Enviu is an experienced partner in building social enterprises with the aim to solve the world’s biggest environmental and social challenges. Our ambitions are high. By 2020, we want to have impacted the lives and habitats of at least 5 million people worldwide. In order to achieve this, we’re teaming up with the “best of the best”.
Enviu has started a partnership with JUST URBAN SERVICES FOR TRANSFORMATION under the name of “Lakshya”.
JUST and Enviu are jointly working on a social venture in Bengaluru through which we will make basic financial advice and services accessible to low-income customers.
Lakshya is an early stage social enterprise working towards a unique and financially sustainable business model to provide the large numbers of underserved Indians living in urban India with access to simple, suitable and affordable financial products and services, through use of new technologies and a network of on the ground financial planners.
Our target segment includes the self- employed in the informal sector as well as blue collar workers earning upwards of Rs.15k month. This segment is currently neither fully benefitted by the Govt. schemes meant for the BPL families nor by the main-stream financial institutions who cater largely to the mass affluent in the formal sector. Products from the microfinance institutions are restricted largely to loans.
The informal sector is therefore significantly under-exposed to formal financial products especially easy to manage micro-savings products as well as insurance. Instead, they use sub-optimal products such as chit funds or savings in gold.
Currently no scalable and commercially viable model exists for financial planners servicing this segment by providing guidance and distribution of appropriate and affordable micro savings as well as insurance products backed by ongoing financial literacy and after-sales support. Lakshya is providing these services and intends to scale its activities massively through the use of data collection and IT.
About the Role
Lakshya is looking for someone who can build prototypes of IT solutions of Lakshya and at a later stage assist in building the full platform.
As a Software Architect, you will work closely with the Product Manager and build prototypes that let us experiment with features and technologies. Apart from a very strong grasp on technology, good interpersonal skills are critical. You must also be highly organized and flexible to manage multiple projects and communicate prototype status to stakeholders.
You’d be perfect for the role if you have:
- Engineering degree from a reputed college or related experience
- 5- 15 years of experience software development/ prototyping
- Experience in working with Product Managers to understand changing business needs, alerting them to potential solutions for existing needs based on new technology
- Experience in coordinating with the external engineering team to deliver products that evolve from the prototypes
- Excellent time management, work prioritization and communication skills
- Furthermore you should be fluent in English and based out of Bangalore or willing to shift to Bangalore.
How to apply
We look forward to hearing from you!