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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Kard is transforming customer loyalty with our rewards-as-a-service API platform. We empower our partners, from neobanks to financial institutions and beyond, to offer tailored rewards that celebrate customers' daily transactions. Backed by $30M from industry-leading investors and seasoned experts, we are reshaping the future of customer engagement.

About the Role

Lead a key product development team in an exciting time of opportunities. Grow your engineers’ technical and interpersonal skills towards rapid and innovative feature delivery. Bring your history of cultivating high-trust, high-performing engineering environments to help guide our system architecture, organizational strategy, and product trajectory.


  • Organize your team for success: foster collaboration internally, between other product and development teams, and across the business.
  • Model and coach excellent interpersonal skills, resolving challenges within and between teams in a way that brings people together.
  • Champion technical excellence, from coding to architecture, balancing tactical and strategic decisions.
  • Understand our customers, influence product direction, and enable your team to do the same.
  • Help shape the future of the product and engineering organization as an active member of the leadership team, steering us towards our engineering values of continuous improvement, business-aligned autonomy, and incremental delivery.

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrable experience in building teams that consistently deliver business value, from ideation to productization, leveraging risk mitigation, flexible delivery plans, and clear progress reports to produce innovation, quality, and efficiency.
  • Proficient in both short- and long-term product and business thinking, including collaborating on roadmaps.
  • An ability to mix your analytical strength with imagination and group facilitation skills to inspire, identify, and empower strong technical solutions to business needs.
  • Experience with scalable cloud-centric engineering systems, emphasizing architectural flexibility, data integrity, and cost-conscious performance.
  • Robust DevOps background, encompassing both the philosophy and tools (e.g., automated testing, CI/CD, IaC, DevSecOps, APIOps, incident management).
  • Capability to provide insightful PR reviews in JavaScript, TypeScript, databases (Mongo, SQL), and distributed systems. Experience with React, Go, or Python is a bonus.
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Growth-oriented mindset coupled with a passion for continuous learning and mentoring.
  • Proven success in startups and remote work environments is very desirable. Experience in any of the fintech, adtech, or martech spaces is very nice to have. Collaborative experience with data engineers and scientists is an advantage.

Base salary range is $165-210k, depending on experience

Remote - USA Pay Range
$165,000$210,000 USD
Why Join:

Kard recognizes the unique value each of us brings to our collective success. As part of our remote-first team, you'll have the autonomy to influence our trajectory, actively contributing to the growth of our business and the evolution of our company culture. By embodying our core values of Initiative, Openness, and Humility, you will not only witness but directly foster an inclusive and dynamic work environment, from the executive level down.

Our competitive benefit plan includes:
  • Unlimited PTO, with a minimum requirement to take one day off a quarter, ten days a year, promoting mental well-being
  • Observance of 11 Federal Holidays, plus an additional day each for Black Friday and Christmas Eve
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Coworking space and WFH setup reimbursement
  • Company Offsites in January, May, and September for planning, team-building, and networking
Kard is an equal opportunity employer and we actively encourage applicants of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences to apply. We believe that diverse perspectives enrich our workplace and drive our success.