Staff Backend Manager (Santiago, Chile)

Engineering /
Full-Time /
Who we are

We're a small team that believes providing access to better financial insights and tools improves people’s lives, so we’re taking money matters into our own hands.

Our product is a personal finance management app for iOS and Mac that people actually love using. Copilot takes advantage of machine learning to deliver powerful, hyper-personalized finance data insights to help users effortlessly understand and manage their spending, budgeting, and investing. We also use crowdsourced feedback to continuously improve the experience.

Apple recently named us as a finalist for the 2024 Apple Design Awards, and has named Copilot one of the best finance apps in the App Store. And we're only getting started!

Why should you work with us?

A product people love: Copilot users are extremely engaged with the app and are sharing it with their friends and family.

A team that cares: We’re a bunch of geeks who care about data quality and good coffee. We go the extra mile when it comes to making our users happy (and making an excellent pour-over).

Significant impact: We are currently a small, nineteen-person team with big ambitions. Our team has previous experience at companies like Google and Apple.

Multicultural team: We’re based in NYC 🇺🇸 and in Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱.

Great company culture: You’ll work with a highly collaborative team that’s always learning and ready to help each other out.

The Position

We’ve been able to craft a best-in-class app for iOS and Mac, and now want to offer Web and Android users the same level of user experience. To achieve this, we need to provide backend APIs which can support all of our platforms in an efficient and scalable way. We’re looking for a Staff Backend Engineering Manager to lead these efforts together with our current Backend engineers.

In this role, you'll work closely with our Product and Client teams to define and develop the necessary backend technologies for our current and upcoming platforms. We already have an excellent group of Backend engineers, and are looking to scale it to the next level.

This is a hybrid position based in Santiago, Chile. You’ll be required to come into our office at least 2 times a week along with the rest of the team. We work from home the rest of the week, but the office is always available in case you want to make use of it more often.

Your Responsibilities

    • Manage our Backend team to deliver new features required to support our iOS/macOS/Android/Web offerings.
    • Review our Backend team’s architecture and infrastructure to propose improvements in our Backend Developer Experience.
    • Work closely with the Product and Client teams to scope and prioritize the work needed to support new features.
    • Help us in future hiring efforts for the Backend team.

Required Qualifications

    • 7+ years of experience working on backend services.
    • Extensive experience developing with Node/Javascript.
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform.
    • Experience in API design and architecture for mobile and web apps.
    • English proficiency. All our meetings and internal communications are in English.
    • Experience leading and/or managing a small (or big!) engineering team.
    • Based in Santiago, Chile.

Desired Qualifications

    • Bachelor in Computer Science or equivalent.
    • Experience with: Firebase / Firestore, Typescript, CI / CD systems.
    • Experience developing monitoring and alert infrastructure.
    • You’ve collaborated in hiring processes, either interviewing, taking tests, or managing the process.

Compensation and Benefits

    • Monthly salary of CLP $4.000.000 - $5.000.000 (líquido).
    • Equity in the company (Stock options).
    • Home Office Setup.
    • Complementary health insurance (in process).
    • Remote work allowance (CLP $50.000/month).
    • Wellness allowance (CLP $85.000/month).
    • We cover sick days that your health insurance doesn’t pay (usually the first 3 days of a medical leave).
    • After 2 years in the company you get 5 extra vacation days, and 5 more after 4 years.
    • Extra free day for your birthday 🥳 (you can take it any day of the month).
    • 4 administrative days per year (non-accumulable).
    • Annual company retreats, the last one was in Cancun 🌴.
    • Annual week-long rotations between the US and Chile.