Staff Engineer/Tech Lead (Server-Side)

About Raksul:

The B2B e-commerce platforms sensation, Raksul Inc., named Forbes Japan "Startup of the Year" in 2018 and a Harvard Business case study in 2019, has created its Center of Excellence (COE) in Bangalore, India in 2020, to propel ahead its mission of transforming conventional industries with the Internet and emerging technologies. The new software R&D center is envisaged to comprise of highly empowered product teams that are multifaceted, mission-oriented and accountable for end-to-end business outcomes.

We are looking for world-class software engineering talent to join our cause in our India Center of Excellence in Bangalore. We value creative curiosity, outside-the-box thinking and quality consciousness. This position will have tremendous opportunities for software craftsmanship, leadership and growth!

At Raksul, our endeavour is to pragmatically leverage new technologies for business growth and we greatly value collaboration! We believe in enabling our software teams by instilling in them intrinsic motivators: autonomy, mastery and purpose, which nicely complement our highly competitive comp package, performance bonus, generous vacation time, best-in-class benefits and super-flexible work hours! We are presently in 100% remote-working mode and look forward to partial working in the office, post pandemic. Raksul as a company fosters an inclusive, diverse and supportive culture.


MERN stack, microservices, containers/orchestration, DevOps, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Express, React.js, cloud APIs, Ruby, Rails, MySQL/ Postgres/ MongoDB.

Key Responsibilities:
Produce software code of highest quality, efficiency, craftsmanship, simplicity and elegance.
Architect and design solutions to complex problems.
Undertake evaluation of contemporary and emerging technologies and recommend adoption with discretion, with the sole purpose of benefiting the product and enabling business growth.
Embrace, evangelize and promote automation and DevSecOps.
Create pragmatic plans for strategic product evolution, tech-stack modernization/migration, progressively clearing tech debt, and own the execution in a way it has zero disruptive to short-term business.
Drive for highly efficient and effective cloud infra utilization.
Own the product as much as its architecture: delivering the product to meet/exceed customer expectations while enabling business growth is an extremely important responsibility of this role.
Understand the business, customers and product-market fit deeply.
Instil and promote best practices and standards for design, coding, quality assurance, automation, security and agile processes in general.
Act as the gatekeeper for everything that gets delivered to the customer, and be accountable for quality and total customer experience.
Be the technical leader and role model for the development team and provide technical leadership, coaching and mentoring. Review designs and code to ensure adherence to the highest levels of quality.
Identify areas of improvement in the code base and ensure architectural integrity and extensibility.
Assume ownership for technical screening and interviewing to help with the growth of the team. Help constantly up-skill the team.
Work closely with the business team, product management, UX design team and execs, to ensure that the product development team constantly stays in alignment with the business.

Requirements / Qualifications:

Software coding craftsmanship and hands-on coder. 10+ years of experience in hard-core software product development. 3+ years of technical leadership experience.
Experience with product companies is an important requirement.
Deep experience architecting, designing and implementing cloud/SaaS products.
Strong computer science fundamentals.
Adept with contemporary technologies and paradigms (such as Agile, DevSecOps, containers, microservices, REST APIs, MEAN /MERN stack, etc.)
Strong inclination for end-to-end product ownership.
Have a penchant for owning high-quality and timely product delivery.
Experience with Ruby on Rails would be a plus.
Undaunted by ambiguity and ability to solve complex problems.
Strong interest in exploring emerging tech to enable business growth.
Experience working on B2B e-commerce and building digital products from scratch would be highly valuable.
Understands and works towards customer delight and comprehensive customer experience.
Possesses good business acumen.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and influencing skills.
Good with people and enjoys mentoring/coaching juniors technically.
Bangalore Urban, KA, IN