NinjaHoldings was founded in 2017 by a team seeking to revolutionize the way everyday Americans interact with financial services. Through our CreditNinja and NinjaCard brands, we empower people overlooked by traditional financial institutions to take control of their finances via a full suite of digital banking and lending products, providing incentives and rewards along the way as we guide them on a path to financial improvement. Through our NinjaEdge brand, we help companies better understand their customers by offering a package of bespoke underwriting, fraud detection, and analytics services. With offices in Chicago, Miami, and around the world through the power of remote work, we are a lean and innovative team always seeking like-minded talent to join us in our fight to disrupt consumer finance. 

Job Summary:

The Manager of Software Engineering will be responsible for growing and leading the CreditNinja development team. The Manager is capable of providing hands-on technical leadership within our software development team. We're seeking somebody who is passionate about the craft of software development, and who uses their incredible people skills to attain peak quality and performance from their engineering team. You actively write code in some capacity, and you're very confident in your technical abilities.

The right candidate understands that a strong relationship with business teams is important. This person also understands that constant incremental improvement can meet long term technical goals while delivering on business needs. The right person has excellent verbal and written communication and is able to articulate complex technical issues with clarity to non-technical teammates.

What You’ll Do:

  • Organize, lead and contribute to engineering efforts while demonstrating total ownership of projects, cycles, and programs

  • Drive a results-oriented culture with a strong focus on engineering excellence and execution

  • Contribute to the design and development of existing and new experiences, and foster a team environment that promotes creative thinking, practical problem-solving and a culture that testing is everyone’s job.

  • Work by and with individual contributors to make informed and thoughtful architectural decisions that ultimately benefit our users

  • Be a steadfast advocate for clean and scalable coding principles and high-performance, secure, easily testable and reliable software services

    What We are Looking For:

  • You have 4+ years of experience as a Developer, QA or DevOps Engineer experience

  • 2+ years’ experience as an Engineering Manager 

  • You have years of experience leading across the software development lifecycle, including deep knowledge of industry best practices, including but not limited to, pull requests and code reviews, continuous integration and delivery, and post-deployment monitoring and analysis

  • You're a problem solver, and you value passing on your knowledge and methodologies to create a force-multiplier effect

  • You have ample experience advising, coaching, and mentoring peers, direct reports, and less experienced team members

  • Clear written and verbal communication

  • Experience growing an Engineering organization

    Additional Pluses, but not requirements:

  • Experience leading teams in growth stage companies

  • Experience in fintech, banking, and lending a big plus