Full Time
Malaysia / Singapore

Lead Engineer

Corporate Profile

Helicap is one of Asia's fastest-growing FinTech firms specialising in the private investments and alternative lending space in Asia Pacific. Powered by our proprietary credit analytics engine, we analyse and evaluate millions of data points from non-bank financial institutions and high-growth startups to extract meaningful investment insights and address a $740 billion market opportunity. We provide curated private debt and private equity investments with attractive risk-adjusted returns to a wide network of investors, including Family Offices, HNWIs, Impact Funds, and Institutional Investors. Through these investments, we aim to fill a financing gap and enable financial access for over 300 million underbanked companies and people in the region.

Helicap is based out of Singapore with subsidiaries licensed or registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS): - Helicap Investments; RFMC registered with MAS - Helicap Securities; CMS License for Dealing in Securities by MAS. We have raised over $30 million and our investors include Temasek-backed Tikehau, Phillip Capital, Credit Saison, East Ventures, as well as senior executives from Temasek, GIC, Morgan Stanley, and Blackrock.

Read more about us:

$5M strategic funding from Tikehau Capital and PhillipCapital

Not just a lender, Helicap crunches credit data

Helicap $10M Series A


Job Description

  • Drive the development and maintenance of cloud-native platforms, overseeing the end-to-end software development lifecycle, with a close eye on technical architecture, code maturity, performance, resilience, scale, and security
  • Oversee technology risk management and cyber hygiene practices
  • Lead, mentor, and manage a distributed team of engineers, providing guidance, support, and fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous learning
  • Establish and maintain engineering best practices, standards, and methodologies to optimize team performance and efficiency
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Business, Product, Design, etc) to define project scopes, requirements, and timelines, ensuring alignment with company goals and priorities
  • Participate in recruitment efforts to expand and strengthen the engineering team

Skill Sets and Requirements

Helicap is looking for a hands-on Lead Engineer to manage our revenue-generating Fintech platform (Big Data Credit Analytics and Investments) and technology operations.

  • 7+ years of solid, hands-on experience in architecting, building, and maintaining complex scalable platforms
  • Prior experience in building cloud-native platforms from the ground up
  • Very strong statistical analysis and problem-solving skills (candidate would be managing a complex credit analytics platform)
  • Demonstrated success in project management, delivering complex technical projects within scope, on time, and within budget
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Preferably a prior experience with the following tech stack and infra: Golang, ReactJS, MongoDB/PostgreSQL
  • Docker, Kubernetes, cloud-native data-lake & big data architecture
  • Terraform, AWS/GCP
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, managing multiple priorities effectively

Bonus Points:
  • Prior experience of working with Fintech or other Tech start-ups
  • Prior experience of working with cloud-native Big Data Analytics platforms
  • Good understanding of DevOps, cyber security and technology risk management practises
  • Good understanding of Finance domain

How to apply

We are looking for candidates who are ambitious, entrepreneurial, enjoy startup culture, do multiple tasks, and are willing to learn. Helicap is a fast-growing startup where every hire counts - Candidates must be willing to be flexible on job scope and take a long-term view. We want to hear from you if you've built a successful track record and enjoy working in a startup culture.

To apply, send a resume to hiring@heli-cap.com with the following details:

  • Email subject: Lead_Engineer_SG_FirstName_LastName
  • Attach your CV and Cover letter