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Trump to Revoke California’s Power to Set Its Own Auto Emission Rules: NYT

President Donald Trump planned to revoke California’s authority to set auto emission limits stricter than the federal restrictions, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The announcement of the move was expected as the president visited Southern California to raise money for his 2020 reelection campaign. Check back for updates on this developing story.

Carson Mayor Proposes Ban on Gun Sales, Possession

The mayor of Carson is proposing a new law that would effectively make selling or possessing a gun within city limits illegal. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.

2 Boys Killed, 2 Girls Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Blythe Area

Two boys were killed and two girls were injured after the off-road vehicle they were in crashed in an unincorporated area of Blythe, officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. Sunday south of the 10 Freeway and east of Mesa Drive in an area known as Mesa Verde. A 13-year-old girl driving a 2015 Polaris RZR made a left turn and the vehicle rolled onto its right side, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The […]

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Tuesday Forecast: Mild Temps and Mostly Clear Skies

Look for mild temperatures and mostly clear skies Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 17, 2019.

Rep. Paul Cook of Yucca Valley Is Latest California Republican to Retire From Congress

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will retire from Congress at the end of his term and will announce a run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, according to John Sobel, the congressman’s chief of staff. California’s Republican U.S. House delegation has been greatly diminished in recent years. In the 2018 midterms, Democrats took control of half of the 14 remaining Republican seats in California, which has a total of 53 congressional districts. Cook’s departure from […]

Investigation Underway After Body Discovered in Van Nuys Neighborhood

An investigation is underway after someone discovered a body in a Van Nuys neighborhood Tuesday morning. The Fire Department received a call just before 6 a.m. reporting a person down, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said. Firefighters and police officers were sent to the 7300 block of Ranchito Avenue where they located the unidentified individual. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said. No age or gender has been released. […]

What Every Student and Parents Should Know About the College Admissions Process With Author and College Admissions Expert Dr. Cynthia Colon

Street Closures, Traffic Advisories in Place as L.A. Drivers Brace for President’s Visit

Los Angeles drivers are bracing for snarled traffic and street closures Tuesday as President Trump arrives to raise money for next year’s campaign. After spending the morning in the Bay Area, the president will be flying into Los Angeles International Airport about 3:30 p.m. From LAX he will travel by helicopter to an undisclosed location in downtown L.A. Several streets have been closed since 4 a.m. in the downtown area in anticipation of the president’s visit. The street closures — […]

Crossing Guard Dies in Valley Glen Crash That Also Injured 16-Year-Old Girl: LAPD

A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle in a crash that also injured a teenage girl in the San Fernando Valley’s Valley Glen neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. The female crossing guard succumbed to her injuries at 5:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The agency did not provide an update on the condition of the teenager, who had complained of foot pain. The L.A. Fire Department previously said that both victims were expected […]

2 Students Arrested After Assault at Moreno Valley Middle School Leaves 1 in Critical Condition: Officials

Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]

Cokie Roberts, Veteran Journalist Who Covered Politics at NPR and ABC News, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before […]

Activists Fear Rising Rents as South L.A. Commission Considers Major Housing Project on Crenshaw Blvd.

The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck. Construction of the project in South Los Angeles has been repeatedly delayed. The developers, who were provided millions of dollars in federal loans, have received multiple default notices from the city. And Arman Gabay, one of the businessmen who conceived the project, was arrested last year on bribery and wire fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty. District Square’s fortunes could turn around on […]

Alex Trebek Undergoing Chemo Again After Cancer Setback

Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor’s orders. Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight. “I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” Trebek said. “And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that […]

As Illnesses Spread, Fake Vape Gear Sells on L.A. Streets

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market. Bootleggers eager to profit off unsuspecting consumers are mimicking popular, legal vape brands, pairing replica packaging churned out in Chinese factories with untested, possibly dangerous cannabis oil produced in the state’s vast underground market. The result: Authentic-looking vape cartridges sold by […]

Pentagon Halts Border Wall Projects in California and Arizona, Citing Insufficient Funds

The Defense Department has decided not to proceed with three border wall projects in California and Arizona, citing “insufficient contract savings,” according to a court filing. The move appears to be a setback for President Donald Trump, who has sparked controversy for dipping into Pentagon funds to build his signature border wall, though it’s unclear what will happen to the projects listed in the filing. Last month, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper approved an additional 20 miles of 30-foot-high barriers for the […]

Breaking Down the Emmys with Patrick Gomez

Entertainment Weekly Senior Editor Patrick Gomez joins the News Director’s Office to talk all things Emmys! Jason, Patrick, and Bobby go through each of the big categories and share who they think will take home the awards. Patrick also reveals the show you’re probably not watching, but you should be. The Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, September 22nd. Related show links: Patrick Gomez’s EW Bio Patrick Gomez on Social Media: Instagram | Twitter Subscribe to “The News Director’s Office”: via iTunes | RSS […]

