Lead Application Engineer

About the Mission 

At WayWiser, we come to work every day because we want to solve one of the biggest problems  impacting older adults: protecting their financial independence and keeping their dignity as they age.  

Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation control 80% of the US wealth. In the next decade, the entire  Baby Boomer generation will reach 65+. Together this has created a perfect storm for exploitation. To  make matters worse, Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders have isolated older adults making them even  more susceptible to targets of fraud.  

We are a mission-driven company. Many members of our team have experienced an older loved one  get scammed or exploited. We believe it takes a community to support an older adult and we  understand each person has their own unique challenges. 

WayWiser makes it easier for older adults to get connected and stay protected by offering a  comprehensive platform focused on bringing families together and helping them maintain their  independence and freedom.  

About the Company

We are an Austin-based but fully remote company that fosters a one team, one goal growth mindset when it comes to developing our product and cultivating company culture amongst WayWiser team members.

We believe in a lifestyle-work balance so provide unlimited PTO and flexible work hours. We cover 100% of an employee’s premium for medical, dental, and vision coverage. We offer a 401(k) plan and stock options. Throughout the year, we host all-staff strategy meetings in Austin to ensure that our team members have the chance for in-person interaction and collaborative team building activities.

We leave our egos at the door and always focus on getting to an answer quickly and doing what is right for the customer and the company. You will have an opportunity to make an impact on thousands of lives.

About the Job

WayWiser is looking for an experienced Lead Application Engineer with a passion for architecting and developing solutions that generate a high impact to our customers. This is a key technical leadership role in our expanding Engineering team. You will be responsible for the technical leadership and the architecture of our application platform. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new Engineering team. 

As the Lead Application Engineer you will collaborate with WayWiser’s CTO, Executive Team, and Product Team to create and support the vision for our products. You will use your business acumen and experience in B2C consumer apps to build impactful, high-quality solutions which will directly affect their lives. You will be responsible for creating and leading a measurably high-performing Engineering team and partnering with Product to deliver outcomes. You will coach and mentor other team members to develop their skills in support of their career goals and our team’s needs. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Owning and defining application architecture and leading Engineering team. 
  • Ensure application architecture and WayWiser platform align to scalability, responsiveness, and resiliency goals. 
  • Develop and implement best-practices for software Engineering, DevOps and quality, and ensure implementation across Engineering teams. 
  • Create the technical roadmap to align with business and product strategies. 
  • Collaborate with the product team to ensure priorities within product features.
  • Lead technical discussions with product owners and business leaders. 
  • Create an Engineering team culture that fosters learning and consistent, predictable delivery.
  • Work with the product team and others to define technical approaches and alternatives on concepts in design. 
  • Hire and lead a high-performing Engineering team. 
  • Determine goals, KPIs, and metrics for Engineering and collaborate with outsourced Engineering partner as we build our in-house team. 
  • Mentoring, coaching and personnel management of Engineers.
  • Hands-on development of product features and the architecture to support them.
  • Perform code reviews to ensure code quality and provide coaching/feedback to Engineering team members.

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • 5 to 7 years as a Lead Engineer, hiring, leading, running a full-stack Engineering team for a consumer facing product (app, web, services). 
  • 10+ years overall engineering experience. 
  • Understand the architectural difference between solution approaches and communicate the advantages/disadvantages of your recommendation to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • AWS infrastructure and architecture. 
  • MongoDB, relational database, and other data platforms. 
  • Mid-tier frameworks such as NestJS/Node.js. 
  • ReactNative and React frameworks. 
  • DevOps and automated CI/CD processes and platforms. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with start-up or scale-up organizations. 
  • Experience developing, releasing, and managing B2C consumer facing apps. 
  • Business acumen and sound judgement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

WayWiser Tech Stack 
React Native | EXPO | React | Node.js | MongoDB

How to Apply 
Interested job candidates should submit a resume to hr@waywiser.life

(for eligible employees)