Vice President, Engineering

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Executive

Who are we?

FastPay is finance reimagined to meet the needs of the media industry. Leveraging proprietary technology and analytics, we offer solutions that address inefficient payment processes and long payment terms. Having spent years analyzing invoices and executing electronic payments, we have industry-expertize that allows us to meet the needs of our long-standing clients. 


We are a collection of finance, entertainment, legal, media, technology, and design professionals. Headquartered in Los Angeles, we have offices in New York, San Francisco, Westborough, MA and London. With over $3BN in payments and loans transacted to date, we continue to see exciting growth.

What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to join a team the functions like a startup within a startup
  • Leadership role within an established, rapidly growing, highly regarded fin/tech company
  • Enormous exposure to the ever-growing financial technology space
  • Competitive Salary, incentive pay, Benefits with a generous company contribution, Matching 401k, and Stock Options
  • Catered lunches, team building events, onsite career coach, guest speakers & more

What will you do?

The Engineering Team of FastPay believes in simplifying people’s lives through innovation and technology. We are building brand new applications, as well as maintaining a suite of applications currently in production. These products take center stage in FastPay’s initiative to become leaders in the financial technology space.

As the VP Engineering, you’ll lead the platform, QA, front-end, and data engineers, using the latest technologies to deliver high-performance applications that are powerful, elegant, and intuitive. You will have a hand in architecture, design, and implementation by thoughtfully leading a team of highly skilled engineers in both Los Angeles and Boston, and an offshore team in India.

The FastPay engineering team builds the technology and data to challenge legacy data models in consumer, business and investment management. Traditional bank models are becoming more and more obsolete for high growth businesses. Our clients are entrepreneurs who need alternative data sources and rely on evolved technology products to replace stale technology from traditional lenders. In this role, you’ll lead the team that creates and evolves products that help other tech entrepreneurs grow their businesses, especially those who are underserved by large banks and other traditional lenders.

The engineering team is filled with tinkerers, builders, and doers who love to learn constantly and enthusiastically from everything they do. The leader of this team will not only be a technical expert, but a true business leader who will reach across the aisle to be part of product ideation.  This leader will also inspire the team and will help mentor and grow each member of the team. This is an ideal opportunity to bring together your diverse technical experience in a role where your voice will influence and shape the technical direction of the company.

Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in the agile software development methodology.
  • Good understanding of the current trends in software development architectures  (Microservices, APIs, distributed systems), software development languages (Java, NodeJS, AngualrJS, AmberJS, Python, R, etc), and environments (AWS).
  • The ability to collaborate with the solution architecture team to achieve FastPay's vision to be a leader in the FinTech space and have software products that supersede client's expectations in terms of usability and performance.
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive experience in software development and architecture
  • 7+ years leading people and examples of people development and career advancement
  • Proven success leading a large team of 30+ technology professionals in multiple locations
  • Executive presence with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to evangelize ideas, develop business cases, and gain support across the enterprise
  • Be technology agnostic and intellectually curious

Bonus:

  • Off shore experience
  • Advanced degree
  • Experience developing and deploying applications in a mixed platform environment (Windows / Linux) and cloud
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and/or machine learning
  • Experience and interest in financial products and service

 

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