Role: Engineering Head: SMB and Longtail Business
Designation: Vice President
Reporting To: CTO
Company: PayU Payments Pvt Ltd
PayU, the fintech-arm of Naspers, is a leading financial services provider in global growth markets. We use our expertise and heritage in cross border and local payments to extend the services we offer to merchants and consumers. Our innovative technology, developed in-house as well as through investments and strategic partnerships, empowers billions of people and millions of merchants to buy and sell online, extending the reach of financial services.
Our local operations span 18 growth markets across Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Here we deliver fast, simple and efficient financial services technology that unlocks access to more than 2.3 billion consumers in our regions.
Regulated under the Reserve Bank of India, PayU India has advanced solutions to meet every digital payment need. The company has an in-depth understanding of the vast and intricate details of the Indian market and its payment landscape. The company brings convenience and trust through continuous innovation leveraging technology.
PayU India forays into two business verticals - payment offerings under PayU Payments Services Ltd. and alternate lending under PayU Finance. Headquartered in Sohna Road, Gurgaon, the company has a presence in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore and has a total strength of 700+ employees. Anirban Mukherjee is the CEO for PayU India working with the global CEO Laurent Le Moal.
Under the aegis of PayU Payments Services Ltd., PayU provides payment gateway solutions to online businesses through its cutting-edge and award-winning technology. In India, PayU covers nearly 60% of the airline business and 90% of the entire e-commerce business and processes over INR 120,000 crores worth of digital payments annually (at current run rates). The company offers more than 70 local payment methods and serves more than 350,000 merchants including leading e-commerce businesses in India. The company also empowers SMBs, enabling them to accept mobile and online payments with minimum development effort.
With credit being the key business priority, PayU has also developed LazyPay, an alternate lending platform to offer credit solutions such as Small Ticket Credit (Buy Now, Pay Later), App based personal loans and Point of Sale Credit (Merchant EMI). Since its launch in 2017, LazyPay has gained significant traction and has disbursed 20mn+ loans to a customer base of a million user.
PayU is bullish on investment opportunities in India. The company has been an aggressive investor, committed to the evolution of fintech in the country. PayU has spent about $250 million over the past three years in Asia's third-largest economy and is further scouting for more lucrative investment and acquisition opportunities to fuel growth.
PayU’s acquisitions in India include that of Wibmo (April 2019 worth $70 mn) and Citrus Payment Solutions (September 2016 for $130 mn). PayU has also invested in PaySense (July 2018) and ZestMoney (December 2016) in India.
Role and Background Information:
The Engineering Head’s (SMB) role is to manage, architect and scale the payment gateway and associated services of PayU’s SMB tech platform.
The SMB / PayUmoney tech platform processes transactions of ~Rs 1,000 cr per month growing at ~40% annually
Manage the large SMB portfolio (~350,000 merchants overall; ~40,000 monthly active merchants) by using technology/APIs and reducing manual interventions in all process and flows
To assure successful execution of the SMB team’s strategy by integrating and enabling company processes with appropriate technologies and planning for risk, security and scaling for growth.
This individual will be responsible for all technology initiatives within the SMB domain including new initiatives such as flow based lending, Longtail Omnichannel solutions, Automated Onboarding and merchant issue resolutions as well as managing all technology resources of the SMB team and ensuring that teams scale from an individual development and teamwork perspective.
Monitoring the market for new developments and ensuring that PayU stays ahead of the technology curve
Acting as the Principal architect of the platform and building for the future
Working with Business and Product Teams to deliver engineering/technology products and services required for PayU’s SMB customers (merchants)
Constantly monitoring the performance of engineering teams and working with Product Leaders to ensure that Product is working at peak efficiency
Constant increase in GMV/Revenue/GM for merchants by ensuring maximum transactions route through PayU’s SMB platform with improving success rates (+2-3% over industry currently) and minimal downtimes (99.99%)
Ensuring that Business requirements and needs are delivered in the appropriate sprint cycle/timeline. Managing tech resources accordingly and highlighting/improving other process/team constraints
What you’d need to bring to the table:
Engineering degree from reputed institute; MBA from a tier 1 institute is optional (If not then experience in managing large teams needs to be well proven)
10 to 15 years of relevant experience in a senior Engineering leadership role managing multiple teams, projects and across technologies
Prior experience in Fintech, Payments and Consumer Internet is desired
Prior coding experience especially in Java is a must.
Experience with non-blocking async reactive microservices is required; Previous experience in transitioning monolithic architecture to a microservices driven architecture is required
Understanding and prior experience with Salesforce is a plus
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and work with clients with great efficiency and attention to detail
Excellent relationship management skills must be metrics driven.
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills and the ability to express thoughts logically and succinctly.
Open minded, Team builder, Good communicator and ability to lead and inspire teams
Ability to work with cross functional teams and good inter personal skills
Willingness to travel
So what do we offer?
A Competitive salary, including benefits
Modern offices with individual working spaces
Awesome teams that love finding ways of making things better, faster, stronger
Interesting growth prospects
Role: Engineering Head: SMB and Longtail Business