VP of Product Engineering at Amount (Chicago, IL)

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At Amount we have a thriving culture and possess a truly entrepreneurial spirit. We value innovation and individual voices, we are committed to active inclusion and diversity, and we support each other's growth. Most importantly, we’re always ready to hustle!

If you’re ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment, come join an organization with visionary leadership and FinTech disruptors. With your help, we will continue to reinvent banking by helping our Amount platform partners innovate and digitize their banking products and services!

Learn more about our recent Series D Funding that happened in May! https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/17/amount-raises-99m-at-a-1b-valuation-to-help-banks-better-compete-with-fintechs/.

Amount is seeking to hire a game-changing and hands-on technology leader who will manage a talented team through an extreme growth phase. Reporting to the CTO, this leader will be responsible for building a team to help Amount achieve its growth goals. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to managing and mentoring a team of engineering professionals focused on scaling and driving innovation around product engineering performance and innovative new features supporting our existing and new business models.

Our compelling business model has created a new market in the digital financial services space and requires a leader who can both build an organization and maintain a highly performing SaaS platform. A successful VP at Amount will be passionate both about front-end feature development and performance as well as backend services, data and customer service systems that will enable Amount to deliver an A+ customer experience. In addition, the leader must build a team that can release new capabilities for Amount quickly and convert Amount into a platform that can expand into areas that we may not be in today.


  • Lead all aspects of the engineering team across multiple product groups.
  • Introduce best practices and process around software development, quality assurance, release automation and engineering skills development
  • Partner with the Product and Design leadership to provide product vision and direction as well as technical vision and direction to ensure alignment with the strategy of the company
  • Bring vision, energy, passion, commitment and high quality of management
  • Collaborate with all members of the executive team to translate the business priorities of the company into a technical agenda and be an excellent communicator between the business and the tech team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of progressive technology leadership experience with a collaborative management style and significant executive presence
  • Previous experience as either a VPE or Sr. Director of Engineering
  • Proven leadership and technology general management experience with both a product focused team as well as an executive team, and have previously built robust, scalable platforms that allow for a team to rapidly innovate
  • Experience leading the technology related strategic decisions, definition and implementation of software product development based upon the ability to identify, anticipate and exploit emerging technology trends in pursuit of the Company’s overall goals and vision
  • Experience deploying SaaS applications and managing the operations of such systems with an emphasis on client service and client satisfaction
  • Experience operating a mission-critical technology environment while maintaining a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and productivity
  • Fluent in hands-on management of agile, iterative development spanning specification, prototyping, architecture, QA, operations and support
  • Fluent in determining KPIs that allows agile teams to iterate to meet measurable goals
  • Track record of high quality, innovative products that delight users and achieve business results, passionate for high impact user experiences
  • Strong, visionary leader and strategic business partner with a passion for technology and customer service
  • Excellent leadership, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Strong people management skills with proven success in motivating, mentoring and creating an environment where the best talent wants to be

Additional Quallifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in STEM field (Computer Science, Engineering or the like)
  • Graduate Business Degree highly desirable (MBA or equivalent)
  • Passionate, organized, smart, engaging, driven and technically savvy
  • Ability to establish mutual respect and a collaborative working relationship with their peers and team
  • Ability to set a very high bar and stretch goals, clearly communicate those goals and then infuse and inspire the team with a sense of purpose and urgency in attainment of those goals
  • Flexible, able to adjust and change direction as the business environment and technology universe evolves and changes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with all kinds of people at all levels inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to work through conflict, gain trust and persuasively influence outcomes
  • Ability to address tactical issues in the short-term while maintaining strategic vision for the long-term

About Us

Amount delivers the technology that financial institutions need to build and enhance the digital experience.

Built by digital lending industry veterans, Amount helps partners go digital in months—not years. Amount empowers multi-product omnichannel retail banking experiences and a robust point-of-sale financing suite underpinned by core platform features including fraud prevention, verification, decisioning engines and account management.

Amount partners can optimize performance across product categories by tapping into various service offerings including customer acquisition, funnel and performance assessments, and risk analytics.

