Director, Backend Engineering

New York, New York /
Engineering – Software Development /
Full-time - Remote
Real Vision helps people understand the complex world of finance, business, and the global economy with real in-depth analysis by real experts through the power of its community.

The company is on a mission to democratize the very best financial intelligence for all and become the one place where everyone lives their financial lives.

This enhanced platform will offer members different learning journeys that put them in control of their finances. Members will be able to watch videos, listen to podcasts, monitor market prices, analyze markets and economies, do technical analysis, create watch lists, read and publish research, monitor their portfolios, execute trades across both Tradfi and Crypto, and contribute to a thriving hive mind community.

To help lead this growth, Real Vision is looking for a Director, Backend Engineering to help build out the backend of our new platform. You'll be laser-focused on architecting and engineering a scalable solution to house our content, courses, and financial tools.

What you'll do:

    • Thinking out of the box to develop innovative solutions that scale, are resilient, secure, maintainable, and elegant.
    • Build, coach, and direct a world-class team of accomplished engineers to develop next-generation services for the company across Web & Mobile
    • Partner with design and product to create and evangelize a world-class B2C & B2B FinTech platform
    • Overseeing technical architecture and resolution of features/issues on mission-critical production systems (you build it, you own it, you run it)
    • Individually contribute directly to software development efforts across various projects and frameworks
    • Lead the enablement of great developer experiences by implementing modern DevOps practices
    • Collaborate across engineering and business disciplines to meet the aggressive vision and schedule releases
    • Lead the technology conversation in a cross-functional team to translate product, design, and business requirements into well-realized deliverables
    • Define, manage, and report key performance indicators that measure team performance against organizational objectives
    • Participate in the end-to-end business decision-making process with its broader scope and vision, and work closely with Operations, Sales, and Marketing to build tools and support their functions

Who you are:

    • 8+ years of hands-on experience as an engineering leader with involvement in architecture, design, and implementation across many disparate technologies
    • Extensive hands-on experience with modern tech stacks. Focused expertise with technologies such as .Net Core, Java, Python, etc., and building on cloud platforms like AWS
    • You have an expert comprehension of well-architected principles like - Scalability, Reliability, Security, Modularity, Observability, Maintainability, and Extensibility
    • Experience with containerized microservices, serverless architectures, distributed systems,
    • SQL/NoSQL data stores, UI/UX, CI/CD, and related concepts
    • Experience with short release cycles, the entire software lifecycle, and experience working on a product that's been released for public consumption (D2C)
    • Experience in hiring, mentoring, and managing Sr. Engineers/Engineering Managers
    • Demonstrated track record managing in multi-cultural environments, including working with and managing off-shore engineering teams and working with team members across multiple time-zones
    • Exceptional problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.
    • Focused, dependable, detail-oriented, and hands-on – complete tasks quickly and thoroughly

What we offer:

    • Competitive salary 
    • 20 days accrued PTO a year
    • US Public Holidays 
    • 5 sick days 
    • 100% covered health, dental, vision for the individual employee (with full family coverage at a heavily reduced rate)  
    • 4% dollar-for-dollar 401k match after 90 days  
    • 100% remote
    • Equity grants that vest annually over 3 years. 1/3 vests each year.
    • Growth Opportunities 
    • Real Vision All Access membership