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Senior Engineering Manager

Stori Card

Stori Card

Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

About Stori

Stori is a fast-growing, venture-backed financial technology company, on a mission to democratize credit access for 400 million underbanked LatAm consumers. Stori currently operates in Mexico and has a global team with offices in Arlington Virginia, Mexico City, and Asia. We have quickly made our mark as one of the top digital banks in Mexico with more than two million applicants for our credit card product since launching.

Stori is one of the top-funded startups in the region with US$250 million raised to date. We are backed by top global venture capital funds, such as GGV Capital, GIC, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Goodwater Capital, Mexico’s Tresalia Capital, Vision Plus Capital, BAI Capital and Source Code Capital; who have successfully invested in startups such as Affirm, Airbnb, Alibaba, Stripe, and TikTok.

Stori has a standout founder team among fintechs, leveraging 100+ years of accumulated experience in consumer finance, banking and technology across Mastercard, Intel, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and HSBC in the U.S., Mexico and Asia. The team has launched and managed many multi-million-customer credit card products globally, providing a wide breadth of experience and knowledge to our team.

We welcome diversity of background, experience and thinking. Storians are passionate about our mission and take pride in the products we build. Our culture thrives off of a flat structure and an inclusive environment where all of our employees can be their authentic selves, with boundless opportunities for professional growth.

The Role

As a Senior Engineering Manager at Stori, you will play a pivotal role in fostering technical excellence, driving innovation, and leading our engineering teams to success. Your dynamic leadership will guide creation of cutting-edge software solutions that align with our business objectives. You will be a hands-on manager for 2-3 squads that each have 4-6 engineers. You will deeply understand Stori's business and the intricacies of your team’s software, enabling you to provide insightful architectural guidance and effectively unblock struggling teams.

To achieve this, you need to focus on three main components:

  • Manage and mentor engineers
  • Encourage technical excellence
  • Provide leadership at Stori

Manage & mentor engineers.

  • Give helpful feedback. Both with timely informal direct input and through the formal quarterly performance reviews.
  • Discuss the engineer’s goals for technical development and career progression. Give guidance to aid the engineer’s achievement.
  • Communicate the engineer's career path. Identify engineers deserving of promotion or pay raise and advocate relatively for them during the assessments.
  • Support sustainable high performance by encouraging vacation time when needed.

Encourage technical excellence

  • Lead by example as a hands-on Manager, deeply familiar with Stori’s business and your team’s software landscape. Provide actionable architectural insights and assist in resolving challenges faced by teams.
  • Drive success by ensuring that squads have well-defined requirements, robust software & data architecture designs, and a clear understanding of their objectives.
  • Uphold quality standards across the engineering life cycle, emphasizing performance, security, documentation, and testing. Elevate the visibility of these aspects during sprint planning to underscore their importance.
  • Offer valuable guidance to squads on striking the right balance between software delivery speed and quality, fostering a culture where both are prioritized.
  • Advocate for the resolution of technical debt when necessary, maintaining a focus on stability and scalability.

Provide leadership at Stori

  • Serving as the engineering advocate in team decision-making processes and becoming pivotal in shaping squad visions.
  • Champion ambitious OKRs that inspire the team and contribute to crafting the direction and requirements necessary for engineers to succeed.
  • Extend your leadership influence beyond the engineering domain, connecting engineers with those seeking assistance and proposing enhancements that elevate the entire Tech Organization.

Experience and education

  • Bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, etc.
  • Customer-centric mindset with a proven ability to align technical strategies with customer needs.
  • Solid experience in software development background, including design patterns, data structures, and test-driven development
  • In-depth knowledge of programming languages such as Golang, Python and Javascript.
  • Demonstrated experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and cloud-based architectures.
  • Strong track record of leading high-performing engineering teams to deliver innovative solutions
  • 6+ years of people management experience, managing engineers
  • 6+ years of experience architecting and designing (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) new and current systems

Required Soft Skills

  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and navigate ambiguity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • A passion for people management and mentorship

What we offer

  • Make a positive impact on the lives of our customers via financial inclusion
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International exposure & work experience
  • Company swag
  • Legally required benefits