Head of Engineering - Founding Team

Mission Driven Fintech Startup

Intelletec has partnered with a pioneering Fintech start up that is seeking a Head of Engineering to join their growing team in New York! 

The client has a fundamentally different approach to the traditional credit card issuers focus on passively predicting risk based on customers’ past while competing on marginal differences in rewards and perks.

With their “Dynamic Upgrade” feature, they enable credit card issuers (credit unions, community banks and fintechs) to give customers better limits and interest rates automatically as they meet prescribed financial Goals. Dynamic Upgrade gamifies the financial improvement process - customers have clear actions to take and tangible incentives for doing so. We’re installing greater financial education, motivation and customer control in credit products. For the credit card issuer, Dynamic Upgrade helps drive (healthy) card utilization, risk reduction and growth - a win-win situation.

The co-founders previously worked at Credit Suisse and Alphabet and the company was incubated at Columbia Business School. Come join us to revolutionize the customer experience of credit products!

About the Role

We are working on a tight schedule to deliver value to our institutional clients and their cardholders. From day 1, you will have the opportunity to

  • Drive technical decisions and architecture design
  • Build reliable, scalable and maintainable backend, including integration with clients’ banking infrastructure
  • Recruit and lead a high-caliber eng team and manage near-shore dev teams to deliver on schedule
  • Set the bar for engineering standards

Start date is early May. The role is NYC based but we will consider remote work within the US for the right candidate.

We are looking from an aspiring Engineer Leader with the following profile to join the founding team:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience developing Fintech / Consume / SaaS applications in production
  • Strong proficiency in a general-purpose language (e.g., Python, Java) and solid computer science foundation (e.g., degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar programs)
  • Proven experience in backend development (e.g., database and API design and scaling, data streaming and ETL, serverless / container / Flask / FastAPI) with expert knowledge of cloud-native architecture
  • Experience in Fintech development or banking APIs are highly appreciated but not required
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty, ability to navigate ambiguity, and a self-starter

Comp and Benefits:

  • $130 - $150k base salary with 2% - 5% equity (depending on experience)
  • Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and 401k benefits

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