Hiring Engineering Manager | Spade

Engineering Manager


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



What is Spade?

Spade is the next generation of fintech infrastructure. We’re building a financial data enrichment API purpose built to empower our customers to uncover the truth hidden within their transaction data. We help our customers underwrite, detect fraud, build better banking infrastructure and get a unique understanding of their end customers' spending habits.

We’re a fast growing, seed stage, remote friendly company backed by industry experts and top tier investors (including Y-Combinator, Gradient Ventures, and more to be announced soon!). We’re live with >15 customers, and process millions of transactions a month.

We’re a small and mighty hybrid team, passionate about building exceptional products for our growing customer base. We care deeply about diversity of opinion, background, and experience. We value empathy, curiosity, and passion, and strive to create an environment where individuals have autonomy and the ability to take ownership over their work.

What will you be doing?

We're looking for an experienced engineering manager who is energized by building a high-performing, inclusive, and collaborative engineering culture. In this role, you will lay the foundation for our growing team, putting in place the systems and processes needed to level up our engineering organization. You will:

  • Manage, mentor, and develop a team of incredible engineers, building a high-performing, inclusive, and empathetic culture 
  • Create engineering standards, systems, and processes to help achieve company goals 
  • Identify headcount goals and and collaborate with the recruiting team to identify and hire diverse, excellent engineering talent
  • Set clear goals, identify and remove roadblocks, and measure impact of the engineering organization
  • Collaborate with our CTO and CEO on long-term product and technical strategy while contributing to the planning process and and managing a team to execute on short term objectives
  • Work alongside our CTO to evaluate the technical tradeoffs of major decisions and be a strong technical leader 

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate enjoys making those around them better engineers and better teammates. They are energized by solving problems for the people around them, whether customers or team members. They have a passion for people management, and for hiring, recruiting, and mentoring top engineering talent. They create structure from ambiguity, can wear a lot of hats, and are excited about taking on new and complex technical challenges. 

What experience, skills, and qualifications are necessary? 

We're hiring for a variety of levels and positions, and are especially interested in candidates that have:

  • 6+ years experience in backend engineering, including 3+ years of engineering management experience
  • Passion for and strength in people management, particularly recruiting and developing technical talent
  • Experience in early or growth stage startups 
  • Experience with some / all of the following: Python and SQL, search and data matching, ML & NLP, cloud infrastructure (AWS), API design, data cleaning, DevOps
  • A desire to focus on customer needs and solve pressing problems
  • Nice to have: B2B and/or fintech experience

Why join Spade? 

  • Be a cultural founder. As an early employee, you’ll play a meaningful role in defining and building our culture.
  • Get in on the ground floor. We’re a small but well-funded team that just raised a substantial seed – joining now comes with limited risk and unlimited upside.
  • Build the next generation of financial infrastructure. Our products will power the next wave of innovation in fintech, helping our customers deliver better, more transparent products and services to the consumer.
  • Benefits include:
    • Competitive compensation and equity package
    • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits for US-based employees
    • Life & short-term disability insurance
    • Flexible PTO
    • Early exercise program
    • Extended post-termination exercise period
    • 401K for retirement planning
    • Hybrid team, with pet-friendly headquarters in NYC
    • Paid parental leave
    • Work from home stipend

Salary Range:

  • At Spade, we view total compensation as consisting of salary + equity + benefits. We recruit motivated and high performing talent, and work to compensate people in line with the value they bring to our team. 
  • We aim to pay fairly and competitively, and consider a number of factors in developing compensation offers. These factors include years and breadth of experience, interview performance, market dynamics, and internal equity. 
  • The anticipated cash salary range for this role is $185,000-$215,000, with an equity range of 0.6-0.8%.

Diversity & Inclusion at Spade:

Spade is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culture that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We believe that having people with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives not only helps us build the best products for our customers, but also helps us be the best version of ourselves.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, Spade requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as permitted under applicable law.

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