Aspiration is in the business of fighting the climate crisis. We help people and businesses build sustainable impact into what they do every day by making it easy, automated, and powerful -- whether it is in the ways people spend and save their money or the ways businesses engage their customers and employees. Across our initiatives--from our debit and credit cards to our global scale reforestation and carbon credit projects--the estimated cumulative climate impact of the Aspiration community thus far is the equivalent of taking every car in the state of Wyoming off the road for a year. With more than 7 million members, over $550 million in funding to date, and a commitment to plant one billion trees by 2030, Aspiration is not only a certified B Corporation but has been named to the “Best for the World” list of the top five percent of highest scored certified B Corporations five times in a row. Our Core Values are Aspiration’s guiding principles:Action: We take initiative. We are doers, not bystanders.Boldness: We don’t tinker, we transform.Customer-Centered: Our customers are at the core of our business. Delivering for them is our North Star.Diligence & Dedication: We do what we say we’re going to do, when we say we’re going to do it.Entrepreneurial: Act like an entrepreneur not an employee, generate results for the company and customers everyday. As an Engineering Manager, your primary role will be focused on training, mentoring and coaching high performing teams. You’ll also partner with other awesome leaders across the company to strategize, prioritize and align on work that moves the team forward and accomplishes the company’s strategic vision. We’re looking for someone who thrives on solving complex problems, super passionate about finding innovative solutions, excites our customers and inspires colleagues. If you are motivated by challenge and high growth this is a perfect role for you.
What You'll Do
Train, mentor and coach a team of high-performing software engineers; communicating the purpose and “why” behind current and future priorities and removing obstacles, technical and otherwise.
Be accountable for team’s continuous improvement and for engineers’ career growth, engaging in performance and “stretch” conversations on a regular and consistent basis.
Ensure communication flows effectively from the bottom of the organization up to engineering leadership level, acting as liaison between technical engineers and strategic engineering leaders.
Champion engineering excellence, establishing business metrics, and drive continuous operational improvement.
Provide guidance across the stack and lead architectural discussions to scale the product.
Act as technical leader with hands on domain knowledge that enables you to troubleshoot code issues and contribute to technical discussions with the team.
Recruit a diverse team of engineers in partnership with Aspiration’s recruiting team.
Assist in promoting a collaborative and inclusive environment by ensuring you champion Aspiration’s values at every interaction paramount to our impact and success.
Provide meaningful code reviews to other engineers consistent with Aspiration’s high technical bar.
Exhibit strong project management mindset, driving decision making and working cross-functionally to influence product and process decisions.
Provide concise and timely status updates to all stakeholders on project progress.
What You'll Bring
BS/MS degree in Computer Science or related professional work experience; can sponsor visa transfers for qualified candidates.
Experience with modern cloud based distributed systems and microservices based architecture
3+ years of people management experience
Proven track record of creating and managing high performing teams
Demonstrated creative problem solving and analytical skills
Bonus points if you’ve worked for or scaled a high growth start up
What You'll Get
Work for a mission-driven company to transform the lives of millions by building a better, values-oriented financial firm.
Opportunity to be part of and to contribute to ESG, as a steward of social and environmental change.
Participation opportunities in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion employee activities and events
Robust benefit offerings, including medical, dental, vision and 401k.
Parental Leave expansion (12 weeks of paid leave over the course of a year)
Pet Insurance and other voluntary benefit plan offerings
Unlimited vacation time and 80 hours of sick time annually
12 Paid Holidays
Work from home setup and equipment reimbursement
Semi - annual performance reviews
Employee Referral Bonus Program
Aspiration is proud to be an ESG company. We are an equal opportunity workplace. Diversity at Aspiration is not just compliance-driven. Diversity is our compass to drive equitable practices; to celebrate individuality; and to foster the uniqueness within each of us that makes our products, services, and culture better than most. Yes, we are proud to be a DEI company and we encourage everyone, inside and outside of Aspiration, to show up as you are and as you want to be, every day. This organization participates in E-Verify. Find more information here! #BI-Remote #LI-Remote