Kiavi, formerly known as LendingHome, is one of the largest lenders to real estate investors in the United States. With Kiavi’s technology platform and innovative financing solutions, real estate investors are empowered to make informed decisions, close deals faster, and realize the full potential of their real estate investment strategies.


Founded in 2013, Kiavi is committed to helping customers revitalize approximately $25 trillion worth of aged U.S. housing stock and provide move-in ready homes and rental housing for millions of Americans across the country.  We have funded $10.7billion dollars worth of loans across about 46,000+ projects, becoming one of the nation's largest bridge loan lenders. 

Combining our technology and industry expertise, Kiavi has grown to a team of over 500 and has won many awards over the years including Forbes Fintech 50, Finovate Awards: Best Digital Mortgage Platform, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and many more

  • Loans Funded: $10.7+ billion in loans funded 
  • Homes financed: 46,000+ projects funded for our customers across the country. 95% of projects have successful exits
  • Geography: 29 states + D.C. where we lend to real estate investors so they can revitalize neighborhoods 
  • Employees: Over 500 employees

This position can be based remotely in our any of our approved hiring regions. Our hybrid distributed workforce philosophy allows us to find the best talent in the country and build diverse teams, while allowing our colleagues to work from the location that works best for them. For those who prefer to work in-office, we have locations in San Francisco and Pittsburgh. We also plan to use these spaces to bring together teammates to drive creativity and innovation.

 

The Role

The Engineering Manager plays a key role in the development of our mortgage origination application. This team is focused on growing our mortgage origination business and making improvements to the application architecture. This requires a thorough knowledge of what it takes to develop scalable, extensible technology, as well as how to structure and develop a rapidly growing customer-focused engineering organization. This presents a significant intellectual, technical and operational challenge.

 

Responsibilities

  • You will lead a team of frontend and backend software engineers in the development, testing, and implementation of products and services. You will need to establish teams that can deliver fast and predictably, adjusting in an agile fashion to deliver based on the evolving needs of the business.
  • You will bring thought leadership to advance the overall state of culture and technology for the entire engineering organization.
  • You will be responsible for hiring, mentoring and managing a highly skilled set of Software Engineers, managing them to deliver high impact results and build growth plans for them. 
  • You will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence and quality, delivering results on time and working with multiple stakeholders to define use cases, requirements and milestones.
  • You will ensure that the solutions developed are technically sound by leading design and having the ability to deep dive into the code and algorithms that your teams own and develop.
  • You will effectively communicate technical and business risks to stakeholders to ensure that the most informed decisions are being made.
  • You will build project plans, manage timelines and align cross-functional teams towards a common goal and vision.
  • You will draw on customer feedback as well as usage and operational data to quickly iterate and evolve our products and services.
  • You will play a critical role in business planning, working closely with senior leaders to develop plans, resource requirements, and influence our long-term technical and Business Strategy.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to ship complex large-scale projects with high availability.
  • Serious people leadership chops. Mentorship is one of the most important aspects of this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and retain top talent as well as building highly engaged and performing teams.
  • Strong experience in agile and test-driven methodologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. You’ll need to create consensus among passionate stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Technical adeptness across the full stack. As a tactical problem-solver, be ready to get in the code when necessary. 
  • Strong analytical skills and passionate about answering questions with data.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is a way of life.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of engineering management experience, with a proven track record in designing and executing large-scale products.
  • B.S. degree or higher in computer science, engineering or related technical fields.
  • No real-estate or mortgage experience needed, just a hunger to learn.
  • If you are interested in reinventing one of the largest financial markets in the world, would find it fun to programmatically move 100's of millions of dollars per day, think technology can streamline very operational businesses, can handle hardcore quantitative analysis, appreciate great consumer experiences, have a thirst for simplicity in the face of complexity and aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves and learn something new, we'd love to talk to you.

Benefits and Perks 

  • Product Ownership: All employees think like an owner because all employees own equity in the company and play a critical role in making our business great.
  • Health Insurance: Our medical, dental, and vision plans are completely free for employee-only coverage, and the company pays 80% of the total premium for dependents.
  • Whole-Person Wellness: Anyone can schedule no-cost unlimited virtual therapy sessions, use a monthly subsidy for fitness facilities, and access reimbursements for fertility services.
  • Carrot: The leading global fertility benefits provider, built to support employees through their lifelong fertility healthcare journey.
  • Retirement Savings. Employees who participate in our “no fee” 401(k) receive an immediately-vested employer match on 100% of contributions up to 3% of compensation. 
  • Career Growth: We foster an environment that encourages opportunities to use your voice, do better for our customers and each other, and support your career journey.
  • Flexible Time Off: With no cap on the number of days of PTO each year, employees are encouraged to enjoy a well-rounded lifestyle with work, travel, and family.
  • Paid Leaves: You’re immediately eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid leave each year to bond with a new child (mothers & fathers) and up to 8 weeks for medical or caregiver leave so you come back ready to deliver high-impact results.
  • Remote-First: We win together while still being fully remote, and each employee receives a stipend for their home office setup and a monthly allowance to help with the cost of internet/phone.

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