VP of Engineering

San Francisco

Varo is looking for a VP of Technology to lead DevOps, Data, QA, and Corporate Systems development. We are a startup, so a perfect candidate will combine leadership and technical hands-on skills. Such candidate could help us to define long-term technology roadmap and on the same day rollup his sleeves and fix a problem in AWS production environment. We are a nimble and quickly growing team that values collaboration, technical excellence, and fun!

Responsibilities, Requirements & Characteristics:

    • Leads the team, defines roadmaps and drives high quality execution.
    • Key driver of planning, strategy and technological innovation.
    • Ability to build and manage a team that is continuously growing.
    • Strong team builder with experience recruiting and leading top tech talent – works with the rest of engineering management and HR to recruit and retain a great team and set proper accountability and standards.
    • Great communicator, motivator, coach and mentor. Pushes for and inspires excellent work from talented people.
    • Expert in data infrastructures – understands how to efficiently handle data at a massive scale in a sustainable, cost effective way.
    • Experience with AWS, Big Data, BI, Java, QA, web and mobile apps development.
    • Strong engineering manager, but also skillful and not shy of working on technical design and implementation together with the team
    • Drives quality and excellence, and is a strong evangelist for our users and brand.
    • Wakes up at night asking “how do we make it better, easier, and less expensive?”
    • Entrepreneurial, scrappy, tenacious, gets things done, knows how to prioritize, move quickly, and overcome obstacles; thrives in innovative, early-stage environments.
    • Has worked on multiple types/models of digital SaaS products.
    • Knows how to balance gut instincts, data, and team feedback.
    • Strong track record of working collaboratively with other leaders.
    • Experience in Agile processes.
    • Has worked in excellent, high performing companies.
    • Love Challenges: When you hear about tough challenges, you get excited and try to figure out ways to overcome them.
    • Confident: You are solid in your decision making and not afraid to push back on other leaders and management.
    • Results Driven: You have a predisposition towards action and you coach the team to be efficient at getting stuff done.
    • Experience in financial industry and familiarity with regulations that influence technology there.

Join our growing Engineering team!  Help us build the next-generation mobile consumer banking experience. Give millions of people the tools they need to achieve financial freedom and security.
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