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Head of Engineering - LeafLink Financial

| Greater NYC Area
New York, NY
 
LeafLink is a SaaS marketplace platform that provides licensed cannabis dispensaries the ability to order from their favorite brands, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage their operations and scale. With 2,500+ dispensaries and more than 800+ leading brands in 15 States, LeafLink is setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together. Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, is poised to define the cannabis wholesale market. LeafLink was named one of FastCompany's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise' for 2018, joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare and we are hungry for more!
 
LeafLink is seeking an experienced Head of Engineering to join our fast-growing team. In this role you will be responsible for managing LeafLink Financial’s development of a best-in-class payments & credit management platform that will allow brands and retailers to transact through the LeafLink platform. This role will require you to digitize processes that allow cannabis operators to easily manage their accounts receivable and accounts payable operations in addition to streamlining back end processing of credit applications, underwriting procedures, payment processing and reporting. This role is highly collaborative, requires creative thinking, development expertise, and an understanding of all product offerings and platform features on LeafLink with a focus on our financial services offerings. This role will require you to interface directly with our executive, finance, client experience, sales, marketing, and engineering teams. You need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with change, enjoys a very fast pace, and can juggle many tasks and deadlines.
 
 
Experience Needed
  • 2+ years as a lead or senior engineer working in Fin-Tech or financial services with a focus on digital lending, payment systems, credit risk/analytics and/or loan servicing
  • 7+ years of experience engineering software with experience across product development, architecture, and DevOps
  • Direct experience implementing automated payment systems (ACH, CC, etc.) and other banking services 
  • Identifiable track record for innovation, building and scaling notable applications
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern software providers and vendors
 
Stack Qualifications
We will consider candidates with an excellent background and track record with expertise in other modern tech/enterprise stacks but experience with the following is ideal.
  • AWS Infrastructure and latest offerings
  • Postgresql
  • Docker & Jenkins
  • GraphQL
  • Python
  • Django & Celery
  • Vue.js
What You’ll Own
  • Work alongside the founder of one of NYC's leading FinTech companies to build the first set of compliant, digitized financial services for the regulated cannabis industry
  • Directly responsible for the development of LeafLink Financial’s suite of product offerings delivered through the LeafLink platform
  • Work across teams to determine the optimal delivery of LLF features
  • Be the first engineer hired for LeafLink Financial development initiatives and will help lead the initial concept development, prototyping and architecture
  • Responsible for the deployment of LeafLink Financials first on platform product
Who You Are
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth, rapidly changing environment that requires tenacity to exploit opportunities and a steady demeanor to handle challenges
  • You are the poster child for startup hustle: change is your only constant, no challenge is too big, and no task is too small
  • Self-motivated and excited by the potential to own what you do, you have the willingness to learn and adapt as needed
  • You work well independently as well as with other members of the team, both in person and remotely
  • You are a multi-tasker and connector, as well as an organized operator who executes on both internal and external responsibilities
  • You have knowledge of key project management concepts including phases, plans, deliverables, scope, and tasks
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications skills
 
Benefits
  • Flexible PTO
  • Benefit Contributions (medical, dental, vision) 
  • Stock options 
  • Team events + Cool Swag
  • Fun office environment 
  • Brand spanking new office in FiDi
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueLibraries
    • DjangoLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • VueFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • LeafLink CRMCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Google InboxEmail

Location

In the heart of the Financial District, we're accessible to most train lines, the path train, and ferries, with almost too many lunch options!

An Insider's view of LeafLink

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On a large scale, the LeafLink team collaborates during “Huddle Booze Report” (HBR), a biweekly meeting where team leaders present on company KPIs, accomplishments, and challenges (with some beers). Every member of the team is welcome to comment or ask questions, bringing forth their thoughts and ideas.

Claire

Growth Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As cliche as it may sound, one of my favorite things at LeafLink is that no day is ever the same. I’m excited to go into the office every single day to see what the day brings. At LeafLink, EVERYONE has a voice. In addition to the breakout success our service saw in California, my life also drastically changed. I saw my earnings increase over 300%

Josh

Account Executive, LA Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As co-founder and CTO it’s important for me to maintain official communication channels with teams and individuals. We have various meetings that bring leadership together with teams which include sprint demos, retrospects, daily standups and one on one meetings. Open communication supports alignment and productivity something we are all about here

Zach

Co-Founder and CTO

What are LeafLink Perks + Benefits

LeafLink Benefits Overview

Leaflink provides Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as Disability and Life Insurance. We also have a generous stock option plan, 401k and great branded merchandise.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Leaflink offers voluntary long-term and short-term disability plans.
Dental Benefits
LeafLink's dental plan has no deductible and covers 100% of preventative services, including X-rays, and has a $5 co-pay.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $100 annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Leaflink offers a range of Aetna plans that cover both in network and out of network providers, and have copays as low as $20. We also have complimentary enrollment in One Medical and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
Our voluntary Life Insurance plans offer our employees financial stability and security.
Wellness Programs
LeafLink offers discounted Gym memberships to its full time employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
LeafLink's 401k plan offers a broad range of available funds, including Vanguard, Fidelity, and American Funds.
Company Equity
LeafLink offers stock options through our Stock Option Plan.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Leaflink's Flexible PTO policy allows our team to execute ferociously, with the knowledge that they will be able to rest and recharge when they need to.
Paid Holidays
Leaflink offers 11 days per year for Major Holiday observance.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
LeafLink's casual dress policy allows our employees to work however they feel most comfortable, whether that be in tie-die t-shirts and shorts or jeans and a sweatshirt.
Commuter Benefits
LeafLink offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all full time employees.
Company Outings
LeafLink has quarterly team outings, an annual holiday party, and an annual incentive trip.
Stocked Kitchen
LeafLink offers unlimited snacks, tea and coffee.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LeafLink has a generous annual budget for attending industry conferences and events.

Additional Perks + Benefits

LeafLink offers employees a chance to visit other offices through our AccoLLade program. Once a month an employee is recognized for exemplifying one of our Core Values. That employee is given an all expenses paid trip to a LeafLink Local event. Recent winners have travelled to Washington and Arizona.

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