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Engineering Manager - Core Products, Banking Integrations



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2023
<p><span style="font-weight:400;">In his essay “You weren’t meant to have a boss”, Paul Graham argues that humans evolved for hunter-gatherer sized groups—eight being the ideal number. This implies that startups are the ideal place for programmers—the structure of large companies just prevents you from getting much done.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Graham’s essay is joined by many authors critiquing the scale of modernity. James C. Scott’s "Seeing Like a State" notes how 1800s bureaucrats attempted to impose process on the land, planting the single fastest growing tree species in a grid—and were met with rampant forest fire and disease.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">These authors make an excellent point. You can get a lot done as an eight-person team (Mercury launched with a team of nine), and imposing too much structure can be fatal. At the same time, the tension these authors ride up against is that scale has clearly won out: Graham’s Y Combinator now employs over 80 people, and the best permaculturist can’t compete with modern tree farms.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Your job as an engineering manager at Mercury is to carefully balance this tension.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">In this role, you will:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ensure a team of ~6-8 engineers executes at a high level of technical excellence and stability.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Create a fulfilling environment for engineers.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Have the confidence and competence to give feedback to engineers of all skill levels.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Continue to hone your own engineering craft, by spending a portion of your time coding.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Align engineering work with Mercury values.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Onboard new engineering hires.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work alongside other product experts to pick the highest impact projects.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate with other teams when work overlaps, ideally to achieve a more cohesive product and simpler, more maintainable underlying technical implementation.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Balance building new things with maintaining existing systems.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Provide technical mentorship such as PR reviews, pair programming, and virtual whiteboarding.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Empower your team to thrive and contribute to making Mercury’s product reliable, beautiful, and useful.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">You should:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Have demonstrated the ability to lead a technical team.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Have a strong individual engineering skill set. You will go through roughly the same interview process as our individual contributors, with additional interviews for manager skills.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be familiar with our tech stack (specifically, Haskell and TypeScript), or have an interest in learning it.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">We encourage you to try our </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">demo site</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> if you’re interested in applying for the role.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and all employees receive salary + equity + benefits. Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The ranges shared are for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Salary range for candidates in the US is: $210,000-$248,500.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Salary range for candidates in Canada is: CAD 200,000-236,500.<br><br><span data-sheets-value='{"1":2,"2":"#LI-CP1"}' data-sheets-userformat='{"2":8707,"3":{"1":0},"4":{"1":3,"3":2},"12":0,"16":11}'>#LI-CP1</span><br></span></p>
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