Engineering Manager

About the Role:

Upstart is looking for a collaborative Engineering Manager who will directly manage key engineering projects and develop a team of high performing software engineers. Reporting directly to the CTO, you will have a large influence on the direction of our architecture, structure, processes and values of the Engineering community. You will have a great deal of responsibility in managing projects such as helping us move to microservices, transitioning from Heroku to AWS, and adopting software patterns like event sourcing. You will also manage other engineers, including senior engineers, to help us continue to deliver a superior experience for our borrowers. If you are looking for the opportunity to join a hyper-growth company, develop a high performing team and make an outsized, lasting impact on an organization, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Here's more about what you'll be doing:

* Serving as architect and project manager on major engineering projects

* Managing and developing a team of engineers, ensuring their ongoing career growth and happiness through coaching and mentoring

* Reviewing code and architectural designs of other members of the engineering team, promoting a culture of growth and improvement

* Serving as a cross-functional liaison to other teams within Upstart to identify high-value initiatives that would benefit the company

* Proposing and socializing policies related to code development, onboarding, and interviewing

Here's what we're looking for:

* 7+ years of industry experience in software application engineering, preferably in a microservices environment with Ruby or Python

* 3+ years of experience managing other engineers

* Strong hands-on coding, design, and architectural skills

* Empathetic and self-motivated leader with focus on servant leadership

* Strong written and verbal communication

* Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and communicate effectively

About Us:

Upstart is the first lending platform to leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to price credit and automate the borrowing process. ~80% of U.S. borrowers pay back their loans, yet only ~45% of these people have access to prime credit. Our engineering team uses non-conventional variables at scale in an underwriting model that improves constantly to solve this problem. Upstart was founded by three diverse leaders that bring their individual approach to Upstart creating a culture where "we get to the truth, move fast, and bring everyone in." Based in San Carlos, CA, Upstart is backed by Google Ventures, KPCB, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban.

Perks and Benefits:

* Unlimited vacation days. You can take time off when you need it.

* Dog friendly. Bring your furry friends to work. Our Pupstart dogs are a part of our family. Dogs at the office!

* Affinity Group and Company events. Women's groups, book clubs, rugby teams, basketball teams, Spartan race teams, badminton teams, and so much more! We also have weekly company meetings to encourage transparency.

* Fully-stocked micro kitchen. We have food for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. You'll never go hungry.

* Technology reimbursement. You'll have a budget to get whatever equipment you think you need to be productive.

* Uber for Business. Our office is located between San Carlos and Redwood City trains and our Uber for Business account will help you get to or from these stations with no expense to you.

* Personal development budget. We'll give you a budget to spend towards promoting your career or health. In addition, we give additional money to our teams to encourage learning and development.

* Monthly stipend for cell phone