VP of Engineering

Engineering · New York, New York
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Who We Are

Climb Credit (NMLS# 1240013) is an innovative student financing and payments platform that makes career-advancing education more accessible, affordable, and accountable than ever before.
Climb identifies programs and schools with a demonstrated ability to improve the earnings of their graduates. Climb partners with schools that teach everything from cybersecurity to healthcare, heavy machine operation to data science, and culinary arts to coding.

We provide learners with financing and payment options that are priced and structured to meet the unique needs of those seeking career elevation and increased earning power.
Climb Credit’s mission is to expand access to career advancing education and we aim to do this for all communities. Therefore, we are committed to building a workforce that’s a representation of our learners. Climb fosters an inclusive work environment to all its employees; We celebrate diverse representation and diverse thinking.

To further this commitment, we’ve set a goal to promote inclusivity and equity in our workplace internally and with schools and financing providers externally. We do this through our company DEI Taskforce meetings to work through these initiatives. Climb acknowledges its power in providing access to educational opportunities and the positive impact of diversity, which is why we have taken on this commitment to push forward this work. We encourage our employees to be their most authentic selves and strive to create, nurture and sustain an inclusive culture for our employees and learners.

Climb’s Values

  • Drive access and inclusivity
  • Build a better system
  • Own the solution
  • Iterate and experiment
  • Succeed together

Overview of Role

We are looking for an engineering leader who is excited to join a fast-growing startup and ready to contribute to, as well as help build, a high performance team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience leading the technical efforts to bring products to market and complex systems online. Previous experience in FinTech (payments, loans, or underwriting) would be a considerable bonus. Remote friendly.


As a leader of the Engineering team, you will:

  • Serve as role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community
  • Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact
  • Build the vision and the roadmap as to where the organization will go, what the priorities should be, creating both near-term and long-term wins
  • Work closely with Product team in developing a strategy and roadmap to provide compelling capabilities that helps us succeed in the marketplace
  • Nurture a healthy collaborative engineering culture, and provide transparency to business and technology leaders on priorities
  • Clearly and succinctly communicate the priorities and plans to the engineering team and the senior leadership team
  • Although you will not be coding, as an engineering leader we will expect that you know the craft inside and out and still carry an engineer’s passion for designing and delivering great software solutions for our customers and establishing processes and metrics that improve our efficiency and quality

Your Background and Skills

  • At least 7 years of experience in Software Engineering
  • At least 5 years of people management experience
  • A proven track record of leading development on scalable, reliable products that deliver real value to users
  • Experience mentoring and growing engineers into both management and individual contributor tracks
  • Hands-on knowledge of software engineering: languages, frameworks, techniques, and industry trends.
  • Value diverse, inclusive teams and creating an environment where people of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds can thrive
  • Ability to think critically about performance, scalability, and reliability of the software
  • Professional, detail-oriented, and energetic personality

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor