Software Engineering Manager - Merchant at Bread

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Bread is a technology company that aims to transform the way the world shops online. We build tools, technologies and APIs that allow e-commerce merchants to integrate installment loan financing and other alternative payment products  anywhere in their customers’ shopping journey. Bread was started in 2014 by financial technology veterans, and has experienced explosive growth to date. We’re backed by top investors including Menlo Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kinnevik, among others.

Bread has enormous and engaging technical challenges. We need to verify online identity, predict fraud, and approve and price credit while providing a beautiful and frictionless consumer experience, all in real time.  Our engineering team is seasoned, talented, agile, and quickly growing. We are looking to hire an Engineering Manager to join the current engineering team in continuing to build out our core platform, product, and teams.

This role will sit on our Members team, which is responsible for building out our new financial servicing platform. As Bread grows to become the best API for all types of POS payment opportunities, this team will build the engine that allows us to run and service those instruments over time. There are many real time high volume processes such as payment processing and lifecycle management the team needs to build for, as well as heavy data pipelines for various accounting and reporting jobs which need to scale as we continue to grow. The members team also builds out the internal tools and portals which allows other business units at Bread to operate each and every day. With respect to our consumers and financial partners, this team is building the post-checkout engine of Bread.

The Members team is cross functional and owns multiple backends written in Go, as well as multiple React frontends, all of which are integral to the success of the business.

Your role at Bread:

  • Manage a product engineering team, including professional development and leading them towards product delivery and success
  • Work with senior engineering leadership to guide and influence the direction of the engineering organization
  • Work actively with product to both understand and help develop the engineering roadmap
  • Be accountable for leading design and implementation of new features and iterations of our core platform
  • Block and tackle, when necessary, for engineers on your team
  • Be data oriented and focused on what it takes to deliver reliable, scalable, and efficient products and technologies

What we are looking for:

Must Have:

  • Experience managing and/or leading engineering teams
  • A penchant for Back End engineering
  • Expertise building scalable, reliable distributed systems
  • Expert knowledge of server-side languages and data stores (such as: Go, Java, Rust, Postgresql, Redis, etc)
  • Experience with public web APIs
  • A passion for product, engineering and technology

Nice to have:

  • Proven experience managing/leading a 4+ person team
  • Experience developing systems intended for cloud deployments (AWS,k8s, docker)
  • Experience with Go/PostgreSQL/Rabbit/Redis
  • Experience with front-end technologies (Javascript, React)
  • Experience managing in an OKR and KPI environment
  • Experience on agile teams
  • Experience with message-based, loosely coupled architectures (we use gRPC, RabbitMQ and Redis)
  • Knowledge of financial products
  • You enable your team at every chance you get

Engineers at Bread also get the opportunity to participate in “20%” time through Working Groups!  Working Groups are quarterly teams of 4 to 6 engineers who set out to tackle a specific engineering initiative outside of their core engineering team.  Working Groups have included ones for Logging Architecture, Internal Authentication, Community & Blogs, Testing Infrastructure, and Monitoring. Groups meet every Friday to plan and own their roadmap and implement their features. All engineers get a chance to be in one of these groups and over time potentially lead a group for that quarter. It's another opportunity as an engineer at Bread to have impact across the entire organization!

If this is you, submit a cover letter and resume to apply!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • JavascriptLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
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    • Heap AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • PythonAnalytics
    • RAnalytics
    • RedshiftAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • UsertestingDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • DatanyzeLead Gen

Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district in between both Madison Square Park and Union Square Park.

An Insider's view of Bread

What are some social events your company does?

We love celebrating all that we can from our monthly happy hours, DI&B events to our summer/winter holiday parties. Our team is extremely thoughtful about how we gather together to ensure everyone is excited about and included in all we do. It fosters collaboration in a more strategic yet relaxed way which helps build relationships.

Britney

Head of Employee Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

A typical day at Bread is different depending on the engineer. While some engineers enjoy more autonomy, I enjoy collaborating on projects with other engineers and coming up with great solutions together. We strike a balance between stability and innovation through code reviews and guest lectures. I feel supported in my career growth here at Bread.

John

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Bread encourages us to empower ourselves from the very start of our careers by offering every employee a stipend to seek educational resources and support. If you envision a role we don’t currently offer, or aspire to transition internally, we aim to give you the tools needed to meet your goal.

Gaby

Recruiting Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of the great things about working at Bread is the cross-functional collaboration with other teams. As an integrations engineer, I have not only learned how to intentionally build a product in a thoughtful manner from the Engineering and Product teams, but also how to be effective in a client facing role from our Sales and Success teams.

Wei

Integrations Engineer

What are Bread Perks + Benefits

Bread Benefits Overview

100% Paid Health, Dental & Vision
Stock Options
Flexible Vacation Policy
Team Events
Weekly Lunches
Learning & Development stipend
Bi-monthly Yoga
Bi-monthly chair massage
Life events and milestone celebrations

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We have in office yoga once a week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Bread sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bread offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for training, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Bread hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $$$ annually for continuing education.
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