Since 1988 Quicken has been the top personal management software for millions of consumers. We pioneered a radically easier and faster way for people to manage their household finances. Since then we’ve continued to focus on delighting customers and making the Quicken product and experience better than ever.

Job Title: 
Head of Engineering
Menlo Park
United States
Product Development
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Job Summary: 

Quicken is the leading solution for personal finance management software. For over 30-years, we have helped millions of people take control of their financial lives.

While Quicken Inc. is known for its flagship product Quicken, the company has invested in and is now delivering cloud-based clients (mobile, web/React) on a modern Fintech platform (Quicken Cloud Services). Our platform has been built from the ground up and leverages state-of-the-art, cloud-based microservices. We continue to innovate in our development of advanced connectivity solutions, integrated financial services, and machine learning/AI initiatives—all aimed at furthering our mission of being the intelligent platform at the center of our customers’ financial lives.

We are looking for a seasoned engineering leader for the Head of Engineering (Director Level) role in our Menlo Park headquarters. In this role, you will lead all our US engineering teams. This includes Cloud Services, Mobile, Web, and Mac, and you’ll coordinate closely with our Head of Data Science to integrate and support our machine learning/AI initiatives. You will report directly to our Chief Technology Officer.  

  • Directly manage and mentor the engineering managers of the different teams under the scope of this role
  • Steer important technology decisions taking into consideration strategic imperatives
  • Deliver high-quality products and services to our customers through engineering excellence
  • Manage engineering roadmaps that align with the business priorities defined by Product Management
  • Make decisions on the organizational structure to ensure it is aligned to support company objectives
  • Utilize operating mechanisms for effective interaction between stakeholders
  • Be a champion of engineering best practices as appropriate (design for re-use, unit testing, etc.)
  • Recruit engineering talent into the organization while ensuring we can retain our top performers
  • Act as an advisor to the senior leadership team by having the credibility as someone who can be relied upon
  • Interact with engineering counterparts of external partner organizations and ensure our company interests are protected
  • Be responsible for the deliverables and releases of multiple products and services under the scope of this role, including their performance in production
  • Guide teams with technical insights and problem-solving techniques when facing complex issues, especially those reported by customers in production
  • Communicate work status and other relevant information to the rest of the organization thru applicable operating mechanisms
  • Build a motivational engineering culture that is in alignment with company values
  • 15+ years of experience in the software industry with 5+ years in engineering management
  • Experienced in managing and mentoring managers and architects
  • Successful track record of leading multiple teams working on diverse technologies
  • Demonstratable past technical accomplishments and continues to remain hands-on (including coding)
  • Able to get the big technical picture as well as having the ability to dive into details
  • Able to make business and technology trade-offs and long vs. short term decisions
  • Passionate about understanding the customer and able to look at a problem from a customer’s perspective
  • Can think strategically and follow it up with executional excellence
  • Solid communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at different levels of the organization, including with C-suite
  • Strong understanding of how to set up the organization optimally to deliver company objectives
  • Ability to define processes and to operate mechanisms that enhance organization productivity
  • Good project management skills with an understanding of Agile methodologies
  • Organization savvy--able to navigate both vertically and horizontally
  • Familiarity with working in a geographically distributed environment
  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and performance bonus
  • Fantastic culture, strong believers in Autonomy/Mastery/Purpose
  • Customer-driven, we make money by building the best products for our users. No confusion about how to win – create amazing products!
  • Ability to work with and lead incredible talent
  • Build products that make a huge difference in people’s lives
  • Work on a highly recognizable brand that defined the personal finance category

Quicken is excited to build a team of innovative and talented people dedicated to helping people improve their financial lives.  We believe in giving our employees the benefits and perks to keep them happy and healthy.  Whether it’s generous healthcare benefits, a 5% matching 401(k) Plan, a gym subsidy, or unlimited snacks, we believe happy employees are successful employees.  (Benefits and perks may vary based on location.)  Come join our Quicken team!

Quicken is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  It considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability.

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