Head of Platform Engineering

Giift drives the largest and more progressive global loyalty marketplace. Giift innovative loyalty technology turns rewards programs into fungible currencies. Giift operates in more than 50 countries, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Wuhan, Nairobi, Dubai, Jakarta, Mumbai, Colombo, Doha, and Dhaka.

Giift is looking to scale its engineering division in Mumbai, building on the commercial success of its leading-edge loyalty management platform. We are looking for a senior technologist, with a developer background, to lead and manage a team of ambitious developers.

Departments: Technology
Job Type: Full Time
Countries: Mumbai

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Responsibilities:
  • Provide enterprise architecture and component-level software design; promoting shared services, service separation, reusability, and leveraging industry-standard frameworks where needed to build quality Software. We define quality software as highly stable, scalable, flexible, extensible, and maintainable, while also mitigating ongoing technical and operational risk.
  • Provide general and company-wide leadership for major technology platform transformation and change management, where 10+ years of legacy technology is being re-factored and re-platformed to increase our competitive advantage.
  • Provide technical leadership for Application Development resources inclusive of technology selection, direction, and code review.
  • Perform technical business analysis, system analysis on client-linked or internal projects
  • Create, validate, and challenge effort estimates, scoping for individual software features and larger releases.
  • Provide hands-on application development for the build-out of defined key services, with the aim to transfer coding duties 100% within 3 years
  • Orchestrate software development through (but not ‘by’) usage of project management tools, following a nimble development philosophy, with a taste of agile.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Application Architect across multiple technical disciplines
  • Minimum of 5 years’ technical experience coding the following technologies:
  • .Net programming with C# ( MVC, .net core)
  •  MS SQL Server, My SQL, Dynamo DB, SSRS
  • PHP development would be a plus
  • CSS/JavaScript/HTML5 frameworks (VueJS experience is a plus)
  • Hands-on leader, visionary, and problem solver with a passion for excellence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, time management skills.
  • Exceptionally detail oriented, and driven to exceed expectations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

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