Zigway CTO / Tech Lead (Python)

Based in Yangon, ZigWay (www.zigway.co) is one of Myanmar’s leading social enterprise start-ups.
Our mission is to help low-income families break free of poverty traps.We have designed and built software to help people access cheap and flexible loans when they need it.

We’re a small award-winning team of international and local staff, having won Visa’s 2019 Asia-Pacific Social Impact Award, ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Award’s 2018 Best Fintech Myanmar and Singapore Fintech Festival’s 2018 Best Fintech Myanmar.

We have great ambitions to make a positive difference to millions of families across Myanmar and around the world. We value creative problem solvers who love learning in a fast-paced environment.

Job Purpose: Lead the technology team in a fast-paced social enterprise
Role type: Full-Time
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Language: Fully proficient in English
Reports to: CEO

What we offer you:

  •  The opportunity to make a meaningful impact to improve the lives of millions of people.
  •  The ability to define your career destiny, with the potential to grow into our CTO role.
  •  A dynamic, collaborative, non-hierarchical environment where your contribution is valued
    over your job title or years of experience.
  •  Be based in Myanmar for 6-12 months with the possibility of working remotely thereafter.
  •  A competitive market salary, including equity.

What you will do:

Product Development:

  •  Architect, design and maintain scalable, secure and robust products, including our mobile application and machine learning-based credit risk model.
  •  Lead the development of new products, through liaison with customers, staff, and partners.
  •  Innovate through curiosity and staying on top of global technology trends and financial regulations.
  •  Maintain a customer-focused outlook for a customer segment where digital literacy and technology adoption can be challenging.
  •  Rapidly troubleshoot any hurdles faced.


  •  Coordinate day-to-day operational activities within the Technology team and lead junior members in implementing the architecture.
  •  Manage technology budgets and timeframes.
  •  Ensure compliance with regulatory and internal processes and procedures.
  •  Manage technology budgets and time frames.
  •  Constantly seek and implement process improvements.

Leadership & Strategy:

  • Lead, recruit, train and retain a team of developers to bring ZigWay’s vision to life.
  •  Mentor and motivate team members to ensure high engagement.
  •  Formulate and implement effective, long-term product and technology strategies, together
    with ZigWay’s Management and Technology teams.

Who you are:

  • A leader by example and a mentor, who is passionate about serving low-income families.
  •  A highly skilled technologist with strong analytical skills and a love of coding.
  •  A true innovator who is relentless and resourceful in finding solutions.
  •  A strong communicator and collaborative team player, who is open and honest, and willing to admit failure in order to learn.
  •  A well-organized do-er, who can wear many hats, and keeps track of priorities and progress.
  •  A high performer who sees opportunities to constantly improve and exceed expectations.
  •  A pro-active, problem solver with curiosity and optimism, where no obstacle is too large.
  •  A flexible self-starter who enjoys the rapid pace of working with a start-up, and is able to
    push forward in an uncertain environment or with incomplete information.


  •  Hands-on software development experience, preferably as a Full Stack Developer developer (4+ years)
  •  Experience working with machine learning / deep learning models.
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, IT, Machine Learning or a similar field or demonstrate similar experience and capabilities.
  •  Fluent written and spoken English. Burmese an advantage.
  •  Have a strong code of ethics based on integrity, trust, and respect for all forms of diversity.


  • Python, Django, Django Rest
  • React, React-Native, JavaScript
  • Amazon Web Services  (EC2, S3)
  • Docker, Ansible
  • Git, GitLab


How to apply: 

  • Send your cover letter explaining what interests you about the job and why you’re suited for the role, together with your CV to hello@zigway.co
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.