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  • Would you like to join a rapidly growing company where you can lead your own Engineering team and build a product that will impact millions of students, graduates, universities, and companies around the world?

    Are you a passionate, agile Engineering Leader who has experience launching a building and/or managing an engineering team at an early-stage startup?

    Virtual Internships is an EdTech startup that delivers global work experience programs that help young people to pursue their dream career.

     

    We’re proud to be on ‘Tech in Asia’s Top 50 Rising Startup’ List (No.6 in Vietnam) and backed by some of the world’s top investors who were early investors in Airbnb, Zoom and LinkedIn. You'll be joining a diverse and passionate team of 120+ working in our hub office in HCMC, and across 20+ countries that believe that remote work is here to stay.

    If you want to work in a flexible working environment where you can lead, own, and make an impact from day 1, then read on!

     

    What you will do

    This is a hands-on, high-profile role that will be pivotal in the company's future success. You'll get to lead a world class globally distributed team and work on a product that is backed by the likes of Sequoia Capital and 500Startups.

    You will:

    • Lead sprints with goals aligned to the product roadmap; manage and coach in-house engineers; and write exemplarily code and define our future architecture

    • Work closely with the product team to develop our platform with the goal of increasing and satisfying the primary users in a very iterative fashion

    • Architecting, building, testing, and releasing features with the highest quality. You will be very involved at the ground level and work closely with your engineers to identify and improve team, product and engineering quality. You will focus a good portion of your time in contributing and reviewing code

    • Lead the recruitment process to identify and hire the best engineers in Vietnam and/or the rest of the world

    • Help shape the engineering and team culture by working closely with your reports and helping them grow their career at VI by giving frequent guidance and motivation

     
    REQUIREMENTS

    We're looking for a truly exceptional technical leader to drive Virtual Internships to the next stage of its development. You should be an outlier in building, running, and getting the most out of world-class engineering teams. You should either have done it before or are very confident that you can take on that challenge as the next step in your career. In addition you should have:

    • Experience working in an early-stage and rapidly growing startup

    • 5-10 years of industry experience and experience as an engineering leader managing a team of engineers

    • Skills in translating business and user requirements into a technical roadmap leading to product-market-fit and growth

    • Deep knowledge of high-level programming language/s (e.g. Java, JavaScript, Go, Python, etc.)

    • Experience in overall hiring process of engineering talent and be able to take on ambitious goals

    • Solid understanding and experience in Agile approaches to building and delivering software and experience in building automated delivery of software to practice incremental development of product

    • Fluency in English- (you don’t need an IELTS, but if you did it would be 7.0+)

     
    What do we offer?

    Flexibility- flexible work schedule where you manage your own working hours

    Remote working - with a budget to support your productivity and your choice of where to work from
    Open-minded leaders- with colleagues who care about your career goals. There are monthly global virtual events including town halls, ask me anything sessions, virtual coffee chats, and virtual team building

    Professional Development- with a budget that you can utilize however you wish

    Company Laptop- paid for by VI

    Birthday Leave- go enjoy yourself on your birthday without needing to use your annual leave
    Direct contribution- ideas and solutions are encouraged from everyone. Your input is valued and you have a unique opportunity to directly impact the success and help shape the future of VI
    Meritocracy- a culture that prides itself on internal promotions and meritocracy. The majority of our managerial team have risen up (quickly) through the company, including our COO, CAO, CFO, Head of Company Experience and Head of Intern Experienc

     
    About Virtual Internships

    Virtual Internships is an EdTech startup that delivers global work experience programs that helps young people to pursue their dream career.

    We’re on a mission to bridge the gap between education and the workplace by making internships accessible to all and preparing young people for the future of work.

    To do this, we partner with innovative universities, foundations, governments, and companies from around the world.

     

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