VP of Engineering

  • Aspiration
  • 1765 E 45th St, Los Angeles, CA 90058, USA
  • Oct 07, 2021

Job Description

Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. The estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Connecticut off the road for a year. Aspiration is a certified B Corporation and, in fact, has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations four years in a row. Aspiration has raised over $250M in funding to date and is growing quickly.
 Aspiration Values Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders. Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform. Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star. Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it. Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday.

What You'll Do

  • Establish engineering processes and define our engineering standards
  • Identify and implement core technologies, while removing technical hurdles
  • Work cross-functionally, supporting the successful implementation of core features
  • Build solutions for appropriate scalability at speed
  • Have a perfectionist-like mind, naturally monitoring and fine-tuning systems for performance
  • Engage in troubleshooting, testing, and maintaining core product software; optimize, scale, and improve existing code
  • Establishing a culture of high productivity, collaboration, and big impact, and empowering each team to bring their vision to life.
  • Provide software and technology research, analysis, and recommendations

What You'll Bring

  • 8+ years of backend and full-stack engineering—preferably in technology startups
  • 2+ years of experience leading an engineering team
  • Experience leading mid-sized technology teams
  • Undergraduate Computer Science or similar degree from a top-tier university; graduate degree a plus
  • Experience implementing core business strategies with technology by creating processes that scale, advancing architecture, and developing roadmaps
  • A continuous improvement mindset to develop a scalable MVP and iterate in a data-driven approach
  • Ability to execute on ideas and influence decision making in a clear and effective manner

What You'll Get

  • Making an impact for a company with a mission of transforming the financial industry and the lives of millions
  • Competitive salary and equity incentives
  • Robust healthcare plans, 401K and unlimited vacation time
  • Diverse & inclusive culture

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