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VP, Engineering (Payment)

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Job Summary

This role is the highest technology executive position in our payments division with oversight on Technology Strategy, Innovation, Engineering Execution, Software Development, Systems Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science & Analytics, IT Administration, IT Security & Infrastructure. The VP Engineering(Payment) will focus on product execution, service availability, technical support, platforms and system infrastructure for all payment products from (Eyowo). The VP Engineering(Payment) will also develop and execute the short, medium and long term strategic plan for technology, product development, deployment, and management. He/She will drive the execution of a strategic technology roadmap working with the VP of Products. The VP Engineering(Payment) will also be a key contributor to our planning process for digital/product innovation. As a member of the management team, you will also be responsible for recruiting and developing high performing teams, leading our growing payment engineering team towards high performance and velocity, sustainability, quality & excellence.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Technology and Business Strategy:

➢ As a member of the senior level team, make a key contribution to the formulation of the  company’s business and technology strategies that will help scale product development and drive continued innovation. 

➢ Contribute to the formulation and implementation of market strategy, customer acquisition  and business development. 

➢ Proactively advise the senior level team on the emerging technologies and digital trends that are most relevant to the company’s goals and evolving needs. 

➢ Help determine investment parameters, priorities and risks for payment technology  initiatives to maximize the return on investment. 

➢ Lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships. 


Technology Operations:

➢ Oversee all operations including but not limited to Engineering, Design, Data Science,  Security & Infrastructure and Business Intelligence. 

➢ Develop and lead a collaborative and agile software development approach that improves velocity, while maintaining a strong focus on both quality and scalability. 

➢ Direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the computing  infrastructure that supports the company’s operations and business applications. 

➢ Establish metrics for managing Engineering effectiveness and for measuring its impact on the business. 

➢ Establish a comprehensive enterprise information security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of relevant data. 

➢ Identify emerging technology trends and ensure the company is leveraging them when  appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value.

➢ Establish and enforce technology policies, processes, portfolio management, development  standards and methodologies. 


Current Tech Stack:

  • Back-End: NodeJs (JavaScript, TypeScript) , MongoDB, ExpressJs and GO lang Front-End: React and Redux Mobile: Kotlin (Android), Java (Android), Swift (iOS) and Objective-C (iOS) DevOps: Redis, RabbitMQ, Neo4j and AWS and Elastic 


Leadership & Team Development:

➢ Inspire, lead and nurture the our engineering team. 

➢ Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that current and planned technical architecture, investments and solutions are aligned with our business objectives. 

➢ Prepare and manage engineering’s operational budgets that meet prevailing objectives and constraints. 

➢ Ensure that the organization has strong systems analysis and project management skills, 

and the ability to execute business-critical projects within agreed deadlines. ➢ Develop and maintain a plan that provides for succession and continuity in the most critical 

IT management positions. 

➢ Providing a face for the company’s technical vision, by engaging in speaking opportunities, conferences, media activities, etc. in alignment with the company's strategy to build a strong online presence and brand internationally 

➢ Partner with business leaders to deliver on product solutions and enhancements in the 

market and work with the VP of products to create roadmaps. 

➢ Lead and manage the Software Development and engineering teams to deliver software, infrastructure and architecture that meets the needs of our clients. 

➢ Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development and IT infrastructure, while supporting the product teams to meet current and future client needs. 

➢ Hire, develop, evaluate and retain a highly-qualified team of engineering professionals. 

➢ Foster our culture and values in Engineering, acting as a mentor to team members. 

➢ Develop and maintain a plan that provides for succession and continuity in the most critical engineering management positions. 


You’d be a good fit if you possess: 

➢ BSc. and Masters degree from reputable universities in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Data Science, Mathematics or a similar related field. 

➢ 8+ years of experience in Software Development, Product and Engineering-related roles with a minimum of 5 years managerial experience. 

➢ Strong software development, project management, process development and resource management expertise. 

➢ Experience developing and supporting mission-critical applications and complex business  technology solutions. 

➢ Deep expertise employing SDLC methodologies including agile and scrum. 

➢ Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with an ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences. 

➢ Passionate, driven individual who achieves results through teamwork and collaboration.

➢ Knowledge and experience in developing, implementing and using standardized  methodologies, frameworks, SOPs, templates, etc for the achievement of team objectives. 

➢ Leader of self with a capacity to make things happen with minimal supervision and  direction. 

➢ Ability to deal with confidential or sensitive information in a discreet and professional manner. 


The role reports to the Senior Vice President of Engineering. 

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