what is CRED?
CRED is an exclusive community for india’s most trustworthy and CREDitworthy individuals, where the members are rewarded for good financial behavior.
CRED was born out of a need to bring back the focus on a long lost virtue, one of trust, the idea being to create a community centered around this virtue. a community that constantly strives to become more virtuous in this regard till they finally scale their behavior to create a utopia where being trustworthy is the norm and not the exception.
to build a community like this requires a community of its own; a community special in its own way, working towards making this vision come true.
here’s a thought experiment: what do you get when you put a group of incredibly passionate and driven people and entrust them with the complete freedom to chase down their goals in a completely uninhibited manner? answer: you get something close to what we have at CRED; CRED just has it better.
here’s what will be in store for you at CRED once you join as a technical program manager.
what will you do:
manage the execution of multiple high-complexity, technically-oriented projects in parallel
build healthy project teams that are productive, efficient, and fun to be part of
proactively address issues and communicate status for your team and partners to bring projects in on time
identify and predict risks to projects across multiple teams, and develop mitigation and contingency plans to address them
incorporate metrics into all stages and communications of projects to remove subjectivity and ensure data-driven decision making
you should apply if you have:
3-6 years of experience with a track record of success working closely with customers (internal or external) to thoroughly understand their problem space, clearly articulate their requirements, and facilitate the work to build their solutions
an insatiable need for clarity – you aren’t phased by ambiguity and will push hard to ensure goals, milestones, roles, responsibilities, dependencies, and risks are all crystal clear to everyone involved
strong communication skills – you have the ability to write and present ideas clearly, concisely and in an engaging manner. you are an active listener and have deep empathy for the people around you
strong collaboration skills – you understand the importance of relationships, you know who’s fully on board, who isn’t, and why. you have the drive and the ability to build teams and coalitions. you ensure everyone’s been heard, drive alignment, and inspire commitment to the goal
an impressive aptitude for technology – you have demonstrated expertise in multiple technology areas – e.g. mobile dev, web dev, operations, security, etc. would be an added advantage
how is life at CRED?
working at CRED would instantly make you realize one thing: you are working with the best talent around you. not just in the role you occupy, but everywhere you go. talk to someone around you; most likely you will be talking to a singer, standup comic, artist, writer, an athlete, maybe a magician. at CRED people always have talent up their sleeves. with the right company, even conversations can be rejuvenating. at CRED, we guarantee a good company.
hard truths: pushing oneself comes with the role. and we realise pushing oneself is hard work. which is why CRED is in the continuous process of building an environment that helps the team rejuvenate oneself: included but not limited to a stacked, in-house pantry, with lunch and dinner provided for all the team members, paid sick leaves and a comprehensive health insurance.
to make things smoother and to make sure you spend time and energy only on the most important things, CRED strives to make every process transparent: there are no work timings because we do not believe in archaic methods of calculating productivity, your work should speak for you. there are no job designations because you will be expected to hold down roles that cannot be described in one word. since trust is a major virtue in the community we have built, we make it a point to highlight it in the community behind CRED: all our employees get their salaries before their joining date. a show of trust that speaks volumes because of the skin in the game.
there are many more such eccentricities that make CRED what it is but that’s for one to discover. if you feel at home reading this, get in touch.