Director of Engineering

MPOWER Financing - New York, NY - Full time


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You will provide expertise and leadership in solutions architecture in the infrastructure and applications space. You will work closely with internal stakeholders to establish technology solutions at a business and technical level. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining the business case for solutions, design the solution to help with prototyping and development, and taking solutions through to concept and market
  • Demonstrating thought leadership in cloud computing across multiple channels and become a trusted advisor to decision makers
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders to establish technology solutions at a business and technical level
  • Providing customer and market feedback to the customer success and engineering teams, and influencing product direction
  • Leading the design, estimation, planning, and implementation of business solutions that require IT system(s)
  • Establish high, mid and micro level plans working with Technical Project Management
  • Providing leadership to multidisciplinary international teams
  • Delivering compelling presentations to internal and external stakeholders


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field, advanced degree preferred
  • 6 – 8 years hands-on experience as a Solution Manager or Developer, creating new solutions
  • Extensive experience in Financial Services (consumer credit, education financing, or online lending platforms), with a background in consulting a plus
  • Deep understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, networking, and cloud-based delivery models
  • Extensive experience in architectural development, design patterns and implementation of custom developed solutions and product integration projects
  • Understanding of object oriented software development and technologies such as PHP, PHP-frameworks, Salesforce, Javascript, Javascript frameworks
  • Knowledge of product and package selection methods
  • Experience in leading agile development projects
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills to manage tracks of work with up to 10 people, throughout the project lifecycle
  • Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to express complex concepts in plain language to reach broader audiences
  • Spanish language skills, a plus

A passion for financial inclusion and access to higher education is a must!

In addition, you should be comfortable working in a start-up environment, meaning a small agile team, fast-evolving roles and responsibilities, variable workload and tight deadlines, a high degree of autonomy, and 80-20 everything.

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C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Mid Level

MPOWER Financing

We enable high-promise global citizens to further their academic and financial aspirations because we believe that socio-economic mobility should be borderless. To accomplish this mission, MPOWER works with investors and universities to lend to high-promise students coming from all parts of the globe. In addition to providing students with access to the financial resources necessary to attend and complete college, MPOWER builds students’ credit histories, provides personal finance education, and offers gateway financial products to prepare for life after college.

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