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VP of Engineering

Engineering | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

SmartAsset is looking for a hands-on, experienced senior software developer to join our NYC-based technology team as VP of Engineering. You will be responsible for directing and managing our development team, as well a wide range of challenging tasks, leading various aspects of our product development effort in co-ordination with product, marketing and business teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead on various projects within the Software Development team 
  • Mentor and guide the Development team
  • Design and implement new features and functionality
  • Track tasks and issues, fix bugs and optimize as needed
  • Help design the plan for growth, scale and performance
  • Manage code-reviews, sprint-retrospectives and regular "tech-talk" sessions

Requirements:

  • At least 7 years professional software development experience
  • Minimum 2+ years leading a team of developers
  • Must have hands-on experience across the stack
  • Excellent knowledge of one or more Object Oriented Programming Languages, and OOP patterns
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and web development frameworks
  • Excellent knowledge of relational databases, and best practices for scaling and performance optimization 
  • Experience with *nix servers, networking and internet protocols
  • Ability to turn product requirements into development specs
  • Good social and cooperation skills
  • Excellent communication skills required

Benefits:

  • Highly competitive compensation (salary and equity)
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Company-catered lunches
  • Weekly Friday-Afternoon events

About Us:

SmartAsset is a venture backed, Y Combinator Company. We use our financial modeling technology to provide accurate, interactive answers to important personal finance questions. We are a consumer advocate, recommending specific strategies so people can make smarter decisions and save money. Our launch in July attracted attention from over 40 publications, including the New York Times, Techcrunch, Fast Company and the US News and World Report.