Director of Engineering

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Full-time

About Grofers:

Grofers is a low-price online supermarket that gets products across categories like grocery, beauty & wellness, household care, baby care, pet care and meats & seafood delivered to your doorstep. At Grofers we believe in improving the quality of life of our customers by providing them best products at best prices. To be able to meet customer expectations and enrich their shopping experience, we provide them with products they best relate with, help them save money on everyday purchases, and give them the spending power they need.

Objective of the Role:

As an engineering leader of the supply chain engineering team, your primary responsibility will be to build a high performing engineering team that strives to deliver scalable technical solutions for our supply chain while ensuring smooth operations of services.

 Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Building a high performing engineering team that strives for technical excellence.
  2. Hiring the best talent for growing needs of the business and upskilling existing teams to get them ready for new challenges.

  3. Building leaders in the supply chain engineering team at various levels to scale innovation and continuous improvement. Ensuring growth of individuals on your team.

  4. Building an agile tech organization. Build systems and motivate teams to collaborate with business/operations to continuously deliver business value at high velocity.

  5. Collaborating with product and business functions to deliver technical solutions that enable agility and quality of services in the supply chain.

  6. Ensuring that the architecture for supply chain systems is continuously evolving to solve for evolving business needs - refactoring, bringing in new paradigms and technologies, building accelerators that enable agility and speed of delivery of solutions.

  7. Working with the technology leadership (i.e. engineering, product, design) as a team to drive systemic improvements in how Grofers technology works.

  8. Instituting processes that ensure high quality of delivery, service levels and ensure continuous improvement of systems and tech debt reduction. 

Desired Skills & abilities:

  1. At least 7 years experience as a Tech Leader to mobile, web, data platform or distributed backend systems. Should be ready to get in the fire with the team to help them fight the toughest problem-solving situations.
  2. Engineering excellence: should have demonstrated engineering excellence in past experience. Should have strong programming, architecture, DevOps and QA chops.  Experience in working with a diverse polyglot engineering stack in a fast-paced environment. (Our stack includes Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript (React.js), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Kafka, Spark, Ansible, Kubernetes, AWS, and anything else that is the best tool to do the job.).
  3. Experience with agile engineering practices is a must. As a leader of the engineering team, you will be responsible to champion the agile product development and continuous improvement culture.
  4. Prior management and team-building experience - you'll be managing several direct reports initially and will have the opportunity to scale and build out a high-performing engineering team. You should be a good coach and believe in using influence for making things happen from your team.
  5. You will be judged based on your ability to identify opportunities and lead/grow engineers through efficient execution. You must be persuasive, patient, compassionate and possess exquisite prioritization skills.
  6. Biased toward action - must be able to do more with less and turn blockers into opportunities for growth.
  7. Excellent execution, organization and ability to collaborate - you should be comfortable executing with little oversight and be able to adapt to problems quickly. 
  8. Strategic mindset - should be comfortable thinking a few steps ahead of where the team is at now.
  9. Principled yet pragmatic - A qualified candidate should have conviction and be authentic in their approach, but situationally aware enough to adapt when needed.
  10. Vision - Complement product and design leadership with finding the right solution to complex problems of running an efficient supply chain and logistics business.
  11. Most importantly, should be committed to building a world-class engineering team.

Excited? You will be, once you visit our Engineering Blog where you can deep dive into all the cool stuff that our engineers have been working on.

All candidates interested in exploring the opportunity are requested to apply with us on careers@grofers.com