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Director, Mobile Engineering (SoFi, Inc) - Mobile (Android/iOS/HTML5)

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Nick Bieler Principal Recruiter

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Job Info

Category Mobile (Android/iOS/HTML5)
Employment Type Full-Time Employment
Compensation $0.00 - $0.00
Location United States, Utah - 94107

Client Introduction


Interested in disrupting what is considered one of the largest, and definitely the oldest, industries on the planet? The Finance and Banking Services industry is worth $17.4 trillion-dollars annually and SoFi (Social Finance) is going to undoubtedly change the way people think about and manage their money.

SoFi is a pre-IPO FinTech company focused upon building out all of the core financial products that people use every day and delivering them in an customer obsessed way. If you were already part of this team you’d be delivering upon these goals by doing the following:

1) Giving our customers ML/AI driven recommendations which guide them to better outcomes by showing them the value they would reap from making different decisions. 2) Delighting our customers by providing unique experiences that help them understand where their money is, where it's going and what life goals they have. 3) Building out world class infra that we can run cheaply and efficiently at scale and then pass along those savings to our customers in the form of better rates.

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Finally, SoFi is rebuilding its engineering teams in San Francisco and building a brand new office in Seattle made up of a bunch of ex-Twitter, Amazon, MSFT and Facebook folks so they're in it to win it. They have raised $2.0 billion-dollars in financial capital from top global investment firms such as Silver Lake Partners, Softbank and Morgan Stanley.

You can find additional details on SoFi via


CEO Anthony Noto:
CFO Michelle Gill:
CPO Assaf Ronen:
Vice President, Engineering:
Vice President, Engineering:


• Employer paid lunch program, a fully stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.

• Competitive salary packages and bonuses.

• A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.

• Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.

• 100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFI for employees and their dependents.

• 401(k) and education on retirement planning.

• Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.

• Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.

Job Description

SoFi is looking for a passionate Engineering Director to lead a team of talented mobile software engineers to help shape and drive the future of SoFi’s mobile platform. Candidates should possess experience in object-oriented programming and derive joy from delivering their work to customers in short, high-feedback cycles. You will think critically to develop the SoFi apps for iPhone, iPad, or Android. The Mobile Director is responsible for the project planning of the mobile platform and team management and leadership throughout the engineering lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing requirements, and working closely with other groups to ensure goals are met.

Job Responsibilities

• Manage a team of 20+ Mobile Engineers.

• Develop employees and help them grow within the organization.

• Resolve employee-related issues professionally and with the help of business partners.

• Effectively communicate, and enforce goals and objectives, feedback, measurable, and improvement plans.

• Monitor and understand the key metrics governing the mobile product area, with an eye toward continuously improving them through ongoing product innovation.

• Establish product delivery timelines.

• Work on multiple major projects of the highest complexity requiring forefront-of-the-field, innovative solutions.

• Consistently demonstrates extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty. Widely recognized as a technical expert within the professional community. Accomplishments contribute to state of the art field in the of expertise both within and outside the lab.

• Work cross functionally with other teams to help make their features fully accessible to all users. This role offers a unique chance to touch virtually every feature in SoFi's
Android or iOS application.

• Work within the Engineering team to develop features that specifically benefit our users.

• Develop, modify and unit test software applications in local, networked, or Internet-based software programs.

• Must be able to deliver high quality code on schedule, communicate with groups in and outside the development team.



• Strong Swift skills

• AlamoFire, Firebase, Cocoapods, Storyboards

• Desire to learn and use GraphQL


• Strong Kotlin skills

• Retrofit, Jackson/Gson, RxJava/RxAndroid,Glide, Firebase.

• Desire to learn and use GraphQL

• Personal Attributes of the Ideal Candidate Include

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced growing company.

• Ability to drive a project from inception to completion.

• Enthusiasm for solving challenging problems.

• Team attitude: a willingness to roll up your sleeves, work with others and get stuff done.


• Strong attention to detail

• Passionate about engineering and influencing product quality

• Self-motivated with strong decision-making skills

• Strong logical & problem solving skills

• Superior written and verbal communication skills


• Supervises a team of 20+ mobile developers

Required Experience

• 5+ years management experience.

• Passion and expertise for tools and technology.

• Experience working in a collaborative coding environment, refining designs together, working through code reviews and managing pull requests.

• 5 – 10 years of experience in mobile programming and mobile architecture.

• Previous experience building mobile applications with rich UI and great UX.

• Love for building mobile applications and detailed knowledge of Android or iOS.

• Top-notch programming skills in an object-oriented language like Java/Kotlin or Objective-C/Swift.

• Experience in using REST services (JSON/XML).

• Understanding of HTTP/S and web-based application architecture.

• Passion for delivering the best user experience possible on mobile.

• Relational Database knowledge including SQL programming.

• Work and play well with others; SoFi is a collaborative environment.

• Familiar with agile development.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Computer Science Degree or equivalent from a fully-accredited college or university.

Required Education

• Bachelor’s degree or higher with a technical discipline, or equivalent experience.

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