Engineering Lead - Internal Tools (LOB)



Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

About Aku

Aku is a funded and fully licensed payment-led digital bank on a mission to disrupt cash and drive financial inclusion one mobile device at a time.

About the Role

Aku is looking for an Engineering lead responsible for driving the development of Aku’s product in the banking sector.

Job Description

  • Technical Leadership: Led a team of talented engineers responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing internal tools used across the LOB.
  • Strategic Vision: Collaborate with senior leadership and LOB stakeholders to define and execute the strategic roadmap for internal tools, aligning it with business objectives.
  • Tool Development: Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of efficient and user-friendly internal tools that optimize business processes and support decision-making.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various teams across the LOB, including operations and customer support, to understand their tooling needs and deliver effective solutions.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to streamline internal workflows and processes using technology, proposing innovative tooling solutions that enhance operational efficiency.
  • Team Development: Attract, recruit, mentor, and retain top engineering talent within the Internal Tools team, fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
  • User Experience: Ensure that internal tools are designed with a focus on user experience, promoting usability and reducing friction for end-users.
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Utilize data analytics and user feedback to make informed decisions about tool enhancements and improvements.
  • Security and Compliance: Ensure that internal tools adhere to relevant security and compliance standards, protecting sensitive data and information.

Experience and Requirements

  • Strong technical background with 7+ years
  • Proven track record of leadership in engineering roles with a focus on internal tools and process optimization within the fintech/banking sector.
  • Strong technical experience using Java, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, SQL (Stored procedures, JPQL/Criteria API)
  • Solid knowledge of security (Access Controls, roles, Permissions)
  • Strong understanding of the LOB's operations, processes, and tooling requirements.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and guide technical teams.
  • Proficiency in agile methodologies and modern software development practices.
  • Innovative thinker who can challenge conventional norms and drive efficiency through tooling solutions.