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Senior Engineering Manager

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Thunes mission is to unlock opportunities for Emerging Markets. We interconnect mobile wallet operators, corporates, merchants, money transfer operators, payment service providers and banks to unlock opportunities for businesses and individuals alike to participate in the global economy.

Providing unparalleled emerging market coverage and smarter transfer solutions for cross border payments, we enable financial inclusivity for those who need it most.

Our Mission

1.7 billion adults worldwide are still excluded from the global economy lacking access to any financial service. We make financial services global and accessible to everyone with our interoperable network supporting local and relevant payment and transfer methods.

Our Solutions

We act as a trusted, neutral aggregator in a deeply fragmented industry. Without a trusted, neutral and interoperable aggregator, the partners of a payment transaction would waste time and costly resources developing their connections to multiple systems. Multiple connections would also mean that these actors have to charge higher prices, which could prohibit financial inclusion and the spread of digital financial services.

We offer key payment solutions to tackle the speed, cost-efficiency and accessibility challenges for emerging markets:

• P2P remittance processing

 Corporate mass payouts

 Digital payment services

 International Trade Invoice Payments



Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), this role will be based in our headquarters, Singapore. The incumbent will be working closely with our CTO, Product team, Engineering and Infrastructure teams to move the Thunes’ platform and products forward. The position is required to be hands-on, while equipped with the necessary technical expertise and architectural skills, as well as a goal for building, growing and mentoring existing and future development teams. You should be excited about getting involved with setting up new products and directions as well as making sure we keep providing the best products.


The Engineering team is responsible for building, maintaining and expanding Thunes’ core platform, processing millions of transactions per month, as well as ensuring the implementation and delivery of new products. Ensuring scalability, security and performance of our platform and applications is crucial to deliver best-in class experience to our customers.



  • Ensure the global health of the production platform, maintain the platform and related tools in a highly available, always on environment

  • Ensure technical excellence by transmitting best practices to the teams, in terms of developments as well as processes and methodologies

  • Build and maintain an engineering culture around the company values, to ensure the scalability and health of the team, by hiring the right people and help them grow within Thunes

  • Work closely with Product team and development lead to ensure that new products are delivered in a timely manner with high quality standard and security in mind

  • Working closely with infrastructure and security team to improve our CI/CD process, deployment and production system, to allow developers to iterate faster on new products and deliver product faster

  • Attract and grow top engineering talents to scale up and improve the Engineering team



At Thunes to ensure we set out clear expectations for the business and you to succeed, it is equally important for us in defining not only the nature of the role responsibilities but that the cultural fit in working style and approach is a match! So please read carefully below before putting yourself forward 


  • MS or higher degree in computer science or related



  • At least 5 years leading a technical/development team

  • Strong knowledge and experience with Agile methodology for software development

  • Strong knowledge of Linux and programming in one or several of the following languages (Perl, GoLang, NodeJS, Python or Ruby) and object oriented programming

  • Experience setting up DevOps within a cloud based environment (AWS preferable), including CI/CD setup

  • Management of QA processes and methodologies, unit tests, system tests and regression tests

  • Passion for writing readable, maintainable and well-tested code

  • Creativity in the design of new solutions and architecture

  • Good analytical, problem-solving skills and willingness to investigate complex problems

  • Strong analytical skills, creative, detail-oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills with a passion for new technologies

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skill in English

  • Entrepreneurial drive with an appreciation of business impacts, ability to get things done by seeing solutions instead of problems

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