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Head of Software Engineering at Shuttlers

ShuttlersLagos, Nigeria Software Development
Full Time

Shuttlers is a platform that enables professionals access efficient shared transportation in Lagos Metropolis. We help transform the stressful time commuting to and from work into a productive, refreshing and relaxing experience. With Shuttlers App, Professionals can book a seat on a route, pay for a seat and track the arrival of their shuttles. Our goal is to help you commute to work and back home in the most comfortable, safe, fun and affordable way possible. Passengers shuttle in air-conditioned buses. Each route has been designed and customized to suit your commuting needs.

Job Summary

The Head of Engineering will be responsible for overseeing the entire software development lifecycle, ensuring the delivery of high-quality software products and solutions. You will work closely with cross-functional teams and senior management to drive innovation, implement best practices, and achieve business objectives.


  • Provide strategic leadership and vision for the software engineering department, setting clear goals and objectives aligned with the organization's overall strategy.
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of software engineers, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Oversee the entire software development lifecycle, from requirements gathering and design to implementation, testing, and deployment.
  • Drive the adoption of agile methodologies and best practices to improve development efficiency, quality, and time-to-market.
  • Collaborate closely with product management, design, and other stakeholders to ensure effective product planning and execution.
  • Define and implement software development processes, standards, and tools to optimize productivity and quality.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve software development practices, staying up-to-date with industry trends and advancements.
  • Ensure compliance with software engineering best practices, security standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage software development budgets, resource allocation, and vendor relationships, as necessary.
  • Act as a technical advisor to senior management, providing insights on emerging technologies, industry trends, and potential risks or opportunities.


  • 8+ years of front-end and back-end development experience, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing software engineering teams in fast-paced, dynamic environments across the frontend and backend development stacks
  • Deep understanding of software development methodologies, including agile and DevOps practices.
  • Strong technical background in software engineering, with proficiency in multiple programming languages and technologies such as Javascript or Typescript, VueJS, React or Angular.
  • Deep experience developing on mobile platforms - native mobile app development using Swift, Objective-C, Java, Kotlin or cross platform mobile development using React native, Xamarin, Flutter
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate team members.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms, microservices architecture, and scalable software solutions.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in software engineering.
  • Strong documentation skills and process driven approach to managing software development practice.
  • Strong production experience setting up and managing kubernetes environment, deploying and scaling containerized applications
  • Experience in setting up, managing api documentation tools and driving adoption of such tools in engineering teams such as Postman, OpenAPI Spec, swagger, etc 

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