Personalized rent-to-own real estate financing using technology in SEA

Chief Technology Officer - CTO

$2.5K - $5K
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, VN
Job Type
6+ years
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Phillip An
Phillip An

About the role

Company Description

Homebase (YC W'21) is a real estate technology company from Singapore that aims to solve one of the biggest socio-economic problems of our generation: Homeownership.

Our obsession with executional excellence, asymmetric access to international capital, and relentless, world-class talents are our unfair advantages that made us the most valuable proptech in Vietnam within a mere span of just 3+ years.

We are backed by leading global investors, such as  Y Combinator, VinaCapital, Goodwater Capital, Ace & Co., and Antler; and are advised by founders and senior executives from some of the world’s largest and most successful tech companies, such as Alibaba, PropertyGuru, Opendoor, and Divvy Homes.

We are currently experiencing an extremely exciting time. We’ve recently announced our $30 million fundraise from leading global investors making us one of Southeast Asia’s most valuable real estate technology startups. We’ve seen increased recognition by international press including VNExpress, Forbes, and Vietcetera of the impact that Homebase is making across millions of lives. This year, we plan to launch new product lines and your joining would coincide with these exciting developments.

Homebase’s team hails from prestigious international organizations, such as Harvard, Stanford, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs etc. We believe in hiring only top talents and historically accepts only ~1% of all applicants. As a company, we are forward-looking and embrace diversity.

Job Description

Homebase is looking for a Chief Technology Officer to join our dynamic and passionate team. This role offers the opportunity to lead, innovate, and shape the future of the company and make a real difference.

Joining the team, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and execute the company’s technology and product roadmaps;
  • Define and implement scalable, efficient, and secure technology architecture and design principles;
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to drive product innovations;
  • Oversee the full life cycle of our web and mobile technology products, from design and development to quality assurance and deployment;
  • Enhance efficiency by collaborating with Product Managers, Designers, Engineers, and other stakeholders to understand their needs, create technical solutions, and deliver quality products;
  • Manage and optimize the company’s product infrastructure and operations;
  • Lead, mentor, and provide technical guidance for our high-performing team of Engineers;
  • Foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the team, exploring new technologies and solutions to maintain a competitive edge.

Our Requirements

We are looking for candidates who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Attained a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from a top tier university with good academic standing;
  • Strong technical background with expertise in software development and engineering;
  • Proven experience as a CTO or similar senior technical leadership position in a tech company;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with experience in founding and/or leading a startup is a plus;
  • Proven business acumen in strategic planning, organizational development, and process optimization;
  • Knowledge of industry best practices in software development, digital products, and scalability;
  • Full professional proficiency in English.

Additionally, we’re looking for candidates who embodies our core values:

  • Win with integrity: We are honest, principled, and fair in all that we do.
  • Expect to be champions: We are here to win big. We are ambitious and push the boundaries of what's possible. We welcome challenges and possess a "can do" spirit.
  • All-in: We understand that most startups fail; therefore, to beat the odds, we go "all-in" and leave no room for half-heartedness.
  • Radical transparency: We strive for truth as embracing reality helps us win. We are not afraid to be honest, have difficult conversations, and engage in thoughtful disagreements in search for better answers.
  • Excellence pursued relentlessly: We relentlessly pursue excellence, holding ourselves to extremely high standards. We seek continuous growth by setting the bar higher each time we make progress.
  • Hold the long-term view: We always act in the long term interest of the company, forgoing short-term gains and short cuts.
  • Own your success: We embrace an ownership mindset and are accountable for the outcomes we deliver. We lead by example and demonstrate unwavering dedication, commitment, and proactiveness in building towards our collective success.
  • Meritocracy: We strive to build a culture of meritocracy where rewards are commensurate with ability and contribution.
  • Enduring discipline: We consistently think and act in disciplined ways, including financially. We are frugal and spend wisely. We believe that discipline equals freedom.
  • Bias for action: We move fast and take bold action. We know that while opportunity is fleeting, most decisions can be reversed if the outcome isn't as expected.
  • Achieve more together: We direct our collective energy to achieve extraordinary results as we believe that "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
  • Serve customers hết sức: We obsess over serving our customers to the absolute best of our abilities (Vietnamese: hết sức). We always seek to identify our clients' unique needs, cultivate authentic relationships, and deliver innovative solutions that best address these needs.
  • Elevate society: We want our work to make positive impacts on society and touch millions of lives. With every action we take, we hope to build towards a better future for generations to come.

Benefits and Opportunities

Candidates will have an unparalleled opportunity to lead and innovate within our Product team, steering the strategic advancement of our startup's technological initiatives. As a member of the team, you’ll have opportunities to:

  • Take full ownership for the technical aspect of all product lines, including hiring, technology architecture, and product delivery;
  • Broaden your professional network in the areas of real estate and technology;
  • Full autonomy to make crucial decisions and shape the future of the product, witnessing the direct impact of your leadership and technical expertise.

We offer candidates the following benefits:

  • Competitive negotiable salary based on previous experience;
  • Attractive employee stock option package;
  • Play a pivotal role in the most exciting proptech startup in Southeast Asia;
  • Flexible work environment.

About Homebase

Homebase is a novel home-financing tech startup tackling the millennial ownership crisis across Southeast Asia, starting with Vietnam. We use a combination of technology and financing to co-invest in your home so you can move in today.

The company is founded in Singapore and is one of the region’s fastest growing companies, disrupting a traditional trillion-dollar industry, and backed by some of the world’s leading VC’s and founders of billion-dollar companies. Homebase was named as one of the “Top 50 PropTech companies in the World” by the prestigious Silicon Valley powerhouse Plug and Play.

Team Size:20
Location:Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phillip An
Phillip An
Jun Yuan Tan
Jun Yuan Tan