VP of Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
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Who are we?

Ribbon is a first of its kind real estate technology company transforming the real estate transaction by delivering certainty, transparency and joy to the home buying process. Consumers and realtors deserve a better experience, and we have designed an open platform that welcomes everyone in the ecosystem to participate.

As members of the Ribbon team, we live out our mission every day through our core values:

  • Be an invited guest to dinner - Everything we do is in the service of the customer.
  • Be a (home) owner - If we see a problem, we address it head on without assuming someone else will do it.
  • Break new ground - We challenge conventional wisdom to create clever solutions and break down the walls.
  • Foster greatness - We grow and inspire the team around us to constantly make Ribbon better.
  • Engage with intellectual humility - We become our best selves through rigorous debate and adjusting opinions based on new information.
Your team:

Ribbon is looking for a driven engineering executive experienced in scaling early stage technical teams, who will create one of the strongest technical cultures and teams in NYC. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP Engineering (VPE) is a pivotal management position. The VPE will be an integral part of the Ribbon Home leadership team, helping to drive continued growth and product expansion. 

How you'll help make homeownership achievable:
  • Help Ribbon evolve the team and architecture from 15 to 50 engineers and 100x user scale.
  • Help grow Ribbon’s Engineering team and create leaders while setting the greater team up for success.
  • Build upon a strong culture of best practices of technical ownership and accountability (code reviews, testing, design reviews).
  • Lead by example, invest in developing the existing team, and attract top talent to Ribbon.
What we're looking for:
  • Experience with a complex, transactional product e.g. a multi-sided marketplace or financial product
  • Consumer tech startup expertise preferred over enterprise, or from a company that deeply values design and experience
  • Experience building a 0-1 product, even if it’s a new product within a larger company
  • Ideally, experience leading Data Science and Machine Learning Engineering teams on top of Engineering
  • High-energy individual who is driven to succeed – by business objectives but also the mission of the organization, and via teammates and colleagues
  • Strong technical chops: T-shaped - breadth of engineering knowledge with depth in specific areas, especially infrastructure and data engineering, web engineering and scaling transactional applications
  • Highly entrepreneurial mindset and track record of success in a fast-paced fintech or complex, technology-enabled organization.
  • Ability to attract and close senior candidates, strong existing network that is ready to follow an inspiring leader
  • "Talent magnet” - has a profile and track record that also attracts engineers that have not worked with them before
  • Experience creating an inclusive team culture and a diverse team to surface the best talent and ideas
Bonus points!
  • FinTech/Real Estate are nice to haves but not required. A lightning fast ability to learn a new domain is more important.
What we offer:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible, unlimited vacation
  • Regular team lunches 
  • Discounted fitness benefits 
  • 401(k)
  • Commuter benefits
  • FSA + HSA
  • Learning + development stipend
  • Meaningful equity in the company

Even if you don’t meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply! If you’d be excited to show up for work each day, we’d be excited to have you on our team. 

Here at Ribbon we’re not scared of differences. It’s how we break new ground. As we scale and we help families from every walk of life, the team we build must be reflective of the diversity that we serve. Together, we’ve built and will continue to grow, a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone has a seat at the table and the space to be their most authentic self. Ribbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we support, celebrate, and cherish all the things that make our teammates who they are.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

We're nestled between Union Square and Flatiron, with easy access to nearby bars, restaurants, and a majority of subway lines.

An Insider's view of Ribbon

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Collaboration is a huge part of working at Ribbon. My team (Consumer Eng) works closely with growth and ops throughout the product development lifecycle, from gathering feedback on initial product ideas to announcing new feature releases. We work with Design to build out new products and cross functionally with the Platform team on tech challenges.

Nicole

Product Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful on the design team at Ribbon you'll need to deeply immerse yourself with our community. We believe strongly in the value of understanding our users, and building beautiful products to help solve their biggest challenges. We value drive, independence, and creative thinking—and people find success here by employing those traits.

Zack

Head of Product and Design

What are Ribbon Perks + Benefits

Ribbon Benefits Overview

We're proud to offer our teammates:

- Competitive compensation: we offer competitive compensation for our talented team
- Generous equity: you deserve a fair share for the value you put into building the company
- Flexible vacation: take the right balance of personal days off so you can always be fully on
- Healthcare coverage: we’re on the hook for most of your medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Team off-sites: we like to spend quality time together to continue to learn and celebrate
- Team lunches: a healthy team is a well fed team
- Education subsidies: there is no such thing as too much learning

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We have a dedicated #fitness Slack channel and a ton of great studios near the office! Rumble, Flywheel, and rock climbing are some favorites at Ribbon.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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