Engineering Lead

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Data Developer

Job Description

We're looking for an Engineering Lead eager to help us as we redefine private markets. Join us if you're looking to work alongside extremely brilliant engineers while rolling up your sleeves, diving into code, and driving our product vision.

EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and PE investors. Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders, while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 60+ premier tech and digital health companies, and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider by 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns.

A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 1500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more:

EquityZen's investors include pedigreed investors like Tim Draper's Draper Associates and 500Startups, along with many veteran Wall St professionals. Members of our team have deep experience in both software engineering and financial technology, with prior experience at institutions such as AQR Capital Management, J.P. Morgan, and Symantec. Check out the team here:




  • Architect and implement the most secure private placement platform that can scale to trading $1B+
  • Demonstrable experience building robust infrastructure with our developers and data-driven business tools for other teams
  • Prototype and implement new product ideas with engineers, with initiatives such relying on NLP and ML based prediction
  • Keep technical debt low by reinforcing our Engineering culture of establishing sound practices for ensuring code reviews, high test coverage, and documentation


  • Work closely with experienced developers who love discussing software & security
  • Collaborate with non-engineering teammates to solve difficult practical problems
  • Partner with Founders and Product Lead to set and manage expectations in delivering high quality technology at a fast pace
  • Gain exposure to all parts of the venture capital, private equity, and startup ecosystems


  • Recruit other talented engineers as we continue to grow
  • Own a part of the equity in the company you'd help build
  • Learn more than you thought possible about the inner-workings of private placements - a rapidly growing, rewarding, and lucrative business
  • Access corporate discounts (commute, gym, rental car, etc.)
  • Receive 100% premium paid full benefits (health, dental, vision),paid parental leave, flexible paid time off
  • Have fun and learn with our incredible team



  • At least, a 4-year undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • 3+ years of experience as an Individual Contributor as a full-stack engineer, systems/data architect, or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience as a Team Lead, Engineering Manager, or equivalent at an emerging technology company
  • Fluency in DevOps to Front-End and everything in between
  • Experience with best practices surrounding web security, version control, cloud-based computing, ...
  • Familiarity with employing creative uses of state of the art technology solutions to enhance business processes
  • Strong grasp of trade-offs involved in making architectural decisions (service-level APIs, web frameworks, ...)
  • Effective communication skills in distilling complex concepts with technical and non-technical teammates



  • Entrepreneurial ambitions and drive
  • Engineering experience in financial services and/or FinTech sector
  • Fluency in AWS, Django, ElasticSearch