Director of Engineering

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Do you love building products that make the world a better place?  We are solving a massive problem.  We love people who have challenged the status quo, disrupt industries and have built great things.  It this sounds interesting, then keep reading! 
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Who We Are

We are a well-funded fintech startup, with a proven business model, on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people.  We find savings you’re missing, identify bills you’re overpaying, help you pay down debt faster, save automatically for you, and much more. Text us a financial question, and we’ll not only offer guidance but help you make it happen.

About the Role

We handle hundreds of millions of data points, meaningful concurrency, and thousands of text messages per day. We’re looking for a proven technology leader who can help us grow our engineering team and build beautiful user experiences and scaleable systems. As the Director of Engineering, you will lead the strategic and tactical decisions of our platform.  You will work closely with the founders to build out the roadmap of our applications, influence the direction of the tech stack, hire future engineers and be part of the leadership team.

The Challenges
  • High level: this poses a very pure engineering challenge – using commodity cloud infrastructure to deliver financial services. Success will require the engineering team to be faster and more efficient than the competition.
  • Data: we store, analyze, and access large scale financial data.
  • Integrations: We integrates with many financial service providers from multinational banks to insurance carriers.
  • Algorithms: grow and develop ML/NLP infrastructure to process incoming text messages from customers texting us, our Flagship product.

The Skills & Experience
  • 10+ years of development/engineering experience
  • 5+ years as VP of Engineering or CTO level leadership
  • Experience with consumer applications, ideally mobile first
  • Broad experience in various tech stacks, frameworks and dev languages
  • Hands-on experience with product road-mapping
  • Willing to develop / architect as needed
  • ML/NLP experience a plus

 
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