Director of Engineering

Meesho

Bangalore, IN
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/01/2021
  • Website: meesho.com
  • Company Address: , Bangalore, IN

About Meesho

Meesho has become one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in India with its latest Series D fundraiser of $120 million led by Naspers, with existing investors SAIF, Sequoia, Shunwei Capital, RPS and Venture Highway participating as well. Facebook also participated in the round, as did Arun Sarin, former CEO of Vodafone Group..

Job Description

Meesho is the largest Social Commerce platform in India with the vision of enabling small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to become successful online. Meesho is a marketplace between suppliers and individual entrepreneurs who have a network of end customers on social media. More than 60% of these entrepreneurs are from below Tier 1 cities. We have a presence in ~5000 cities and towns in India. 

In the last five years, Meesho has enabled 10 million entrepreneurs, mostly women, to create their own professional identity, grow their businesses, and become flag bearers of change in their communities. Meesho is Series D funded with an investment round led by Prosus (previously known as Naspers) along with participation from Facebook and existing investors such as Elevation Capital (previously SAIF Partners), Sequoia, RPS and Venture Highway in 2019. We have raised $190M till date. 

Meesho is headquartered in Bengaluru, India and was one of the three Indian companies to be selected for Y Combinator in 2016. It was also a part of the first batch of Google Launchpad - Solve for India programme. In 2018 and 2019 (for two consecutive years), Meesho was named by LinkedIn as LinkedIn India’s Top 25 Startups - 2019 to work for based on top talent pull, jobseeker interest and levels of professional engagement with its employees. Meesho was also featured on Y Combinator’s Top Companies List 2020, has made it to Fast Company’s The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020 and was declared as The Young Turks Startup of the Year at The India Business Leaders Awards 2020 by CNBC TV-18

 

We have a unique tech culture where engineers are seen as problem solvers. The engineering org is divided into multiple pods and each pod is aligned to a particular business theme. It is a culture driven by logical debates & arguments rather than
authority.
At Meesho, you get to solve hard technical problems at scale as well as have a significant impact on the lives of millions of entrepreneurs. You are expected to contribute to the solutioning of product problems as well as challenge existing solutions.

Meesho’s user base has grown 4x in the last 1 year and we have more than 10 million downloads of our app. 

 

About the role
As a Director of Engineering, you are directly responsible for the success of your function. You would architect systems capable of serving our customers at scale with constant feature updates. In addition, you are the leader for engineers on the team and you contribute to team building. As a strong technologist, you care about code modularity, scalability, re-usability and instill best practices across your teams.

Required skill & Experience
- Bachelors/Masters/PhD in computer science with at least 10 years of professional experience.
- At-least 3 years’ experience in managing multiple software development teams.
- Proven track record of building teams from scratch and mentoring your team members to grow in their careers
- Experience in building large scale distributed Systems

- Deep understanding of transactional and NoSQL DBs
- Deep understanding of Messaging systems – kafka, RMQ etc.
- Good experience on cloud infrastructure - AWS, GCP etc
- Excellent teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to handle multiple tasks.

 

Why Join Us
● You get to work with people who really care about creating the best engineering culture
● Your colleagues are passionate about building best-in-class systems
● You get to take ownership of complex problems and lead teams in solving them
● You get a chance to change the livelihood of millions of women entrepreneurs in India

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and apply! Let’s change the world together!

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03-Mar-2021

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