VP of Engineering

Halo Investing

Halo Investing

Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 1, 2023

About Us:

Named by Fast Company in its Top 10 Most Innovative FinTech Companies, Halo Investing is the first independent, multi-issuer platform for defined outcome investing. Halo Investing gives financial advisors, wealth managers and RIA’s access to structured notes, buffered ETFs, and annuities. By delivering the best pricing and execution to the clients it serves, Halo is changing the world of investing by democratizing the protective investment marketplace.

In October 2021, Halo announced that it raised over US$ 100 million in Series C funding. The latest fundraising round was led by Owl Capital and included the Mubadala-backed US $1 billion fund managed by Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, in addition to existing investors Allianz Life Ventures and William Blair.

Halo is based in Chicago, with offices in Zurich and Abu Dhabi. We’ve balanced tremendous growth with strong company culture to create a uniquely motivated, dynamic, and proactive team. Above all, we value collaboration, communication, and passion!

About the Role:

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to join our team and help us build the next generation of financial tools and services. You will be responsible for managing a team of talented software engineers and ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality software products. You will be expected to be hands-on and a full-stack developer with expertise in web and mobile applications development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Establish engineering standards, policies, and procedures to ensure the team is working efficiently and effectively
  • Participate in technical refinements and code reviews to ensure that the team is adhering to best practices and industry standards
  • Participate as developer in key, business critical projects (if needed)
  • Develop and implement project plans, timelines, and budgets to ensure successful delivery of software products
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product, design, and QA to ensure alignment and effective delivery of software products
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends, and ensure that the team is continuously improving their skills and knowledge
  • Manage and mentor a team of software engineers, providing guidance and feedback on their work

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • At least 10 years of experience as a software engineer, with a focus on full-stack development preferably in the area of financial services.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a team of software engineers
  • Extensive experience working with Java/Python and React technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of front-end development
  • Expertise in API based integrations using JSON and REST methodologies
  • Thorough understanding of Oauth based authentication models
  • Knowledge/experience in building cloud native solutions.
  • Knowledge of agile software development methodologies and project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Strong technical background and good foundation in systems architecture and object oriented programming.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with a track record of mentoring and developing software engineering talent
  • Experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a product oriented startup
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a focus on delivering high-quality software products


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental
  • 401k Program
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Hybrid WFH Environment
  • Fun & Exciting work environment, including free snacks and onsite pop-a-shot
  • Flexible and highly collaborative work environment

Halo Values Diversity and Inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to disability or special need when applying for a role or during our recruitment process, please contact us.

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