Tango Card is hiring a

Java Software Engineering Manager

San Jose, United States

The Job

The Software Engineering Manager will have full ownership and a high degree of flexibility related to both team management and the development lifecycle. This leadership role is cross-functional and will work closely with Product, Technical Program Managers, as well as other Engineering Leaders and stakeholders. This function will manage the tactical delivery tasks and development & accountability of a team, while simultaneously assisting with the strategic planning for forward-looking initiatives.

The Software Engineering Manager will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the people, resources, and processes required to deliver on Tango software engineering goals. The Software Engineering manager will take a hands-on role in software development as needed, support project management, and coordinate the work of other software professionals toward meeting business goals.

Reports To: Engineering Director, Transactions

As Software Engineering Manager at Tango, you will:

  • Hire, lead, and develop a team of remote-first developers in building best-in-class, cloud-based products. This human will play an essential role in attracting, developing, leading, and retaining talent for Engineering.
  • Build consistent tools, processes, and documentation to support onboarding new team members, so they can quickly get up to speed on our tech stack and expectations. Consistently assess our approaches and help us innovate to scale quickly and efficiently.
  • Mentor team members and provide career development, accountability, and growth opportunities by celebrating wins and coaching through challenges. You will conduct regular one-on-one meetings, and consistently consider organizational needs.
  • Cultivate a learning environment where team members continuously improve and contribute to culture and events - such as brown bags, conferences, and hackathons.
  • Align key stakeholders around the vision and support needed for projects.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for innovation and increased efficiencies that could positively impact the team.
  • Drive design & architecture, and contribute to the development process.
  • Devise metrics for quality, resiliency, scale, and other appropriate metrics for success.

Our next Software Engineering Manager is required to have:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related fields and 7+ years of experience OR 9+ years equivalent experience in software development
  • 2+ years of people management experience
  • Programming experience with at least one software programming language
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in OO design and implementation
  • Experience with production-worthy distributed systems development, including tools and processes
  • A demonstrated track record of building and supporting highly-functional and engaged technical teams.
  • A demonstrated track record of building and supporting highly-functional and engaged technical teams.
  • Passion for people development and workflow organization. Ability to effectively give and receive feedback and translate actionable feedback into results.
  • Hands-on experience in building complex, highly scalable cloud-based systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices, including agile, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, SaaS, and operations.
  • Self-directed and capable leadership, working effectively in an innovative and fast-paced environment. Including the ability to influence people and results through collaborative, people-first leadership.
  • Ability to form relationships with internal and external business partners and influence to drive success.
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines, working collaboratively with geographically distributed teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, including the ability to lead meetings and craft and deliver presentations.

To be effective in our Software Engineering Manager role, you must have the following technical experience:

  • Experience in Service Oriented Architecture and Structured Event-Driven Architecture
  • Strong knowledge of Design Patterns and SOLID Principles
  • Expertise in Object Oriented and Aspect Oriented Development
  • Expertise in Java 11 or higher, SpringBoot 2.1 or higher
  • Expertise in ACID properties and transactionality
  • Expertise in RDBMS, SQL, and data design

Our ideal Software Engineering Manager at Tango will have most of the following skills and experience:

  • 5+ years experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience launching secure, scalable, resilient services at Enterprise scale
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS preferred)
  • Experience with PostgreSQL
  • Experience with NoSQL data repositories
  • Knowledge of Python 3.7 or higher
  • Familiarity with Terraform or similar
  • Familiarity with queueing and cacheing (Redis)

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Salary: The targeted pay range for this position is between $173,000 to $193,000. Please note that the actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, and experience.  Certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonus.


What You'll Get From Us

  • Competitive compensation package (money isn’t everything, but it helps)
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits (100% employer paid premium)
  • Flex PTO and a generous holiday schedule
  • 401(k) matching and equity opportunities (401(k) is a 100% match of up to 6%)
  • Choice-First Plan allows employees to choose to Work from Home, at our Seattle HQ, or hybrid!
  • A Work from Home monthly stipend for all employees
  • Award-winning culture that fosters autonomy, creativity, inclusion, transparency, and ownership
  • Dog-friendly Seattle office!

What We’re Up to at Tango

Tango believes that rewards, incentives, and payments are more than transactions. They’re opportunities to fuel stronger relationships with people, and better performance for business. Whether you’re focused on customer loyalty or employee engagement, wellness or research participation, we can help you seamlessly send smiles and drive results.

Why Work for Us

We care about each other and our customers. Our team is autonomous, collaborative, creative, and eager to learn. We are an inclusive and diverse company that offers excellent health, dental, and vision benefits, flexible PTO, and competitive compensation packages. We’re doing incredible things with awesome people, and we’d love for you to join us!

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

Tango is an equitable and equal opportunity employer; we’re strong because we’re diverse and prioritize inclusive practices. All applicants will be recruited and considered for employment regardless of their social identities, including but not limited to race, gender, color, religion, belief, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, and other protected classes. We thrive in the areas of recruiting and hiring when we have a growing awareness of the challenges faced by underrepresented candidates during the application and hiring process. We encourage all candidates to apply for roles they feel they have the skills to fulfill or a willingness to learn.

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