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VP of Engineering - 100% Remote

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 20-02566
  • Date: June 01, 2020
  • Job title:

Chris Coons

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Job Description - VP of Engineering - 100% Remote

The VP of Engineering will be responsible for driving and implementing the strategy and tactics to grow and evolve our scalable platforms to meet changing, fast-growing business needs, and efficiently implement new solutions. Our platforms are a critical foundation for our business to drive measurable outcomes for our clients.

As the platform owner you will drive a multi-year strategy partnering with product management to build new capabilities. This role will require building partnerships across the organization to provide client access and servicing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Own the strategic vision and the technology roadmap for our brokerage, financial services, and fund accounting platforms to meet the needs of different stakeholders across multiple business units.
  • Deliver and execute a plan to modernize and scale with new solutions and innovative tools.
  • Work closely with the Product Management and Product owners to do roadmap planning, epic prioritization
  • Establish and drive adoption of best practices for engineering, component re-use, architecture design and technical standards.
  • Lead high-level architecture and be able to provide hands-on technical direction when necessary.
  • Promote and cultivate team spirit and culture across the global team built on open communication, collaboration, teamwork, trust and integrity
  • Develop, lead and coordinate communications and relationships across multiple IT and product teams.
  • Maintain awareness of new / emerging data technologies and their potential application to existing or future service offerings.
  • Developing, improving and maintaining technical engineering documentation
  • Expertise in working in partnership with colleagues throughout the firm, and in leading collaborative teams to achieve common goals

Experience & Skills:

  • 8+ years’ experience in managing and mentoring engineering teams and platforms.
  • Proven experience within a demanding engineering environment.
  • 5+ years’ experience designing and successfully leading large scale operational change
  • As a constant learner and early adopter, you’re already embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies
  • Extensive experience with engineering, architecting, and delivering technology solutions using Java and Python. Knowledge of Go, C++ or other languages is a major plus
  • Experience with Agile, Service Oriented Architecture, micro-services, containerization, automation, distributed systems, server-less compute
  • Experience with Spring frameworks, databases and designing schemas
  • Experience with React, JavaScript, Angular, or Node is a plus
  • Expertise in working in in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture
  • Proven ability to foster an environment of inclusion, with a focus on developing talent across the organization
  • Must have a strong Project Management background with proven organizational skills with focused detail, time management, planning skills and the ability to handle competing priorities
  • Command of architecture, design and business processes
  • Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to all levels of management including CTO, CIO and Line of business heads in both written and oral / presentation communications skills
  • Keen understanding of financial control and budget management


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