Principal Engineer/ Technical Engineering Manager

ZestMoney is creating the world’s most loved financial brand. We are India’s largest and fastest growing Buy Now, Pay Later platformWe built ZestMoney to change the way credit is delivered in the country, making life more convenient and affordable for millions of people, whilst helping retailers drive better quality growth and margin. We do this via a platform built on best in class AI-driven technology that embeds credit in payments. We are on a mission to make life more affordable for India using technology-led solutions. 

We also have the largest network of merchants with 10,000+ online partners and 75,000+ store partners, making the company a market leader in the space. ZestMoney has built a platform that integrates mobile technology, digital banking, and artificial intelligence, enabling people to apply for and get a digital credit line within seconds. The company partners with 25 banks and NBFCs to accelerate the adoption of BNPL in India. The company’s vision is to be the ‘one-stop financial’ brand of choice for India’s 300 mn+ households over the next decade, providing small-ticket loans, insurance, savings and other financial products with the most seamless digital user experience.

We are backed by the world’s leading fintech investors such as Goldman Sachs, Quona Capital, Zip Co,  Naspers, Ribbit Capital, Omidyar Network among others. We want to become the world’s most loved and trusted financial brand. Come join us on our journey!

500/ 350

Besides Bangalore, we have satellite offices in three locations - New Delhi, Mumbai and upcoming Vilnius + Kaunas with 500 employees in total.

Your team of 7.

As a Technical Engineering Manager you would be leading up to 7 engineers with the mixed backgrounds: Go, Java and DevOps. 

Perks you will love

Health insurance package, self-learning days, flexible schedule, flexible allowance of EUR 1000, stock options and etc. - you'll love this!

Plans in Lithuania

We have already hired our leadership team in Vilnius, Lithuania and are looking to expand the team to at least 20 engineers in Vilnius or Kaunas.


ZestMoney in Lithuania:
We are in a hyper-growth phase and are looking at setting up a technology development centre in Europe. The three founders have a decade plus experience working in Europe & UK and we have a good understanding of the cultural nuances plus very successful working relationships working with talent from these regions.

Zest teams have always been highly global and diverse. We have representations from 5 different nationalities and have many international employees working with us full time. More so since the pandemic we have seen success working with remote teams. Besides Bangalore, we have satellite offices in three locations – New Delhi, Mumbai and Vilnius + Kaunas.

We have already hired our leadership team in Vilnius, Lithuania and are looking to expand the team to at least 20 engineers. 

About The team:
The engineering team in Lithuania is contributing to a very pivotal role within the Engineering function of ZestMoney where they are responsible for all the ongoing and new initiatives for platform and architecture. The primary focus is improving the scalability, maintainability, reliability and security of the ZestMoney platform, also contributing to tools and services that would be used across other teams. Those tools and services include delivery pipelines, resilience policies, traceability tools, test automation tooling, authentication and authorization to name a few.

The team is contributing to building reliable, scalable, and high-performance large-scale distributed systems. They are dealing with hundreds and sometimes thousands of requests per second and terabytes of data.

The platform engineering team in Lithuania is responsible for the delivery process end-to-end, from talking to stakeholders, to experimenting and finding the best solution, to release and monitoring, to getting feedback from the users. The team works in small batches and values ownership, openness, honest feedback and continuous learning and improvement. 

As a Principal Engineer / Technical Engineering Manager you would be leading up to 7 engineers with the mixed backgrounds: Go, Java and DevOps. 

Our stack. You would be working in the environment with the following technologies: AWS, EKS, Docker, Bitbucket, Jenkins, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Mongo, Java, Go, Node.js, etc.

Company offers

  • Stock options.
  • Health insurance package.
  • Up to 2 days per month dedicated to self-learning.
  • Unlimited access to O’Reilly learning platform for the vast amount of books, courses and live training.
  • Internal MasterClasses on a number of topics including business, tech and more.
  • Take an occasional day off for your mental wellness (if you feel like it).
  • Referral program with bonus starting with 1000 Euro gross.
  • Build challenging Fintech products at great scale.
  • A flat structure with minimal politics or hierarchy.
  • Flexible allowance of EUR 1000 annually can be claimed towards learning courses, home office set up or fitness memberships.
  • Teambuildings.
  • Office locations in Vilnius and Kaunas with a remote working option.
  • Salary from 6000 to 8500 EUR before taxes.


  • Successful track record in the team lead, principal engineer, architect or technical engineering manager roles.
  • Strong technical skills with at least 5 years of experience in any of the following areas: architecture or development experience with Java/ Go/ Node.js/ Python/ C# or infrastructure, system engineer or DevOps experience.
  • Experience in setting goals, vision, strategy and tactics for the team.
  • Experience in gathering requirements, visualizing and documenting technical solutions.
  • Understanding and experience of applying Agile methodologies.
  • Track record of good communication skills for communicating effectively within the team and with stakeholders.
  • Successful track record of project management.

Additional skills:

  • Experience in empowering team members and delegating tasks effectively would be considered as a plus.
  • Experience in embracing collaboration within the team would be considered as a plus.
  • Experience in managing people, setting up long term and short term performance goals, tracking progress and doing yearly reviews would be considered as a plus.

To succeed at Zest, you will need:
Ability to think big and inspire a vision in others | Continuously learn and improve, be open for new ideas as well recognizing your own successes and failures | Ability to give and receive feedback, to treat everyone with respect | Ability to operate and communicate across teams and functions regardless of hierarchy.

Contact information

Karolis Blaževičius

+370 654 74958

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