Senior Engineering Manager @ Dave - Los Angeles, CA

Senior Engineering Manager

Los Angeles, CA
10 days ago
Dave is a challenger bank on a mission to put financial minds at ease by improving the cost, usability and accessibility of the legacy financial system. As the finance version of David and Goliath taking on the big banks, Dave helps its seven million customers budget, find work, build credit, and access income to cover immediate expenses. Dave is backed by Mark Cuban, Norwest Venture Partners, Section 32, and Financial Venture Studios, among many others.

Dave is looking for an experienced engineering leader to help build and guide our growing team. You will oversee multiple full stack squads working within the same product space, with a combination of managers and senior ICs as your direct reports, and a combined team of 20-30 engineers. We are looking for someone with passion for building great products and a strong sense of ownership over their team’s business and operational KPIs. Our team is fully remote through 2020, and planning to remain remote-first into 2021 and beyond.

As a Senior Engineering Manager at, you will:

  • Write job descriptions and work with recruiters, tech leads, and the engineering director to hire engineers
  • Define and execute on an engineering on-boarding process
  • Manage goal-setting, motivation, and performance management for individual engineers
  • Manage managers, set and enforce expectations across the entire group
  • Work with product managers and other leaders to ensure teams and projects are staffed appropriately
  • Have regular one-on-ones with individuals on the team to understand pain points and facilitate communication
  • Act as a communication conduit between individual contributors and the executive team
  • Collaborate with tech leads to define tasks and priorities
  • Remove roadblocks for team members, both technical and interpersonal
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Ensure your team delivers products on-spec and on-time


  • 5+ years of technical management experience, including
  • 2+ years as a manager-of-managers
  • 3+ years of professional software development experience, in addition to the above
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong understanding of agile product development processes
  • Experience in a fast-growing tech startup
  • Proven track record of delivering products on-spec and on-time

  • Bonus points if you have:
  • Experience managing remote teams pre-Covid
  • Fintech experience
  • Engineering experience with React, NodeJS, Typescript, MySQL, GCP
Benefits & Perks

  • Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
  • Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and your dependents
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
  • Generous and flexible PTO
  • Voluntary life insurance plan
  • Voluntary worksite benefit plans for accidents, critical illness and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible work hours
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
  • A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
  • Virtual social events

Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.