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VP Engineering

Remote, within 3-hour-timezone from Singapore

Company Description

Handprint is Technology Powering Regeneration. Founded in 2019 by Ryan and Simon, our two sustainability PhDs and tech entrepreneur Mathias, we are all passionate about creating a better world. Our startup is now growing and we’re looking for sustainability enthusiasts with strong business skills to join our team.

Why choose us?
Our ambition is to save the planet: while Sustainability focuses on reducing our negative impact, Regeneration is about growing our positive impact – our handprint.
Because we know creating regenerative businesses may be easier said than done, we developed cutting edge technology that makes regeneration simple for every business. And affordable too.
In concrete terms, we create a direct connection between companies and NGOs. On the one hand, companies can seamlessly fund projects with every operation (sale, emails, new followers, etc.) On the other hand, they receive live data of their impact, which they can use for their marketing efforts.
Imagine for a moment that any organisation can plant 50 trees with each sale, or remove 10 kg of plastic from the environment with each newsletter subscription. This is the work that wakes us each day with true purpose and passion.

To join Handprint is to embrace our values:
Authenticity, Impact, Exploration, Positivity, Empathy
We believe a profitable company has the power to benefit People, Planet and global Prosperity. To this end, we provide our team with a stimulating work environment, intense learning loops, flexibility, and ample opportunities for growth. We can’t wait to meet you!

Our Ideal candidate

WWe’re looking for an outstanding VP Engineering – a leader, a strategic planner, a problem-solver,, motivator, visionary, and technical expert in a wide set of relevant IT fields.

You will build and lead a growing team of engineers developing core services and experimental initiatives in an agile environment, so your soft skills complement your engineering acumen.

You have a rich understanding of platform architectures, security systems, mobile applications, and best practices for knitting these toolchains together into a well functioning system.

How this role drives positive impact
You will be enabling an expanding pool of international companies to connect their business processes with strategic sustainable actions that become a competitive advantage for our clients.
Our clients are protecting and enriching the lives of vulnerable communities, cleaning the seas, and regenerating critical ecosystems for carbon absorption.

The Job Responsibilities
– Oversee our overall technology development and technology utilization plan and manage all technology resources of our company.
– Create and implement technology strategies.
– Serve on the executive committee to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational objectives.
– Own the system infrastructure to ensure functionality and efficiency.
– Develop actionable cybersecurity strategy and roadmap across all Handprint Products.
– Communicate effectively on Handprint’s technology status, goals and or progress to stakeholders.
– Ensure technologies are used profitably and securely.
– Oversee system integration and User Acceptance Testing.
– Align Handprint’s technology resources with the organization’s short- and long-term goals.
– Collaborate closely with the Product team to ensure Product vision is executed.
– Identify what technologies can be used to improve the company’s products and services.
– Create and evaluate high-level KPIs for the IT department.
– Recruit, onboard and train IT managers.
– Manage the department’s budget.
– Mentor the Technical team to drive skill growth and focus.

Where we are headed

Integration into a giant global payments platform
Don’t be afraid if you are a tech star who doesn’t know much about sustainability, you will be working closely with 2 PhDs who will handle all stuff Sustainability, so you can focus on building the spaceship.
– Integration of the next generation of eco-blockchain to bring transparency in Regenerative Projects (financial reporting & impact reporting transparency).
– Integrations to make the infrastructure hyper-scalable for high-frequency high-volume use cases.
– Integration of Handprint technology in external parties (Banks, Advertising, Ride-hailing, etc.)
– Revamp data architecture to make it robust & performant for all Handprint products and use cases.
– Advance socio-technological impact verification technology.

Minimum qualifications
– Proven experience as a VP Engineering or in a similar technology leadership role for a consumer technology company/established start-up that has achieved scale.
– Extensive experience in development, system architecture, solution design, leading our technical team and technical strategy.
– Strong leadership capabilities – with proven success of building, developing and leading a world class engineering team.
– Excellent knowledge of microservice architecture & database architecture and optimisation.
– At least 5 years PHP experience or a polyglot engineer (PHP, JavaScript, Python, etc).
– Strong knowledge of technology in all areas: systems development/architecture, security, databases and to be able to oversee, manage and bring together all technology areas.
– Deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and solutions (such as AWS, Azure, etc).

Preferred qualifications
– Advanced degrees in computer sciences, information technologies, or equivalent.
– Leadership experience in Application Innovation and Ecosystem Coordination.
– Applied expertise in building and publishing native mobile applications.
– High level of consumer advocacy for technology potential.
– Comprehensive, demonstrated experience in Agile methodologies and processes.

Job Details
– Employment Type: Full time.
– Location: Within a 3-hour-timezone from Singapore.
– Experience: Senior, 6+ years’ experience.
– Remuneration: Salary, stock options, health insurance (Singapore), CPF (Singapore).

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