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Head of Engineering

Full-time

Jia is hiring a seasoned Head of Engineering to join our global team and shape a high-performing engineering squad at the forefront of blockchain, fintech, and social impact. 

In less than two years since launch, we’ve established ourselves as market leaders in microfinance and small business lending in Kenya and the Philippines, our launchpads to grow across Africa and Asia. We’re working in a high-growth ecosystem, using cutting edge blockchain technology to solve the $5 trillion credit gap in emerging markets.

About Us

At Jia, we're not your run-of-the-mill fintech team. We're disruptors, dreamers, and doers, scattered across the globe from LA to Nairobi to Manila. 🌏🌍🌎

Our mission? Banking for all, without barriers, and with heart.

We leverage blockchain technology to provide flexible financial services to businesses in emerging markets, creating a ripple effect of prosperity for communities historically underserved by traditional financial institutions. 💸

We are backed by leading fintech and crypto investors including TCG Crypto, BlockTower Capital, Saison Capital, Draft Ventures, Hashed Emergent, Flori Ventures, and Global Coin Research, as well as prominent angels like Packy McCormick, Anand Iyer, Kinjal Shah, and Jared Hecht. 🚀

Why are we called Jia?
Jia 家 in Chinese = home/family, the central financial unit we are expanding upon 🏡
Jia जिया in Hindi = heart, because provide banking with a heart 💖
Njia in Swahili = road/path, and we're building the path to financial independence! 🛣️ 

Read more at jia.xyz. Follow us on Twitter @jia_DeFi.

The Opportunity 💻

As the Head of Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in steering our technical strategy. This isn't just about managing a team; it's about leveraging your expertise to drive impactful solutions. Your canvas includes blockchain, fintech innovations, and a commitment to social impact. Work directly with the founders making meaningful contributions at a global scale. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead and cultivate a team of highly skilled engineers, setting the standard for technical excellence and efficiency.
  • Spearhead the development of financial solutions, ensuring they align with our mission and meet the highest industry standards.
  • Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams across our global offices to execute and refine our technical vision.
  • Drive a culture of innovation, ensuring that our technology remains on the cutting edge of the industry.

Example Projects You Will Lead

  • Build Jia’s wallet, DeFi and capital markets liquidity pools, and other blockchain-based financial services
  • Expand Jia’s partner-facing MSME financing platform that unlocks working capital across small business networks, distribution channels and supply chains.
  • Develop Jia’s mobile applications tailored for emerging markets customers.

Qualifications

  • Proven leadership experience in engineering, with a preference for backgrounds in fintech, blockchain, or related industries. Ideally you have managed high-performing teams of 20 engineers at fast-growth startups.
  • In-depth knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and a track record of successfully implementing them in real-world applications.
  • A strong advocate for social impact, with a history of using technology to drive positive change.
  • Experience managing and scaling distributed engineering teams across different geographical locations.
  • Experience and successful track record of executing a product roadmap.
  • Ability to hire and expand the engineering team.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.

Sneak peek into our stack ⚙️

  • Languages: Java, Scala, Dart
  • Frameworks: SpringBoot, Play! , Akka, Flutter
  • Practices: GitOps, Scrum, IaC
  • Tools: Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, Git, GitHub

Perks and Benefits

  • Work on the forefront of the holy trinity of blockchain, fintech, and social impact, contributing to meaningful change.
  • Join a collaborative, fun-loving globally distributed team focused on innovation and excellence that values creativity, diversity, and a healthy dose of humor.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package reflective of your skills and experience, because changing the world deserves more than just high-fives.

If you’re interested, please reach out to careers@jia.xyz with your resume or a link to your site. ✨

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