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Vice President of Engineering



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023

About Binti

Binti builds modern software to help every child have a safe, loving, and stable family; working with county and state governments across 34 states, Binti's tools improve the child welfare system. The 430+ agencies using Binti serve about 36% of children in child welfare in the US. On average, agencies using Binti have increased the number of approved families by 18%, making a real dent in the shortage of foster/adoptive parents for children in the US. Beyond helping families foster/adopt children, Binti is launching software to support families who are struggling to get the services they need to stay together with or reunify with their children.
We’re a team of 100+ people and growing quickly. We have a huge, ambitious vision to rewire government to be more effective in order to expand opportunity for people around the world. We care about creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can bring their full self to work. We are looking for mission-driven, high empathy, high performance, low ego team members to join us on this exciting journey.
Binti is a for-profit, mission-driven software company based in Oakland, CA. Investors include Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Kapor Capital, and others.
Join us as we strive to reinvent child welfare, and make a difference one community at a time.

About the role

Our Engineering team is a diverse set of highly skilled and empathetic people who tackle complex technical and operational challenges to streamline the work done by child welfare agencies all across the country. As the VP of Engineering, you'll influence the technical direction of the product and serve as a hands-on leader of the team. You’ll motivate and inspire people by role modeling Binti's values and creating an environment that promotes positive communication and high performance. Most of all, what you build with your team will have a concrete impact on the lives of children in foster care.

What you will do:

  • Build and lead an engineering team that balances high performance with high empathy in service of our mission
  • Recruit high-performing engineers to scale the team to support rapid business growth
  • Influence technical decision-making, from code architecture to prioritization
  • Work directly with customer-facing teams to build a product that best serves the need of social workers, youth and families experiencing child welfare
  • Push our product so it continues to be a beautiful, yet intuitive and accessible interface for users from all walks of life
  • Work with the rest of the executive team to set cross-company goals and hold teams accountable

Who you are and what we will love about you:

  • 10+ years of professional software engineering experience, with a deep understanding of at least one coding language (with Ruby on Rails experience preferred)
  • End-to-end experience building, shipping, and maintaining products
  • 5+ years’ experience leading software engineering teams, with demonstrated experience in recruiting, training, and managing performance
  • A growth mindset, a focus on delivering incremental value, and comfort with challenging the status quo
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work well with non-technical customers and partners

The base salary for this role ranges from $300,000 - $400,000. Actual compensation within this range will vary based on experience, education, knowledge, and skills, and will be determined through the interview process according to our standard procedures and leveling. Binti strives to be in the 90th percentile of market range for a Series B company. We are also proud to offer a comprehensive perks and benefits package, as outlined below.

Perks and Benefits

  • An above-market compensation package (salary + equity)
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance - 99% of insurance premiums covered for you + your dependents
  • Flexible vacation time to promote a healthy work-life blend
  • 16 weeks of paid parental bonding leave for the arrival of a newborn or newly placed infant
  • 13 paid holidays; 11 Federally observed holidays (including Juneteenth), plus the day after Thanksgiving and Election Day
  • Sick/Mental Health time separate from vacation days (72 hours)
  • 4 weeks of sabbatical after 4 years of service at the company
  • 401(k) with 100% match of contributions up to 4% of your annual salary
  • Commuter benefits, FSA, and DCSA with administration paid for
  • $5,000 annual bonus for employees who volunteer as a CASA (court-appointed special advocates)
  • $2,500 annual reimbursement for ongoing learning and development, with opportunities to attend trainings/conferences, on-site speaker series, and lunch and learns
  • $300 reimbursement for virtual home office setup
  • $50 a month remote work stipend to cover internet, electricity, home office setup costs or lunch/snacks with coworkers
  • Paid Jury Duty
At Binti, we celebrate having a diverse team and believe our differences make us stronger. Binti is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.