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Associate Director, Engineering

Singapore

R-2428

Associate Director, Engineering

  • Singapore
  • Full Time

About Klook


Klook is the go-to travel and leisure e-commerce platform for experiences and services anytime, anywhere. Founded in Hong Kong in 2014 out of passion for discovery, our purpose today is to inspire and enable more moments of JOY. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we held on to our conviction and successfully unlocked the domestic travel business. To date, we are already offering over 490,000 activities in over 1,000 destinations. With cross-border travel resuming, we have made it our mission to reshape the world of travel. Isn’t this exciting?!
 
It certainly is for our international community of over 1,200 employees, based in over 20 locations globally! Joymakers at heart, Klookers are not only curating joyful experiences for others, but also co-creating our world of joy in the Klookiverse. We are on a journey to foster a strong company culture that supports a high-performing and successful business, and we are guided by our core beliefs - Push boundaries, Ask for and give feedback, Take ownership, and Help each other - in everything we do. We are excited about building and realizing endless possibilities in the new era of travel. Care to be a part of this revolution?

The Insurance team is a relatively new team within Klook that manages our insurance products offered to customers across the region. Having created a joint venture (JV) with ZA Tech, we are in an exciting phase of growing the insurance business and team exponentially. 

What you will do:

  • Provide Technology input/solutions to the R&D lead to assist strategic decision making

  • Build, and manage Klook Insurance Technology Team; and ensure a smooth transition from the JV partner

  • Work with the team to study, and implement high concurrency, high availability systems, microservice architectures, and caching systems

  • Responsible for R&D process optimization, training, and technology sharing within the team

  • Work closely with Product Managers to ensure delivery of high-quality products and workflows, proactively drive solutions to solve problems

  • Manage team’s execution + delivery, including troubleshooting

  • People team management e.g. performance management, development, etc.​

What you will need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related majors, with 8 years or more of work experience, including 2 years of team management experience

  • Proficiency in Java language, and having relevant large-scale Internet project, and server development experience are preferred

  • Strong programming ability, familiar with algorithms, data structures, and distributed system

  • Familiar with system architecture design, storage, cache, message queue, API design concept, etc.

  • Experience in Linux operating system optimization and SQL database optimization is preferred

  • Having good team spirit and being able to collaborate with Product and Testing Teams

  • Passionate about technology, willing to challenge technical and business logic problems

  • Embraces challenges and uncertainty - you will be a member of a team that aims to trailblaze and push boundaries in the highly regulated insurance industry.

  • Comfortable working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

  • A champion of the team's key values - collaborative and open to feedback, experimentative and ready to fail, customer-focused and always asking what is best for the customer.

  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin due to the need to work with teams in China.

Klook is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire talented and passionate people of all backgrounds. We believe that a joyful workplace is an inclusive workplace, one where employees from all walks of life have an equal opportunity to thrive. We’re dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive culture where everyone belongs.

Klook does not accept unsolicited resumes from any temporary staffing agency, placement service or professional recruiter (“Agency”). Klook will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments related to such unsolicited resumes.

An Agency must obtain advance written approval from Klook’s Talent Acquisition Team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed agreement for service and in response to a specific job opening for which the Agency has been requested to submit resumes for. Klook will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions or other payments to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place or does not comply with the foregoing.

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