Director of Engineering
Travel, Remote
Posted on 8/16/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Fintech platform for savings, cashback, and credit building.
Company Overview is a unique fintech company that combines commerce and finance, enabling users to save money, earn cashback, and build credit through everyday transactions. With a user base of over 7 million customers and $1B in sales, the company has a proven track record of helping users save significantly, backed by over $150M in savings to date. The company's culture promotes simplicity and convenience, offering a comprehensive app that provides savings on a wide range of services, from travel and shopping to mobile plans and prescriptions, setting it apart from other savings apps.
AI & Machine Learning
Consumer Goods
Financial Services

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Web Development
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • Highly motivated, interested in wearing multiple hats and continuous learning, and looking forward to working in a scaleup environment with an emphasis on delivering business value
  • Strong owner that has significant operating range, including stepping in to get hands dirty in the code
  • Positive and inspired person who enjoys finding a solution to problems, not just identifying them
  • Caring people leader that provides well-defined growth opportunities for reports
  • Strategic thinker who looks forward to working closely with business and product stakeholders
  • Strong communicator
  • Interested in working with our stack - React on the frontend, Python/Node on the backend, AWS infrastructure
  • Data-driven and dives deep into problems
  • Interested in a role with: 5-10% IC, 30-35% Tech leadership, 20% Collaboration/stakeholder management, 5-10% Hiring, 30% Team/people management
  • Oversee the technical strategy and delivery of substantial projects aimed at propelling our Travel business
  • Oversee engineering managers, providing coaching, helping resolve technical, people, and process obstacles, and completing performance evaluations
  • Be a key contributor to quarterly OKR planning in partnership with the product team, ensuring a healthy contribution of initiatives from engineers, rigorous prioritization, and capacity planning
  • Ensure appropriate distribution of initiatives across teams and have well-defined collaboration interfaces between travel eng teams and eng teams in other verticals
  • Key contributor to engineering architecture discussions and designs
  • Work with travel engineering teams to continually improve our product development lifecycle
  • Oversee travel engineering hiring and organizational structure
  • Ensure our engineering teams strike the right balance between building efficiently and building sustainably
  • Contribute to cross-vertical initiatives such as establishing best practices, guilds, and product development lifecycle improvements
  • Get your hands dirty in the code when appropriate
Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated excellence leading a team of teams with a focus on full-stack product development
  • Stepped into an existing org as a leader before
  • Been a hiring manager
  • Strong track record of technical delivery of major features/products, and balancing delivery and quality
  • Been at least a Senior Software Engineer or Technical lead for 3+ years
  • Strong knowledge of modern web technologies/tools/microservices
  • Strong depth with at least one of backend/frontend web development, and at least intermediate depth in the other
  • Comfortable with at least one of JS or Python
  • Worked with services at scale
  • Experience in a startup or scale-up environment
  • Experience with strategic initiatives such as OKR planning and organizational design
  • Working experience across a breadth of our existing infrastructure, languages and tools (python, node, react, postgres, redis, docker, aws, etc)