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Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024


As one of the first pioneers of earned wage access, our passion at EarnIn is building products that deliver real-time financial flexibility for those with the unique needs of living paycheck to paycheck. Our community members access their earnings as they earn them, with options to spend, save, and grow their money without mandatory fees, interest rates, or credit checks. Since our founding, our app has been downloaded over 13M times and we have provided access to over $15 billion in earnings.

We’re fortunate to have an incredibly experienced leadership team, combined with world-class funding partners like A16Z, Matrix Partners, DST, Ribbit Capital, and a very healthy core business with a tremendous runway. We’re growing fast and are excited to continue bringing world-class talent onboard to help shape the next chapter of our growth journey.


We're on a mission to reinvent the financial system and make it work for people. We are looking for an experienced professional to lead a full-stack engineering team comprising backend and mobile engineers. This position is based in our Palo Alto HQ and will require hybrid work with in-office days 2+ days a week.

Our current team is largely composed of experienced, senior engineers who are excellent mentors. Many of them have worked in elite tech giants such as Meta, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Uber, Dropbox, etc. As a Software Engineering Manager for our card team, you will work cross-functionally with various teams and will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and development of our backend services and mobile applications. Come make a difference with us and have fun doing it!

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $216,000 - $273,600 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.


  • Work with the leadership across EarnIn to deliver our mission: build a financial system that works for everyday people
  • Be a strong partner to product and other engineering teams to drive improvements to business metrics and build new features. Examples include improving user acquisition metrics, cross and upsell products and improving user experience
  • Create a roadmap and drive its implementation with your team across the company
  • Dig into the code when required! You should be technical enough to help your team with issues requiring senior guidance
  • Recruit other great engineers for your team and help in the recruiting efforts for other teams
  • Be a mentor and coach for the engineers in your team and help them advance their careers by enabling them to do the best work of their lives
  • Provide technical leadership to developers in your team and the engineering organization
  • Manage cross-functional relationships with all teams to deliver high-quality products
  • Support the team in maintaining a robust level of stability while continuing to execute at great speeds
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives at EarnIn


  • 5+ years of development experience in software development, with at least 2+ years in a management capacity leading teams
  • You have managed a team of 4 or more engineers that regularly created high-quality output on top of critical infrastructure
  • You are a creative, tenacious problem solver with a get-it-done attitude
  • You can work comfortably with a cross-functional team made up of PMs, Analysts, and both mobile and back-end-focused engineers
  • You tend to be the standard bearer who takes a great deal of pride in your work and can inspire others to rise to the occasion
  • You can create and maintain a positive, healthy team environment in which everyone is supported, encouraged, and are meaningfully challenged doing great work
  • You are a software engineer who became a manager because you are great with people and you want to expand what you can achieve while helping others grow in their careers
  • You are ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work on technical challenges

At EarnIn, we believe that the best way to build a financial system that works for everyday people is by hiring a team that represents our diverse community. Our team is diverse not only in background and experience but also in perspective. We celebrate our diversity and strive to create a culture of belonging. EarnIn does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. EarnIn is an E-Verify participant.

EarnIn does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team.