Director of Engineering, Mobile

San Francisco, California


Who We Are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right®. By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we’ve grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and are well on our way to reaching 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company’s mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

We are seeking a Director to join the SoFi Core Mobile team. The core mobile team builds and maintains a secure, modular mobile platform, allowing our product teams to ship quickly, safely, sustainably.

On our team, directors aren’t bureaucrats with a clipboard. You will be expected to show servant leadership, inspiring the engineers on your team and making the teams greater than the sum of its parts. The ideal candidate is both forward-thinking and hands-on, has a strong sense of ownership and drive for delivery, and is a good mentor who can help us continue to innovate and deliver on our goals. At SoFi, we pride ourselves on the collaboration between Product, Design, and Engineering and so you will be overseeing the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, deploying and continual improvement and evolution.

What you'll do:

  • Lead iOS and Android core mobile teams 

  • Take initiative and produce timely results in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, deliverables, and goals.

  • Grow the team – understand what your team needs, define how to find and assess candidates

  • Define the growth plan for individuals on your team

  • Assess project risks, identify contingency actions, and develop/manage a risk

  • Communicate ongoing project health with key stakeholders and business leaders.

  • Hold the team accountable for delivery

  • Shape and support the team culture with an emphasis on continual improvement, learning, and fun

  • Generate ideas for new initiatives

What you'll need:

  • 10 overall years of experience working on product engineering teams

  • 5 years of experience designing, building, and operating iOS or Android apps in a multi-team environment

  • 5+ years experience managing teams

  • While you don’t code full-time anymore, you are still comfortable with with a codebase and can lead both design discussions and incidents/troubleshooting

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves, collaborate with others and get stuff done

  • Strong sense of ownership; driving initiatives from inception to completion

  • Experience hiring, motivating, growing teams of employees.

  • Deep experience working according to agile engineering techniques and/or the principles of Continuous Delivery

Why you'll love working here:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as disability benefits.

  • 100% of medical, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFI for employees and their dependents.

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning.

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.

  • Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.

  • Employer paid lunch program and subsidized gym membership.

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks & drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

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