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Director Of Engineering, Product Engineering

Kuala Lumpur

The Company - GOGET

GoGet is an on demand workforce platform. Our mission is to transform the traditional labour market. No longer do people have to choose between a full time job or an 8 hour working shift. We believe the future of work is here and that is through creating opportunities by connecting people in a whole new way. A stay-at-home mother can be included in the workforce for 2 hours between school drop off times, a retiree is able to connect and help out a local neighborhood florist and business owners are able to grow their operations without full time costs. We envision a world where true empowerment is possible. We empower businesses to connect with the city’s workforce, grow their operations while saving money and be more efficient. For our users in the community who are looking to network, learn a new skill, we are changing the game for opportunities, upskilling and mobile training for the nation’s people. If you feel passionate about helping others, about connecting people and about creating impact through innovation, join us!

The Role

GoGet is looking for an experienced Director of Engineering to lead our Engineering and Product teams in Malaysia. The central goals for the role are:

    Ability to scale towards a 50+ Engineering and Product team to support GoGet's growth;

    Lead organizational, process and people related design changes;

    Work closely to support the CTO on technological and product innovation; and

    Recruit talented individuals and ensure teams can achieve technical and product development goals.



    Experience managing a small engineering startup team and scaling towards 50+ engineers while balancing efficiency and need for structure.

    Experience building RESTful APIs and native cloud platforms.

    Experience working in startups and leading product teams for eCommerce double-sided marketplaces.

    Experience in building culture for collaboration and innovation in startups.

    Undertake performance appraisal through OKRs, manage disciplinary cases, and deep people management skills.


    Possesses technical chops, both back-end and front-end,to command the respect of the engineering team (but need not be his/her main focus in previous roles).

    Able to monitor performance of technical architectures, suggest improvements, and lead discussions around trade-offs of various technical architectures.

    Able to manage software and product development by setting requirements, goals and timelines, and motivate teams to achieve goals.

    Designs engineering strategies and processes to meet business objectives and operational needs.

    Has knowledge of Ruby on Rails (a plus, but not required).


    Believes in, and can sell, the company’s mission. Able to speak well publicly and work closely with the CEO on product engineering initiatives.

    Excellent Agile process management skill.

    Creative thinker around recruiting: thinks outside the box on attracting and retaining top tier talent.

    Values cultural fit and diversity, understands and has deep experience managing people and teams.

    Proven engineering leadership (Director/Head/VPE), ability to coach, mentor and motivate a high caliber group.

    Be responsible for organizational, process and people related design issues.

    Excellent communicator and good listener: strikes a balance between high EQ and high energy, able to build an engineering culture of innovation and performance.

    Thrives in a startup environment and has an unruly drive for performance.

    8-15 years of work experience, of which at least 5 years spent in management.

Who will you work with?

We work as a team, and you will directly report to the CEO and work in complement with the CTO on product strategy and any other teams that may be required.

Where you will work

Our office is located at Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Remote work is not an option.

What if you need a visa

We are MSC certified, we can and have acquired work visas for foreigners.