Head of Engineering

New York Area or East Coast
FinanceHQ – Engineering /
Full-Time /
About FinanceHQ
FinanceHQ is an innovative personal finance platform that connects individuals with trusted financial advisors and resources. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the millions of Americans who need help maximizing their financial future and the thousands of financial experts eager to assist but struggling to connect with these prospective clients.

Since our launch, we’ve experienced explosive growth and continue to scale rapidly. To date, FinanceHQ has matched over $3 billion in investable assets with trusted fiduciaries, and we've partnered with firms managing a combined total of over $600 billion in assets.

About This Role
We are looking for a proven leader with startup experience to join FinanceHQ as our Head of Engineering. In this central role, you will be responsible for full-stack development, including user-facing applications, DevOps, and backend services, while working alongside company leadership to scale our platform, making it a best-in-class destination for consumers seeking financial expertise.

As Head of Engineering, you will lead the development and implementation of code solutions for a high-traffic consumer site, focusing on secure data management, delivery, and reporting. Leveraging your technical expertise and engineering resources, you will outline engineering requirements, costs, and timelines, and develop strong QA processes and infrastructure for future business services. Additionally, you will manage our offshore development team, ensuring sprints are on track and delivering clean, efficient code.

This role is a unique opportunity to join a well-funded venture with a strong track record to define and execute the long-term engineering vision while building alongside an experienced team of industry experts.

This is a full-time, remote position (with a preference for New York Area or East Coast time zone).

Role & Responsibilities

    • Oversee and contribute to all aspects of engineering and design solutions for all parts of the business where software is needed: backend, frontend, back office, data warehousing, and reporting
    • Lead and execute the design and architecture of scalable and reliable software systems
    • Maintain and improve the existing codebase, ensuring high standards and clear documentation
    • Champion the adoption of best practices, industry standards, and emerging technologies to continuously improve our technical solutions, including code reviews, automated testing, and performance optimization
    • Implement security best practices to ensure a secure information data pipeline
    • Lead a team of engineers to augment your own individual contributions
    • Understand business needs and create tools to solve them effectively 
    • Manage engineering costs for both personnel and infrastructure
    • Collaborate across departments, including growth and product, to contribute to and execute a comprehensive product roadmap


    • 5+ years of experience as a full-stack software engineer
    • 3+ years of experience managing other engineers
    • Experience with TypeScript, Next.js, React, Node.js, GraphQL and PostgreSQL
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform or an equivalent cloud services platform
    • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with product teams, other engineers, etc., to deliver high-performing user experiences
    • Prior experience at a startup, fintech, or other high-traffic consumer sites
    • Deep understanding of the entire engineering stack, from databases to UI
    • Extensive experience and interest in backend development 
    • Ability to effectively communicate across different disciplines
    • Ability to write clear documentation and create best-practice guidelines
    • Experience operating at both strategic and tactical levels in a fast-paced environment