Backend Engineering Manager

Bangkok, or Jakarta
Work Type: Full Time

About us

We’re a financial services company leveraging cutting-edge technology to bring fintech and financial solutions to the underserved Southeast Asia market. The team is a diverse and carefully selected group of world-class finance and tech professionals. 

Our blossoming tech team, led by top-tier international talent based in Bangkok, is grinding away, preparing to launch our first product. 

The environment is fast-paced and quality oriented, driven by our passionate team. We’re learning, breaking, fixing, growing, and loving it.

About this role

Are you interested in building the flagship platform for the most exciting banking startup in Asia? We're looking for extraordinary leads who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people handle their finances.

You should be a passionate engineer experienced in working with product managers, designers, and other engineers, who want to work on a supportive and highly collaborative team.


  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to multiple interdisciplinary squads consisting of frontend (Android) and backend (Golang, Python) engineers
  • Provide strategic guidance on longer-term architectural decisions such as coding patterns/paradigms
  • Participate in the implementation of code/functionality from the design document stage to implementation/code review/testing
  • 25-50% daily hands-on coding handling the development backlog
  • Design, implement, and optimize CI/CD pipelines and automated testing methodologies (unit, integration, end-to-end)Collaborate with product and design teams to build a delightful user experience


  • Familiarity with server-side and infrastructure platforms - ideally Golang, Python and Terraform
  • Experience shipping high-user-count/scalable apps
  • Strong grasp of software design patterns
  • Experience building and maintaining testable code bases, including API design, testing techniques and CI/CD
  • Passionate about scalable/distributed architectures (microservices, event-driven architectures, et al)

About working with us

  • This position is based in our Bangkok office
  • We prefer to collaborate in person and don’t offer remote work
  • As an international team, English language proficiency is required

Our application process

Hiring is something we do with care. Because of that, we believe that having a transparent and thorough recruitment process is key. If you liked what you've read and are up for the challenge, here is what to expect after submitting your resume: 

  1. The hiring team reviews your application
  2. You get invited to an initial call with the hiring team
  3. Complete a take-home challenge (2-4 hours)
  4. Onsite Interview with relevant team members
  5. Offer

Why You'll Love It Here

  • We’re all owners; Everyone at Honest gets ESOP (Employee Stock Option Plan)
  • Provident Fund
  • Training Course and Book Subsidies
  • You’ll be working with the smartest people in the industry
  • A modern office right in the heart of Bangkok
  • Top-of-the-line medical healthcare plan
  • Monthly Wellness Allowance
  • One of the best-funded start-ups in South East Asia with silicon valley investors
  • We don’t believe in titles or hierarchy but value contribution & celebrate achievements as a team

Honest Hiring

At Honest, we’re working hard to build the future of finance for Asia. To do so, we prioritize attracting the best talent worldwide to join us – regardless of their background and heritage. 

At Honest, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. 

If you want to be part of changing how people access to finance in Asia, come join us and help us build a global company where we’re all proud to belong.

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