Head of Development Job - iGaming - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Location: Kuala Lumpur

iGaming Company (B2C) is looking for a Head of Development. 

Job Description 
As the Head of Development, you will be responsible for the overall development life-cycle of platforms and solutions. You will lead a team of engineers to design, develop and test a state-of-the art gaming platform to be able to deliver to the customers a cutting-edge experience with unique features in the sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a strategic technological vision and direction for the Company; work collaboratively with other team leaders to draw out the big picture architectural vision
  • Establish a shared team technical vision which is aligned with the product road map
  • Work effectively with other team leads to ensure delivery against agreed priorities
  • Implement mechanisms to monitor, manage and provide progress on all software development activities
  • Accountable for the on time and to quality delivery of software development projects
  • Responsible for the maintenance and development of internal and external IT support systems
  • Create, implement and maintain a continuous improvement plan for software development
  • Close the gap between stakeholders and developers, being able to look at a problem and come up with practical solutions
  • Conduct design and code reviews within the team to ensure that code meets very high quality standards
  • Manage resolutions, and escalation paths for live production incidents
  • Reviewing and applying said best practices to establish architecture and frameworks
  • Identifying and implementing technology trends that will be able to support the future success of the business

People & Team management:

  • Manage a team of backend, frontend, QA and application supports
  • Provide technical leadership, direction and mentoring for the team
  • Perform line management duties, including recruitment, reviews, 1-1 meetings, motivating and performance management
  • Guide a team of passionate developers through coaching and mentoring, and continuously find new opportunities to teach the team
  • Undertake additional responsibilities as assigned 


  • Fluent in English and Mandarin 
  • Experiences in establishing automated testing and continuous integration
  • Have a solid understanding of development and QA processes including DevOps practices
  • Demonstrable a background in software development architecture, where PHP is a must have
  • Must be willing to work and relocate to Makati, Philippines 


  • Candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or its equivalent
  • At least 10 years of experience, 5 years at managerial level in the related field.
  • An experienced project manager having managed multiple parallel projects within tight time frames
  • Experience in iGaming, e-commerce, bank, fintech, blockchain, e-wallet
  • Able to strategize and solve problems
  • Possess analytical skills and creative experience necessary to address targeted messages to a variety of audiences
  • Strong communications skills
  • Able to work well under pressure and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to unexpected changes
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Hardworking and able to multi-tasks
  • Good time management and always adhere to the timeline
  • Positive attitude and self motivated
  • Proactive and committed to complete assigned tasks
  • Problem solving and solution oriented attitude



SmartRecruitment.com is our responsible recruitment partner for this position, they are a consultancy firm within recruitment/head-hunting. SmartRecruitment.com support their clients in recruiting iGaming and casino experts. They have local teams in both Europe (Barcelona, Malta and Stockholm) and Asia (Manila and Taichung/Taipei).


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