Director II, Software Engineering – Mobile at Best Egg

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $149,500 Annually
Benefits: 401k Matching/Retirement Savings, Dental Insurance... 
| Full-time | High-paying
Best Egg

Director II, Software Engineering – Mobile

Remote / Flexible

Technology – Software Engineering & Architecture /

Full Time, Exempt

/ Remote
Type: Full Time, Exempt
Workplace: remote
Technology at Best Egg is based on agile principles. We believe in quickly iterating and delivering secure solutions that add value to our customers and business. We learn by testing and failing, then apply those experiences to further our progress. The organization routinely evaluates and incorporates new thinking and technologies into our best practices and standards. Best Egg is a cloud-first organization, embracing cloud technology and the potential it creates for technological innovation. We partner closely with AWS to identify new opportunities to advance our stack and business. We deploy to a modern technology stack leveraging advanced CI/CD and Infrastructure-As-Code targeting both managed containers and serverless platforms based on which solution serves us best.

Members of Best Egg’s Engineering and Enterprise Architecture team partner with key stakeholders, including consumers, marketers, CX researchers, and problem advocates across the enterprise to optimize short- and long-term value streams. Encouraged by our healthy technology risk appetite we expedite feature development using techniques such as feature toggles and multi-variate testing with an aim to maximize learning opportunities and better meet consumer’s needs. We enjoy applying a wide range of tools and techniques to formulate solutions and innovations. We consider internal and external stakeholder satisfaction an important component our service performance.

The Job: The Director II, Software Engineering Mobile will be empowered to establish Best Egg’s future mobile engineering team(s), and work in partnership with a prestigious on/near shore engineering agency, launching Best Egg’s first multi-product mobile application. This unified digital experience will connect our full suite of products, using every product to help limited savings customers navigate their everyday financial lives. Best Egg strives to create an easy, flexible, and humanized customer experience that uses every touchpoint, including mobile, as an opportunity to help customers achieve their goals and build trust to increase customer lifetime value. In this role, you’ll be considered a critical thought-leader and visionary and will join technology’s senior leadership team of principal engineers and enterprise architects, reporting directly to the Managing Director of Engineering and Architecture. You will operate as Best Egg’s top expert in all mobile development concerns and will drive the expansions of the engineering team, the initiation of both an iOS and Android native application, and define appropriate standards, engineering pipelines, and processes in partnership with our external agency. You will also help shape the future relationship with external agencies as we migrate execution-ownership to internal teams. You will also be well supported by and partner with expert level Product Managers and Revenue Directors who equally own the success of our mobile endeavors.

Engineering Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years experience as a senior software engineer or engineering leader/manager.
  • 4+ years experience architecting, developing, and maintaining high-quality intuitive native mobile iOS applications using Swift and common iOS frameworks.
  • Command of iOS app design principles, common frameworks, best practices, Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, and integration with AWS powered RESTful backend distributed micro-services and middleware.
  • Command of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Test Automation constructs and procedures for mobile applications.
  • Experience with application performance instrumentation and digital/mobile analytics techniques.
  • Experience in financial services industry a plus.
  • Capable of representing the engineering team(s) when collaboration with senior cross-functional leaders including Sr. Product Managers, Principal Engineers, and Business Line General Managers.
  • Interpret, confirm, and/or challenge business/product requirements and document technical considerations/tradeoffs.

Leadership

  • Comfortable interacting and engaging with colleagues from all levels of management across all business units and third-party development firms.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership including self-direction, coaching and mentoring, leading change through tooling or process improvement.
  • Experience hiring, developing, and leading associate and mid-level software engineers.
  • Demonstrate high levels of self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, organization and servant leadership.
  • Continuously seek improvement for themselves, others, and the teams’ product value output.
  • Ability to lead successfully through ambiguity, setting appropriate stakeholders’ expectations, presenting a flexible and confident, in-command, demeanor.
  • Must understand business and technical considerations, working closely with Product Management peers to savvily, intuitively, and creatively balance speed to market with quality and scalability.
  • Must effectively manage engineers proficient in technologies possibly foreign to your own repertoire.

Culture

  • Advocate and practitioner of Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Pair Programming)
  • Ability to succeed within a cross-functional team emphasizing Collective Ownership in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be confident and willing to challenge status quo but also willing to concede and execute other’s ideas when necessary.
  • Capable of teaching and learning from others to promote continuity of knowledge and personnel development.
  • Exhibit Best Egg’s core values of Never Satisfied , Have Fun through Humor , Transparent , Our People Matter.
  • Exhibit Best Egg’s leadership principles of BE an Advocate for your Customer , BE Transformative , BE inclusive and champion diversity , Be a Builder of Great Teams.
  • Exhibit excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

In addition to semi-monthly salary payments, this position is also eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance. Yearly incentive bonus target 25% of base salary. This position may also be eligible for a long-term cash and/or equity incentives at a target of 10%.

Best Egg is a consumer financial technology platform that aims to help people feel more confident about their everyday finances through a suite of products and resources. Our digital financial platform offers simple, accessible, and personalized financial solutions including personal loans, credit cards, and a financial health resource center.

Our culture and values are one of the core reasons why our customers keep returning to Best Egg. We are committed to championing a culture of inclusiveness and diversity of thought, and we focus on providing a safe, flexible, and collaborative work environment. Our associates are encouraged to engage in creative problem solving, and we promote opportunities for growth and enrichment across the organization.

If you are inspired by inspiring others, Best Egg is the place for you.

Best Egg celebrates diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we will grow.

Employee Benefits

Best Egg offers many additional benefits for our employees, including (but not limited to):

Pre-tax and post-tax retirement savings plans with a competitive company matching

program

Generous paid time-off plans including vacation, personal/sick time, paid short–

term and long-term disability leaves, paid parental leave, and paid company

holidays

Multiple health care plans to choose from, including dental and vision options

Flexible Spending Plans for Health Care, Dependent Care, and Health

Reimbursement Accounts

Company-paid benefits such as life insurance, wellness platforms, employee

assistance programs, and Health Advocate programs

Other great discounted benefits include identity theft protection, pet insurance,

fitness center reimbursements, and many more!

Salary: $149,500 – $180,000 a year
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In addition to semi-monthly salary payments, this position is also eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance. Yearly incentive bonus target 25% of base salary. This position may also be eligible for a long-term cash and/or equity incentives at a target of 10%.

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