Principal Software Engineer – Unicorn Payments Start-up

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Principal Software Engineer – Unicorn Payments Start-up (Permanent)

     Principal Software Development Engineer

    Our client is one of the biggest unicorn start-ups within the payments space here in Southeast Asia. Starting with instant ecommerce financing, we are on a goal to disrupt unsecured lending in Southeast Asia, one of the fastest growing economic regions globally. Their products integrate at merchant checkout, qualifies ecommerce buyers for instant ecommerce purchase financing at rates, which are much lower than consumer finance companies. We do this by using breakthrough technology and science to unlock unprecedented insights about credit risk and fraud from multiple data sources: phone, social networks, telco, financial and location data.

    We are looking for a principal software development engineer to lead major system improvement efforts and rearchitect the existing financial software systems to build a more scalable foundation for the next 100 million FinTech users in Southeast Asia.

    Job Responsibility

    •                 Work with the product team and stakeholders across the company to identify platform requirements, and work within the engineering team to plan and implement the corresponding features.

    •                 Provide high-quality hands-on contributions across multiple code bases.

    •                 Identify technical and architectural end states for the project, and influence/evolve the code case in those directions.

    •                 Monitor and measure team progress to ensure the team is delivering sustainably.

    •                 Play a key role in choosing technical investments for the team.

    •                 Mentor and grow engineers across the team.


    •                 Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent

    •                 8+ years of experience building large-scale distributed systems

    •                 Proficiency in re-architecting, measuring, and optimizing existing software systems

    •                 Strong interest in quickly learning new technologies and stacks

    •                 Strong product intuition and interest, with platform-building experience

    •                 Tactical and strategic leadership experience on medium/large-scale software projects

    •                 Strong written communication skills for internal and external stakeholders

    •                 Interest and experience in mentoring other engineers

    •                 Startup experience is a big plus

      Please contact Shan Chee (Reg No. R1770657) at Evolution Recruitment Solutions Pte Ltd (Licence no. 16S8383)


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