Backend Engineering Director (Mandarin) - Hands on - eCommerce

16 Oct 2016
13 Nov 2016
Stefania Cook
Job function
Full Time
Contract Type

Backend Engineering Director - eCommerce - Mandarin & English speaking - Singapore - full relocation and visa assistance provided.



  • Must be fluent in either Mandarin, ideally with experience of working within the Chinese market.
  • Must have run engineering teams before, teams no smaller than 12 people
  • Extremely proficient in an object orientated language (C#, Java, Scala)
  • Extremely proficient in modern coding practices (dependency injection, design patterns)
  • Client side technologies (javascript, SASS, html)
  • Back-end development (MVC, APIs, data retrieval)
  • Proficient in lower level engineering (Garbage collection, context switching, threading)
  • Extremely proficient in automatic testing (Nunit, Selenium, Mocha)
  • Good understanding of Internet technologies (HTTP, SSL, TCP)

  • Passionate about technology and the Internet
  • Must have worked in a successful agile development team
  • Be an inspiring leader; what will make your engineers go the extra mile?


This NASDAQ listed IT Company with a start-up atmosphere is the largest and fastest growing online hotel booking platform in Asia. Our client is an incredible technical creative melting pot with the dynamism and short chain of command of a small company and the muscle of a $3bn business to make things happen.


This is an exciting role at my client and is one of the most significant and challenging roles at the company. My client is setting up a new software development hub in Singapore and you will be responsible for recruiting, growing and mentoring the team. Currently they are 8 and they are looking to grow to 30 next year.

The right candidate should both be extremely hands on, technically excellent with solid engineering principles as well as exhibiting strong leadership and people development skills. We are looking for world class development managers to lead this website engineering team with a focus on the Chinese market and bring it to where it belongs: the number one spot.


The hands on part of the job is fundamental. Whilst you may not be expected to code, it's important to have a love of engineering and a passion for building things. Staying in touch with where the industry is going is a must as well as having strong opinions about how systems must be engineered and maintained. Our company believes in full stack engineering and as such this should mean you have solid experience in all parts of the technology stack: infrastructure, client-side, back-end, performance, data and others.

As a technology company they have to keep up with the latest ideas and innovations and make key choices when to adopt, when to follow and when to innovate. Previous experience of making the right choices will be required as you will be responsible for the technical direction of their key asset: their website.

Despite their investment and belief in technology, people are still their greatest asset. The right candidate will have a keen interest in developing people: inspiring those around them so they can achieve their potential. Being able to bring A-players such as yourself from outside and integrating them into the business will also be important.

If you feel you are the right candidate to take our client to the next level then get in touch! My client is full of like minded people who demand success and ensure they reach it,‚Äč

We welcome both local and international applications for this role. Full visa sponsorship and relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.

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