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iFundWomen is the only funding ecosystem designed specifically for early-stage, female entrepreneurs. We believe in the power of community + technology to drive opportunities for women-owned businesses. So, we built a platform designed to provide easy access to capital, coaching, creative, and connections critical to helping women launch and grow our ideas. Named by NASDAQ as one of the top places for female entrepreneurs to raise capital, iFundWomen is widely recognized as the crowdfunding industry leader for female founders and creators. 

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Position: Head of Engineering

Location: New York City

We are looking for a Head of Engineering who is a can-code, can-lead person. As the Head of Engineering, you’ll be responsible for growing the team in a thoughtful and sustainable way. You will be the shoulder to lean on, the wise sage, and the taskmaster. You will roll up your sleeves and build stuff. You will plan for the future and hire the best talent. The role will report to our CEO and will be based in our New York, NY office.


  • Own all engineering efforts across all offices including all disciplines and platforms.

  • Participate in the design and review of all data science initiatives including machine learning, natural language processing and productization of recommendation and scoring algorithms into production systems.

  • Recruit, mentor, inspire and develop engineering teams in New York and distributed offices. Set goals and manage the performance of the overall engineering team.

  • Own engineering process to maximize velocity and code quality. Define the engineering organization, best practices, estimation, manage technical risk and debt, and own project management for the team.

  • Offer hands on technical mentorship. Lead architecture design, code review, pair programming, and implementation of proven software design patterns.

  • Work cross-functionally with product and business teams to get products developed and shipped. Collaborate with product to decompose requirements into technical tasks.

  • Evaluate and implement efficiency improvements. Build cost-of-service models to understand the financial cost of serving our customers, identify ways to drive efficiencies from our stack.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience as an engineering leader building teams and scaling a technical organization.

  • 5+ years experience leading and inspiring an engineering organization of 50+.

  • 5+ years of experience with a tech stack similar to ours and how they integrate together: AWS Service Soup (S3, EC2, etc), Standard LAMP stacks, non-relational data stores i.e. ElasticSearch, Redis, Distributed processing i.e. Storm and Spark, Python, and GO.

  • Strong experience leading data science teams leveraging modern methodologies for natural language processing, modeling, machine learning and multivariate user testing.

  • Passionate hands on leader with desire to stay technical and code.

  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills. Experience guiding and managing senior members of an Engineering team.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Talent development. You've got a strong network in the NYC tech scene and use your relationships to recruit great talent across North America

  • Process-oriented, but not dogmatic. You should understand the importance of planning but know the difference between agile and Agile.

  • Accountability-minded. You create a culture of healthy accountability in the team. And you can balance code quality and speed to market. Been through a startup before? Perfect, you get this.

  • Empathetic. You have empathy for other teams, can tolerate mistakes, and strive to make everyone around you better.

  • Intellectually curious. Innovation doesn't happen without curiosity. You seek to grow your understanding beyond what you already know.

  • Experience designing and implementing REST APIs that interface with large scale data storage technologies.

  • Experience managing mobile development efforts on IOS and Android.

  • Experience with image quality / compression.

  • Experience with testing architectures. Unit tests, integration tests, smoke tests. You understand which tests create the most value for the business. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a relevant discipline or MBA  

iFundWomen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.