Decentro (S20)
API platform for banking integrations (Plaid for India and APAC)

Director of Engineering

Bangalore, India
Full-time
6+ years
About Decentro

Almost all the fin-tech companies face a number of hidden challenges -

  • Making the choice of the first bank for integration and the APIs within.
  • Lack of a single POC in the banks / financial / KYC institutions to avoid running around between departments to get APIs and solutions.
  • Testing and reaching product-market fit quickly & cheaply
  • The choice of banking/financial license (if any) to go to market

Imagine the possibilities in Fin-tech if we remove >90% of the friction in the flow of money and financial data. Imagine the amazing innovations that can happen!

We want to be the go-to the platform where all of you can come, plug in the data, play around and launch with the desired APIs and modular SDKs to go live within days (instead of months). No need to run around and waste 5-6 months to integrate with banking/legacy BFSI / government partners. Not only that, but we also take care of the upcoming fixes, iterations, and updates without breaking any flow.

About the role

Imagine the possibilities in fin-tech if we remove >90% of the friction in the flow of money and financial data. Imagine the amazing innovations that can happen!

Decentro is an extremely easy to use and plug-and-play API banking platform for financial integrations in India (and soon beyond). We are looking to empower the community of fintechs, platforms, aggregators and even corporates in the country to embed banking in their products.

Responsibilities -

  1. As the director of engineering, you will work closely with our technical architects, senior engineers, and more on designing and nurturing our product infrastructure as well as architecture.

  2. Partner with cross-functional core stakeholders in engineering, product management, program management, release management, QA, design, performance engineering, sales, and professional services teams to lead the technology vision and direction.

  3. Leading the Engineering team to deliver to the product roadmap, with an emphasis on Agile web development processes, focusing on achieving high-quality results in an aggressive, faster-to-market manner.

  4. Developing the engineering team by providing coaching and mentoring to your team members, challenging individuals for peak performance and developing a logical career path for the department

  5. Adjusting methodologies as necessary; anticipate technology changes and take steps to ensure development stays ahead or on track of the product roadmap

  6. Additionally, you will work closely with the founder and the product team to refine and iterate on the product roadmap from time to time.

Requirements -

  1. 10+ years of active architecture, software design, engineering, and implementation experience in a complex and fast moving startup or mid-scale company environment.

  2. Proven experience attracting, hiring retaining and leading top engineering talent and high performance product engineering teams.

  3. Strong expertise in Systems Architecture, API based codebase, Cloud Computing, and Storage Platforms. Must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices and change management in the aggregator/platform space.

  4. Deep knowledge of front end, middleware and backend technologies such as Python, ReactJS, Docker, and Kubernetes. Recent hands-on experience in the development of enterprise-grade API(s). Recent experience with agile development methodologies is a must.

  5. Demonstrated expertise in designing highly available, fault-tolerant, scalable solution architectures.

  6. Excellent communication skills at all levels and proven ability to articulate customer and technical requirements with all stakeholders

What we offer -

  1. The ability for you to make an impact and lay a foundation for the upcoming fin-tech innovations.

  2. A multicultural and diverse team of colleagues from different states that speak in total 6 Indian and global languages.

  3. Progressive and flexible work hours that match your personality and lifestyle.

  4. The best-in-class perks and benefits for developers. Check out our careers page for the same: https://decentro.tech/careers/

Part of YCombinator Summer batch 2020, we're a contrarian and progressive culture of independent thinkers and systematic executors that are driven to build cool things that matter.

If this aligns with you, time to hop on!

Technology

We are doing the initial hard work of all those legacy integrations to customize and make the desired resources available in an extremely simple format with the highest possible automation.

Think of us like a custom AWS type underlying infrastructure enabling your innovations and product launches at a rapid pace.

**Our tech stack - **

  • AWS (The infrastructure on which we are building)
  • MySQL (The persistent data storage for our system)
  • Python (The basic building block of our codebase)
  • Flask (The web framework handling all our APIs)
  • Gunicorn (WSGI compliant server for serving our flask applications)
  • Nginx (Our reverse proxy and the load balancer)
  • ReactJS (Our framework of choice for the UI and front-end development)
  • Kong (The gateway (think Janus) to our multi-environment servers)

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