Director of Product Engineering

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 POSITION: Director of Product Engineering

ITM Africa Ltd, an international company specializing in all HR solutions is currently supporting the recruitment of Director of Product Engineering on behalf of IREMBO, a technology company that designs and develops digital products focused on users in Africa, starting with Rwanda. IremboGov, Irembo’s pioneer product, is a government services platform. To date, it has 4.3M users in Rwanda and offers over 85 services online. Irembo is using this experience to develop a wide range of products


The Director of Product Engineering will lead our product team to set strategy and high-level priorities. They will also lead our development teams to deliver high-quality software in an agile environment. We will be scaling our engineering team and the role entails setting up processes and supporting organization building. In this role, you will help build one of the best engineering teams and cultures in Kigali.

What you will do:

  • Build and manage a growing team of product managers and engineers.
  • Define and refine product and engineering roadmap to drive business value and customer impact.
  • Improve development standards and procedures and ensure we use agile continuous deployment principles.
  • Partner with other leaders in the organization to understand business goals, develop roadmaps, and design test strategies, tools, and drive meaningful improvements to increase the overall quality of our products.
  • Manage product and engineer career progression and implement development plans that keep the team motivated, engaged and growing.
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establish metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement.
  • Integrate usability studies, research, and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction
  • Partner with our recruiting team to find and hire engineers and great product thinkers onto our team.
  • Engage local universities and technical schools to find meaningful collaboration and create a talent pipeline.

You will be a good fit if:

  • You are innovative and relentlessly user-focused.
  • You care about building great products that matter and make a diff
  • You are able to lead and hold colleagues accountable for key deliverables.
  • You have the ability to learn new domains and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You have a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • You are self-directed with a can-do attitude. You are able to roll your sleeves up and do what needs doing.
  • You have the ability to identify and reduce complexity
  • You have a genuine desire to see your team grow and succeed and are able to give timely and clear feedback to your team members.
  • You have the strong understanding of progressive company cultures and knowledge of industry best practices.
  • You are open-minded; can listen and are assertive; can firmly share your perspective.
  • You have a strong analytical and problem-solving skills; a trusted thought leadership.
  • You are able to share complex thought simply, either on paper and in presentation or in person.
  • You have 2 years of experience managing a cross-functional team.
  • You have 3+ years of experience in a hand on software development or testing role.
  • You hold a B.S. or MS degree in Computer Science or related field.


Sending an application letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae, including 3 professional references to mentioning in the subject line “Director of Product Engineering”.  The deadline for receiving applications is October 7th, 2018.

Please note that we will only contact short-listed candidates.

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