Technology Lead

Delhi /
All – Engineering /
Full Time
/ Hybrid
About GIST
GIST’s vision is a sustainable tomorrow: a world in which everyone measures what matters. Our mission is to help investors and companies measure and manage their impacts on all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
GIST is a pioneering data and analytics company that brings together world-renowned sustainability expertise with technology and big data to enable both investors and companies to measure, value, and benchmark company impacts across all four capitals: Natural, Human, Social, and Produced.
GIST’s data and software solutions provide analytics and insights that make it easy for investors and companies to understand and manage performance across all value dimensions, identify material risks, and make informed decisions.
Founded by Pavan Sukhdev (ex-banker, environmental economist, President of WWF International, and winner of the 2020 Tyler Prize for the Environment), GIST is at the cutting edge of measuring impacts using a scientifically sound and economically rigorous methodology that provides unique and unparalleled insight into how companies impact society and the environment.
GIST has been measuring and quantifying impact for over 16 years, and the GIST team brings a depth and breadth of experience in sustainability, science and economics that is unmatched in the market. Our customers and partners include leading global investors and companies, including the world’s largest public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, industry leaders such as BASF and Wipro, and over forty public and private companies and investors across the world.                                                                                           

Why work at GIST?
Join a world-class team working at the cutting edge of impact and sustainability: GIST is a world leader in measuring and managing corporate sustainability impacts. Our team and board are widely recognized for their depth and breadth of sustainability expertise, and our clients are leading investors and corporations worldwide who are pushing the envelope on sustainability.
You will join a group of ambitious, passionate colleagues who are working at the heart of the next evolution of ESG: impact-based metrics. You will benefit from our team’s extensive expertise, to learn all about sustainability, ESG, and corporate impacts. We hire the best and brightest and invest intensely in training and development.
GIST is a diverse, inclusive workplace with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds, both academically and culturally: what unites us is the pride, passion, creativity, and rigour we bring to our work and our shared mission. Our unified team spans many corners of the globe, with key hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, London, and Geneva.

Role Description
GIST is looking for an impact player to join our engineering team as a Tech Lead.

Our mission in hiring is twofold: we’re looking for a charismatic and natural leader who, as our Deputy to the Head of Engineering, can help steer our growth and manage our incoming IIT cohort (12+ engineers) as well as engage hands-on in solving complex engineering problems pertaining to the world’s sustainability crisis.

Our work is to write systems that compute the dollar value of impacts corporations have on society, whether positive or negative. If you consider this world changing, it is. If you find difficult-to-solve-problems that create massive impacts at scale challenging, and your call to action, then this work is for you!

Delivering impact intelligence is hard, and developing the underlying technology platforms is even harder. Building technology products and platforms for global clients requires effective management, close mentorship, and getting your hands dirty with the team. If you are interested in shaping our journey as we build our product suite (I360X, SME360X, Investor Portal, and other internal platforms), we urge you to get in touch.  

- Plan, manage, execute and implement all development activities, inclusive of the day-to-day project management, scope management, issue and risk management, as well as regular status reporting
- Manage development projects by setting requirements, goals and timelines
- Work closely with the engineering team to design, develop, and deploy scalable technologies that will lead to increased consumer satisfaction
- Provide technical guidance and direction, as well as hands-on resource and project management, for all development activities
- Ensure the optimal application of technology resources in order to meet product development and consumer requirements and ensures the implementation of agile processes that support development processes
- Hands-on management of the development team, setting goals, budgets and timelines for various projects in collaboration with SVP-Engineering
- Perform Code Review for all major releases
- Hands-on management of front-end and back-end development teams and their projects, as well as collaboration on projects and content
- Ensure compliance with security and international data regulations

Required skills and qualifications
- 8+ years of work experience in a technology team at a product company, with at least 4 years of team management experience
- Proficient with Springboot, Angular (7+), MySQL, and Python
- Extensive experience with Cloud Technologies (AWS preferred)
- Experience in software engineering, and software development (SaaS) and experience working with numerous software-industry business models
- Experience in the management of a frontend or backend team through cross-functional projects and recording project progress
- A proven track record of consistent project delivery, and designing and developing complex, interactive consumer products
- A ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude, and willingness to collaborate with and across teams
- Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work through ambiguity
*If you are not based in India, we expect you to work a minimum of 6 hours overlapping IST working hours (9:30 AM - 6:00 PM)

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!