Position title
WeLab Group - Group Head of Technology

What you’ll do and what success looks like in this role

  • Identify & drive IT synergies across all Business Units
  • Track & update Group on new technology trends and corresponding impact and/or opportunities to Group
  • Implement Group initiated projects with BU Tech Teams
  • Understand the technology stack/ functionalities/ modularity/ system portability & compatibility of all Business Unit thoroughly and analyze, propose & implement initiatives to optimize costs, enhance efficiency & effectiveness of current & future IT system investments
  • Keep abreast of annual IT plans, budgets & reforecasts of Business Units to refine #1 on an on-going basis
  • Establish IT investment governance framework at Group level
  • Jointly determine technology investments KPIs, and track:
  • External – vendor and service provider, licenses
  • Internal – man-days
  • Research and track emerging technologies and advise Group office & Business Unit heads on impact and opportunities (to invest, replace, develop new business, etc.)
  • For Group initiatives, assist Group COO to drive technology implementation, including but not limited to:
  • Provide initial view on technical feasibility
  • Provide high level tech effort scoping/sizing
  • Work in conjunction with Business Unit IT teams

About you:

  • You're a go-getter with mad juggling skills (or multiple hats) who can thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • You have a strong thirst for knowledge and are driven to find solutions that don't exist yet
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and extremely resourceful (in your past life you could've been a detective)
  • You always find a way to get things done without sacrificing the quality of your work, integrity and values. No task is off limits for you.
  • You are humble and prioritize the success of the team over your own with an eagerness to help those around you
  • You don't shy away from challenges and have the ability to bounce back from setbacks

What is required and what we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related major
  • An experienced financial services IT executive with at least 12 years of successful track record
  • Meaningful China related work experience
  • Proficient in commercial, strategic, and tactical thinking about the business technology
  • A positive attitude and desire to succeed
  • A high degree of flexibility in adapting to a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent spoken and written communication & presentation skills in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin
  • Ability to manage stakeholders across geographies, businesses, and seniorities
Job Benefits

WeLab perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Learning and development stipend, because we value lifelong learning and believe the best way to invest in our employees is to encourage them to continue to learn
  • Work hard and laugh lots (chicken wings and french toast, etc.) with a high-performing, fun and diverse team
  • Happiness Dollars for spending on anything that makes you happy
  • Coffee stipend
  • Conveniently located office surrounded by diverse and delicious lunch options
  • Lively office with gaming consoles and a ping pong table
  • Fun extracurricular activities with your colleagues like hiking, yoga, badminton, wine tasting, dragon boat racing, rock climbing, etc.
  • Employee referral bonuses

WeLab is a leading fintech company in Asia, which operates one of first licensed digital banks in Asia – WeLab Bank, as well as multiple leading online financial services businesses including WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, WeLab Digital (我来数科), Taoxinji (淘新机), Wallet Gugu (钱夹谷谷) and Tianmian Tech (天冕科技) in Mainland China and Maucash in Indonesia. WeLab aims to bring joy to everyone’s financial journey.

Employment Type
Job Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Date posted
January 21, 2022
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