Head of Engineering - LeafLink Financial

New York, NY
 
LeafLink is a SaaS marketplace platform that provides licensed cannabis dispensaries the ability to order from their favorite brands, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage their operations and scale. With 2,500+ dispensaries and more than 800+ leading brands in 15 States, LeafLink is setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together. Our team, backed by funding from leading VC's, is poised to define the cannabis wholesale market. LeafLink was named one of FastCompany's 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise' for 2018, joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare and we are hungry for more!
 
LeafLink is seeking an experienced Head of Engineering to join our fast-growing team. In this role you will be responsible for managing LeafLink Financial’s development of a best-in-class payments & credit management platform that will allow brands and retailers to transact through the LeafLink platform. This role will require you to digitize processes that allow cannabis operators to easily manage their accounts receivable and accounts payable operations in addition to streamlining back end processing of credit applications, underwriting procedures, payment processing and reporting. This role is highly collaborative, requires creative thinking, development expertise, and an understanding of all product offerings and platform features on LeafLink with a focus on our financial services offerings. This role will require you to interface directly with our executive, finance, client experience, sales, marketing, and engineering teams. You need to be a self-starter who is comfortable with change, enjoys a very fast pace, and can juggle many tasks and deadlines.
 
 
Experience Needed

  • 2+ years as a lead or senior engineer working in Fin-Tech or financial services with a focus on digital lending, payment systems, credit risk/analytics and/or loan servicing
  • 7+ years of experience engineering software with experience across product development, architecture, and DevOps
  • Direct experience implementing automated payment systems (ACH, CC, etc.) and other banking services 
  • Identifiable track record for innovation, building and scaling notable applications
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern software providers and vendors
 
Stack Qualifications
We will consider candidates with an excellent background and track record with expertise in other modern tech/enterprise stacks but experience with the following is ideal.

  • AWS Infrastructure and latest offerings
  • Postgresql
  • Docker & Jenkins
  • GraphQL
  • Python
  • Django & Celery
  • Vue.js

What You’ll Own

  • Work alongside the founder of one of NYC's leading FinTech companies to build the first set of compliant, digitized financial services for the regulated cannabis industry
  • Directly responsible for the development of LeafLink Financial’s suite of product offerings delivered through the LeafLink platform
  • Work across teams to determine the optimal delivery of LLF features
  • Be the first engineer hired for LeafLink Financial development initiatives and will help lead the initial concept development, prototyping and architecture
  • Responsible for the deployment of LeafLink Financials first on platform product

Who You Are

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high growth, rapidly changing environment that requires tenacity to exploit opportunities and a steady demeanor to handle challenges
  • You are the poster child for startup hustle: change is your only constant, no challenge is too big, and no task is too small
  • Self-motivated and excited by the potential to own what you do, you have the willingness to learn and adapt as needed
  • You work well independently as well as with other members of the team, both in person and remotely
  • You are a multi-tasker and connector, as well as an organized operator who executes on both internal and external responsibilities
  • You have knowledge of key project management concepts including phases, plans, deliverables, scope, and tasks
  • You have excellent verbal and written communications skills
 
Benefits

  • Flexible PTO
  • Benefit Contributions (medical, dental, vision) 
  • Stock options 
  • Team events + Cool Swag
  • Fun office environment 
  • Brand spanking new office in FiDi
 

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