Senior Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real time. Marqeta is powering the most well known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

We are looking for a seasoned Sr. Engineering Manager to provide technical and people leadership to lead all of our UI efforts at Marqeta. This includes the Marqeta Dashboard app and embeddable components and applications for cardholders. This leader will be at the forefront of Marqeta’s efforts in creating modern web applications used by hundreds of thousands of cardholders.

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely anywhere within the USA or from our Oakland, California office. We’d love for you to join us!

What you'll do

  • Partner with product teams to define the strategy for customer and cardholder experiences at Marqeta.
  • Define & provide technical leadership for Marqeta’s modern web based application development
  • Oversee and drive the technical vision for web and mobile front-end platforms, ensuring scalability, usability, security and efficiency.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging best practices and advocating for innovative technologies
  • Ensure delivery of high-quality software by employing effective code reviews, automated testing strategies and high availability deployment strategies.
  • Raise the skill sets of those around you and make Marqeta better through your presence. Mentor other engineers on the team, drawing on your experience to provide thoughtful direction.
  • Apply and evangelize modern best practices in your software designs and implementations.
  • Establish and promote best practices across cross-functional teams.
  • Initiate conversations around goal setting and give regular feedback and coaching to your team members.

What we're looking for

  • 12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of people management experience.
  • Demonstrated passion for software engineering excellence including design principles, metrics, front end scalability, cost, security & privacy considerations and test driven development.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and leadership skills. Can effectively lead a project and work cross-functionally with other organizations.
  • Experience partnering with product teams to ideate and bring innovative solutions to market.
  • Expertise in developing and scaling applications using modern front end technologies such as Web Components, React, React Native / Flutter, Javascript, Node.js and ecosystem.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail.

Nice to haves

  • Experience working in Payments in either issuing or acquirer domain.
  • Hands-on experience building embedded components that users can customize.
  • Experience with authentication solutions such as Auth0.
  • Exposure to a modern Java backend stack using Spring Boot, Kubernetes on AWS and Javascript with React and GraphQL on the frontend.
  • Experience with transactional RDBMS such as MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server, or Oracle.

Your Manager

Recruiter For This Role

Typical Process

  • Application submission
  • Recruiter phone call
  • Hiring manager video call
  • Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 4-5, 45 min calls
  • Offer!

Compensation and Benefits

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. Compensation is aligned according to three tiers within the United States:

  • National: A baseline tier that applies to most of the geographic territory of the United States.
  • Premium: Slightly elevated from the National tier, and oriented toward a narrower set of higher cost-of-living areas, such as Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA
  • Premium Plus: A tier for the most expensive working areas, like the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.

Visit this page or consult with a Recruiter to determine which tier would be applicable to you.

When determining salaries, we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base salary range for this position is:

  • National: $140,000 - $189,000
  • Premium: $159,000 - $213,000
  • Premium Plus: $177,000 - $236,000

We also believe in recognizing the contributions of our people. That's why we award annual bonuses to eligible employees, rewarding both individual performance and the success of the entire company.

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers:

  • Multiple health insurance options
  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company and an Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice
  • Monthly stipend to support our remote work model
  • Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

Equal Opportunity, Accommodations, and Privacy

Marqeta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that gives consideration to all qualified applicants, irrespective of any characteristics protected by law. This includes (but is not limited to) race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, color, ancestry, and Veteran status. We consider qualified applicants from all backgrounds, without regard to criminal histories, in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the categories above. Review Marqeta’s ESG Report to see that dedication in action. Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected creates a stronger and more innovative team at Marqeta. We celebrate the unique contributions of each individual and empower all members of our organization. Join us in building a company where diversity thrives and everyone can be their authentic selves.

If you require reasonable accommodation for the application process and beyond, please submit this form and we will be more than happy to assist you. Marqeta will make reasonable accommodations for candidates when needed in accordance with applicable law. The Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice applies to the personal data that you directly provide to us or that we collect during the application and candidate recruitment process.