Manager, Software Development

Seattle, Washington
Murray, Utah
Helena, Montana


Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right®. By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we’ve grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and reached 1 million members earlier this year. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company’s mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

In this role you will be leading a team  which is building the large scale big data infrastructure platform for SoFi. You will be directly responsible and managing the team which implements and manages big data platform for SoFi. The  team focuses on ingesting and consumption of data at a large scale to support various business needs. As the engineer manager of the big data platform at SoFi, you'll be involved in the entire lifecycle the product, from ideation, through building, deploying and continual improvement and evolution. You'll design functionality, architect systems, squash bugs, refactor ugly code and continually grow as an technologist and a manager. The ideal candidate is technically both forward-thinking and hands-on, has a strong sense of ownership and drive for delivery, and is a good mentor and co-worker. A Manager of Software Engineering is responsible for the sprint planning and team management and leadership throughout the engineering lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing requirements, and working closely with other groups to ensure goals are met.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage a team of Engineers on the big data infrastructure team

  • Learn the various domains that fall under the purview of the big data infrastructure team

  • You have and continue to demonstrate command of the technical and operational requirements of your role.

  • You successfully develop employees and help them grow within the organization.

  • You resolve employee-related issues professionally--occasionally escalating these issues to the next level of the organization.

  • You fully comprehend, effectively communicate, and enforce goals and objectives, feedback, measurable, and improvement plans

  • Monitor and understand the key metrics governing your product area, with an eye toward continuously improving them through ongoing product innovation

  • Establish and manage product delivery in a  timely manner

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of Software Engineering Development experience and 2+ years Management experience for a software engineering team

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline or equivalent work experience

  • Experience in building scalable systems

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

Nice to Haves:

  • Deep hands-on technical expertise in cloud based distributed software design and development, particularly using AWS services

  • Experience with big data technologies

Why you’ll love working here:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

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