Twelve years back, Lenskart was started by a 26-year old entrepreneur - because he wanted to solve the problem of preventive blindness. We had humble beginnings - we spread awareness about eye care, we took orders for eyeglasses online and shipped them to customers from a warehouse that was the size of a modern-day conference room.
As of today, little by little, Lenskart has served 40 Million people across the globe - helping them see better and lead better quality lives. Simultaneously, we’ve also built ourselves up to be Asia’s largest eyewear company. We have 10,000+ Lenskartians worldwide, more than 1500 Omni channel stores across 175 cities in India, Singapore and Dubai and we are shipping a pair of eyewear every 2.5 seconds, from the world’s most automated eyewear factory!
In 2022, Lenskart partnered with Owndays and took a majority stake in the Japanese-owned eyewear player that has a deep presence in Asia. With this partnership, we have added an additional 400 stores and extended our reach to 13 countries.
Softbank, ADIA, Kedaara Capital, Steadview Capital, Premji Invest, Temasek, Holding, KKR, Alpha Wave Ventures, Bay Capital
We’ve come a long way but we’re not there yet. “Good is not good enough,” you’ll hear Lenskartians say that often. Our aim is to serve One Billion eyes by 2025 globally. And in this journey, we want to go beyond vision correction to transform the way people see and experience the world. That’s our new purpose - and we can only get there through cutting-edge technology and exceptional people.
To realize this vision in the next 3 years, Lenskart’s strategic focus areas are technology, supply chain & manufacturing, talent density and consumer experience. We will also heavily focus our efforts on international expansion, M&A, and taking a bet on entrepreneurial talent. Lenskart aims to be the best global company born out of India - a successful and sustainable organization that continues to serve its purpose in the years to come.
As we scale by: making more functions tech driven by adding more functional pods (HR, Finance, etc), Acquiring eyewear brands & Opening new geographies
All for non-functional requirements like scalability, security, reliability, etc
Generalize local & global code base (API Gateway, Transaction database, etc)
Horizontal platforms (e.g. engineering, data, OCTO)
Building core functionality that enables current need of agility and velocity with projection of future needs
Defining Architectural boundaries very well, etc
And become responsible for building products for people who are building products globally, providing global capabilities
CI / Test Harness
Security scanners, etc
Cloud cost optimization
SRE services, etc
Will take direct reporting & responsibility of IT & Analytics functions
Connect the dots between company strategy & technology strategy:
Work with the leadership team to understand the company strategy, set clear priorities and goals for platforms with balancing the long term and immediate needs.
When planning a “tech roadmap” as distinct from a “product roadmap”, it’s super important that the person has a direct connection to company strategy.
For instance, if your strategy is to be the “bank with the best customer service”, then investing in an automated ETL pipeline for customer data makes sense so your CRM team has up to date information.
Lead data security, data protection, license, policies and governance
Maximize the return and benefits of investments in technology and tools. Manage strategic vendor and technology partner relationships. Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their capabilities.
Incorporate continuous feedback from the business, vertical and horizontal platforms. Understand and lead the platform team in accordance with the company's needs and growth.
Globally create performance-driven technology matrices and policies that ensure : agility, innovation, collaboration, security and quality behavior in engineering teams. Thus, cultivating a strong, transparent and collaborative engineering culture.
To ensure the technology team continually incorporates up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, emerging technologies, and industry trends.
The ideal candidate would have a broad skill set including analytical horsepower, business judgment, technical aptitude, strong influencing skills, deep curiosity about how things work, and a passion for creating a world-class engineering culture.
You will work with business and tech teams of all sizes and must have the leadership presence and communication skills to represent the team at all levels. This person must be customer-obsessed, have strong self-motivation, and product + organizational skills
Master's/Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics / Statistics or equivalent experience. 8+ years of experience in a technological leadership role
Interest in researching technological trends, experience in defining technical product roadmap strategy accordingly and end to end delivery with a track record of delivering features and products at scale.
Demonstrated success leading project delivery for large, cross functional products / programs.
Strong organizational/business planning, understanding of budgets and people development skills.
Experience leading the definition and implementation of a significantly complex product roadmap for a consumer service or product.
Experience with machine learning, tailoring customer experiences to specific local customer needs. Experience in recruiting top talent.