We are seeking a Senior Principal Engineer with a passion for building customer-centric, reliable, scalable, and performant software. In this role, you will provide strategic technical guidance for your Engineering Organization and fellow Principal Engineer cohort, with a focus on simplicity, scalability, problem solving and successful delivery. You will add a technical, mentoring, and mission-driven presence across the broader organization and partner with colleagues to help lead our software engineering efforts. We place great value on cross-functional collaboration skills. In this role, you will support and mentor engineers with technical guidance and work with the VP of Engineering to continually improve processes around technical direction, architecture scalability, and ongoing engineering innovation. A strong track record of building and scaling high-performing engineered systems is preferred.

What You’ll Do


  • Frame and define high-level engineering initiatives
  • Work with teams and stakeholders to ensure clear requirements and deadlines
  • Guide engineering teams to continuously improve, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high-quality software
  • Work with the team’s engineers to solve a class of highly technical problems including:
    • Architecture and design
    • Code and code patterns, API design
    • Testing and code quality
    • Reliability, scalability and security
    • Infrastructure development and cloud cost management
  • Work with peers and senior leadership to standardize and evolve engineering architecture and best practices


  • Establish clear goals and standards for senior engineers to promote a culture of ownership; coach and develop these leaders
  • Lead technical initiatives and projects, providing technical guidance, direction, and mentorship to team members
  • Mentor and sponsor engineers; participate in programs for engineering growth
  • Mentor and develop engineers to confidently and capably perform incident management activities in support of our internal SLOs
  • Mentor and teach engineers to operate independently and own their technical decisions


  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive technical innovation and establish technical vision and strategy
  • Build and foster a culture of “engineering excellence,” “operational excellence,” “customer obsession,” and ownership
  • Build strong working and collaborative relationships with senior leadership and senior engineers
  • Help develop and evangelize a strong engineering culture including influence across the wider engineering organization
  • Develop and maintain technical roadmaps, ensuring alignment with business goals and objectives


  • Research and develop new technologies, identifying opportunities for improvement, and ensuring adherence to industry standards and best practices
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices, and provide guidance and recommendations to senior engineers and stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between our engineering teams and the rest of the organization
  • Ensure the quality and performance of technical systems and solutions, identifying and resolving technical issues and risks
  • Document, socialize, and champion adherence to best practices
  • Lead technical discussions, presentations, and workshops, communicating complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders

What We’re Looking For


  • 10+ years of software engineering experience
  • 6+ years of hands-on technical leadership and Architecture experience
  • Expertise in Swift or Objective-C front-end technology and modern design patterns
  • Highly proficient technical knowledge of current tools and best practices at scale
    • Deployment
    • Monitoring and alerting
    • Logging
    • Cloud services/infrastructure
    • Incident management
    • Backend RESTful APIs
  • Proven ability and experience developing technical leaders
  • Proven ability to successfully execute against strategy in partnership with other functions including Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, Finance, and Leadership.


  • Commitment to excellence and alignment with the value/goals of what we’re building for customers
  • Entrepreneurial and mission-focused mindset
  • Player-coach who can jump in and do and ignite the team around an effort and release
  • Data-driven decision maker, willing to take risks, fail fast, and iterate quickly
  • Strong communication skills to effectively and transparently communicate and mobilize all levels and functions of Stash.
  • 360 view and understanding of product development lifecycle and customer experience
  • Being personable, approachable, professional and inclusive
  • Security focused with a view of security embedded in the SDLC and each release

Gold Stars

  • Experience building applications at scale
  • Experience creating and setting technical standards and direction for engineers
  • Experience transitioning monolithic systems to distributed solutions
  • Experience building internet-scale consumer application platforms. Better: app platforms within the FinTech domain.
  • A keen understanding of testing best practices (TDD is a plus!)
  • Experience building iOS Continuous Integration pipelines
  • Familiarity with financial security and privacy issues, as well as regulatory frameworks in the banking and financial services industry
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