S/VP, Engineering (Carta Worldwide)

Remote
Full Time
Engineering
Executive

Carta Worldwide, backed by our friends at Mogo, is a modern issuer processing platform that enables innovators around the globe to quickly deploy payment products. Our flexible, technologically advanced card issuance platform is designed to put fintech developers in control, so they can build and power new payment products for their customers. Carta Worldwide was created after the realization that the processing space was filled with legacy technology platforms that were not designed to support the complex and dynamic requirements of the growing fintech card issuing ecosystem. With an obvious gap in the market, our technology platform was built specifically to address the requirements of new fintech companies as they enter the market and scale their businesses. Our team is made up of passionate people who want to change the world of payments for the better. They’re doers, makers, shakers, coding wizards, and the heartbeat of Carta Worldwide. We hope you’ll join us as we continue to power the next generation of fintech and banking leaders. 

Carta currently operates in Europe and across North America with offices in London, Casablanca and Toronto. This individual will be a member of the senior leadership team and manage the technology organization based predominately out of Casablanca, Morocco. The S/VP, Engineering will have the opportunity to join our business at a time full of growth and lead the technology team to new heights. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead the overall operational activities of the engineering group based predominantly in Casablanca 

  • Establish a clear strategy for the engineering function and underlying architecture to support Carta’s objectives 

  • Partner with Product leadership to implement continuous improvement, deployment, and testing as part of the product delivery lifecycle 

  • Establish, communicate, and implement engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations 

  • Design and structure the engineering team to align engineering practices with a customer-first and product innovation approach    

  • Directly manage and mentor a team of engineers and analysts to broaden their skills, increase their day-to-day effectiveness, and ultimately grow their careers 

  • Drive our culture by leading, mentoring, and coaching all members of the engineering team through established KPIs 

  • Partner with all senior leadership members to optimize the use of technology 

What you’ll need: 

  • 10+ years of experience in leading a high functioning engineering team  

  • 5-8 years of experience in software development using progressive computing languages  

  • Experience in the payments and/or financial industry 

  • Ability to communicate in English (French and Arabic being an asset) 

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and excited by the challenges that come along with improving business practices  

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with others with varying levels of technical understanding 

  • Ability to review and critique engineering, design, and planning decisions 

  • Experience with scaling an engineering organization by hiring and retaining exceptional talent  

  • Demonstrated experience in promoting positive culture and diversity throughout a large engineering organization to achieve transformational change 

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