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Senior Engineering Manager

USAFull-Time$180K - $215K
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Company Description

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

  • Brings experience in developing high-performing engineering teams, with a focus on psychological safety, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Holds expertise in both agile and traditional project management methodologies, skillfully customizing approaches to positively challenge teams while avoiding burnout (scrum master certification preferred).
  • Commits to implementing and innovating SDLC best practices to boost team engagement and productivity.
  • Dedicates efforts to the personal and professional development of each team member through mentorship and goal-setting.

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrates high proficiency in Ruby, Rails, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, and MySQL, backed by over 10 years of experience and a flexible approach to new technologies.
  • Shows proven success in the thorough comprehension and documentation of complex systems, with a willingness to explore code for complete feature understanding.
  • Possesses extensive experience in transitioning from monolithic to service-oriented architectures in environments where stability trumps speed.
  • Is skilled at taking a hands-on approach to critical issues and projects, ensuring a strategic balance between direct contributions and leadership.

Business Domain

  • Offers extensive expertise in navigating the complexities of fintech and payment systems.
  • Displays a strong commitment to mastering accounting methodologies relevant to tracking movements in payment systems.
  • Is proficient in collaborating with finance and accounting teams to identify workflow inefficiencies and propose technical solutions for enhanced efficiency, risk minimization, and variance resolution.

Collaboration & Communication

  • Engages closely with product and QA teams to set and achieve realistic, ambitious quarterly OKRs, considering existing constraints.
  • Brings experience in coordinating with product managers to ensure the creation of well-documented user stories and acceptance criteria before development.
  • Excels at drafting technical documentation that distills complex solutions into understandable, actionable tasks for diverse audiences.
  • Is skilled in fostering constructive dialogue to resolve conflicts, thereby enhancing the 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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