Head of Engineering

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This is a great opportunity to head the engineering arm of the organisation to shape and build large-scale, impact-driven AI solutions that help the underserved billions across the developing world.

Your role forms a critical part of the leadership team, and will report to the Chief Innovation Officer and CEO.


Lead and own the design, development, launch, and monitoring of AI-for-social-good solutions

Supervise the development of project work plans, milestones and budgets; monitor progress closely to ensure timely and cost-effective execution

Lead and manage the entire engineering arm of Wadhwani AI, guiding a team of ~10 software, infrastructure and data engineers to produce excellent and impact-driven output

Build and maintain the organization’s technical infrastructure, for both internal development and external deployment

Build and grow a strong, cohesive and highly efficient team of engineers by providing close mentorship, coaching and any other required professional development and technical support

Serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team, providing input on Wadhwani AI’s organizational and growth planning

Build and maintain strong relationships with partners and external stakeholders, including deployment partners (e.g. government, non-profit organisations), vendors and research and infrastructure collaborators


  • Graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or higher)

  • Experience in managing the design, development, launch, and monitoring of consumer facing apps combined with rigorous software development experience, ideally at a growing start-up  

  • Proven track record of product creation, with the ability to ideate and follow through with execution

  • Worked on or managed teams for on-premise and cloud infrastructure

  • Led teams to exceed their goals by setting clear project priorities and work-plans and providing coaching and mentorship

  • Strong ability to architect solutions by asking the right questions, weeding out false information and identifying risks at an early stage

  • Built internal systems that produce high-quality, user-focused results

  • You are viewed by your teams and peers as a positive, inspiring and supportive leader

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially in working with external and/or senior stakeholders and partners

  • You have a deep understanding of socially aware technology and the impact they create on rural livelihoods


  • Managed integration with third party solutions, vendors and contractors

  • Ability to represent Wadhwani AI in public fora such as conferences

  • Project management experience.

Apply with a CV/resume and a short email explaining your interest to careers@wadhwaniai.org.