Cinch is an exciting fintech and e-commerce business based out of Singapore. Our mission is to create a more flexible, inclusive, and environmentally friendly purchasing model for consumer electronics across Asia Pacific. We have developed a subscription-based business model for customers to flexibly and conveniently access their favorite tech products, disrupting a c. US$700bn industry! Consumers now have the ability to pay monthly, keep it as long as they want, and the ultimate flexibility to return, purchase or upgrade to the latest model.
We have recently raised a pre-seed round from highly reputable investors from around the globe. With these funds we're building a diverse team who are passionate about generating social impact, are motivated by the opportunity to deliver new experiences, change consumer behaviors and establish new industry norms, and who thrive in the uncertainty and speed of a start-up environment.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
To accompany its growth, Cinch is looking for a VP of Engineering to lead the engineering team, take ownership of the product development and contribute to the startup’s success.
Interested in joining a promising startup that just got funded and accompanying it from 0 to 100?
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Set the broad vision of the product as well as technology stack supporting it, cutting through complexity to present a simple future direction
Plan and prioritize the backlog of product features and its development and implementation
Lead a team of internal engineers, data analysts and external developers - develop their skills continuously, train new recruits and ensure best coding practices
Develop high-level guidelines for training, documentation and internal development hygiene including version management and release management
Determine the strategic direction of the startup’s engineering and technology
Identify, recommend, and implement new technologies, tools and systems
Establish, communicate, and implement engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations
Plan and manage the tech budget
Conduct or acquire cost analysis for development projects; prepare or delegate preparation of schedule of project completion dates
Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development to provide advice and input into solution architecture
Act as a scrum master when necessary to manage flow of work and speed of development in an agile development environment
Test the product after each sprint to assist the developers in the debugging and confirm the implementation accurately matches the designs and specifications
Ability to effectively lead and motivate in-house and outsourced teams across a variety of functional roles
Ability to simplify concepts and communicate them effectively across a range of internal and external stakeholders
Broad understating of e-commerce, customer support solutions, analytics and risk systems, operational orchestration of multiple software solutions through integration
Experience in an engineering or product management leadership role with hybrid focus on technology as well as business requirements
Experience as a Back-End developer, and proficiency in PHP, Laravel, Container, MySQL, AWS server architecture
Engineering related (or computer science) undergraduate degree
Industry certifications in use of technology (e.g. TOGAF) highly desirable
PERSONAL QUALITIES (as important as skills!)
Entrepreneurial: You might already be a founder or have that startup spirit - you certainly don’t want to just be an employee.
Creative: You think outside the box to relentlessly find innovative solutions
Challenger: You like to push yourself and go beyond your own goals. We’re ambitious and we want you to be too!
Quality-driven: You create great work you’re proud of!
Team player: You share ideas, convey the vision, empower your team
Creatella is an ambitious and enthusiastic Venture Builder, empowering visionary entrepreneurs and tech talents to build the best startups. Creatella was born in Singapore, with European and Japanese roots and comprises a highly diverse team spanning 20 countries.
Starting at the earliest stage up to series A, Creatella is revolutionizing the approach to developing ambitious startups by making tech development a centralized force, building synergies between each startup through knowledge transfer, and ensuring long term value creation and alignment with business needs.