Jobs at Toucan

About Toucan

Toucan empower non-credit card holding Filipinos to make easy cashless credit payments to major online outlets such as Globe, Smart, Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, SM Ticketing and many more. By incorporating big data and machine learning, we allow lenders throughout the country to automate the issuance of credit accounts for online purchases: providing almost anyone the suitable kind of credit payment access amidst rising online purchasing demands.

Our Vision: True financial inclusion to what developed nation consumers enjoy - seamless access to credit payments for all. 

The founding team consists of a lean 4-person team with hustlers, hipsters and full-stack hackers from multiple startup background, ranging from early angel, seed to Series A core teams. Toucan is a seed stage startup with advisors ranging from former VP of Mastercard, OCBC, Fin-tech specific legal advisors from RHTLaw and American Express to Data Mining & Machine Learning experts from leading Universities in Singapore and A*star.

Toucan started closed beta in Singapore late January 2016 and have been growing organically by an average of 15% week on week for both customers & revenue ever since. We are currently opening up operations in Manila.

Duties and responsibilities

You will...

  • Support COO, and other executives in developing, implementing and executing a variety of strategic initiatives focused on scaling our business through expansion and lean operations
  • Be in the trenches of different areas of Operations - i.e Customer service, Vendor Procurement, Logistics, and Business Administration.
  • Participate in design and prototype systems and tools that will help manage payments servicing capacity on an ongoing basis. And execute them.
  • Identify, prioritise, structure, and solve an array of other complex business problems, using analytics and business judgement.
  • Spearhead continuous improvement projects through high and mid level strategy

Critical skills

You have the following traits...

  • Min. University/College Degree or equivalent (overseas education exposure greatly beneficial).
  • Adaptable and the ability to thrive in an unstructured, fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment.
  • Brilliant Multi-Tasking capabilities. Former sales/business development experience forming partnerships with Merchants is a must.
  • Hunger for success and intolerance for mediocrity. Extremely self-driven.
  • Interested in technology startups and an innate curiosity for applied new technology.
  • Excellent people skills and genuinely interested in interacting with people.
  • Meticulous and results oriented (yes if you need time-off to work in a coffee lounge or in your bed you can just ask if you earn our trust, we only care about getting great shit done). 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Previous startup operations experience is a GREAT bonus.

Final word

Our ideal applicant is an operations enthusiast with strong analytical, problem solving, and leadership skills. We also want you to be hungry to learn a new business and make an impact at a fun, fast-growing, mission-driven start-up.

Most ideally, you understand the pains of your fellow country people in how painful credit and online payment is.

Starting date:

Immediate

Locaton

Makati Avenue, Makati, NCR 

Compensation

Competitive salary with stock options

Application

Email CV and resume to [email protected]

About Toucan

Toucan is a venture backed technology startup that empowers non-credit card holding Filipinos to make easy cashless credit payments to major online outlets such as Globe, Smart, Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, SM Ticketing and many more. By incorporating big data and machine learning, we allow lenders throughout the country to automate the issuance of credit accounts for online purchases: providing almost anyone the suitable kind of credit payment access amidst rising online purchasing demands.

Our Vision: True financial inclusion to what developed nation consumers enjoy - seamless access to credit payments for all. 

Who you'll be working with

The core team headquartered in Singapore consists of veterans with deep background and knowledge in Fintech, startups, ecommerce, operations, and business development. The seed stage startup boasts Fintech advisors/investors ranging from former industry heads of Mastercard, OCBC, DBS, American Express to data science experts from Stanford and IIT (Madras).

We are a little bit crazy - not too much - just a little. ​And we're looking out for mates just like us.

Are we fluff?

Toucan is in beta for half a year in both SG and PH. We have been growing organically by an average of 10-12% week on week for both customers & payment processed GMV ever since. Toucan's been featured in the press such as The Straits Times, e27 and fintechnews.sg.

Responsibilities of Chief Data Scientist

  • You will advocate, evangelize and build data-fuelled products that revolves around maximising financial inclusion but yet meet critical commercial profit/loss KPIs.
  • You’ll dig in and become an expert on our credit scoring datasets. You will provide insight into leading analytic practices, design and lead iterative learning and development cycles, and ultimately produce new and creative analytic solutions that will become part of our core deliverables.
  • You will work with cross-functional team members to identify and prioritize actionables, high-impact insights across a variety of core business areas.
  • You will lead applied analytics initiatives that are leveraged across the breadth of our solutions.
  • You will research, design, implement and validate cutting-edge algorithms to analyze diverse sources of data to achieve targeted outcomes.
  • As our data scientist, you will provide expertise on mathematical concepts for the broader applied analytics team and inspire the adoption of advanced analytics and data science across the entire breadth of our organization.

