Senior Engineering Manager
Albert
Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and we’ll not only offer guidance; we’ll help you make it happen.

We’re an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors, with over 3 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We’re on a mission to improve the financial lives of millions of people with a beautifully-designed, simple product, and we’re looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.

About the role
Director of Engineering is an integral role at Albert. It requires meticulous focus and the confidence to establish technical systems, develop polished code, engage in consistent documentation and inspire productivity across engineering roles as our company scales.

Things you're good at

  • Ownership: Dive in and take ownership of the front-to-backend stack and develop great products that you are proud of every day.
  • Architecture: Completing tasks is important. Completing tasks in a way that anticipates the scope of our ambitions is equally important.
  • Organization: Work across various layers of our company in an inspired, efficient way.
  • Prioritization: Prioritize initiatives to demonstrate alignment with our business strategy and value propositions. Communicate priorities and drive consensus on the path forward.
  • Collaboration: We bring out the best in each other. We're looking for people who will bring out the best in all of us.

Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for our backend systems
  • Establish engineering processes to evolve our engineering standards
  • Hire/grow your team according to company hiring plan
  • Coach your team to ensure their success
  • Research, design and implement new robust, scalable services
  • Work cross-functionally to support the successful implementation of all features
  • Build solutions for appropriate scalability
  • Monitor and fine-tune our systems for optimal performance
  • Improve, optimize, troubleshoot, test and maintain our core product code base
  • Be ready to jump in and produce professional code, as needed

Requirements

  • 8+ years of full stack front-to-backend engineering—preferably in technology startups
  • 4+ years of proven experience leading small to medium sized technology teams
  • Strong understanding and hands-on experience in the deployment and monitoring of production cloud systems
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science or similar field; graduate degree a plus
  • Versed in Python, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, RabbitMQ, Heroku, AWS, Linux
  • Understanding of Kotlin and Swift a plus

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Free lunch
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