VP of Engineering

Who We Are
At Hometap, we believe you can have a house and a life. Our vision is to empower current and prospective homeowners to access their home's equity, free of debt. By tapping into the built-in value of a home, we help homeowners do the big-ticket stuff that makes life better: start a business, buy a second home, get out from under crippling debt, or pay for college tuition.

Hometap makes investments in residential homes, buying a small equity stake against the home’s future value. For homeowners, this is a simplified, sensible alternative to mortgage debt and monthly payments. For investors, this is a new asset class, allowing them to participate in the multi-trillion-dollar residential real estate market without the obligations and downsides of homeownership.

Who You Are
We are seeking a seasoned Vice President of Engineering who will help lead, design and build our cutting-edge platforms from the ground up. As an early team member, your technology leadership decisions will enable us to scale our technology infrastructure well into the future. As a strategist on the leadership team, you and your peers’ decisions will guide the company forward as we build a brand new asset class. As a builder, collaborating closely with peer teams such as Product, Data Science, Marketing and Operations, your solutions will allow our customers to have more financial freedom. In short, your work will have a significant, lasting impact on the success of both our customers and our company within a multi-trillion dollar industry.

You’ll be responsible for:
  • Leading our engineering decisions and being a leader in our Company
  • Being a member of our leadership team and working closely with our data science, product and operations team
  • Providing strategic planning for all product development efforts to include the subsequent testing, release and production environment needs
  • Implementing the overall architecture of our products and supporting infrastructure including day-to-day operations in conjunction with Operations department, software development lead, and product management team
  • Quarterbacking overall responsibility for the current and long-range direction of technology for both internal and third-party solutions by enhancing and implementing best-in-class programs, partnerships, policies, practices, and systems while delivering high quality and repeatable results
  • Providing overall technology strategy for the development of Portal applications and security infrastructure supporting the Company’s complicated (and brand-new!) financial product
  • Being an expert in web framework security which will enable us to secure extensive and sensitive client data
  • Working closely with Data Science to build seamless interfaces when passing over quantitative models into production
  • Acting as a player / coach to help design and build software that seamlessly guides our clients through what might otherwise be a complicated experience
  • Taking a very active role in developers’ professional development with careful planning and ongoing follow-up and encouragement for growth

What You Bring
  • Security and regulatory compliance experience
  • Demonstrated web stack security experience
  • Microservice architecture experience
  • Significant professional web development experience
  • Substantial experience building and leading engineering teams
  • Strong demonstrable Python/Django experience
  • AWS experience
  • Agile development experience
  • Desire and ability to be a player / coach

Bonus points for:
  • Security and regulatory compliance experience
  • Fintech or real estate experience
  • Microservice architecture experience
  • Worked with growing, successful teams

Our Team & Culture
At Hometap, we pride ourselves on being Owners -- of our jobs, our output, our careers -- and Good Neighbors -- we believe helping each other means helping the company, homeowners, and investors succeed. 

Equally important to your skill set is the way you fit within our team and business. We are looking for a creative thinker who looks for opportunities within challenges, rolls up their sleeves to get things done, values collaboration and communication, and embraces the Homeowner-first mentality. Critical to our mission is being thoughtful in everything we build. If you’re someone who embraces this builder mentality, you’ll be right at home here.

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