Position : - Technical Product Head (VP Engineering)The role encompasses multi-dimensional responsibilities. The candidate would be responsible for complete ownership of the technical delivery of our flagship product. He would be leading the entire technical team comprising of Core Developers, QA Engineers, UI/UX Devs, System Engineers etc. The candidate would be expected to oversee the entire product lifecycle. Technical expertise in web based applications (J2EE) is a must, and the candidate should have an eye for latest technology trends. Adoption of best practices, platforms and technologies is one of the key responsibilities. Understanding the viewpoint of the customer and market, and transforming it into high quality, scalable and robust technology output is expected. Exposure to cloud platforms and ability to convert on prime solutions to cloud solutions is a value add. The candidate would be directly reporting the CXO.Job Description : - Responsible for the overall development life cycle of technical solutions and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact. - Work closely with Engineering Managers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development. - Work with the Chief Technology Officer and with other functional leaders in the company. Instill best practices for software development, ensure designs meet requirements and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules. - Project management : prioritization, planning of projects and features; stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments. - Be a champion of engineering excellence: establish team metrics for measurement of engineering and operational excellence. Implement a consistent, regular process for assessment and improvement. - Show strong business and technical judgment that will accelerate time to market of releases, while incrementally moving our services towards the long term vision. - Be responsible for mentoring and developing front line managers and engineers. Bachelor Degree or higher in Computer Science or related field from Premium Institutes - A strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive. - Being a strong leader, mentor, and people manager. - Experience in building and running distributed systems for 24x7 online services at scale. - 10+ years of work experience in software development and 5+ years as a leadership role. - Track record of data-driven decisions. - Knowledge of Object-Oriented Design, data structures, algorithm design, and complexity analysis. - Experience in defining and executing professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle. - Strong analytic and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions. - Strengths in problem-solving, issue resolution, ability to work in a deadline-driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. - Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience. Engaging and influencing peers and executives. - Experience in machine learning design practices and implementation. - Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage trade-offs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners. - Demonstrated ability to work with business, legal, engineering, design, and other stakeholders to deliver products/services
Who are we?Zomato is an online platform that is responsible for powering amazing dining experiences for our users daily, both, in home and whilst dining out. We started with a vision to ensure that no one ever has a bad meal! Over 10 years Zomato has steadily built a search and discovery platform that constantly accelerates the growth of our transaction businesses. Today, Zomato has multiple products and services that ensure our users have a great experience whilst improving the food industry globally. The last 5 years is where most of Zomato's growth has happened; our mission has also evolved to something exponentially greater than being a restaurant reviews and food delivery platform. We are already taking baby steps towards being the biggest farm to fork food company in the world.Please see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/10-yearsZomato's MomentumEvery month, Zomato connects more than 57m users with 1.3m restaurants globallyZomato annual revenues increased by 45% in FY'18Number of orders/day on Zomato is increasing considerably, currently at ~1 millionZomato Gold launched in November 2017 and already has 7500+ restaurant partners that serve our ever-increasing subscriber base of more than 700,000 peopleZomato food ordering business has been growing at a considerable rate since inception and currently grows by 2x every 3 months!To make sure we match the increasing number of orders with smooth delivery and customer satisfaction, we are supporting this function with a fleet of 150,000+ ridersPlease see our blog for more: https://www.zomato.com/blog/annual-report-fy18Become a part of our growth storyOur apps have constantly been featured on the App Store and we take immense pride in the care with which we build our products. Our tight-knit iOS team works on a wide range of cutting edge products from an array of high-quality consumer applications to building world class solutions for restaurant owners. If you know what it takes to build magical user experiences and consider performance to be the key feature of your app, this is definitely the right place for you. Your typical day as a Zoman will look like :- Own the entire development lifecycle as you prototype, create, optimise, test, launch, and refine iOS apps- Build features that will reach millions of users across 9 languages and 24 countries- Work with fellow designers and developers in an iterative environment with short and heavy impact development cycles- Develop cutting edge functional modules and kits that will be integrated across all our iOS apps- Build proprietary SDKs to enable partnerships with other industry leaders- Brainstorm, contribute new ideas, think of innovative strategies, and implement solutions to difficult problems- Work closely with our backend team to interface with RESTful API services and contribute to the backend code when needed- Work with the real-time feedback from our users to make the product better- Discover, design, develop, deploy, debug. Repeat!Here's what we're looking for (Technical Skills) :- Engineers with experience in shipping iOS apps with a large user base, ideally currently available on the App Store- Top-notch programming skills in Objective C/Swift and Apple's SDKs and frameworks (Foundation, UIKit, Core Data, etc) along with proficiency in using Xcode- Command of memory management, view hierarchy, battery optimisation, and in-depth experience with multithreaded and networked applications- Experience in working with with RESTful APIs, third party SDK Integrations and common technologies like HTTPS, JSON, OAuth, and SQL- Focus on product design and pixel-perfect implementation of design into code- Solid experience with version control systemsHere's what we're looking for (Soft Skills) :- Care for quality with an obsession for performance and willingness to spend time testing the team's work as well as yours- Ability to work towards seeking different creative approaches to a single problem- Ability to unlearn and adapt to the fast moving technology environment- Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written - Fits well in a collaborative and charged workspaceZomato will be providing you with :As a Zoman, you will be immersed in a culture of people who take pride in their company and their ability to change the lives of millions of people daily. We place Zomato first in our daily tasks with a high level of honesty, ownership and judgment on a foundation of constant and real time feedback. You will be challenged daily to be a better thinker and problem solve using a first principles approach. We promise you, in addition to the quest for 0 bad meals, you will also have an infinite amount of interesting days as a Zoman - if you have passion and see yourself in our vision go ahead and send in your application!