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Engineering Manager, Customer Service and Operational Tools

| Seattle

At Remitly, we help immigrant communities around the world send over $6 billion a year to their loved ones. Sending money is faster, easier, and costs less with our all-digital money transfer platform. Our vision is to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial service products on the planet. At Remitly, your work has a direct and positive impact on people around the globe. Your work matters, every day.

As an Engineering Manager at Remitly, you are a builder and a leader, responsible for taking on complex technical and customer problems and creating great products backed by great systems. We use cutting-edge languages, tools, and frameworks to build applications and services on top of a scalable cloud architecture. Our startup work environment is fast-paced, mission-driven, and growing quickly.

A successful Engineering Manager will use their experience and vision to hire and develop a diverse engineering team, coaching the team members to grow in their careers and have an impact on our customers. As an empathetic partner, they will mentor peer leaders and other Sr. technologists to model Remitly cultural values and to translate these values into their day-to-day work. Examples of high impact results from this leadership will be simple and well-defined plans for both (a) our company-wide technical architecture and (b) how we deliver executed towards that vision.

The Engineering Manager will be responsible for all aspects of software development for a broad business function, working to define the best technical roadmap to simultaneously accomplish company goals, improve existing systems, and reduce technical debt. They will demonstrate a high level of partnership with Product Management, Senior Engineering Management, and other company stakeholders, influencing strategy by representing technical options and tradeoffs from a customer-centric viewpoint. They will delegate and empower employees to operate autonomously and make independent decisions, creating frameworks for these decisions where appropriate; entrusting their team of tech leads and engineers with important aspects of the team's roadmap.

The Engineering Manager for our Customer Service & Operational Tools (CST) team is responsible for (1) the systems that our team of Customer Service agents representatives use to help customers with problems, and (2) the platform for other teams to build operational tools for Risk evaluation and Payment Operations. The CST team is just getting started, and you will be building creative experiments to make the Remitly customer service experience the best in Fintech!

Some examples of current interesting problems include:

  • Defining our strategy for 3rd party tools for voice, call, and chat
  • Building a platform for our teams to use to create work types and cases
  • Improving our customer service tools to improve efficiency and quality
  • Integrating online machine learning and predictive analytics models to understand customer satisfaction.

You should possess:

  • Typically 10+ years of experience
    • Typically 1-3 years of experience in a technical leadership role
    • Typically 1-3 years experience leading core engineering efforts / technical teams
  • Experience defining and influencing technical designs and processes across a team
  • A deep understanding of software development practices, system design, software design patterns, and algorithms
  • Expertise in one or more general-purpose languages like Java, JavaScript, Go, PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Strong ability to mentor and influence other engineers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Who we are:

Remitly is an independent digital remittance company that transfers over $6 billion in annualized volume through its proprietary global money transfer network across Africa, Asia, Central, and South America. Its reliable and easy-to-use mobile app makes the process of sending money faster, easier, more transparent and less costly by eliminating the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees typical of the traditional, century-old money transfer process. Remitly is backed by industry-leading investors, World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), Naspers' PayU, Silicon Valley Bank, Stripes Group, DFJ, DN Capital, QED Investors, Trilogy Equity Partners, Bezos Expeditions, Founders' Co-Op, and TomorrowVentures. The company is headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices in London, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. For more information, visit remitly.com.

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Remitly are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Remitly is an eVerify Employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Remitly is in the heart of downtown Seattle. Situated near tons of bars and restaurants, with easy access to public transport, it's an ideal location.

What are Remitly Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Remitly's executive leadership is as diverse as our staff, and our Director of Diversity & Inclusion is focused on continuous improvement of our D&I initiatives.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Company sponsored family events
Remitly sponsors family-oriented events semi-annually (e.g., holiday party and company picnic).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All King County-based employees receive the ORCA Card transportation benefit on day one. The ORCA Card can be used on all regular buses, Regional Rail, and a few other modes of transportation.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball.
Stocked Kitchen
Remitly has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and the flavored Bevi water you can handle.
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy in the building's below-ground garage.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Remitly hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annualy for continuing education.
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