Head of Engineering

New York, United States Full-time

Welcome to Taptap Send

Taptap Send is an app that lets immigrants send money back home to Africa instantly at very low cost. Since launching in Summer 2018, we’ve already moved millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers. We’re live in seven European countries and we support payments into Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Zambia and the Ivory Coast - with more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. The industry is currently dominated by traditional services that are expensive, slow, and limited in rural areas. We allow people to send money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost. In doing so, we are working on making the UN Sustainable Development Goal of bringing cross-border remittance costs down to 3% by 2030 a reality today.

Taptap Send was recently spun out of Segovia, a venture-backed startup focused on making it easy to send payments in emerging markets. To continue our rapid growth, we're looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small startup environment. We have competitive salary and stock options, flexible hours, unlimited vacation, and great medical, dental, and vision benefits.

 

Your Role

As the Head of Engineering, you are responsible for our small and growing engineering team. More specifically you will:

  • Work with (and lightly manage our experienced) engineers towards company goals
  • Advocate for and implement best practices in the engineering team
  • Provide technical guidance to CEO, Board and the rest of the company
  • Recruit engineers to support company growth
  • Roll up your sleeves and get comfortable developing on all parts of our stack
  • Work with partners around the world to add new countries and payment methods to our payment network.

Requirements

  • You are a strong full-stack developer with at least 2 years of recent experience writing clean, production-quality code. (Our Android & iOS apps are built using React Native, with a backend in Kotlin running in AWS)
  • You have experience working with mobile apps - at least one of iOS or Android, if not both.
  • You have been a Tech Lead or a manager for a small team for at least 2 years

Ideally you are also:

  • Motivated by our mission and want to build technology that makes a difference
  • Excited to work on a small team across all parts of the stack (and even beyond the engineering stack, have an eye towards Product and Business)
  • Experienced with building and supporting cloud-based web infrastructure with Linux and AWS
  • A good communicator and natural collaborator who can work with colleagues at all levels
  • Excited about working with and building products for underserved communities