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Senior Engineering Manager

USAFull-Time$180K - $215K
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PayNearMe develops award-winning technology to facilitate the end-to-end customer payment experience, making it easy for businesses to manage and accept payments. The company enables more ways to pay by offering all major payment types and channels in a single platform. PayNearMe is the technology company that’s changing how payments are made.

We are a diverse and collaborative company that loves to delight its customers (merchants, consumers, etc.) with simple, useful and practical product/service offerings. PayNearMe has over 200 employees, closed a $45M Series D round in June 2023, and is processing over $1B in payments monthly. We’re headquartered in Silicon Valley with our employees distributed all across the US. Help us reimagine payments!

We’re in growth mode and looking to add a dynamic Senior Engineering Manager to our PayNearMe team. This position will report to the VP, Engineering.

Job Description

Step into the role of Senior Engineering Manager and lead our engineering teams towards unmatched excellence! In this role, you’ll foster an environment where innovation, safety, and strategic risk-taking are daily norms. Your hands-on approach will solve critical technical challenges while guiding our strategic vision.

Collaborate closely with our finance and accounting teams to refine processes, eliminate inefficiencies, and protect our financial health. Partner with product and QA teams to define and achieve realistic, ambitious quarterly goals.

Embrace and champion our ’we, not me’ culture, ensuring clear communication, reducing uncertainties, and promoting teamwork. Are you ready to transform work into a meaningful and enjoyable journey? Join us, and let’s create impact together!


Here is what we need from you:

Team Leadership

  • Experience developing a high-performing engineering team, emphasizing a culture of psychological safety, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Expertise in agile and traditional project management methodologies, adept at tailoring approaches to challenge teams positively without leading to burnout (scrum master certification preferred).
  • Implement and innovate on SDLC best practices to enhance team engagement and productivity.
  • Actively work to develop the career of each team member, providing mentorship and goal setting.

Technical Skills

  • High proficiency in Ruby, Rails, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, and MySQL, with over 10 years of experience and a demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Proven success in comprehending and documenting complex systems, willing to delve into code to understand features comprehensively.
  • Extensive experience transitioning from monolithic to service-oriented architecture in risk-sensitive environments, prioritizing stability over speed.
  • Skilled in engaging directly with critical issues and projects, maintaining a balance between hands-on contributions and strategic leadership.

Business Domain

  • Extensive expertise in understanding and managing the intricacies of fintech and payment systems domains.
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in mastering accounting methodologies, especially as they apply to tracking money movement in payment systems.
  • Proficient in partnering with finance and accounting teams to analyze their workflows, pinpoint inefficiencies, and suggest technical improvements for better efficiency, minimizing financial risks, and resolving variance challenges.

Collaboration & Communication

  • Collaborate closely with product and QA teams to prioritize realistic, ambitious quarterly OKRs while working within known constraints.
  • Experience working with product managers to create detailed user stories and acceptance criteria before development begins.
  • Expert at creating detailed technical documentation that translates complex solutions into clear, actionable tasks for both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Skilled in conflict resolution, encouraging constructive discussions to resolve differences and promote a collaborative work environment.

Additional Information

Location: Flexible/Remote (within the US)

Salary Range: $180,000 - 215,000 DOE

Great compensation package plus extensive benefits, including:

  • Base salary per year (paid semi-monthly)
  • Fast- paced and professional work culture
  • Stock options with standard startup vesting - 1 year cliff; 4 years total
  • $50 monthly communication expense stipend to go towards your phone/internet bill
  • $250 stipend to enhance your WFH setup
  • Reimbursement for peripheral equipment: monitor (up to $400), keyboard and mouse (up to $200)
  • Premium medical benefits including vision and dental (100% coverage for employees)
  • Company-sponsored life and disability insurance
  • Paid parental bonding leave
  • Paid sick leave, jury duty, bereavement
  • 401k plan
  • Flexible Time Off (our team members typically take off ~3-4 weeks per year)
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • 13 scheduled holidays
  • 2x / year in-person team meet-ups (2-3 days, company paid)

PayNearMe strives to create a workplace where all employees thrive. Our core values represent who we are today and we take pride in the way we work with each other as well as with our stakeholders.

We’re in this together to do the right thing. We deliver real results we are proud of while remaining respectfultransparent, and flexible.

PayNearMe is an equal opportunity employer. We are diligently and thoughtfully working towards cultivating a diverse workforce which in turn, enhances our products and services for the communities we serve. Applicants who represent all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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