Director of Engineering at Jeeves
About the role
Jeeves, a YCombinator company, provides startups and SMBs with innovative banking infrastructure, credit cards and payment products to power their growth. We have raised $131M to build out this vision, from top VCs including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Jaguar Ventures, Clocktower Ventures and tech founders like Nubank CEO David Velez, Kavak CEO Carlos Garcia, Rappi co-founder Sebastian Mejia, Bitso CEO Daniel Vogel and Loft CEO Florian Hagenbuch.
Our mission is to become the primary financing and software solution for underserved companies. We offer companies a true international corporate credit card, with the ability to pay back in their local currency. Since our inception we have grown exponentially by more than 8000% and we already count hundreds of global companies as clients including Bitso, Kavak, 99minutos, Justo, Flat, Runa, and Belvo.
As a remote-first global organization we’re committed to building a team as diverse as the companies we serve. We believe that:
Change is a constant. We move quickly and we adapt. If not, we perish. We are a service oriented technology company. We are obsessed with customer service. Everyone is an owner. Own the outcome, not the process.
Jeeves is looking to hire a Director of Engineering to lead multiple agile development teams across multiple timezones in the planning, design, development, delivery, and support of our core platform. This role reports to our Co-Founder and President and is a highly technical, tactical and strategic engineering leadership position, working closely with Product leadership to define and deliver leading edge offerings and innovations. This role also works closely with the legal team on compliance and finance on credit risk and underwriting. Expertise in agile software development, product development, and micro-services based operations is a requirement.
The Director of Engineering is both a people management role as well as a hands-on technical role. This role is responsible for helping to build, scale, and optimize features on the Jeeves platform and internal applications.
This role supports the engineering team by providing:
architectural oversight for all work done on the platform guidance for scaling and optimizing the platform integration and performance testing strategies thought leadership on new and emerging technologies and how they can be leveraged by Jeeves The candidate must possess strong communication skills and the ability to translate and break down technical language and concepts into easy-to-understand terms. The candidate will lead a group of engineers in a hands-on role, helping them to increase their skill and guarantee a consistently high quality of team results.
Lead, manage, and foster the Engineering team to ensure professional and skill development
Mentor team members in order to promote career growth and improve their technical, problem solving, and collaborative skills
Be a thought leader and actively engage in continuously improving technology, architecture and methodologies.
Review existing solutions, projects, and infrastructure to provide recommendations for enhancements and structural improvements.
Collaborate with Product and Client owners on key business initiatives and features.
Work with senior leadership and subject matter experts to understand current and future operational goals.
Execute and deliver on technical specifications and designs for projects
Implement coding and process changes to improve the overall quality of software development
Participate in the procurement of new software tools and services by obtaining required information from vendors; recommending purchases; testing and approving products
Display strategic thinking and deliver sustainable solutions, keeping an eye towards simplicity, scalability, extensibility, and performance
Ensure server uptime and best in class geo redundancy.
Build a real time finance platform that pushes through billions of $ - stakes are high.
Qualifications: Strong CS skills with 7+ years in professional software engineering experience Strong background in building scalable, fault-tolerant applications with an expertise in at least of one or more of the following languages: Go/C++/Java/Python Prior experience with design standards to deliver maintainable code Prior experience with PCI and SOC2 A track record of organizing a team that writes maintainable, testable code Ability to architect solutions from a problem definition Willingness to learn and try new technologies Experience managing a team across the stack, including recruiting and team building. Ability to mentor and develop team members Experience managing teams across multiple timezones Previous startup experience
Education BA/BS is required Advanced degree is a plus
Why you should join Jeeves
Jeeves (S20) provides startups in Mexico, Canada, UK and Europe with a true international corporate credit card, with 1-2% cashback, no personal guarantee required and the ability to pay us back in your local currency. We are backed by Andreessen Horowitz (www.a16z.com) and have grown 8000% since launch in October 2020. Come join us in building the future of global fintech!