VP of Engineering

Snapdocs, San Francisco

Mortgage technology company

Snapdocs is an early-stage, rapidly growing company tackling the absolutely massive mortgage market. We're bringing modern, elegant software to a field that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes. Our code emphasizes security, efficiency and joy.

Our company has grown to 25 people, 11 of which are on the engineering team. In order to keep growing, we’re looking to hire a VP of engineering. In this role, you will report to the CTO. Your primary responsibilities will be to lead and motivate a team of smart, product-focused engineers.

You should be eager to get (and capable of getting) deep into the code. You will work with the team to set high standards while optimizing workflow. Your approach to resolving technical debates should emphasize education and consensus building.  You should be comfortable having individual contributors as well as managers as direct reports. Correspondingly, you will be responsible for mentoring the development of both technical and management skills.

Within the first 90 days, you will...

  • Familiarize yourself with the codebase and began making meaningful contributions.
  • Begin one-on-ones with your direct reports, introducing yourself to the team, and sharing your management philosophies.
  • Start to tune the engineering workflow to delight the team and remove blockers from shipping code.
  • Riff on our engineering processes to ensure we deliver the best product possible.
  • Participate in feature specs to give architectural guidance

Within the first 6 months, you will...

  • Become a representative for engineering culture at Snapdocs. This might take the form of an engineering blog. This might take the form of mentoring at Hackbright, or other code academies.
  • Continuously improve the experience of being an engineer at Snapdocs
  • Hire 2 - 4 additional engineers, for whom you’ll build an on-boarding program
  • Groom new managers
  • Make savvy decisions about the technology we add to our stack. We keep it pretty simple around here (Rails, Postgres, AWS) in order to ship code quickly. You’ll be judicious about tradeoffs.

Within the first year...

  • Everyone will wonder how we ever lived without you.

Core Requirements

  • 3+ years in an engineering management role (Lead Engineer, VP of Engineering, CTO) with at least 4 direct reports.
  • Deep experience with Ruby on Rails
  • SaaS and startup experience


  • 401k with matching contribution
  • 21 days of paid vacation plus a week off at the holidays.
  • Office Lunches and Off-sites
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Whiteboard desks that go up-and-down
  • Close to Bart and Muni.

About Snapdocs

Snapdocs is a loan closing automation platform for the mortgage industry. We're connecting all the moving parts in mortgage processing to create a seamless workflow for lenders, title and escrow, signing services and notaries. 

Want to learn more about Snapdocs? Visit https://www.snapdocs.com/