19 days old

Director of Technology (Remote - Work from Home)

Happy Tax
Austin, TX

Company Overview
Happy Tax is the fastest growing tax preparation company three years in a row according to Entrepreneur Magazine. We operate multiple brands including GetHappyTax.com, HappyTax.com, CryptoTaxPrep.com and CryptoTaxAcademy.com. What makes Happy Tax standout from other traditional tax preparation companies is we have patent pending technology that separates the front end from the back end of the tax preparation process. CPA's focus on the tax preparation while franchisees and contractors take care of the initial sales. Happy Tax's technology and processes, gives customers a fresh new experience with none of the hassles traditionally associated with preparing their taxes, meeting them anytime, anywhere including house calls.

What You'll Do
You will oversee our technology infrastructure, work on development and manage outside developers. We recently acquired a SaaS vendor for one of our platforms which we will be further integrating into our operations and making enhancements to. The SaaS is built on Heroku with JQuery, Rivets.js (soon to be React), Bootstrap, Node.js with Express framework and PostgreSQL. Knowledge of them is necessary for this role. Enhancements include OCR, intelligent routing and machine learning.


  • Your house or office. No exceptions. Remote position

Type of Employment

  • Full-time

Responsibilities and Duties
Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this job. Most importantly, we are hiring based on careful balance of relevant experience, cultural fit, and motivation:

  • Are organized and completes tasks timely without intervention
  • Solve problems independently
  • Improve processes and technology
  • Has experience coding

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be nimble and growth oriented We are a growth company and we intend to accelerate that growth. No bureaucracy, if you like that, this isn't the place for you. Must have a make it happen attitude and get results. This is not a big corporation and does not operate like one, we go from idea to implementation in days or weeks, not months or years
  • A tech minded person who do it themselves, lead their team leads and collaborate with the c-level execs As a startup, we'll need you to be able to get your hands dirty in designing and implementing processes while being able to be a leader yourself and work with our leadership team

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive Pay: Willing to look at experienced people who use this as their "in" to the company, and can scale pay accordingly
    IMPORTANT NOTE: The salary is not all you will make. All team members are entitled to stock options and yearly bonuses. We are raising additional rounds of capital through multiple channels and we expect there to have liquidity in our shares in the very short term. At the end of tax season, we assess everyone's performance and give bonuses accordingly
  • Be Part Of A Happy Team: We see ourselves as a team of people who are working hard together to accomplish a specific mission (become the default tax preparation business opportunity for business owners and the go to tax prep service for consumers), in service of a larger purpose (create time for what matters). Yes, every company says they take culture seriously...and most are full of it. We don't just talk about our culture, and then ignore it in action--we live this mission every day, and we have a pretty awesome set of principles that we live by as a team, because this is the operating system for our tribe, and everyone in our company lives these principles)
  • Freedom: Once you're established, you can work from home, work while you travel, make your own hours--we don't care. We only care that you produce the necessary results (that's one of our core values in fact)
  • Make A Real Impact: We are a small start-up (still under 15 full time year round team members that scale drastically during tax season) and you will be a major part of our team, and help shape our growth. Not only that, you won't just impact the company, you'll impact the world. Taxes and entrepreneurship are two of the very best ways to influence other people and change the way they think--and you'll be helping to make them a reality
  • Fun & Fast-Paced Work: We don't have boring days. Some are hectic, some are hard, some are incredibly rewarding...but they are never boring and never exactly the same. That's what happens when you're solving real problems for people
  • Meet Interesting People: You're not just working on any tax company. Our company is winning awards regularly for our growth and innovation. The people that are part of our team are truly a special bunch. You'll get to work hand in hand with some of the most amazing and experienced professionals in the space


Posted: 2019-08-27 Expires: 2019-09-26

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Austin, TX

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