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Engineering Lead - Core Banking

About Aku

Aku is a funded and fully licensed payment-led digital bank on a mission to disrupt cash and drive financial inclusion one mobile device at a time.

About the Role

Aku is looking for a Core Banking Engineering lead responsible for driving the development of Akuโ€™s product in the banking sector.

Job Description

1. Define and maintain robust architectural frameworks and standards that support the development of innovative banking solutions.
2. Scope and lead building of new product features and highly performant microservices.
3. Collaborate closely with product management, design, and other departments to ensure seamless coordination in delivering exceptional FinTech products.
4. Oversee the end-to-end software development lifecycle, ensuring high-quality, scalable, and secure FinTech products.
5. Attract, recruit, and retain top engineering talent, while continuously developing and mentoring team members to drive their growth and success.
6. Collaborate with the executive team to shape and execute the company's technical strategy, aligning it with business objectives and staying at the forefront of industry trends.
7. Communicate engineering strategy and status updates transparently and effectively to stakeholders and senior leadership.
8. Make tradeoffs that consider business priorities, user experience, and a sustainable technical foundation.
Establish and enforce rigorous quality assurance practices, including testing and code reviews, to maintain the highest product quality standards.
9. Maintain a deep understanding of industry regulations and cybersecurity best practices to ensure our FinTech products are secure and compliant.
Experience and Requirements
1. Proven track record of leadership in engineering roles within the fintech or banking sector.
2. Strong knowledge of banking products and financial services.
3. Strong technical background, with 7+ years of hands-on experience, using Java, and Spring Boot.
4. Strong technical experience using Java, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, SQL (Stored procedures, JPQL/Criteria API)
Solid knowledge of security (Access Controls, roles, Permissions).
5. Hands-on experience architecting and building large-scale, highly available distributed systems/applications.
6. Experience working with relational databases, schema design, and performing query optimizations
Leverage automated tests and observability tooling to help ship features to production with confidence.
7. A good understanding of CI/CD tools, and containerization (Docker/Kubernetes).
8. Excellent communication skills and the ability to articulate complex, technical concepts to any audience.
9. Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring a high-performance engineering team.
10. Ability to craft well-written technical design documentation.
11. Prior experience working on core banking infrastructure (Lending, Savings, Payments, VAS)

Benefits

๐Ÿš€ MacBook Pro

๐Ÿ”† Flexible working hours

๐Ÿ” Remote friendly

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ Health Insurance

๐Ÿ˜Ž Team building events

๐ŸŒƒ Paid Leave Days