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Director of Engineering



harrow, uk
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

🚀 We’re on a mission to make money work for everyone.

We’re waving goodbye to the complicated and confusing ways of traditional banking.

With our hot coral cards and get-paid-early feature, combined with financial education on social media and our award winning customer service, we have a long history of creating magical moments for our customers!

We’re not about selling products - we want to solve problems and change lives through Monzo ❤️

Hear from our team about what it's like working at Monzo

📍London or Remote (UK) | 💰 This is a unique role, we’re open to discussions around base salary + stock options + Benefits

Engineering at Monzo

We’re looking for a creative, entrepreneurial and impact-focused Engineering Director to join our Security team and help us build one of the best, most innovative and secure banks in the world.

As an Engineering Director you’ll lead a team of engineers to review and understand evolving threat models, assess our security risk landscape and set ambitious multi-year strategies for keeping our customers, the business and our employees safe and secure both now and into the future. You’ll operate with autonomy and have a massive impact on our customers’ lives and Monzo’s success.

The Security collective designs and builds systems and infrastructure to detect, mitigate, prevent and protect Monzo’s customers, its staff and its physical and virtual infrastructure from malign individuals and organisations.

The teams work across the stack, from building custom PKI infrastructure as part of our Zero Trust security model rollout, to creating innovative customer-facing features like Call Status that helps customers know for certain if Monzo is calling them. We’ve built Multi-Person Authorisation systems to protect AWS infrastructure from being changed by a single person with access to an admin account, all the way through building automated testing frameworks, fuzzers, linters and other engineering support tooling that allow engineers to build systems that are secure by default.

You can read more about our industry leading Call Status feature here

You should apply if you have:

  • You have experience leading an organisation of 30+ software engineers and understand the importance of good organisational design on creating effective teams
  • You have experience managing a number of Engineering Managers and/or Senior Engineering Managers.
  • You’re comfortable using data to ground your thinking in analysis, can identify key metrics and their drivers and evaluate the success of your work.
  • You make good decisions in complex situations where there’s often no right answer
  • Proven track record in designing, developing and supporting operationally excellent, high availability systems which provide critical business function
  • Experience leading complex cross-functional engineering projects
  • Proven track record of developing and managing distributed systems
  • Deep experience in managing a portfolio of concurrent engineering projects running the gamut from short-term critical feature launches to long-term strategic initiatives.
  • You must have prior experience as an engineer at senior level or higher.

Nice to have:

  • Broad knowledge across the Security domain

The interview process:

Our interview process involves 3 main stages:

  1. Recruiter Call (30 mins) You'll meet our Engineering Leadership Recruiter to discuss your experience and learn more about Monzo. They'll be your partner and guide throughout the interview process.
  2. Initial Call (1 hour) You'll meet with our VP of Engineering. They'll ask you about your previous experience, in particular people leadership, product delivery and technical leadership. They’ll ask example based questions (‘Tell me about a time when…’)
  3. Loop Stage - This is one stage with 4 interviews (totalling 4 hours) split between a collaboration with one of our engineers on a technical exercise, as well as execution and leadership interviews.

At all stages we’ll create space for you to ask as many questions as you have, you’re interviewing us as well!

Our average process takes around 3-4 weeks but we will always work around your availability. You will have the chance to speak to our recruitment team at various points during your process but if you do have any specific questions ahead of this please contact us on [email protected].

What’s in it for you:

💰Base salary range for this role is dependent on experience + equity + stock options & benefits

✈️ We can help you relocate to the UK

✅ We can sponsor visas

📍This role can be based in our London office, or we're open to distributed working within the UK (with ad hoc meetings in London).

⏰ We offer flexible working hours and trust you to work enough hours to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.

📚Learning budget of £1,000 a year for books, training courses and conferences

➕And much more, see our full list of benefits here

Equal opportunities for everyone

Diversity and inclusion are a priority for us and we’re making sure we have lots of support for all of our people to grow at Monzo. At Monzo, we’re embracing diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of making money work for everyone. You can read more in our blog, 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Report and 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, or veteran, neurodiversity or disability status.