Engineering Manager

Snaphunt

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 1 month ago
Porter is a late stage venture disrupting the logistics space in India. We are an online marketplace for surface logistics and are trying to address market inefficiencies and low capacity utilization in the logistics sector, namely difficulty in getting the return trip/fare or idle unused inventory using mobile technology.

We help e-commerce, FMCG, SMEs, traders, 3PLs, Courier, Cargo companies optimize their logistics with the help of our dedicated fleet and in-house technology. Our clientele includes ITC, Flipkart, Amazon, Furlenco, Delhivery, Aramex, Urban Ladder, Pepperfry, Parle Agro, Ola Store, and many more.

Founded by IIT graduates and funded by the top-tier VCs, we have shown steep growth in past 6 years.

The Role

Responsibilities

This role requires a person to drive the engineering of a set of products by aligning with business and product stakeholders and building and upskilling a team to aid in this. The responsibilities include:

Business and product alignment and planning
  • Work closely with business and product stakeholders to understand and align with product initiatives and iterations.
  • Help shape the engineering requirement by aligning with the product manager and fleshing out concepts and user flows.
  • Formalize business requirements into roadmaps and sprints.
Product and system development
  • Drive high level modeling and design for projects, also focusing on non-functional aspects, including but not limited to database design, communication protocols, deployment systems, etc.
  • Drive adoption of design frameworks like domain driven design, clean architecture, etc., resulting in a robust layered architecture.
  • Drive good code review practices, using the review process as a mentoring tool to upskill people. • Ensure test coverage of systems, partly through unit and integration testing, and partly through blackbox testing by collaborating with the Quality Assurance team, via good testing practices.
Project Management
  • Drive the execution of the project by delegating tasks effectively.
  • Resolve blockers through technical expertise, negotiation and delegation.
  • Estimate timelines and ensure adherence to them through effective sync-ups and course corrections.
Maintenance
  • Formulate SLAs and oversee their adherence for the various systems, effectively tracking issues and performance inefficiencies.
  • Performance monitoring and optimization for systems.
  • Drive technical re-design, remodeling and refactoring of systems for robustness and sustainability.
Team Management
  • Typically manage a team of 3 - 6 members and a portfolio of 3 - 6 products.
  • Do periodic assessment of reportees, chart their career growth paths and train them. • Recruit members into the team by collaborating effectively with the recruitment team.
Technologies Used
  • Web application frameworks : Ktor, Spring Boot, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Java Play, AWS Lambda • Languages : Kotlin, Java, Ruby, Javascript, Python
  • Datastores : PostgreSQL, Aerospike, Redis, DynamoDB, Amazon Redshift
  • Communication : HTTP, Amazon SQS, Sidekiq, Amazon SNS
  • Server management : Amazon ECS, Docker
  • Design frameworks : Domain Driven Design, Clean Architecture, Layered Architecture
Product Overview

You will be contributing to products concerning both customers and partner drivers. Product sectors include:
  • Growth : You’ll build tools to help boost user growth on the platform including our industry best driver on-boarding, training and certification system, referral system, and lead management models.
  • Lifecycle Management : Build tools to help users engage with the platform better, which includes rewards and recognition module, subscription service, account management tools, partner and customer wallets and payout modules, and churn detection systems among others.
  • Transaction Experience : You’ll help deliver the most delightful booking experience to our customers and drivers. As part of this team, you’ll be responsible for our core booking system, pricing and payment systems, location tracking and filtering services, fraud prevention systems, and in-app ticketing and support among others.
  • Fulfilment : As part of the fulfilment team, you’ll work on systems which ensure high degree of ride fulfilment on the platform. Tools including allocation methodologies and system, dynamic pricing, dynamic partner routing, and partner re-activation tools among others.
  • Enterprise Solutions : You’ll help Porter’s enterprise customers achieve delivery excellence. You’ll build tools for contract management, fleet management, fleet and route optimisation tools, alerting and monitoring tools, and analytics suite among others.
Ideal Profile
  • Software engineering experience of greater than or equal to 7 years
  • Experience managing a technical team of at least 3 people
  • Exposure to consumer facing products
  • Strong technical background and ability to contribute to design and review
  • Familiarity with our tech stack or an analogous tech stack L, NOSQL Databases (eg. MongoDB, Cassandra, Elasticsearch) and Cloud Databases (eg. AWS, Azure) databases.
  • You are a strong team player who can manage multiple stakeholders
  • You pay strong attention to detail and deliver work that is of a high standard
  • You are a strong mentor and coach who can build high performing teams
What's on Offer?
  • Great work environment
  • Work alongside & learn from best in class talent
  • Leadership Role

Snaphunt

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