Our values:

Optimistic: We believe technology has the power to improve the financial lives of everyone. 
Teamwork: We make the best technology work for our clients by working together. 
Risk Aware: We understand the impacts of each and every decision we make in our high risk industry. 
Integrity: We work honestly and undivided in our commitment to make more possible. 
Eager: We are self-starters, fully engaged and committed to pushing great ideas forward quickly and responsibly.
Respectful: We honor diversity, value inclusion, and create an environment of belonging for people of all backgrounds. 
Committed: We are dedicated to the highest standard for our partners, their customers, and our people. 
Curious: We seek to understand the core of each problem, enabling us to find the right solution. 

Benefits and Perks:

Enjoy each other's company over happy hours, yoga and meditation sessions, lunch and learns, team demo days, game nights, and more!
Take the time you need when you need it through our Flexible PTO policy.
Save $$ on taxes by using our commuter and transit benefits! We also have a bike storage room available onsite.
Take advantage of our comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision coverage, 401(k), parental leave, HSA match, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Interested in having a stake in Amount? We offer a meaningful equity program.
Have a pet? Then, we're paws-itively certain you're going to love our My Pet Protection plans.
Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance are options too!

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While our team transitioned to a fully-remote environment in early 2020, our two floor office is located on Chicago’s scenic riverwalk.

An Insider's view of Amount

What are some social events your company does?

The whole Chicago office holds demo days every other Thursday where we have drinks and watch presentations. These are always a fun way to take a break from work and meet new people.


Data Quality Analyst

What are some things you learned at the company?

Working at Amount, I learned more about retail banking, working effectively with different teams, and taking on responsibilities to get the job done.


Prod Dev Sr Associate

How does your team reward individual success?

Hard work does not go unnoticed here. Managers regularly provide positive feedback to their teams and the company comes together each quarter for a town hall where employees are recognized for their achievements.


Compliance Analyst

What are Amount Perks + Benefits

Amount Benefits Overview

Benefits Package Highlights:

• Medical, dental, vision coverage
• HSA contribution
• Basic life insurance (Amount covers)
• Long-term disability (Amount covers)
• Short-term disability
• Employee Assistance Program

Parental Leave:

Our paid parental leave policy for your first 2 years of service is 10 weeks. For each year after that, you receive an additional 2 weeks.

• 0-2 years = 10 weeks
• 2-3 years = 12 weeks
• 3-5 years = 14 weeks
• 5+ years = 16 weeks

PTO Policy:

• We have a flexible PTO policy
• If your work is being completed there are no restrictions

Commuter and Transit Benefits:

• Save $$ on taxes by using WageWorks!

Building Amenities:

• We have a bike storage room available onsite at 222 N. Lasalle Ave
• Gym/fitness center onsite in both our Chicago and LA offices
• Zo at Home virtual support including fitness, cooking classes, educational workshops and
even programming for kids!

Equity Program:

Interested in having a stake in Amount? We offer a meaningful equity program.

• A restricted stock unit (RSU) is a form of equity compensation used in stock compensation
• Each employee is eligible for our Equity Rewards Program which includes a grant of RSUs
up to twice a year at a percentage of your base salary.


You are eligible to participate in the 401(k) on the first day of the month following 90 days of employment. You can roll over funds from another 401(k) right away, if you want!

Other Perks include the following:

Cell Phone or Internet Reimbursement:
$50/month can be reimbursed

Amount will contribute:
We have a $6/day subsidy towards lunch delivery via Fooda. Try something new each day/week from the various restaurants!

Office Snacks:

• A full beer & wine fridge, beer on tap (useful for our bi-weekly demo days and grabbing a drink while playing ping-pong, pool and darts)
• Stocked kitchen with breakfast (cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee bar with 2-3 local brews and one on tap)
• Healthy snacks (string cheese, all the flavored pretzel chips, guac and hummus dip cups)

Team Connects:

Happy hours (currently virtual & in small groups), yoga and meditation sessions, lunch and learns, team demo days, game nights, and more!

Pet Insurance:

Have a pet? Then, we're paws-itively certain you're going to love our My Pet Protection plans.

Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amount also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amount provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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