Director of Engineering

New York, NY
Product, Technology, and Design – Engineering
Full-time
TL;DR
An engineering leader at Bowery is respected by colleagues for your deep technical contributions to the industry, your ability to inspire and attract key talent, your passion for customers and the impact of your work, and your ability to deliver engineering solutions with quality. You will be responsible for leading engineering teams to build industry-defining services and products, setting long term technical vision, and creating a culture of quality and continuous improvement.

About Bowery
Bowery Valuation is the world’s first truly tech-enabled commercial appraisal firm. We’re rebuilding the $4.2B commercial appraisal industry by leveraging our proprietary platform to deliver higher quality reports with faster turn-around times than anyone in the industry. We are bringing what is an otherwise very manual process into the digital age, streamlining the collection of data and the generation of the final appraisal report. Our goal is to create a platform that leverages the expertise of appraisers and multiplies your efficiency across all areas of your work. With Bowery, buyers and lenders can have properties appraised in 11 days (vs. the industry standard 21 days). This means lenders can close transactions for your buyers faster, saving them weeks of frustration and thousands of dollars. Bowery is the first ever venture-backed commercial appraisal firm, having raised over $26MM from Builders VC, Navitas Capital, Fika Ventures, Camber Creek, Metaprop and more.

What gets you excited

    • Overturning archaic orthodoxies in one of the largest areas of our economy
    • Operating within a fast-paced startup environment
    • Building a first-in-class product
    • Writing high-quality code
    • Finding simple solutions to complex problems
    • Building a high-performing engineering team
    • Constantly learning and growing as an engineer
    • Collaborating with Senior Leadership to create a strong company culture
    • Managing talented engineers

You have

    • 5+ years experience of software development experience
    • 4+ years of management experience within a software engineering organization
    • Strong proficiency in Javascript with an understanding of modern Javascript frameworks (AngularJS, React, Vue.js, Node.js)
    • A desire to become a Director/VP of Engineering
    • A mindset of continuous improvement

Responsibilities

    • Spend 15% of your time hands-on engineering with 85% of your time on management
    • Assume accountability for delivery of technology at Bowery
    • Assume accountability for technical decisions at Bowery
    • Work with C-level executives on recruiting engineers
    • Manage 3-4 team leads
    • Mentor and develop engineering talent within Bowery
    • Develop performance measures for Engineering in collaboration with People team
    • Collaborate with Product, Design, and CTO to develop the product strategy that will help us to achieve our company objectives
    • Establish best practices for engineering at Bowery and ensure adherence to those practices across the engineering organization
    • Participate in strategic planning with the leadership team
    • Champion Bowery internally and externally

Our Stack

    • We primarily use React, Node.js, NestJS, and Mongodb
    • We have a suite of unit tests written in Mocha + Chai
    • Our deployments live on Heroku and AWS

Perks at Bowery

    • Stock options
    • Medical, vision, dental coverage
    • 401k and commuter benefits
    • Flex time and PTO time off
    • Professional development allowance
    • $500 experience bonus (Each year we give all employees up to $500 to spend on a new experience of your choice.)
    • Monthly lunch
    • Company events: Happy Hours, Women at Bowery, and more. 
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