality education.
World class education is the biggest catalyst for social & economic mobility.
Yet, every year, millions of students miss out on this opportunity because of lack of financing/ funding.

Leap’s unique platform bridges this funding gap by connecting global capital providers with high potential students in emerging markets. Leap’s platform reduces cost of borrowing for meritorious students while helping socially conscious investors earn a good return on investment.

We are are young, fast growing company. We offer meaningful work, an invigorating work environment and great perks

Summary of requirement:
We are looking for an engineering leader to own all things engineering, team building & culture for our Series A funded startup.

Details / What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5-10 years of experience in engineering roles
  • Held an Engineering Lead/Engineering Manager or higher position in a successful consumer internet company (e.g.: Myntra, Flipkart, Swiggy)
    Should have been a founder/ founding engineer at startup (preferably B2C business)
  • Experience with technical architecture decisions
  • Managed a team of at least 5 engineers (direct reports)
  • Experience in hiring direct reports (engineers) in the past
  • Should be hands-on (willing to write code & anything else that is needed to ship on time)
  • Experience with fin-tech is a plus but not a must
  • Experience with early-stage startups as a founder/ founding engineer/ early engineer is a plus

Why is this a great opportunity for the right candidate:

> Experienced founding team
> Right to win - The founding team knows the business & its secrets inside out. We are starting with a significant headstart and a precise plan of action
> Barriers to entry - This is a specialised play with natural barriers to entry, allowing for significant value creation for all equity holders
> Backed by marquee global investors
> A leadership role at a fast growing startup. There is no glass ceiling for this role that limits your growth
> Own all things - engineering & technology - from day 0. Full ownership & autonomy - hire your team, own the culture
> Exposure to all aspects of company building - exposure to investors, fund-raising, decision making, building the team & culture
> Significant equity ownership
> All of the above perks of joining a high potential company very early, along with a competitive market salary.

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