Software Engineering Manager

Remote - US
Engineering – Engineering /
Full-time /
Remote
EMPOWER OVERVIEW

Empower is a high-growth financial technology company on a mission to expand access to fair credit to give anyone in the world the opportunity to improve their financial security and mobility. We dream up and launch one-of-a-kind features that help our members get money instantly whenever they need it, save for the future, and rewrite their financial story. Our members see Empower Cash Advance as a life-saver, Empower Automatic Savings as a game-changer, and the new Empower Thrive line of credit as a lifeline to low-cost borrowing and the only practical path to building good credit.
Empower is backed by Sequoia Capital, Blisce, and Icon Ventures. Are we the next great place to grow your impact and accelerate your career? We think so:

Inc. ranked Empower #56 in the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the US (#55 in 2022). Forbes put Empower on its 2023 list of America's Best Startup Employers. Fast Company recognized the new Empower Thrive line of credit in their 2022 list of the Next Big Things in Tech.

THE EMPOWER WAY
Great Expectations: We come up with bold, audacious goals for ourselves and go all out for impact
Owner Mindset: We give every employee latitude to act independently, make smart choices, and move the business forward
Spirited Debate: We love skeptics and seek counter opinions to challenge our personal assumptions and expand our view
Customer Obsession: We listen to understand, empathize, and create a memorable, rewarding experience for our community
Inclusive Collaboration: We believe diverse teams make the best decisions, and we strive to give diverse voices a seat at the table
No Jerks Allowed: We value our relationships and take the time to build trust and connection and communicate respectfully
 
 
WHAT EMPOWER OFFERS
Competitive salary
Generous equity package
Full healthcare and dental benefits
Technology  expense reimbursement
Work  from anywhere

JOB DESCRIPTION
As a Software Engineering Manager, you’ll work on the systems and processes that enable Empower's apps and business. You’ll engage with a collaborative, high powered team to deliver solutions on projects with a reach of millions. The solutions you’ll build will be robust, secure and easy to understand both for our users and your engineering peers. You’ll take end to end ownership of new features and product lines shaping work in early stages, building, deploying and running post deployment analysis to ensure we’re hitting our goals.

Travel for company offsites is expected at a minimum 2 times a year.

Responsibilities

    • Line management of engineering (3-15 staff)
    • Hiring technical talent across backend, web and mobile
    • Delivery management of high profile initiatives
    • Develop and execute strategic investments in technical infrastructure
    • Mentoring and coaching both technical and delivery within the delivery team
    • Management of high severity operational incidents
    • Management of a platform's technology roadmap
    • Hands on technical support (as required)
    • Analysis and specification of technical initiatives as a Technical Product Owner
    • System operational performance management
    • Participate in on-call schedule and escalations
    • Reporting of operational metrics
    • Process analysis, design and execution

Requirements

    • Bachelor degree or greater within Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related subject
    • 6+ years developing web APIs
    • 3+ years in a technical leadership role
At Empower, we hire for people that push themselves to understand others and seek out ways to challenge their personal assumptions. Our hope is that by fostering such an environment, we strengthen our business and relationships by putting people first. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workspace where everyone (regardless of age, education, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or any personal characteristics) feels like they belong. Even if your experience doesn’t exactly match up to our job description, you should feel empowered to apply regardless!