technology leader - commerce

backend engineering – commerce /
full time /
what is CRED?

CRED is an exclusive community for India’s most trustworthy and creditworthy individuals, where the members are rewarded for good financial behaviour. CRED was born out of a need to bring back the focus on a long lost virtue, one of trust, the idea being to create a community centered around this virtue. a community that constantly strives to become more virtuous in this regard till they finally scale their behaviour to create a utopia where being trustworthy is the norm and not the exception. to build a community like this requires a community of its own; a community special in its own way, working towards making this vision come true. 

here’s a thought experiment: what do you get when you put a group of incredibly passionate and driven people and entrust them with the complete freedom to chase down their goals in a completely uninhibited manner? answer: you get something close to what we have at CRED; CRED just has it better. 

here’s what will be in store for you at CRED once you join as an ‘technology leader’.

what will you be doing ?

technology orientation

    • creates a culture to enable technology as a catalyst for solving business & customer problems
    • ensure the best engineering practices are adopted & followed across the organization
    • hands-on with technology stack and tools used by the team and can lead by example
    • works closely with architects to choose the right technology stack & rasp (reliability, availability, scalability & performance) characteristics of the product are intact
    • apply the first-principles approach to solving technological problems
    • instills a culture where technology is leveraged not just as a tool, but as a primary means to solve customer challenges, enhancing user satisfaction and engagement.

delivery orientation

    • drives results & focuses on outcomes
    • responsible for timeliness and quality of deliverables
    • communicates effectively and keeps internal & external stakeholders updated on the progress of projects
    • anticipate problems & unblock the team proactively
    • drives the engineering team to deliver results with a clear focus on customer-centric outcomes, ensuring that all features and updates contribute to a frictionless, engaging, and valuable user experience.
    • proactively addresses and anticipates customer-related issues or needs, maintaining a steady flow of communication with customer-facing teams to align product enhancements with customer feedback and expectations.
    • establishes processes for integrating customer feedback into the development lifecycle, ensuring that the product not only meets but exceeds customer expectations.

organizational leadership

    • understands the big picture & impact of day to day decisions on business, product & the customers
    • sets the right direction for the team and leads by example
    • align & inspire the team to gravitate towards the shared vision
    • enable agility to respond to product changes effectively
    • innate ability to be trusted by everyone

people management

    • hire the right talent & manage the team performance
    • mentor & coach the team
    • actively engage with the team and help build their career path
    • manage conflicts proactively and provide timely feedback
    • motivate, inspire, recognize & reward good performance
    • champions a culture of empathy and understanding towards customers, ensuring the team consistently prioritizes customer needs and experiences in their work.

you should apply if you:

    • possess 8+ years experience (with recent years of experience being engineering manager or staff engineer)
    • exhibit strong competencies in software design & architecture along with a deeper understanding of the scalability of distributed systems
    • have a track record of delivering technology solutions that have directly contributed to enhanced customer satisfaction and engagement.
    • are experienced in agile methodologies like scrum
    • have the ability to make decisions independently
    • have the ability to communicate and manage stakeholders effectively
how is life at CRED?

working at CRED would instantly make you realize one thing: you are working with the best talent around you. not just in the role you occupy, but everywhere you go. talk to someone around you; most likely you will be talking to a singer, standup comic, artist, writer, an athlete, maybe a magician. at CRED people always have talent up their sleeves. with the right company, even conversations can be rejuvenating. at CRED, we guarantee a good company.

hard truths: pushing oneself comes with the role. and we realise pushing oneself is hard work. which is why CRED is in the continuous process of building an environment that helps the team rejuvenate oneself: included but not limited to a stacked, in-house pantry, with lunch and dinner provided for all the team members, paid sick leaves and a comprehensive health insurance. 

to make things smoother and to make sure you spend time and energy only on the most important things,  CRED strives to make every process transparent: there are no work timings because we do not believe in archaic methods of calculating productivity, your work should speak for you. there are no job designations because you will be expected to hold down roles that cannot be described in one word. since trust is a major virtue in the community we have built, we make it a point to highlight it in the community behind CRED: all our employees get their salaries before their joining date. a show of trust that speaks volumes because of the skin in the game. 

there are many more such eccentricities that make CRED what it is but that’s for one to discover. if you feel at home reading this, get in touch.