Skip to content

Lead Engineer (f/m/x) based in India

India, Karnātaka, Bangalorefor clients

Job description

This job posting is not for madewithlove, but for one of our clients whom we consciously chose to work with:

Scroll Finance is a marketplace for homeowners and landlords to access fast, flexible and convenient financing solutions for their essential needs.

Since its creation in 2021 this startup has grown from 2 to 15 people. Today their goal is to build their own tech team in India, starting with the Lead engineer.

What will you be doing?

In this very strategic role you will have a number responsibilities, such as:

  • Architecture

You will deliver a cloud architecture consistent with common industry practice and influence the adoption of new technology where appropriate. You will ensure the communication of, and adherence to, relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices.

  • Platform Reliability

You will set the performance and reliability targets for a business critical platform, ensuring high availability of service. You will work with engineers to ensure that the right processes are in place to maintain these high service levels.

  • Programming and Build

You will enable your engineering team to follow the most suitable development and engineering practices, ensuring that technical investments are represented effectively at board and executive level.

  • Information Security

You will be ultimately responsible for all elements of information security, across both the platform and business technology (such as laptops, cloud application security and identity management). You will be responsible for working with investors on due diligence and with regulators on compliance issues.

  • Stakeholder Management

You will work closely with the Senior Executives and contribute to the overall company strategy and represent engineering to the Founders and Investors. You work closely with the Product team to deliver on the Product roadmap.

  • Team Leadership

You will be responsible for building and scaling the engineering team; with both permanent direct reports and with external development partners. You will lead the recruitment and career development of your team members, identify skills gaps and key dependencies within the team and augment with near and off-shore development partners where appropriate. You will ensure a smooth transition from external development firms to an in-house development team.

Job requirements

!! Don't hesitate to apply if you don't fulfill 100% of the requirements. Superheroes don't exist, people with passion and talent do. Except that you have to be based near Geel or be willing to relocate there. 

Human Skills

  • You are curious, stay up to date with the latest technologies, and like to challenge yourself, others, and the status quo.

  • You are a keen learner and problem-solver.

  • You have a technical mindset and even if coding is not your main responsibility in this job, you still like to get your hands dirty.

  • You are deeply committed to the quality of your work, your team, and the company you work for.

  • You are a team player and lead by example.

  • You know how to bring out the best in people and make work enjoyable for your team.

Technical Skills

  • You have worked as a software engineer / architect for 5 or more years and have a solid understanding of how complex business solutions are designed.

  • You are comfortable making strategic technical decisions that will impact the way the business will work within the next few years.

  • You have worked with both frontend and backend technologies and have hands on experience with the company’s tech stack:
    • Java / Spring

    • JavaScript / Vue.JS

    • Cloud providers (AWS or others), cloud-native databases, and data warehouses

  • You have a good understanding of DevOps.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with FinTech related technologies such as:
    • Core banking (Mambu)

    • Payments (Modulr)

    • Credit APIs (several)

    • Other related tech integrations (like Postman, Auth0, Sendgrid, etc.).

  • Mobile development for iOs / Android (the client is planning to develop a mobile application)

  • A first experience in leading and mentoring a team

Also important

You live in Bangalore or another major Indian city or are willing to relocate there. Please note that our client cannot offer Visa sponsorship which is why you should have either Indian citizenship or a valid work permit for India.

What you will be offered

  • A competitive salary and a very attractive equity package

  • As the first person in India you will direct the Indian office setup

  • Flexibility: As the Lead Engineer you are expected to be available for your team onsite, but Scroll accepts flexible and hybrid work arrangements.

The strengths of a good mix

We specifically encourage underrepresented groups to apply. We believe in the strengths of well-balanced and mixed teams. 

Our client’s team is composed of 6 different nationalities. We hope to attract a broader audience regarding gender, religion, race, age, disability, linguistic differences, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.


You might think: "Damn, that team does not look like me at all". But let us be clear; we are searching for people that look like you!

Diversity and inclusion matters to us. Read more on this.