Director, Application Development - Mobile/Desktop

Job Title: Director, Application Development - Mobile/Desktop
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 11544_1598923996
Contact Name: May Lee
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 01, 2020 09:33

Job Description

My client is an exciting technology firm providing new product offerings from within a single application. Currently in search for a development/people director to facilitate this by leading the applications teams in developments on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, routers etc.


Job scoop:

  • Build the foundations of each app into which other product units then contribute functionality
  • Define code architecture, including guardrails to enable multiple teams to contribute safely.
  • Configure and manage our build systems.
  • Operate our test pipelines.
  • Pick test frameworks and guide other teams on using them well.
  • Build test-cases that span multiple product units, such as battery, performance, stability.
  • Coordinate releases to customers, typically once every two weeks.
  • Oversee open source licensing.
  • Are accountable for:
    • Quality: especially performance, stability, battery-life
    • Velocity: ultimately measured by how quickly we can deliver value to customers
    • Meeting SLAs for the build and CI systems
    • Satisfaction of other engineers with their ability to contribute to each app


  • Ensure that your department has clear, measurable and achievable OKRs aligned with business goals
  • Set standards for engineering excellence for your teams; measure and hold the teams accountable
  • Ensure all apps have excellent automated code coverage
  • Ensure all apps provably meet a high security bar
  • Ensure your teams have clear and efficient processes for their SDL which enables them to ship applications to customers every week
  • Ensure you have mitigated operational and security risks and have a clear disaster recovery plan in place
  • Ensure your teams' applications are future proof and that they adopt new technologies at the right pace and manage technical debt effectively
  • Hire for your team and ensure it has the skills and capacity to meet the business's needs. Upon joining, you will take on line management responsibility for several people-managers and also some individual contributors for whom we haven't yet hired or promoted a manager. Successful hiring will be one of your most important deliverables.


  • At least 3 years experience as a people manager, you've managed your direct reports' performance of 30 people or above
    • holding your team accountable;
    • leading skills development and career plans;
    • providing continual feedback to your team members, motivating them and coaching them;
    • defining hiring plans, leading interview loops and making hiring decisions.
  • Solid experienced in AWS and Auto Testing is a MUST
  • Experience developing and shipping multiple apps on at least two platforms using native frameworks and languages (Swift, Kotlin, C# WPF)
  • Passion for writing well-architected, readable code and maintainable code
  • Expert in writing automated tests and test plans
  • Good understanding of how to develop code without security vulnerabilities
  • Experienced at setting goals, tracking progress towards goals and managing large projects
  • Experienced with project management software like Jira and processes like Scrum or Kanban
  • Proven track record as a hiring manager
  • Solid understanding of IP networking, including both low-level sockets programming and high-level application layer programming
  • Experience in building consumer app would be an advantage

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