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Engineering Manager (Remote Friendly)

Company: Mission Lane
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Mission Lane LLC is a fintech on a mission (no pun intended) to increase access to financial tools that help people thrive. We are raising the bar on fair credit access, easy money management, and convenient income discovery. Our philosophy is simple: when our customers do well, we do well. And we have only just begun.

Mission Lane's is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our geographically diverse team. All Mission Laners may choose to work 100% remotely, at one of our offices in Richmond, VA or San Francisco, CA, or in whatever combination works best.

The Impact You'll Make In This Role

Working with our payments and fraud teams is key to our customers being able to have a reliable and trust-worthy experience.

Our Tech

Our core stack includes - JavaScript / TypeScript / Node.js / React / React Native / Kotlin / Java/ PostgreSQL/ Kubernetes / GCP

As The Engineering Manager, You Will

  • Work with the Mission Lane Engineering Leadership to implement outstanding products for the servicing team. The Engineering Manager will design, execute, utilize and maintain software engineering servicing applications. Assign work to software engineering team members, evaluate and manage their performance. Support to recruit engineering personnel, technical staffing, and project teams formation.
  • Drive the growth of our people and technology so we can continue to scale.
    • Recruit for and scale our engineering team with world class talent by contributing to the sourcing, screening, and interviewing of engineering candidates
    • Be a direct manager of software engineers and supervise managers of small teams as necessary
    • Introduce best practices to the team and encourage the adoption of new ideas
    • Track and analyze metrics and data to measure and improve the health, capacity, skill level, engagement and productivity of our engineering teams
    • Lead the planning and delivery of complex technical projects
    • Foster a culture of growth from within through mentorship
    • Work with our product team to fulfill our deliverables roadmap
    • Promote Mission Lane and our team to the broader engineering community
    • Influence our technology decisions with our CTO
    • Implement effective data-driven engineering processes, providing transparency and predictability
    • Manage the effective operations of critical systems
      To set you up for success in this role from day one, Mission Lane is looking for candidates who have:
      • A track record of leading productive engineering teams of 6 - 8 people, including hiring top talent and leveling-up and training team members
      • Focus on web technologies and experience with distributed systems
      • Passion for improving the lives of our customers
      • A passion for delivering quality software, maintaining excellent operations and level of service, and helping teams continuously improve
      • Previous experience at a FinTech company helpful but not required
      • Experience managing other managers of small teams is a plus
      • Experience hiring and developing top engineering talent
      • You are highly organized and have demonstrated the ability to prioritize tasks and keep projects on schedule
      • Strong programming skills
      • You are passionate about agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing
      • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
        You Get Bonus Points For
        • 10+ years of experience, background as a developer at some point
        • Created a great team culture where direct reports feel supported and have helped customers by getting them a more stable platform.
          More About Mission Lane

          Mission Lane is based in the U.S., with offices in Richmond, Virginia & San Francisco, California. Founded in December 2018, we've rapidly grown to over 1 million customers.

          It all started with a realization: nearly fifty percent of the adult population in the U.S. doesn't have access to a clear line of credit. And by "clear" we mean credit without crazy fees that only increase debt. Most traditional credit card companies either overlook or overcharge this group because they have less-than-prime credit scores or no score at all. We decided this just wouldn't do.

          We understand that everyone doesn't have the same opportunities. We also know that everyone joins us at different stages of their financial journeys. Providing access to clear credit was a critical first step, but our work isn't done. We are actively developing new products designed to meet our customers where they are, according to their needs.

          We get it - life happens. That's why Mission Lane is hard at work paving a better way forward.

          Just like for our customers, Mission Lane creates opportunities for our employees to learn, grow, and prosper. We strive to create an environment that brings out the best in everyone, everyday.

        • Mission Lane is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

          Mission Lane is not currently sponsoring new applicant employment authorization for this position. And please, no third party recruiters.

Keywords: Mission Lane, Chicago , Engineering Manager (Remote Friendly), Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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