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Head of Engineering - APAC

Singapore · Senior Management

About The Position

Are you passionate about leading and developing a modern SaaS Engineering team? Do you have experience from a senior engineering function in international people-centric organizations where you have worked in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment? Are you eager to come in and help enable the continued global growth of a technology company across Asia Pacific? Then the role as Head of Engineering (APAC) at Accedo could be the perfect role for you!

About Accedo

Accedo powers the video experience for hundreds of millions of viewers across the world. We’re a trusted partner to leading media organisations, operators and sports OTT providers across the globe, enabling them to focus on growing their business rather than on complex, rapidly evolving technology. We offer a portfolio of world class video solutions that make it possible for our customers to run their OTT business at scale while also providing premium professional service capabilities to design, develop and deliver highly bespoke video application experiences to their users. Accedo customers include over 200 of the world’s leading video service providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, HBO, NBC Universal, Channel 4 and ITV, Tata Sky, Telkomsel, Sky, StarHub, Foxtel, ABC, SBS, Spark among many others.

We offer a truly global working environment with more than 500 employees based all over the world, including Stockholm, Madrid, Toronto, Sydney, and Hong Kong, amongst others. We are a high growth tech company that has kept its startup feel. We're a people driven company, and just as passionate about our customers as we are about our truly global culture, where no single citizenship represents more than 10% of the total employees!  

Our values represent how we look at ourselves and our place in our industry:

  • Aspiration - We always aspire to grow and innovate
  • Courage - We embrace change and new ideas
  • Trust - We always do what we’ll say we’ll do

We’re passionate about video and the rapid technology evolution, and our company embraces constant innovation to stay ahead of competition.

About the role

In this role you will drive the Engineering function for the whole APAC region, consisting of over 80 highly qualified engineers and QA engineers. You will report directly to the SVP-APAC and play an essential role within the APAC Leadership Team. You will be heading up the entire Engineering function both on a daily operational basis and from a long-term strategic perspective. You will be responsible for developing and executing the overall business plan and the strategic direction for the team and be expected to work in collaboration with your counterparts across the globe. Other responsibilities can be:

  • Translate regional goals to functional goals and drive strategic initiatives to reach these goals, including delegating tasks to Engineering Directors and Managers as well as communicating expectations and plans to the Engineering team as a whole.
  • Be a manager of managers, providing guidelines and processes for how to grow the team in knowledge and size. Own regional growth and recruitment strategy and collaborate closely with HR and hiring managers on where and how to recruit.
  • Provide technical governance and oversight across regional portfolios. Establish and maintain strong relationships with key customers. Manage customer escalations successfully.
  • Discuss strategy, ideas and general business at a Senior Leadership level. Communicate and present status, actions, recommendations, and other technical information with clarity and precision.
  • Establish strong working relationships with senior stakeholders within customer and partner organisations within region as well as regularly contribute to global strategic discussions and present to the Executive Management Team as required.
  • Work closely with the SVP-APAC and other function Heads on aligning strategic initiatives. Actively collaborate with global counterparts and teams to align on strategy and collaborate on initiatives that could benefit all regions.


This role can be based out of Singapore or Sydney

Requirements

  • Prior experience as an Senior Engineering Manager or Lead and is capable of executing responsibilities associated with a Solutions Architect 
  • Broad expertise across multiple technology domains with expert understanding and experience in video streaming, OTT or Pay TV ecosystem.
  • Are highly self-motivated and actively identifies and acts on opportunities to further the development of themselves, their team, and their organization.
  • Proven capability to lead by example, delegates effectively, decisive, inspires others and demonstrates a high level of accountability.
  • Proven experience for coordinating pre-sales (estimates / research)
  • Displays an advanced level of business acumen

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