VP - Software Engineering

Colombo, Sri Lanka

oDoc is building a revolutionary healthcare platform, that leverages technology and design to provide a vastly improved physician and patient experience. We are a Stanford StartX company which has won the Commonwealth Digital Health Award for telemedicine. We provide an online platform which connects Patients to Doctors for video consultations. Our aim is to make the world a better place by ensuring that top quality primary healthcare is universally available, affordable, and accessible. Healthcare on demand, anywhere, anytime. We are also the number 1 healthcare app in Sri Lanka, proudly designed and built in Sri Lanka by Sri Lankans for Sri Lankans. LOLC, MAS and Brandix are stakeholders in the company. Come do the best work of your life here at oDoc.

Job description

As the VP of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for enterprise wide Software Engineering including the database, security, software deployment, engineering, architecture, and quality assurance. You should have a strong technical background with expertise in infrastructure, network architecture, software development and developing highly scalable architecture. In this role, you will set the direction for the company's technology stack. You'll work closely with both: executives and customers, to enable the business from a technology perspective. Therefore, we expect you to have a proven track record of successful product delivery and have a reputation for driving change and delivering results.

Your responsibilities

  • Own overall design of the technical product
  • Manage the engineering team: guide them in terms of technical design and day to day issues
  • Make decisions about code design, architecture, and refactoring to balance technical debt and delivering functionality
  • Work with technical product owners to define roadmaps
  • Build tech leadership and groom future leaders

Management Experience

  • 5+ years professional application development experience
  • Experience in leading and managing engineering teams
  • Proven track record for delivery of highly technical products and solutions
  • Experience leading software teams utilizing agile software development best practices
  • Experience working with stakeholders (product owners & business)
  • Ability to perform periodic code reviews to ensure clean, concise code that is stable and extensible

Technical Requirements

  • 2+ year of experience in Node JS
  • 2+ years of experience in any NoSQL DB (preferably MongoDB)
  • Familiar with microservice architectures, concepts and best practices
  • Familiar with backend systems & design patterns
  • Familiar with RESTful APIs
  • Experience in performance tuning and scaling solutions
Experience in Android and/or iOS design patterns and best practices is also ideal for applicants.

Engineering at oDoc

Whether it's finding new and innovative ways to advance video call quality, building computing platform and networking technologies, automating the capture of medical information, or continuing to refine and scale complex realtime systems (just to name a few), you will be developing solutions to some of the most challenging technical problems out there. You will research, conceive and develop software applications to extend and improve on oDoc's product offerings and collaborate on scalability issues involving access to massive amounts of data and information. Examples of specialist domains: UI development with React Native and similar technologies, security, embedded systems and mobile apps (Android and iOS).
oDoc is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At oDoc, engineers not only revolutionize health and wellness, they routinely work on interactive communication systems, scalable applications and entirely new platforms for users around the world. From Video Analysis to Predictive Diagnosis, iOS to Android, Social to Local, oDoc engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.

Diversity at oDoc

At oDoc, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. oDoc is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.