Head of Engineering

Singapore /
Leadership /
/ Hybrid
About Appboxo
Appboxo is a Series-A technology start-up headquartered in Singapore, backed by tier-1 VCs such as: RTP Global, Gradient Ventures, Founders Fund and Antler. Appboxo is redefining the e-commerce experience across Southeast Asia and India, raising the standard for how companies of all sizes sell their products and services online and off. We continue to grow rapidly while constantly looking for new ways to impact and disrupt markets.
Shopboxo App is our new product that helps entrepreneurs, brands and SMEs to create online stores within minutes and start selling their goods and services online directly to consumers. Shopboxo provides all essential tools for businesses to run their businesses online, such as product catalog, advanced design functionality, order management, payment and shipping integration.

About the role 

We’re looking for a Head of Engineering with an experience of managing remote teams & strong vision for the department to promote the best organizational patterns and practices. 
You will lead some of the most talented software engineers and drive our technical direction and be the driving force behind delivery. You will be hands-on and technically focused on making sure our product improves from a business and a technical perspective. 
Apart from being in direct contact with tech team leads, you will also be working with cross functional teams, cooperating with CEO, Head of Product, planning the roadmaps, and everything else to push our engineering function further.

What you will do

    • You will lead & mentor a team of strong remote engineering talents to build exciting e-commerce products focused on South East Asia and the globe
    • You will be responsible for setting and ensuring product related KPI delivery
    • You will lead the development and implementation of new product features
    • You will work directly with the Head of Product and CEO to define the product backlog
    • As a result, you and your team's work will make a difference to millions of people across the region!


    • 8+ years of active architecture, software design, engineering, and implementation experience in a complex and fast-moving product company or scaled start-ups
    • 3+ years of prior experience on a managerial position
    • Proven experience attracting, hiring, retaining, and leading top engineering talent and high-performance product engineering teams  (an ideal candidate would have managed a minimum of a 15 member engineering team)
    • Excellent communication skills at all levels and proven ability to articulate customer and technical requirements with all stakeholders
    • Solid experience as a backend or fullstack software engineer
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong expertise in modern tech stacks and must be knowledgeable about industry trends, best practices, and change management in the aggregator/platform space
    • A track record of building successful (preferably e-commerce) products using data, customer feedback, and modern trends

Our values

    • Never compromise. Building a good product and company is not enough. We are building the best experience both internally and externally
    • Working super hard to achieve results in the shortest period of time
    • Break Walls
    • Be honest and never shy away from honest ideas, feedback, comments
    • Have fun and enjoy the ride. We spend more than 50% of our lives at work, and without fun, we will live very mediocre lives. 

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