Big Rig Loaded With Carnival Ride Crashes on 605 Freeway in Long Beach

A big rig that was hauling a carnival ride overturned during a crash on the 605 Freeway that prompted an hourslong closure through Long Beach Tuesday morning. The crash was reported on the southbound side of the freeway just before 1:30 a.m., when the truck and a Toyota Corolla collided near Willow Street. The big rig’s engine block dislodged as the truck rolled over and hit a BMW traveling in a separate lane, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Anthony Soriano said. […]

Protest Likely to Greet Trump During Fundraising Trips to Bay Area, L.A., San Diego

President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be met with jeering protests. Trump has routinely mocked California over its liberal culture, policies and politics. His visit Tuesday and Wednesday signals that despite the state’s decidedly leftward swing in recent years there are still plenty of wealthy Republicans who support him. […]

House Judiciary Committee to Hold 1st Impeachment Hearing Tuesday

As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation. Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s outspoken former campaign manager, is scheduled to appear Tuesday to discuss the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller. But it’s unlikely that Democrats will get much new information. A devoted friend and supporter of the Republican president, Lewandowski isn’t expected to elaborate much beyond what he told Mueller’s investigators last year. Mueller himself […]

Engineering Director, Los Angeles

Monzo - Los Angeles, CA

Posted 6 days ago
Monzo is a bank that lives on your phone. Our mission is to make money work for everyone: to make our customers effortlessly financially savvy with smart features, unexpectedly friendly service, and a relentless focus on what people genuinely want and need. Our net promoter score of +80 is more than 2x that of other banks, and we're the fastest-growing bank in the UK.
Monzo better resembles a fast-paced tech startup than a traditional bank – we move fast, ship things every day, and develop products iteratively. We're also very serious about the safety of our customers' money and their trust in us, so we default to transparency ( https://monzo.com/blog/2017/03/10/transparent-by-default/ ) both internally and externally, and we involve our community ( https://community.monzo.com/ ) in everything we do. We think one of our greatest strengths is our diverse team: everyone is welcome at Monzo and we help empower them to do the best work of their lives.
We've just launched in the US, and we're looking for an inspiring leader to join us as our first LA based Engineering Director. You'll have a rare and exciting opportunity to shape a product that will change the face of US banking. We have big ambitions in the US, and the team will grow really quickly (with your help).
Over the next 12 months, you'll:

  • Build a high-performing and diverse engineering team made up of of existing Monzo engineers from the UK and exceptional local talent.

  • Work with our hiring teams to successfully attract and hire top engineering and management talent, creating and iterating hiring processes where you need to.

  • Create effective onboarding processes to ensure we can hire at pace without compromising delivery.

  • Develop an intrinsic understanding of Monzo engineering culture, principles and practices and instil these across the LA team.

  • Report into our UK-based CTO and develop great relationships with the UK team, ensuring effective communication, context and cultural sharing.

  • Partner with our US leaders and executives on developing an exciting US product and a successful US business.

  • Working with the rest of the US team to forecast and plan our hiring needs to ensure we can deliver what we need to while remaining lean.

  • Deliver high-quality line management and personal development for ~15 engineers and hiring the engineers and managers you need to scale the team.

  • Partner with US and UK engineering leadership on the technical strategy of US systems and software. You'll decide whether we should buy or build, and always assume and pay down technical debt. You'll also make sure the rest of the team apply this to whatever they build.

  • Contribute to projects that help the company nurture, develop and scale a high-performing global engineering organisation through hiring and onboarding, progression and promotion, knowledge management and learning and development.


You should apply if:

  • You're excited by what Monzo is doing!

  • You have experience leading engineering organisations of 20+ people.

  • You have a track record of supporting and developing people - both managers and senior individual contributors (e.g. staff, principal engineers, architects).

  • You're great at building strong, effective relationships with people from different disciplines.

  • You lead through influence and build autonomous organisations that repeatedly deliver results.

  • You have a track record of attracting, hiring and retaining top engineering talent at companies without an established tech brand.


Nice to have:

  • You have experience at a high-growth tech-driven company going from tens to hundreds of people.

  • You've successfully lead high-performing multi-disciplinary teams.

  • You have experience in a regulated environment, or the finance industry.

  • You have experience working and maintaining a culture across multiple timezones.


Note: this role may require regular travel to the UK.
If you're unsure about applying or have any questions about the role or team, please don't hesitate to email [email protected] We're very open about what we do in general, so our blog ( https://monzo.com/blog ) is a good place to learn more.
Logistics
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The interview process consists of:

  • 45-60 minute hangout call

  • 3 hour face to face interview

  • 1 hour face to face interview


The face to face interview take place at our East Hollywood offices, Los Angeles.
We encourage an open and transparent working environment. You can contribute ideas to and ask questions of any aspect of the business you are interested in and, following Stripe's example ( https://stripe.com/blog/email-transparency ), all emails in the company are visible in an email archive. We regularly run hackathons in which people build things on our third party API and we contribute to open source software as much as possible ( https://github.com/monzo ). We've also made our product roadmap public ( https://trello.com/b/9tcaMB4w/mondo-transparent-product-roadmap ) and give sneak peeks of features in our community forum ( https://community.monzo.com/ ).
We're an equal opportunity employer and prize diversity as a strength. Everyone is welcome at Monzo. We're keen to ensure we're designing a bank that works for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.
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