Engineering Manager (Boston or Remote)

Remote /
Software Engineering /
Full-time
Who We Are:

Own Up is a privately held, Boston-based fintech startup that is on a mission to make sure every home buyer receives a fair deal on their mortgage by unconditionally empowering individuals with customized data, personalized advice, and unprecedented access to mortgage lenders to create better financial outcomes and simplify the home financing experience.

We intentionally pursue diversity across all functions within the organization, not only because it makes for a stronger team, but because it moves us closer to the ideals of fairness and inclusion that are at the heart of our mission. We are driven by performance, but we balance that drive with mindfulness for the health and well being of our colleagues and their lives beyond the workplace. We celebrate the effort and learning, as well as the impact, that comes from bold experiments. We value perspective and experience from outside our industry to help drive innovation.

At Own Up we believe that empowered product teams, working together towards a common purpose across product management, design, and engineering, can unlock tremendous value for consumers seeking home financing. Our teams are committed to building intuitive and insightful experiences for consumers to help navigate the most impactful financial transaction of their lives.

In this role you will help shape our engineering team by growing, coaching, and managing a group of talented software engineers. You'll be responsible for nurturing the team by assisting in the development of its culture, fostering talent and ensuring that engineers at all levels have ample opportunities for growth and development.

You'll be responsible for nurturing the team by developing its culture by fostering talent and ensuring that designers at all levels have ample opportunities for growth and development.

Additionally, this is a 100% remote opportunity with applicants located in the Eastern time zone as a preference.

The Daily

    • Manage several software engineers across multiple teams and locations
    • Devise a professional development program with each of your reports and monitor their growth via regular 1 on 1 meetings and periodic 360 reviews.
    • Assume primary responsibility of the hiring process for software engineering candidates
    • Advise project managers and stakeholders on team composition and project resourcing
    • (optional) Serve as scrum master for one or more teams containing your reports
    • Our Stack
      We currently use the following technologies, but experience with them is not necessarily required.
    • Familiarity with functional programming and distributed systems is highly preferred.
    • React / Redux
    • Typescript
    • Node.js
    • AWS serverless application platform (Lambda, CloudFormation, DynamoDb, S3, SNS, EventBridge, Redshift, etc)

The Essentials

    • A history of managing software engineers in high-functioning teams and organizations
    • Experience running effective performance management processes
    • Experience recruiting, hiring, and onboarding software engineers across different experience levels
    • An empathetic leader that is dedicated to the professional growth of their direct reports
    • Experience managing fully remote or hybrid teams
    • Fluency with agile software development practices, incremental development, and continuous delivery

The Perks

    • Big upside. We’re inspired every day to bring fairness and integrity to the most important transaction in our customer’s lives, and play an important part in helping them achieve better financial outcomes. This is a chance to make your mark at a purpose-driven, early-stage company growing rapidly in a $2 trillion dollar residential mortgage market.
    • Commitment to professional education opportunities
    • Offers 401(k) plan
    • Employee referral program
    • Health benefits include medical, dental and vision 
    • Flexible time off, including parental leave and unlimited vacation (minimum of two weeks)
    • An intense commitment to company culture that includes core values that are defined and maintained by our employees
Own Up is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Own Up is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. We are a drug-free workplace.

We recognize the imposter syndrome might show it’s head as you read through this job description and although you might not check every box, we don’t want to miss out on the possibility of speaking with a perfectly imperfect candidate.  So if you think you have what it takes - apply today and let’s discuss!  

Own Up is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Own Up is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. We are a drug-free workplace.