Director of Engineering, Growth & Data at Fundera

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Here’s the thing—we hate traditional job descriptions. In our experience, they’re a terrible representation of what a job really entails and never paint a true picture of what it’s like to work at an organization.
That’s why, at Fundera, we do things differently. Instead of presenting you with some run-of-the-mill job description, we offer potential candidates our Job Spotlights. This gives us a chance to tell you the story of us, why you should work here, and what the role is really like.
Who’s Fundera and Why Should I Care?
Fundera is the go-to financial resource for small businesses. We’re here to help entrepreneurs achieve their financial goals and grow businesses as big as their aspirations.
As a catalyst for smart financial decisions, our combination of proprietary technology and financial expertise provides business owners with tailored solutions based on their unique needs and eligibility—helping them prosper, create more jobs, and, ultimately, grow the economy.
Armed with one of the most experienced and passionate leadership teams in the business and backed by the industry’s leading investors, we’ve made a big impact on Main Street in just a short amount of time (Fundera launched in 2014 and has helped 35,000+ small businesses find their best financial solutions and secure over $1 billion in funding).
We’re experiencing massive growth year over year, and our impact on America’s job creators grows with us. We’re looking to further our impact and need incredible, ambitious, mission-oriented people to get there.
If you want to make a difference, if you want to create a workplace and life you love, and if you want to learn more and grow faster than you will at any other point in your career, you should keep reading.
What Is It Like to Work Here?
The easiest way to answer this is to check out our great rating on Glassdoor, take a deep dive into a few of our employee profiles, or look into some of our recent awards, like Crain’s Best Places to Work. Also, don’t forget to peep our Instagram.
For more detail, though, here are a few of our favorite things:
1. We want people who elevate the game - and offer meaningful equity in our fast-growing company to compensate for top performers.
2. We offer generous medical, dental, and vision insurance—you shouldn’t have to stress about your health. (And less stress makes you healthier, right?!)
3. Yes, your Fundera family is very important, but yours at home matters most. That’s why we offer incredibly generous maternity and paternity leave, have a family-friendly office, and love nothing more than seeing our Fundera kiddos at company events and socials.
4. Everybody needs a little R&R—but we want our team to have more than just a little. You’ll get flexible PTO and we mean legitimately flexible PTO.
5. We sponsor regular catered lunches with really cool speakers (like the founders of Birchbox, CityRow, and Percolate). We also regularly host company happy hours, and other events such as employee-led trivia and visits to customers. It’s important to bring our team together as much as possible.
6. Transparency is what our product is built on—and so is our culture. Whether that means regular all-hands meetings, board decks circulated every month, or a highly accessible leadership team, we’re all stakeholders in this company and never forget that.
Ultimately, at Fundera, you get to come to work with a group of supportive, talented, ambitious individuals who will teach you something new every day, whilst building a product that will truly and actually change the lives of America’s small businesses and job creators. We think it’s pretty cool, and think you will, too.
Is This Role Right for Me?
The mission of the Director of Engineering, Growth & Data is to partner with the Director of Product on strategy for how Fundera continues to grow traffic. This role will ensure that the engineering team is driving growth in the business by constantly shipping the most important products, exceeding the expectations of internal and external stakeholders, and maintaining a high-quality codebase. In this role, you will be part of shaping the engineering culture and team that attracts and nurtures A-Players, works effectively with product, design, and other business units, and can independently make smart decisions informed by business context and objectives.

As Our Director of Engineering, Growth & Data, You'll Get to...

  • Partner closely with key business and product stakeholders to build a roadmap focused on the application and platform strategies to support the SMB experience and supply side partnerships.
  • Collaborate and lead discussions and brainstorming sessions with cross-functional teams including Product, Design, Sales, Business Development and Operations.
  • Partner with product to align on roadmap and backlog.
  • Partner with product on sprints, decision-making, and consensus-building to manage projects from concept to successful launch.
  • Work to improve overall engineering efficiency for your team(s) and all of engineering through improved processes and procedures.
  • Lead, mentor and help provide career growth to your team(s).
  • Maximize our on and offshore relationships with engineering teams.
  • Help architect solutions that allow us to determine build vs buy, partner vs internal decision around build outs.

We're Looking for People Who Have...

  • 7+ years of professional experience in engineering management, preferably with a background in publishing or e-commerce.
  • Significant experience working with and/or driving the efforts and leading an engineering team to achieve the goals of a product and marketing team. 
  • Ability to shift from high-level strategic thinking to stepping in driving execution.
  • A strong problem-solver with exceptional analytical and communication skills.
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented.
  • High level of proficiency and experience in multi-variant testing.
  • Experience managing on and offshore engineers. Including managing engineering managers and leads.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, agile environment with exceptional organizational skills and ability to re-prioritize on a consistent basis.

What Should I Do If I'm Interested?
If working at Fundera gets you excited, we want to hear from you, regardless of whether you think this role is a fit. If you think you’ve got the relevant experience, apply to be our Director of Engineering, Growth & Data.
DISCLAIMER: Fundera does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters. Fundera is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except pursuant to written agreements with Fundera and authorization access granted on a per job basis through the use of Fundera’s agency portal link.

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