Head of Software Engineering (FinTech) Job At American Company – Black Pen

Head of Software Engineering (FinTech)

American Company - Black Pen

Head of Software Engineering (FinTech) Job Vacancy At American Company – Black Pen

A Head of Software Engineering (FinTech) job vacancy is currently available at American Company – Black Pen. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

Black Pen Recruitment is South Africa’s #1 recruitment consulting firm specialised in BPO services, foreign language recruitment and staffing solutions and immigration services.

With our outstanding experience in the BPO industry and our in-house immigration division, we will find the right candidates for foreign language specialist positions as well as immigration solutions for foreign employees.


Job Description

  • As the Head of Software Engineering, you will make an extremely high impact on a small, fast scaling team.
  • You’ll have the ability to help build a product used by thousands of people while taking full ownership of the product.
  • They are looking for someone who has experience not only with their tech stack in a successful FinTech company but also with agile methodologies and web development.
  • Top candidates are clear communicators who are highly self-motivated; have an entrepreneurial and business development background who are eager to collaborate, exchange knowledge, apply new skills and pitch in for whatever the team needs to ship new code.
  • Previous experience within start-up and fintech industries is highly preferred.

Head of Software Engineering (FinTech) Responsibilities

  • Set technical direction and own the architecture and implementation of features
  • Provide guidance and assistance in helping knock down walls and a clear path towards work completion
  •  Lead a group of engineers and cross-functional team members in the implementation of new and existing features
  • Provide clear and concise communication regarding feature development statuses to the team and stakeholders
  • Plan, supervise and manage releases for the work the squad is performing
  • Empower team members – including other developers as well as Technical Support and QA – through technical mentoring, contributions to the team’s documentation, libraries, and providing automation for manual tasks where appropriate
  • Define and adhere to internal coding standards, development processes, and design best practices
  • Ensure quality by performing thorough testing and leveraging peer reviews for your work and the work of cross-functional teams
  • Help scope, estimate, and prioritize work
  •  Embrace and demonstrate our values: humility, creativity, and independence
  • Write and maintain clean, maintainable, and well-tested code for the future (and present) of the company’s platform
  • Participate in the mandatory weekly call.


  • 5+ Previous experience as Head of Engineering within financial markets
  • Previous experience in the FinTech, cryptocurrency or start-up industry required
  • Previous experience as Senior Full Stack Developer within financial markets
  • Experience in a software development environment, with capability in back-end development and/or depth of experience with at least one modern front-end framework (React, Vue, AngularJS, etc.)
  • Experience working in AWS, with a strong desire to further one’s skills
  • Solid experience with Vue.JS, NodeJS and Flutter
  • Experience driving technical projects, prioritizing work, identifying dependencies, facilitating technical decisions and cross-functional team discussions
  • Experienced in designing and implementing application architectures and code that are highly scalable, available, maintainable, and performant
  • Ability to work independently while also emphasizing mentorship of those around you
  • Comfortable collaborating closely with product managers and designers, providing estimates or product ideas that will influence your team’s roadmap
  • Being a thoughtful communicator – some teams are partially or fully distributed so effective written communication is key.

How To Apply For Head of Software Engineering (FinTech) Job

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the American Company – Black Pen recruitment portal.
  • Complete the online application portal.
  • Apply and await notification if shortlisted.
  • The application deadline was not specified.

To apply for this job please visit blackpenrecruitment.zohorecruit.com.