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Jul 15th, 2021

Engineering Manager - Payments

Full Time

At Scribd (pronounced “scribbed”), we believe reading is more important than ever. Join our cast of characters as we build the world’s largest and most fascinating digital library: giving subscribers access to a growing collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, documents, Scribd Originals and more. In addition to works from major publishers and top authors, our community includes over 1.4M subscribers in nearly every country worldwide.

About The Payments Team

Our team’s mission is to grow revenue with sophisticated, reliable, and secure domestic and international payments. The Payments team works on exciting projects that cover Product, Infrastructure, Finance, and assisting the Frontend teams via APIs. We are in an interesting phase of applying machine learning to optimize authorization rates and personalize user's payment experience. 

About the Role

An Engineering Manager on the Payments team would oversee:

- Manage a growing payments engineering team to deliver on key company goals as it relates to retention, billing conversions, and fraud detection.
- Have regular 1:1s with your team and perform annual performance evaluations.
- Maintain our happy and healthy culture, and advocate for your engineers across the company.
- Act as the hiring manager for the payments team, screening resumes, performing interviews, and growing the team with the best talent the world has to offer.
- Triage Jira tickets as they are filed. Ensure the important work gets done and that the engineers’ workloads are perfectly balanced.
- Have a sense of a management style that works for you, a leadership approach, and a philosophy that is flexible to adjust to the needs and style of your team.
- Define goals and timelines, unblock obstacles, tackle questions and challenges that arise so your team can continue to focus on programming.
- Ensure your team’s codebase, tooling & dependencies are up to date. Work with engineering leadership to develop a vision and roadmap for the team.

Office or Remote? 

We have a wonderful new office in San Francisco, as well as smaller offices in Toronto and New York. If you live close to one of those you'll find great people and a nice workspace. If you don't live near one of those offices, we'd still love to have you! Scribd is expanding its remote workforce with the goal of finding the best employees regardless of location. Being a remote employee means providing your own productive workspace, and everything else is pretty similar to being an office employee. We expect remote employees to have solid communication skills, good judgment, and demonstrable personal responsibility. We also expect the same from our in-office employees, so you'll be in good company.

Minimum Requirements

- Experience directly managing 4 or more engineers.
- Demonstrated ability to hire and support engineers in their career progressionStrong computer science fundamentals, ideally from a computer science degree.
- Experience collaborating with product managers, and other engineering leaders.
- Excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance.
- Experience with Payment systems is a plus.

Benefits, Perks and Wellbeing at Scribd

• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents
• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans, and milestone Sabbaticals
• 401k plan through Fidelity,  plus company matching with no vesting period
• Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion hiring best practices
• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! 
• Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day
• Referral bonuses
• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events
• Company-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training
• Learning & Development and Coaching programs
• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit
• Concern mental health digital platform
• Work-life balance flexibility
• Employee Resource Groups that build community and support among employees
• Company events + Scribdchats
• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
• Monthly inclusive multi-cultural celebrations & learning opportunities

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