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Software Engineering Manager

Finexus Sdn Bhd

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As a Software Engineering Manager in Finexus’ R&D department, you will lead the company’s next generation of products and technologies. You may oversee a combination of customer-facing products and internal platforms & frameworks meant to accelerate and modernize the company’s entire tech stack. 


You will report directly to the R&D Director and have an impact on projects such as: 


  • Development frameworks – Microservice frameworks (for Java & Python), Data Platform (OLTP), Data Engineering (OLAP) 
  • Infrastructure - CI/CD & Test Automation, Monitoring & Observability, Docker & K8s Infra. 
  • AI/ML Projects – including eKYC, credit scoring, document analysis, fraud detection. 


Leadership & Collaboration 

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives, and determines how to meet schedule & goals 
  • Provides senior management with feedback on the feasibility of team strategy proposed by org-wide leadership 
  • Communicate well across teams and ensure that company-wide priorities are aligned with all related teams’ work. Must communicate priorities & strategy to team members. 


Team Execution 

  • Serves as the team’s Project Manager and Product Owner when there is no dedicated person for these roles.  
  • Ensures high-quality execution and attainment of the team’s goals & constantly re-evaluates priorities ensuring the most important work is always put first. 
  • Enforces technical design and project plans, along with Tech Leads and PMs (if applicable) 
  • Ensures best practices & organizational processes are being followed within the team 
  • Responsible for producing a long-term strategic roadmap of the team, with ICs and tech leads being responsible for the more detailed components. 


People Management & Growth 

  • Actively manages team performance & is ultimately accountable for the performance of their subordinates & regular appraisals 
  • Understands team member’s strengths and weaknesses, areas of growth, whether they are meeting their specific role expectations, and has a plan to address under & over performance 
  • Responsible for proposing promotions, role changes, performance-improvement-plans. 
  • Ensures the growth of team members 
  • Coaches, provides timely, actionable feedback, and invests time in career development of team members 
  • Creates a healthy team environment & culture with low attrition & high team member satisfaction 
  • Conducts regular 1:1s, at least 2x per month, to review these topics. 


Recruiting & Hiring 

  • Creates detailed recruiting plans for open roles, and hires qualified candidates in the most efficient time span possible 
  • Organizes & improves engineering interview processes, following and improving company standards. 
  • Trains engineering interviewers and provides continuous feedback. 
  • Helps close candidates by selling them on the opportunity and why it is a career boost. 


Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related field. 
  • 7+ years of experience in Software Engineering, with 2+ years as a lead or manager. 
  • Experience in a mix of MNCs and local companies is preferred. 
  • Experience in small-medium fast-paced companies or startups is a plus. 
  • Experience in fintech, banking or AI is a plus. 
  • Strong programming skills in either Java or Python (Java experience preferred) 
  • Familiarity with a modern tech stack, and expertise in a few components of it. Preferably: 
  • At least 1 year of experience in releasing software products within a CI/CD environment 
  • At least 1 year experience working with cloud services 

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