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VP of Engineering

Who we are:

Hometap is a highly-funded startup, venturing into the massive $14T residential real estate market. Our vision is to empower current and prospective homeowners to access their home's equity free of debt. We’ve been funded from the beginning by top-tier VC firms and led by incredibly successful entrepreneurs. Our investment product gives homeowners access to tomorrow’s home equity, today, and frees them from the burdens of debt. Critical to our mission is being thoughtful in everything we build. If you’re someone who embraces this builder mentality, you’ll be right at home here.

What we’re looking for:


We are seeking a seasoned Vice President of Engineering who will help lead, design and build our cutting-edge platforms from the ground up. As an early team member, your technology leadership decisions will enable us to scale our technology infrastructure well into the future. As a strategist on the leadership team, you and your peers’ decisions will guide the company forward as we build a brand new asset class. As a builder, collaborating closely with peer teams such as Product, Data Science, Marketing and Operations, your solutions will allow our customers to have more financial freedom. In short, your work will have a significant, lasting impact on the success of both our customers and our company within a multi-trillion dollar industry.

Why we need you:

  • To lead our engineering decisions and be a leader in our Company
  • To be a member of our leadership team and work closely with our data science, product and operations team
  • To provide strategic planning for all product development efforts to include the subsequent testing, release and production environment needs
  • To implement the overall architecture of our products and support infrastructure including day-to-day operations in conjunction with Operations department, software development lead, and product management team
  • To quarterback overall responsibility for the current and long-range direction of technology for both internal and third-party solutions by enhancing and implementing best-in-class programs, partnerships, policies, practices, and systems while delivering high quality and repeatable results
  • To provide overall technology strategy for the development of Portal applications and security infrastructure supporting the Company’s complicated (and brand-new!) financial product
  • To be an expert in web framework security which will enable us to secure extensive and sensitive client data
  • To work closely with the VP of Data Science to build seamless interfaces when passing over quantitative models into production
  • To act as a player / coach to help design and build software that seamlessly guides our clients through what might otherwise be a complicated experience
  • To take a very active role in developers’ professional development with careful planning and ongoing follow-up and encouragement for growth

Your background:

  • Security and regulatory compliance experience
  • Demonstrated web stack security experience
  • Microservice architecture experience
  • Significant professional web development experience
  • Substantial experience building and leading engineering teams
  • Strong demonstrable Python/Django experience
  • AWS experience
  • Agile development experience
  • Desire and ability to be a player / coach

Bonus points:

  • Security and regulatory compliance experience
  • Fintech or real estate experience
  • Microservice architecture experience
  • Worked with growing, successful teams


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Equity compensation
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Weekly happy hour
  • And more!

Our team & culture:

At Hometap, we build industry-leading solutions which create significant competitive advantage for the company. Some of the problems we face have very amorphous scopes and require the team to embrace an experimentation and cooperation mindset. As such we rely on each other’s varying expertise to scope the problem into manageable, tractable, goals.  Collaboration is a central tenet of the group; we plan together, execute independently and share with each other throughout the project. Therefore, we value openness, transparency and accept the best idea, wherever it originates from.

Equally important to the candidate’s skill-sets is the candidate’s fit within our business.  We are looking for someone who is an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, data-driven, creative thinker who looks for opportunities within challenges and has a competitive drive to win and values collaboration.

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