Software Architect - Innovation Incubator
Join the pioneer team of a global insurance company’s innovation incubator that just launched a new lab in Singapore! It is an innovation center that is focused on disrupting the traditional insurance model and diversifying into new products and sectors including the Connected Home, Sharing Economy, Next-Gen Vehicles, Modern Aging, and Cybersecurity.
As one of the members of the founding team in Singapore, you will have the golden opportunity to define the initial strategy, lay the groundwork for the lab’s technology architecture, help hire and define the working norms of the technical team, and drive the lab’s approach to building and testing new products.
Your day-to-day tasks will look like this:
Create the fundamental technical architecture for the Singapore lab, including both software programs and working norms
Identify key opportunities in our focus areas (Disruptive Insurance, Connected Home, etc.) and their technology implications in partnership with the Lab Team
Own the creation of wireframes, websites, apps, devices, and backend infrastructure during the building and testing of MVP products
Launch two test products within the first six months
Manage the hiring of technical talent and the outsourcing of development tasks to the US Lab or freelance teams
Connect and partner with external start-ups, research labs, and innovators in collaboration with the Lab Head
A team player who is transparent, ethical, and learns from failure
Demonstrated knowledge of system architecture, programming, and software design
Experience in a start-up or innovative corporate team building customer-centric products in a test & learn approach (e.g. Lean Start-Up, Agile Development, etc)
Ability to think strategically, move quickly, and translate business needs into technology requirements
Comfortable with ambiguity and capable of self-starting and self-organizing
Experience in hiring and managing employees and external freelancers
Demonstrated skills in project management including developing roadmaps, fostering best practices and hitting multiple targets under pressure.
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