About the Company

Valon’s mission is to empower every homeowner. We believe the journey of home ownership starts when you get your keys, but lasts far beyond. We’re creating a world where home ownership comes with ease, security, and financial know-how. Our growing team of engineers, operators, product enthusiasts, and experienced servicing professionals are leveraging technology to fundamentally improve the homeownership experience. Through mortgage servicing—the process of paying off one’s mortgage—Valon is taking the first step in transforming the industry one homeowner, and lender, at a time.

Engineering at Valon

We are building a world-class engineering team to automate one of the most regulated spaces in the financial sector - the mortgage and housing industry. We come from companies like Google, Facebook, Spotify, Oscar Health, and Twilio. You’ll join a small, tight-knit group of engineers who are developing flexible backend architecture to accurately handle billions of dollars at scale. In addition, our team of engineers is fulfilling Valon’s mission by creating a great user experience to help homeowners manage their mortgages through a platform that delivers new features quickly and with quality. Our tech stack is built on Python, React, Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform.

About the Role

We’re looking for an engineering manager to support Valon’s growing engineering team. In this role, you’ll lead 4+ engineers across one or more teams, working closely with your reports and partnering with product, design, and operations to build the future of Valon. You’ll empower your team through mentorship, defining long term strategy, strong technical leadership, business acumen, and more to ensure maximum impact and business value. You’ll also work closely with your peers to set the engineering culture and direction at Valon.


  • You are responsible for ensuring the successful business outcomes of your team.
  • Partner with product managers, designers, and operations to develop and successfully execute the R&D strategy to solve business problems that directly impact homeowners.
  • Build and develop an incredibly talented team of driven, high performing engineers.
  • Set a high standard for your team with strong technical leadership, guidance, and mentorship. This is a hands-on role that will require some coding and architecture design.
  • Define and evangelize new processes to make your team more effective and deliver an outsized impact.
  • Push for continuous improvements and innovation using data-driven decisions.
  • Partner with other engineering leaders to build a cohesive engineering culture and direction for Valon overall.

Ideal Background

  • Tech Lead or Engineering Management experience preferred.
  • At least 4+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of building and empowering long lasting teams.
  • Experience working in a highly complex and technical environment.
  • Experience working in a fast paced and ambiguous startup environment.
  • Passion for providing the biggest impact with inventive resource planning.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment, problem solving, and decision making.


  • Base Salary Range: $190,000 - $240,000
  • Compensation: competitive salary with a meaningful stake in the company via equity, and 401k plan 
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits
  • Food & meals: in-office snacks and drinks, and a $400 monthly stipend towards your lunches or groceries 
  • Commuter benefits: We offer pre-tax deductions for public transportation, rideshare services, and parking expenses to make your commute more affordable and convenient.
  • Grow together: Company wide orientation for you to successfully onboard and other learning & development opportunities including regular review cycles that feature 360 degree feedback
  • Play together: quarterly budgets for team and company outings. Use it for team swag, cooking classes, or team dinners!
  • Generous time off: flexible paid time off, sick days, and 11 company holidays 
  • Baby bonding time!: 12 weeks off for both birthing and non-birthing parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition
This Base Compensation pay range applies to our New York City located staff and may differ according to location. 
New York Base Compensation Pay Range
$190,000$240,000 USD
Throughout the interview process, please remember that emails will only be from valon.com emails. We won't ever be asking for any personally identifiable information during the interview process itself. Please reach out to talent@valon.com if you have any requests to verify the authenticity of an outreach.
Valon is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Valon makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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