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Kai OS Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited

Software Engineering Lead (App Store)

Kai OS Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited
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Posted on 23 Mar 2020

Software Engineering Lead (App Store)

Kai OS Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited

Job Highlights

  • Min. 10 yrs' experience in software engineering
  • Agile environment
  • 5 Days Work Week, Double Pay, Bonus

Job Description

KaiOS is a mobile operating system for smart feature phones that stormed the scene to become the 3rd largest mobile OS globally (2nd in India ahead of iOS). We are on 100M+ devices in 100+ countries. We recently closed a Series B funding round with Cathay Innovation, Google and TCL. KaiOS has recently been ranked #11 in Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2020. Hong Kong is home to several core engineering and data teams and a great place for strong motivated individuals to join us on a journey to bring internet to the next billion users. The major topics in the Hong Kong-based teams include backend services for the Kai app store, our own real-time advertising platform and data infrastructure and services for all of KaiOS.

We are looking for a seasoned hands-on Engineering Lead for our Hong Kong core engineering site. The role is in charge of a team of software engineers working on key backend services for the Kai app store and reports to the Director of Engineering for monetization. We are looking for somebody who has previously traveled the journey of building and evolving software systems with methods and sophistication required by our global reach, scale and continued growth.

What we are looking for:

  • BS in Computer Science or related discipline; MS a plus
  • 10+ years of overall commercial software development experience and 3+ years as a team lead in a cross-functional delivery-focused agile environment
  • Extensive experience with designing and delivering highly scalable resilient mission-critical backend services serving millions of users; experience delivering and evolving multi-regional services a major plus
  • Extensive experience with iterative development and delivery
  • Proven ability to execute on a technical and product roadmap across multiple workstreams
  • Deep knowledge of backend and web technology; experience with modern data technology a major plus
  • Extensive experience with observability for operating robust distributed systems – instrumentation, log shipping, alerting, etc.
  • Extensive experience with AWS, including services such as ECS, Lambda, DynamoDB, Kinesis, Elasticsearch, RDS, Redshift, CloudWatch, CloudFront, IAM, etc.
  • Extensive experience and depth of conviction in test and deployment automation, CI / CD
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and tooling, such as Terraform
  • Expertise in server-side security concerns and best practices
  • Expert knowledge and fluency with at least one programming language. We mainly use Golang, Python and JavaScript today. Experience with functional programming a plus.
  • Knowledge and fluency with SQL
  • Experience designing and developing REST APIs; GraphQL a major plus
  • Outstanding analytical thinking, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
10 years
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

KaiOS Technologies powers an ecosystem of affordable digital products and services, and exists to empower people around the world through technology. Its flagship product, KaiOS, is the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones with more than 120 million devices shipped in over 100 countries. Kai’s mission is to open up new possibilities for individuals, organizations, and societies by bringing mobile connectivity to the billions of people without internet in emerging markets, as well as providing those in established markets with an alternative to smartphones. KaiOS is based on HTML5 and other open web technologies. Devices running on the platform require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience through access to apps like the Google Assistant, WhatsApp, YouTube, Facebook, and Google Maps.

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Double pay, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus