Director of Data Science and Engineering

Remote /
Engineering – Engineering /
Maxwell was founded in 2015 by homebuyers who were shocked by the complexity and inefficiencies of the mortgage process for borrowers and lending teams alike. We’ve created a platform that has not only streamlined the process and made it more efficient - closing loans 45%+ faster - but has made mortgages more accessible in the process. Our mission is clear: democratize mortgage by helping lenders work more efficiently and stay compliant while eliminating the barrier to entry and the stress for the borrower.

We are a company focused on a supportive, diverse, and inclusive culture - live through our values of Rigor, Ownership, Curiosity, Kindness, and "Straight Up" - to bring equality to the mortgage process and spread financial empowerment. Intrigued? Read on and say hello!

As the Director of Data at Maxwell, you will have the opportunity to direct and oversee the Data Engineering, Data Science, and Data Analyst functions in the collection, management and storage of data across the organization. You will also be responsible for analyzing and deriving insights from data to inform business strategy and value in collaboration with cross-functional teams. Since this is a new role and team, you will also establish policies and procedures that produce high-quality software data products and services at Maxwell, and you’ll have the chance to build and scale these teams!


    • Lead a team of data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts
    • Align data activities and projects with company goals and objectives
    • Build and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders Implement best practices in designing, defining, and building data products
    • Support established organizational objectives by developing departmental goals and strategies
    • Design and define employee coaching, mentoring, development, and team-building activities across the data organization
    • Oversee the hiring, career development, training, and performance reviews for the data engineering, data science, and data analyst teams
    • Assist data teams to attain optimal team performance through identifying and removing technical and business obstacles
    • Provide technical, strategic, and tactical consultation as well as expertise to Product and Engineering team members


    • Proven experience managing and scaling a Data team (Data Engineering and/or Data Science) within a fast-paced SaaS startup environment
    • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest practices, frameworks, architectures, and technologies in Data Engineering and Data Science
    • Experience with AWS Cloud Services (or with Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc) 
    • Hands-on exposure to machine learning technologies and architectures
    • Prior software development and developing web-based applications a plus, not required
    • Demonstrated knowledge and interest ability to incorporate new and emerging data technologies and tools

    • Not sure you meet all of our ideals? We’re a company focused on capabilities and would still love to hear from you, so please apply!
Compensation Range: $170,000-$190,000

An opportunity to be part of an agile team of thinkers and doers who are driven, collaborative, and authentic. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employees are our greatest asset, and you play a key role in shaping our incredible company and culture. Some of our benefits include:

- Competitive pay and meaningful equity as an employee at a fast-growing, venture-backed software company. We want you to participate and make decisions as an owner with our future in mind
- Dedication to your physical and mental health - flexible vacation time, 2 paid days off to volunteer at the charity of your choice, and strong benefits packages to best suit your needs
- Not only do we give you a WFH Stipend to be comfortable, we also give you a Development Stipend and TIME during the workweek to dedicate to your growth and continued learning!!
- An "Even Merrier Holidays" where Maxwell closes down the office to make sure employees spend time with family and friends or doing what they love most!
- A people-centric culture: we care about our employees and foster an inclusive environment to ensure everyone feels valued and has equal opportunities for career progression

At Maxwell, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We're looking for candidates with great experience and alignment with our core values. Maxwell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to All employment decisions at Maxwell are based on a person's merit, business needs, and role requirements.