Director of Engineering

Posted on January 16th, 2021 | 21 days left to apply | 2 views

Mission for Director of Engineering 

To live up to our customers’ expectations by swiftly delivering an application that is intuitive, bug-free, and robust and to develop the capabilities of OZÉ’s tech team to help you to deliver on that promise.

Outcomes

  1. Lead technical development of OZÉ SME & Enterprise Apps Work with the Tech Lead to set the technical strategy and vision for the companyTake a leading role in product road map developmentImplement major product functions (i.e. payments, inventory management) within 1 sprint of the planed delivery 95% of the timePresent trade-offs between performance and functionalitySupport management in tracking and analyzing of key product and technology performance indicators and monitoring trends in key business KPIs
  2. Work with the Tech Lead to set the technical strategy and vision for the company
  3. Take a leading role in product road map development
  4. Implement major product functions (i.e. payments, inventory management) within 1 sprint of the planed delivery 95% of the time
  5. Present trade-offs between performance and functionality
  6. Support management in tracking and analyzing of key product and technology performance indicators and monitoring trends in key business KPIs
  7. Build out OZÉ’s technology infrastructure to optimize functionality and efficiency Support management in improving the development methodology Build out relevant software stack Actively monitor and optimize spend on server and other costsKeep the team up-to-date on information pertaining to technology standards and compliance regulationsDiscover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantages
  8. Support management in improving the development methodology
  9. Build out relevant software stack
  10. Actively monitor and optimize spend on server and other costs
  11. Keep the team up-to-date on information pertaining to technology standards and compliance regulations
  12. Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantages
  13. Ensure the stability and security of OZÉ applications and systems and the safety and integrity of user dataBuild quality assurance and data protection processesImplement best practices in app and data securityPrevent catastrophic breaches of our system
  14. Build quality assurance and data protection processes
  15. Implement best practices in app and data security
  16. Prevent catastrophic breaches of our system
  17. Coordinate efforts within the tech team and between tech and other functionsNurture the talents of all developers to make sure that they are able to bring their full self to the workAdvocate for tech during sprint planning sessionsLead sprint retrospectives after all sprintsBuild bridges between tech, our customers, and the rest of the companyProvide budgets for technical requirementsCommunicate technical requirements and restraints in plain language to all stakeholders Mentor tech team members
  18. Nurture the talents of all developers to make sure that they are able to bring their full self to the work
  19. Advocate for tech during sprint planning sessions
  20. Lead sprint retrospectives after all sprints
  21. Build bridges between tech, our customers, and the rest of the company
  22. Provide budgets for technical requirements
  23. Communicate technical requirements and restraints in plain language to all stakeholders
  24. Mentor tech team members
  25. Be a team playerInternal NPS of 8 or above from your teammatesParticipate in all monthly 360 feedback sessionsContinuously learn by participating in 6 relevant webinars or by reading 6 relevant books per year and share what you learned with the team at monthly lunch & learns and/or through a blog post.Serve as the public face for the company’s technical vision, promoting OZÉ among relevant stakeholders and helping OZÉ to be a key player in West Africa’s tech ecosystem.
  26. Internal NPS of 8 or above from your teammates
  27. Participate in all monthly 360 feedback sessions
  28. Continuously learn by participating in 6 relevant webinars or by reading 6 relevant books per year and share what you learned with the team at monthly lunch & learns and/or through a blog post.
  29. Serve as the public face for the company’s technical vision, promoting OZÉ among relevant stakeholders and helping OZÉ to be a key player in West Africa’s tech ecosystem.

Experiences and Competencies

  • Empathy, Honesty & Integrity, Analytical Skills, Proactivity, Openness & Transparency, Perseverance, Adaptability 
  • 3+ years experience in a DevOps role
  • Knowledge of DevOps procedures, processes, practices and an ability to help build the necessary infrastructure
  • Understanding and experience using/developing Restful APIs
  • Understanding of cloud technologies such as GCP/AWS
  • Ability to work closely with other engineers, product managers and customer support
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and agile environment with tight deadlines
  • Positive, ‘can do’ attitude with a focus on the success of the team over individual successes
  • Bonus if you have experience with microservices

About OZÉ.

OZÉ is a platform that empowers small business owners to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance and access capital. Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to grow.

**You may be thinking to yourself, what is this?? I thought I was looking at a job description, so why are there so many metrics? OZÉ is a data-driven and goals-oriented company that values openness and transparency. We want to hire someone who can meet these goals, so we only think it’s fair to let you know what the goals are. If this isn’t for you, we’d rather you decide that before applying instead of after starting work. If hired, this job description becomes your scorecard. You will be measured against it to determine how successful you are in your work at OZÉ. If this all seems refreshing and exciting to you, shoot us a cover letter and a résumé at jobs@oze.guru with “Director of Engineering” in the subject line. **

OZÉ is a platform that equips small business owners in Africa to make data-driven decisions to improve their performance, tap into networks, and access capital. OZÉ’s platform is comprised of two components. On one side is an mobile app for a small business owners that aggregates and analyzes transaction data to push context-specific recommendations and reports. On the other side is a portal for financial institutions that combines the app’s crowdsourced data with alternative data sources to assign a credit risk score to each OZÉ user. Through the portal, banks can source and support a small-business loan portfolio.
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