VP of Engineering

| Greater NYC Area
Hi, we're Brigit! A financial health app for the everyday American. By using cash flow data to automate finances, not only do we help people today, but also empower them to start saving for tomorrow. Brigit analyzes data from billions of individual bank transactions and formulates a deep understanding of each member’s cash-flow mismatches and spending habits. Using that data, we're able to send no-fee predictive advances and help millions of Americans avoid late payment fees, predatory overdraft fees, and interest rates. Our initial product is focused on disrupting the predatory $44 Billion payday loan and overdraft market and our future products will continue to empower and improve the lives of over 100M underserved Americans.
We're looking for a VP of Engineering to join Brigit's leadership team. Reporting to the CTO, you'll develop a compelling and strategic technical vision and determine how engineering will contribute to achievement of the Company vision and goals. You know what it means to be a leader at a startup in the middle of hyper growth and take a deeply values-driven approach to your work. You're technical, but you achieve true professional bliss through building a strong engineering culture, attracting and developing top talent, and overseeing the overall health of a mission driven team. This is a huge opportunity to join our journey early, assume a leadership role, and make a lasting impact as we scale.

What You Have

  • 10+ years of experience building and leading Engineering teams from 10 to 50+
  • Strong technical foundations, especially with microservices architectures
  • Experienced with product management
  • You excel at analyzing deep technical problems and coaching teams to the best solutions
  • You are Self-driven and tireless in the pursuit of high-quality results
  • Ability to communicate plans, challenges, and updates to other functional heads
  • Eagerness to understand challenges facing other departments or the company at large and able to provide input, advice and/or possible solutions
  • You have a bias towards action and experimentation
  • You have experience with all phases of technical recruiting - evangelism, sourcing, interviewing and closing 
  • You have exceptional communication skills with extensive experience collaborating with non-technical stakeholders 

What You'll Be Doing

  • Develop 6-12 month plans and roadmaps, working closely with Product and the larger Leadership Team
  • Communicate plans, challenges, and updates to other functional heads
  • Determine necessary headcount/skills/structure to achieve current and future goals
  • Lead the development of interview process for ICs and managers alike Instill a hiring culture on the team, including adhering to the hiring process and maintaining a high bar
  • Manage/coach Engineering managers and other senior Engineers
  • Ensure everyone on the team has the resources and opportunities to learn and grow — formal/informal training, mentorship, stretch goals, attendance at conferences
  • Develop the staffing logic and execute it, factoring in engineering preferences and professional development
  • Regularly evaluate team structure to ensure the organization can move quickly
  • Devise methods to measure output and effectiveness week over week and present findings and bottlenecks
  • Inspire and motivate the team to strive for excellence
  • Develop and promote processes which ensure timely delivery of products
  • Fill in the blanks and verify that the Engineering team has right tools, technology, and processes to build quality, scalable and reliable systems
  • Codify and disseminate best practices (i.e. testing, code reviews, pair programming)

We're backed by leading VC's, including DCM, Canaan Partners, NYCA, and a number of the world's most influential social impact investors. If autonomy, ownership, and having meaningful input in the company you work for is important to you, come join our growing team!
Our Benefits & Team
-Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
-Day 1 benefit coverage for health, dental, and vision
-401k participation
-Offer competitive paid parental leave policy
-Flexible PTO
-Dog friendly office
-Employee wellness initiatives
-Monthly reimbursements
At Brigit, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Technology we use

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Location

Our office is conveniently located in Flatiron, close to Union Square and within walking distance of the L/N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 trains.

An Insider's view of Brigit

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is unique. However, it is not simply the walls of the office that make it so. Every Brigiteer helps construct a fantastic workplace. Whether it be a co-founder taking time to teach us how to make an espresso, or collaborating across teams to add that special touch to our app. We see each other not just as coworkers, but as a family.

Jahmal

Customer Experience Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

You can write anywhere in the office. Walls, desks, windows…..really wherever you come up with an idea, there's always a marker close by to jot your best ideas down. It’s a very collaborative group and we work best when we can express ourselves visually.

Shruti

Growth Strategist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We recognize each other's successes and reward our efforts through encouragement, empowerment, and engagement. Through shared trust and appreciation, we motivate each other to achieve both our individual and team aspirations while maintaining Brigit's mission and core values.

Vicky

Software Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Everyone at Brigit does a great job of promoting and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It's important that work doesn't add any more stress to handling personal situations! Everyone has individuality in how they schedule their workload to meet deadlines. Any and all suggestions on how to keep a sustainable balance are considered team-wide.

Jack

Software Engineer

What are Brigit Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch on Thursday!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion
Pet Friendly
Brigit's pet policy is dog friendly daily
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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