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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Job Summary

Bread Financial is a technology-driven payments company that partners with merchants and partners to personalize payment options for their customers. Bread Financial integrates directly with merchants on their ecommerce site and gives them a single platform that lets them offer more ways to pay over time. Bread Financial's full-funnel recommendation engine serves up the right options at the right time, empowering merchants to sell more, improve conversion, and lift average-order-value.

Bread Financial has enormous and engaging technical challenges. We need to verify online identity, predict fraud, and approve and price credit while providing a beautiful and frictionless consumer experience, all in real time. Our engineering team is seasoned, talented, agile, and quickly growing.

Distinction: The Engineering Manager on the Enterprise Architecture team will be in charge of developing and administering cloud technologies to assist in reducing delinquency. This role involves leading initiatives and growing the talent and team as we transition from mainframe to azure.

Job Description

Essential Job Functions:

  • Talent Management: Lead a team of highly engaged associates and contractors, ensuring that team meets or exceeds the defined role expectations. Ensure that direct reports understand role expectations. Provide development to a team with ongoing coaching and feedback, performance management, career development and administrative support. Coaching and mentoring development staff to enable them to reach their peak potential and cultivate high-performing teams. Provide peer coaching and feedback formally and informally. Request and utilize feedback to foster personal development.

  • Process and Technology: Use recognized industry models and methodologies to develop, execute, and continuously improve development practices in collaboration with all major stakeholder and functional roles. Actively participate in the development of technology and integrated application roadmaps. Utilize the software development lifecycle to implement technology solutions that create and enhance applications. Continuously improve applications and processes with a focus on quality, efficiency, and user experience.

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and maintain organizational strategies that support current and future workforce, business, and financial needs. Appropriately manage resource capacity and demand to meet business delivery and production support expectations.

  • Leadership: Act in a leadership role to provide guidance to the development team and act as a liaison for multiple areas of the business and external clients. As necessary, work across the organization and function as Project Development Lead for enterprise-scale efforts. Develop and maintain organizational strategies that support current and future workforce, business, and financial needs.

  • Relationship Management: Cultivate relationships across roles and organizations to maximize collaboration, partnership, and efficiency. Provide peer coaching and feedback formally and informally. Request and utilize feedback to foster personal development.

  • Technical Knowledge and Application: Expectation is to oversee at least two Golang microservices.

  • Business Support and Management: Support at least one business such as Credit Risk, Account Protection, Customer Care, etc. Maintain and manage one to two vendor relationships.

Reports to: Senior Manager, Engineering

Working Conditions/ Physical Requirements: Normal office environment, some travel may be required. This position is currently hybrid 3-4 days per month and could change due to business needs. This position is currently available to candidates that reside within 60 miles of Columbus, OH; Chadds Ford, PA; Plano, TX, Draper, UT; Wilmington, DE; New York, NY; or Chicago, IL.

Direct Reports: 3-5 direct reports

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2 years experience managing and/or leading engineering teams
  • 2 years experience with technical components utilized by the team (building scalable and reliable distributed systems, public web APIs and server-side languages and data stores such as Java, PostgreSQL, Redis, etc)
  • Azure, React, Javascript and Mainframe

Preferred Experience:

  • 4 or more years managing and/or leading engineering teams
  • 4 or more years of experience with technical components utilized by the team
  • Experience developing systems intended for cloud deployments (AWS,k8s, docker)
  • Experience with Java/Azure/Mainframe/PostgreSQL/Redis/Kubernetes
  • Experience with Airflow or related technologies
  • Experience with front-end technologies (Javascript, React)
  • Experience managing in an OKR and KPI environment
  • Experience on agile teams
  • Experience with message-based, loosely coupled architectures (we use gRPC, Kafka and Redis)
  • Knowledge of financial products

This job description is illustrative of the types of duties typically performed by this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of each and every essential function of the job. Because job content may change from time to time, the Company reserves the right to add and/or delete essential functions from this job at any time.

Typical Starting Range:

$130,800.00 - $237,100.00

Full Salary Range for position:

California: $150,400.00 - $296,400.00

Colorado: $130,800.00 - $249,000.00

New York: $143,800.00 - $296,400.00

Washington: $137,400.00 - $272,600.00

The actual base pay within this range may be dependent upon many factors, which may include, but are not limited to, work location, education, experience, and skills.

Bread Financial offers medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and other voluntary benefits (including basic and optional life insurance, supplemental medical plans, and short and long-term disability) to eligible associates (regular full-time associates scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more) and their spouses/domestic partners, and child(ren) under the age of 26. New associate elected coverage begins on date of hire (with the exception of disability coverage which has a 6-month waiting period). Six weeks of 100% paid parental leave for eligible parents is available after a 180-day waiting period. Hired associates can immediately enroll in Bread Financial’s 401(k) plan.

All associates receive 11 paid holidays. Associates have discretion in managing their time away from work through the Flexible Time Off (FTO) program and may need to notify and receive approval from their manager prior to taking the time off. Associates receive 80 hours of Paid Sick and Safety Time per calendar year at the beginning of each year and is prorated in the associate’s first year of employment.

Hired associates will be able to elect to purchase company stock during offering periods in June and December. You will be eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.

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About Bread Financial

At Bread Financial, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career, give back to your community, and be a part of our award-winning culture. We’ve been consistently recognized as a best place to work in many markets and we’re proud to promote an environment where you feel appreciated, accepted, valued, and fulfilled—both personally and professionally. Bread Financial supports the overall wellness of our associates with a diverse suite of benefits and offers boundless opportunities for career development and non-traditional career progression.

Bread Financial is a tech-forward financial services company providing simple, personalized payment, lending and saving solutions. The company creates opportunities for its customers and partners through digitally enabled choices that offer ease, empowerment, financial flexibility and exceptional customer experiences. Driven by a digital-first approach, data insights and white-label technology, Bread Financial delivers growth for its partners through a comprehensive product suite, including private label and co-brand credit cards, installment lending, and buy now, pay later (BNPL). Bread Financial also offers direct-to-consumer solutions that give customers more access, choice and freedom through its branded Bread Cashback American Express® Credit Card and Bread Savings products.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Bread Financial is powered by its 7,500+ global associates and is committed to sustainable business practices.

  • Bread Financial offers competitive pay, a comprehensive selection of benefit options including 401(k).
  • The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for the Company.
  • The Company participates in E-Verify.
  • The Company will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Applicants with criminal histories are encouraged to apply.

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IT Engineering

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