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We are building Novi, a consumer first, technology driven bank

Lead Engineer / Chief Architect

$100k – $150k • 1.0% – 2.0%
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Novi is a well funded seed stage startup on a mission to help the 69% of millennials who have less than $5,000 in savings manage their money, debt and investments by putting their finances on autopilot. Our initial offering is a Smart Checking account which automatically helps you save and earn more money by routing your cash intelligently across loans, investments and retirement.

We answer what you should do with your money, why you should do it, and most importantly, we do the work for you.

The Role:
We’re seeking a passionate engineer to architect and lead the efforts across the Novi tech stack. Our stack is built on Node.js, React & Flutter.io and hosted on Google Cloud / Firebase. You’ll be responsible for major architectural decisions and be the technical leader as we rev and scale the banking platform and app behind a whole new kind of bank.

We value curiosity, drive, teamwork, technical expertise, and fundamentally believe in empowered leadership; meaning you’ll have full ownership and accountability over technical decisions at Novi.

The ideal candidate loves BIG challenges and is excited to grow alongside us as we deliver a delightful customer experience and revolutionize one of the least loved industries in the US.

- Architect and build our entire tech stack (backend, frontend and mobile), optimized for speed and mobile consumption.
- Maintain our backend APIs, modifying them as needed per the needs of the Product and our Clients.
- Implement entirely new tools and applications using a modern technology stack (e.g. Node.js, React, Flutter, Google Cloud Platform, Firebase).
- Write unit, integration, and End-to-End test framework and infrastructure.
- Improve the performance of our entire Server & Client experience.
- Be the technical leader for the entire Novi engineering team.

- 10+ years of experience as a technical lead / lead software engineer
- Strong leadership skills (mentoring, leading)
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with react native, flutter or other cross platform frameworks
- Experience with nodejs, java, ruby or other backend frameworks
- Experience building cross platform mobile applications
- Knowledge and thorough understanding of test driven development processes
- Knowledge and thorough understanding of cross platform build pipelines
- Experience with experimentation and A/B testing is a plus

The Team:
- Philip Cortes, Novi's CEO, co-founded the CMS division at Bloomberg, which generated $105m in revenue in its first year, and most recently managed the web and mobile product teams at Wealthfront.
- Shannon Mosier, Novi's COO, was the Director of Product at LendingHome, where she built their automated consumer mortgage loan origination platform from scratch.
- Luis Bitencourt-Emilio, Novi's CTO, comes with years of leadership experience solving complex technology problems as Principal Director of ML and Data @ Reddit, VP of Engineering @ Workpop and Principal Engineering Manager @ Microsoft.
- Karen Fukumura is our Chief Banking Officer leading the acquisition of our bank charter. Karen joins us with +25 years of senior banking experience at Bank of America and East West Bank, where she led retail banking, tech, ops, and numerous +$5bn bank mergers.
- George Bennum, our founding engineer was most recently a senior engineer at Bjond, a HIPAA-compliant healthcare startup in Boston. He is working across our stack getting our services and banking app ready for launch.
- Praveenkumar Ramasam, our mobile lead and most recent addition, Praveen is building our iOS and Android apps leveraging Flutter as a cross platform framework. Praveen joins us from BinWise where he built apps and services for the restaurant industry having spent years building tech for a health insurance company based in the UK.

Banking is a $6 trillion dollar industry; we’re assembling a unique team to reimagine it from the ground up. If this challenge excites you and you want in at the ground floor, let’s talk!

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People you would work with in this role

Karen Fukumura

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Transformation and turnaround leader who effectively and efficiently scales businesses for rapid, sustainable, and profitable growth.
Founder of @Novi Finance . Ex-PM @Wealthfront , @Fuze (Formerly FuzeBox) Dual MBA/MA from Wharton and the Lauder Institute at UPenn

Shannon Mosier

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On a mission to #FixBanking | Product builder and professional fixer | Cofounder @Novi Finance, Ex-Dir of Product and Bizops @LendingHome, Escaped consultant

George Bennum

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Self-taught programmer with a focus in angularJS

Novi Finance at a glance

We are building Novi, a consumer first, technology driven bank

Their company has offices in San Francisco. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at https://www.novimoney.com

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