Engineering Manager / Tech Lead
New York City, NY
Mid-level +1 · Full time
Posted 2 years ago
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ngineering Manager / Tech Lead

NEW YORK /
ENGINEERING /
IN PERSON OR REMOTE FULL TIME
👋 About Walnut
 
Our Mission
We believe that nobody should struggle financially to receive healthcare. Every year, 500,000 families in the United States declare bankruptcy due to large medical bills. People should not have their lives destroyed because they can’t afford something they require to survive. At Walnut, we’re on a mission to increase access to healthcare by making it more affordable.  
 
What we do
Walnut is a fintech company that expands financial access to healthcare. We’re building a point-of-sale embedded lending platform that makes healthcare more affordable for patients by breaking up large medical bills into small, monthly payments. The best part? No fees ever. This helps patients actually afford healthcare and helps healthcare providers capture more revenue and increase collections. We’ve raised over $110 million from prominent investors including Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI-focused venture fund), Plaid, Afore Capital, 2048 Ventures, Newark Venture Partners, Supernode Ventures, CityRock Venture Partners, and others.
 
✍️ About the Role
 
Overview
As our first Engineering Manager hire, you will be an integral member of a small, fast-paced engineering team building our core product and scaling it as the company grows. This is a tremendous  opportunity to influence the growth of a new team and build a novel and impactful technology that improves the financial well-being of patients. It’s an ideal position for those who have mentored interns, small teams, or been a tech lead and are looking to transition into management.
 
🔨 What You’ll Do
- As leader on our Engineering team, you will work directly with the CTO, CEO and product teams to make sure we deliver efficiently and on time.
- Motivate and manage a team of software developers to reach and exceed company goals.
- Specifically, you’ll work on helping your team expand the functionality of our live MVP to optimize the user onboarding flow, enhance authentication, and integrate with 3rd-party data providers we use for underwriting decisioning
- Have 1:1s and growth conversations with your employees and find career paths for them to develop their skills.
- Provide alternate solutions and help workshop best practices with the CTO and your team
- Solve problems you don't know how to solve: You'll encounter challenges we haven't yet come across yet. And when the time comes, you'll think through problems, evaluate approaches and teach yourself whatever is needed.
- Lay a solid foundation for the product to scale, keep our technical debt in check and help us hire a team of incredible engineers.
- Have something you want to learn or accomplish in this role? Tell  us about it! We want to give you the best career opportunity you've ever  had. 
 
🙌 What We’re Looking For
- 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
- A desire to take on a leadership role and mentor and manage other members of the engineering team.
- Hustle & Grit. Willingness and desire to take on personal responsibility for the business as a whole and “figure it out”, whether it’s in your exact functional lane or not.
- Excitement and passion for expanding financial access to healthcare.
- Experience with Java, a relational database, React (or a comparable front-end framework) and building full-stack web apps.
- A great understanding of how Restful services and Gradle works- Our full tech stack includes: Docker, Spring, Gradle, Hibernate, ExpressJS, NextJS, Amazon Web Services, Java, N8N, Python 
 
🔥 What We Offer
💰 Competitive compensation and equity
🏥 Competitive health benefits (medical, dental, vision)
🌴Unlimited vacation with a minimum of 10 days off per year, and a stipend you can apply towards flights, hotel stays, or Airbnb rentals
💻 New equipment for you to do your best work
🚀 Opportunity to make a significant contribution to a product that's already transforming how people pay for healthcare
🧳 An organization that supports learning and development. We will find mentors to help you level up, provide you the stretch opportunities and make resources available to help you grow
🌎 At Walnut, it’s your contribution to the team that matters. We support a hybrid model based in Chelsea with flexible working hours.
📚 Learning is important to us and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to keep learning as you work with us. We provide stipends for online courses and books.
🏐 We believe it’s important to de-stress through exercise. We offer a monthly reimbursement to the gym or physical activity of your choice
🧠 We believe that taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. We offer a monthly reimbursement to any meditation, therapy, or counseling of your choice🎥 Whether it’s Netflix, HBO Max, or Disney+, we provide a monthly stipend for you to spend on the streaming or entertainment 
 
Interested in applying? Get in touch: hana@hellowalnut.com
Walnut
Walnut is a point-of-sale lending platform that wants to make healthcare more affordable for patients.
Size:  1-10 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $3.6 M
Year Founded:  2020
Investors
Edward Lando
TA Ventures
Gradient Ventures
2048 Ventures
Pareto Holdings
Newark Venture Partners
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