Head of Engineering

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India | Full-time

What would a VISA/Mastercard payments network look like if designed ground up? Simpl is focused on re-imagining the payments stack that have not changed for decades . We believe that payments data, if harnessed the right way, can accelerate formal credit distribution in a market like India, while unlocking precision marketing opportunities.
Its first product is a micro credit based payment mode that provides greater than 99% success rate, instant refunds within seconds, tokenized security flow combined with the convenience of all the transactions getting added into a single bill, payable on the 1st and 16th of every month. To power our micro credit line, Simpl uses alternate data ( Multiple millions of data pings everyday) provided by merchants to underwrite users at internet scale. 
Simpl was founded in 2015 by Nityanand Sharma and Chaitra Chidanand, and went live in 2016


The successful candidate is an experienced software development leader who understands and sets a high bar for all parts of the software development and deployment lifecycle, including design, development, documentation, testing and operations. You must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-driven and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced environment. You need to really enjoy working with their customers and peers, and help plan and deliver results that matter for the business.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of professional experience in software development/engineering.
  • 5+ years of people management experience.
  • Hands-on architectural and distributed systems experience.
  • Demonstrated object-oriented software development experience object oriented-based language.
  • Demonstrated experience building and operating high volume and highly scalable web systems.
  • A track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional, projects
  • Strong track record of building productive and successful software development teams and developing talent.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Big Data technologies.
  • Ability to take raw product requirements and create software architectures and designs to bring them to life.
  • Hands-on expertise in disparate technologies, ranging from front-end user interfaces through to back-end systems and all points in between.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and make things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully with teams across the organization, including Engineering, Program Management, Product Management, Quality Assurance, and Senior Leadership.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.