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Coherent (HK)

Coherent (HK) - Engineering Director

Senior Level
Hong Kong
Engineering Director
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About Us

Coherent is a Hong Kong insurtech startup that builds products to improve transparency, speed and efficiency throughout the insurance buying process, empowering insurers, brokers and agents to deliver superior customer experience. Founded in 2016 with over 60 team members in Hong Kong and Shanghai, we build next-generation solutions to solve the toughest challenges that insurers and intermediaries face on a daily basis.

Who we're looking for

Coherent (HK) is looking for an Engineering Director to join the team!

What you will be doing
  • Build and manage team of remote/geographically distributed Engineers and other technical roles (e.g. QA Engineers, DevOps, Architects, Data Infrastructure) responsible for building and running Coherent’s Embedded Insurance Platform-as-a-Service
  • Articulate the technical architecture, platform design, coding frameworks and patterns to ensure Coherent can achieve its scaled aspirations to transform the embedded insurance space  
  • Own the ongoing evolution of the platform, iteratively experimenting and refining based on changing partner needs
  • Be able to transition seamlessly from getting hands dirty with coding and troubleshooting, if needed, to communicating technical concepts and benefits effectively with client and partner C-suite  
  • Work with Product Management and other Functional Leaders to establish agile operating models, pod structures, software lifecycle practices, etc. to ensure constant client outcome delivery and innovation
  • Manage and optimize tech related operating and capital budgets for our and clients’ SaaS platforms  
Who you are
  • 10+ years experience as Tech/Engineering Lead at a senior level building and leading teams, and architecting and developing new platforms
  • Expertise building developer-focused multi-tenant SaaS platforms, ideally with a fintech/insurtech startup but other related fields welcome  
  • Track record balancing client delivery with building self-serve scalable platforms and making everyday prioritization and needed tradeoffs  
  • Managing geographically distributed team members across variety of technical functions
  • Within Coherent today, we use: REST APIs on top of microservices architectures, JSON, ReactJS, NodeJS, ExpressJS, Typescript, GoLang, AWS/Azure, Docker/Kubernetes, etc.; what we use tomorrow can be defined by you

What we would LIKE you to know (preferred skills)...

  • Insurance experience strongly preferred, but not mandatory  
  • Lifetime experience across multiple technology architectures and frameworks, with demonstrated passion around keeping up to date with newer paradigms
  • Experience in large scale application development; talent with independent open source projects or experience in participating in well-known open source projects are preferred
What we offer
  • Competitive salary packages
  • Health Insurance (Medical and Dental)
  • Flexible working
  • Special Events (Hackathons, etc.)
  • No formal dress code
  • Non-hierarchical organisation (no BS)
  • Generous leave benefits
  • Fun international work environment
  • Global mobility opportunities

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