Requirements

  • Min. Degree (or equivalent – Preferably MSc.) in operations research, applied statistics, data mining, machine learning, physics or a related quantitative discipline. You have a deep understanding of statistical and predictive modeling concepts, machine-learning approaches, clustering and classification techniques, and recommendation and optimization algorithms.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience delivering pragmatic excellent data science outcomes, you solve complex analytical problems using quantitative approaches with your unique blend of analytical, mathematical and technical skills.
  • Passionate about asking and answering questions in large datasets, and you are able to communicate that passion to product managers and engineers. You have a keen desire to solve business problems, and live to find patterns and insights within structured and unstructured data. You propose analytics strategies and solutions that challenge and expand the thinking of everyone around you.
  • Accomplished in the use of statistical analysis environments such as R, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS. You have some experience with BI tools such as Tableau and Microstrategy. You’re as comfortable with relational databases as you are with Hadoop-based data mining frameworks. You are familiar with SQL, Python, Java and C/C++.
  • You desire a fast paced, test-driven, collaborative and iterative engineering environment. You love learning, data, scale and agility. You excel at making complex concepts simple and easy to understand by those around you. You’re driven to show the world the power of applied analytics.

Most ​ideally, you understand the pains of your fellow country people in how painful credit and online payment is.

     

Starting date:

Immediate

Locaton

Singapore

Compensation

Competitive salary with stock options

Application

Email CV and resume to [email protected]

About Toucan

Toucan is a venture backed technology startup that empowers non-credit card holding Filipinos to make easy cashless credit payments to major online outlets such as Globe, Smart, Lazada, Zalora, Shopee, SM Ticketing and many more. By incorporating big data and machine learning, we allow lenders throughout the country to automate the issuance of credit accounts for online purchases: providing almost anyone the suitable kind of credit payment access amidst rising online purchasing demands.

Our Vision: True financial inclusion to what developed nation consumers enjoy - seamless access to credit payments for all. 

Who you'll be working with

The core team headquartered in Singapore consists of veterans with deep background and knowledge in Fintech, startups, ecommerce, operations, and business development. The seed stage startup boasts Fintech advisors/investors ranging from former industry heads of Mastercard, OCBC, DBS, American Express to data science experts from Stanford and IIT (Madras).

We are a little bit crazy - not too much - just a little. ​And we're looking out for mates just like us.

Are we fluff?

Toucan is in beta for half a year in both SG and PH. We have been growing organically by an average of 10-12% week on week for both customers & payment processed GMV ever since. Toucan's been featured in the press such as The Straits Times, e27 and fintechnews.sg.

About the job

We are now looking for an experienced software engineer with an interest in financial and payment systems. Previous experience in the financial sector is a strong positive, but solid engineering skills are more important. Our ideal candidate has a background in high volume transactional systems. Your role is to work as part of our infrastructure team building our core payment system and integrations to international schemes. We're currently connected to MasterCard and other international card schemes, and in the process of directly connecting acquiring FIs with our own proprietary processor network in the meantime.

Your background is ideally in financial technology or in high volume transactional systems. However, strong engineering skills are more important than previous financial sector experience.

English writing and speaking working proficiency is required. Please submit resumes in English, thank you!

Success in your role will be predicated on your ability to do the following

  • Lead development of payment related features from end to end
  • Scale a system paying out billions of dollars yearly
  • Build and lead a high performance team
  • Monitor and maintain the health of payment distribution
  • Maintain and strengthen technical relationships with payment partners

Critical skills you need

  • Built high distributed fault tolerant software with expertise operating inbound and outbound API integrations at scale
  • Working experience in payment distribution or financial software
  • Wrote mission critical software regarding a company’s bottom line
  • Former excellence in college, complementary activities.
  • Comfortable in leadership position

Alongside your engineering requirements, you will be expected to contribute ideas to design and product decisions. You should have a passion for building products that are fun and easy to use, and be able to analyze existing products to provide feedback on how they can be improved.

Most ​ideally, you understand the pains of your fellow country people in how painful credit and online payment is. 

Starting date:

January 2017

Locaton

Singapore

Compensation

Competitive salary with stock options

Application

Email CV and resume to [email protected]