Engineering Director (Remote optional)

New York, NY

Full Time Executive-level / Director
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Credit cards with cash back at many local businesses, no annual or international fees, high limits, and a mobile app that makes it easy to manage your money, track your spending and automate payments.
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The Petal mission
Petal’s mission is to bring financial opportunity and innovation to everyone. We're pioneering a new approach to credit, by analyzing an applicant’s banking history, in addition to credit history, to determine their creditworthiness. We call this technology a Cash Score — and it takes into account income, spending, and savings. It’s currently helping thousands of people qualify for credit at better rates, even if they’ve never had it before. 
We bring the same ingenuity to our credit card products. Our simple and intuitive app gives members access to credit score tracking, budgeting tools, subscription management, and automated payment options—everything they need to make financial progress. Now more than ever, Americans need help improving their credit safely, responsibly, and affordably. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, apply now, and let’s change this trillion-dollar industry together. 
The Engineering Director role 
As Director of Engineering, you'll build and lead a team, working closely with the VP of Engineering to scale our technology and the Engineering organization. You’ll have the chance to use your strong technical chops to guide the architectural aspects of major new projects.  You will be responsible for growing and mentoring your team to meet the increasing demands of the business.We are looking for a motivated and experienced manager who  knows how to get things done in a rapidly scaling environment.
At Petal, we're looking for people with kindness, positivity, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and potential will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Petal, we welcome diverse perspectives from people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build a team of high-performing engineers.
  • Provide technical and organizational leadership across the engineering team.
  • Work closely with the VP of Engineering and other key internal stakeholders to develop and manage the product and engineering roadmap.
  • Drive technical projects and planning.
  • Coach team members to encourage professional and career growth.
  • Grow and mentor managers to create a sustainable engineering cultureEnsure consistent quality for design and code reviews by developing team standards.
  •  Disseminate information across the organization, and have strategic influence.

Characteristics of a successful candidate:

  • Demonstrated ability and success building and leading a product-focused engineering team.
  • A minimum of 7 years experience developing production-grade systems
  •  A minimum of 5 years experience managing people.
  • Prior experience building, releasing, and maintaining customer-facing products.
  • Experience driving change through an organization.
  • Proven ability to scale systems and processes.
  • Strong cross-functional communication and collaboration


  • Experience in FinTech, consumer lending, or other regulated industries.
  • Experience managing remote engineers.
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