Software Engineering Team Lead at Boku
Mumbai, IN

About Boku:

Incorporated in 2008, Boku is one of the world’s leading providers of carrier billing and mobile identity solutions. Using nothing more than a user’s mobile phone, Boku’s technology can verify a user’s identity, execute a payment, or provision a new service, radically simplifying common, everyday mobile interactions between consumers and businesses. This is possible because Boku’s platform can access the internal billing, identity, and sales systems of mobile operators globally. Businesses who utilize Boku’s platform include major brands such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, Paypal, Experian, Fiserv, Western Union, Uber, and Discover. Boku was originally financed through top-tier investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and NEA. Today, Boku is publicly traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: BOKU.L)

We’re a small company, but we have a global reach. We work face-to-face with colleagues and collaborate across disciplines. But our clients, partners, and operations are all over the world. Boku is a busy, exciting, and demanding place to work, but it’s the people that make the company. The mix of cultures, viewpoints, and experience is vital for a global company like ours and every person’s contribution is valued. If you are looking for a new challenge in an exciting, innovative and international working environment, we are the ideal company for you.


What you’ll do:

    Lead a small team of 3-5 engineers to include hiring, performance management, career development, etc
    Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and assistance to the team to build scalable, highly available applications
    Interface with other teams such as Project Management and Operations for requirement gathering and planning
    Independently make technical and business decisions that lead to the successful execution and rollout of a project
    Work hands-on with a highly skilled team of engineers
    Participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle, including design, development, testing and release
    Be highly motivated and maintain a positive, 'can-do' attitude in a fast-moving environment
    Foster the spirit of collaboration across multiple internal and external teams
    Lead process improvement initiatives to improve Engineering as a whole


About You:

    Hands-on technical leader experienced working with large scale systems
    Self-starter – You require little to no supervision
    Growth-minded – You are curious and enthusiastic to expand your skills
    Ownership– Your team is your business.  You are confident, driven, self-motivated and quickly take ownership of your work.
    Product minded – You enjoy working with stakeholders on requirement discovery and building out new features
    Multiplier – You are passionate about growing your team and building new leaders for Boku
    People Management – You care about your engineers and their career progression.  You want to ensure they have the right tools to do their job
    Desire for impact - You are willing to take on more responsibilities as opportunities arise



    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience in related disciplines
    5+ years of relevant experience in Software Engineering
    Experience with managing or leading a team of engineers as a Technical Lead or Team Lead
    Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a range of stakeholders
    Strong software design and architecture skills
    Experience with Java and integrating with third party web services across a variety of technologies e.g. REST, SOAP, SMPP
    Experience with building service-oriented, database driven applications
    Experience with some (or all) of the following technologies/frameworks/tools: Maven, Git, MySQL, JMS, Spring, JPA/Hibernate, Jersey, JMX, Jetty, Hessian.
    Experience using agile methodologies and tools
    Experience working on high-volume and low-latency systems
    Attention to detail and strong organization skills