Director of Engineering, Web & Mobile

Remote - US Full Time
$180K - $271K Yearly

Published on January 11, 2024

Stash is on a mission to provide financial opportunity to all. We want to give every American the tools, guidance, and confidence required to grow personal wealth and live a better life. Beyond our mission, we have an incredibly fun and engaging culture, where people and encouraged to speak up and can see the impact of their work.

Too many people in the U.S. continue to be left behind by traditional financial services institutions. At Stash, an investing app for more than 2 million active subscribers, we’re on a mission to address that reality by empowering people to invest and build better lives. We’re turning money into a source of hope and opportunity and giving our customers the confidence to take charge of their money and financial future.
It’s an exciting time to be a Stasher! Bolstered by a new slate of world-class leaders and a fresh round of financing, we’re headed into our next phase of growth with momentum. We’ve implemented product enhancements that make it easier for individuals to start their financial journey with us, and operational changes to help us deliver for and support our customers with optimal speed, rigor, and transparency. Also in the past year, Stash launched its groundbreaking back-end infrastructure, Stash Core, allowing the company to exceed 70% in gross margin as it marches towards profitability.
Get to Know Engineering at Stash
We seek a Director of Engineering devoted to building customer-centric, reliable, scalable, and performant iOS, Android, and Web applications. In this role, you will provide strategic technical guidance and people development for your business unit’s Engineering teams and managers, focusing on simplicity, scalability, problem-solving, and successful delivery. Our ideal candidate will add a technical, mentoring, and mission-driven presence across the broader organization and help direct our software engineering efforts. We place great value on cross-functional collaboration skills. In this role, you will mentor engineering managers in their career development and work with our Head of Engineering on building processes around recruiting, onboarding, and ongoing employee development. A demonstrated track record of recruiting and retaining high-performing engineering talent is preferred.
What You’ll Do
  • Frame and define the engineering vision for your org
  • Work with teams and stakeholders to ensure clear requirements and deadlines
  • Guide engineering teams to continuously improve, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high-quality software
  • Direct and work with engineering teams to solve a class of highly technical problems, including:
    • Front-end (mobile and web) architecture and design
    • Code and code patterns, API design
    • Testing and code quality
    • Reliability, scalability, and security
    • Infrastructure development and cloud cost management
  • Deliver business results in accordance with quarterly OKRs
  • Work with peers and senior leaders to standardize and evolve engineering methodologies and best practices
  • Establish clear goals and standards for engineering managers and senior engineers to promote a culture of ownership; coach and develop these leaders
  • Ensure technical and career growth opportunities for team members
  • Mentor and sponsor engineers; oversee programs for engineering growth
  • Mentor and develop engineers to confidently and capably perform incident management activities in guidance of our internal SLOs
  • Inspire, build, develop, and lead sustainable and reliable engineering teams
  • Build and foster a culture of “engineering excellence,” “operational excellence,” “customer obsession,” and ownership
  • Build robust working and collaborative relationships with Product Management, UX Design, and Marketing
  • Help develop and evangelize a strong engineering culture, including influence across the wider engineering organization
  • Partner with the People Team to aid and develop recruitment and hiring plans
  • Build team competencies and processes to quickly react to address challenges and bottlenecks while developing these skills in engineering team members
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between our engineering teams and the rest of the organization
  • Document and socialize best practices
Who We’re Looking For
  • 10+ years developing customer-facing software and mobile solutions
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or relevant industry experience
  • Highly proficient technical knowledge of current tools and best practices at scale
    • Deployment
    • Monitoring and alerting
    • Logging
    • Cloud services/infrastructure
    • Incident management
  • Proven ability and experience in developing people managers and technical leaders
  • Proven ability to successfully execute against strategy in partnership with other functions, including Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, Finance, and Leadership.
  • Commitment to excellence and alignment with the value/goals of what we’re building for customers
  • Entrepreneurial and mission-focused mindset
  • A player-coach who can jump in and ignite the team around an effort and release
  • Data-driven decision maker, willing to take risks, fail fast and iterate quickly
  • Strong communication skills to effectively and transparently communicate and mobilize all levels and functions of Stash.
  • 360 view and understanding of product development lifecycle and customer experience
  • Being personable, approachable, professional, and inclusive
  • Security focused with a view of security embedded in the SDLC and each release
Gold Stars
  • Experience building applications at scale
  • Experience managing small to midsize engineering teams
  • Experience transitioning monolithic systems to distributed solutions
  • A keen understanding of testing best practices (TDD is a plus!)
  • Familiarity with or interest in our AWS-based stack: Ruby on Rails, Scala, Kotlin, Sidekiq, Postgres, Redis
  • Familiarity with or interest in front-end technologies: Swift, Kotlin, React.js
  • Familiarity with financial security and privacy issues, as well as regulatory frameworks in the banking and financial services industry
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We proudly celebrate the unique qualities that make you you, 365 days a year, and not just because it’s the right thing to do or good for business. We embed the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into all that we do to prioritize people, a Stash core value, and to ensure Stashers of all backgrounds and experiences can be their authentic selves. 
We are also proud to be the first and only venture-backed fintech to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, and as an Equal Opportunity Employer, Stash is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.
If you require any reasonable accommodations to make your application process more accessible, please reach out to
Helping You Invest in Yourself 
  • Comprehensive total rewards package, comprising compensation (base salary, equity, and depending on level, an annual bonus) and health care benefits 
  • Complimentary subscription to Stash+ account 
  • Remote-first work policy – Live and work where you feel the most productive, whether that is in your home, in an office (including our NYC and London offices), or a combination of both, anywhere in the US or UK                    
  • Flexible PTO 
  • Annual learning and development reimbursement benefit 
  • Work-from-home equipment stipends; home internet subsidy
  • Paid Parental Leave (offerings for birth giving and non-birth giving parents) Primary & Secondary
  • Enhanced health and wellness benefits through One Medical, Gympass, and Maven Health
  • Opportunities to participate in Stash Gives, our charitable giving and volunteerism program, powered by Millie, with an annual company match
External Recognition for Stash
  • Benzinga’s 2023 Best Brokerage for Beginners and Best Robo-Advisor Awards
  • Qorus-Accenture’s 2023 Banking Innovation Awards
  • USA Today and Statista’s 2023 Top 500 Best Financial Advisory Firms
  • Comparably's Best Company Awards: Best Places to Work, Best Company Outlook, and Best Engineering Team for Diversity, Women, Culture, and more! (2023)
  • Fintech Breakthrough Award: Best Personal Finance App (2023)
  • BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Forbes Fintech 50 (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Best Digital Bank, Finovate Awards (2020)
  • Tearsheet Challenge Awards, Best Banking Card Product - Stock-Back® Card, 2020
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2020, 2019)
Salary Range: $180,400-$270,600
The base salary range represents the reasonably anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and competencies, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data for companies of our size and industry.
**No recruiters, please**