The Head of Technology position is a highly entrepreneurial role in which the candidate will have multiple opportunities to lead the development and optimization of different lending products, manage the IT team in different locations and work along with the management team to design the next-generation Westbon platform. As the Head of Technology, you will work directly with CEO and COO on a daily basis and have the opportunity to travel to Shanghai from time to time. You will also have high levels of exposure to the daily operation, platform development as well as other aspects of the business. Ideal candidate should be skilled full-stack developer, have years of management experience and possess strong entrepreneur spirit. Competent candidate will also be entitled to an attractive incentive stock option package.
Detailed duties include but not limited to the following
- Develop and optimize the online current auto loan and personal loan product according to the needs of college students, especially international students
- Manage the communication with different vendors that provide IT-related services and the integration process of APIs
- Lead, manage and scale a full stack engineering team in the United States and China
- Lead the design and development of Westbon's next-generation mobile platform
- Bachelor's or higher Degree from a top tier school with computer science/engineering background
- Strong managerial, analytical and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in full-stack development (React/Vue + Python/Ruby)
- Prior experience in architecting, building, launching and maintaining complex products
- Proficiency in Chinese a plus
Westbon is a leading consumer financing platform for college students. With its proprietary underwriting system, Westbon is revolutionizing the existing consumer financing industry by providing convenient and affordable financial solutions to college students, who are underserved in the current market.