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Engineering Manager (Front-end & Fullstack)

Splash Financial

Splash Financial

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

About Our Company:

We got tired of seeing our friends and family struggle under the crushing weight of student loans. So in 2013, we did something about it. We made a marketplace filled with banks and credit unions looking to help student borrowers. We used that network to help people shut out of refinancing find a way in. And we did it all from a tiny office in Cleveland, OH. In other words: we built Splash Financial.
Today, we’ve become a national leader with over $6 billion in refi requests. We’re expanding into technologies like machine learning, and automated underwriting that helps us match consumers to great offers — right from their phone. And we’ve raised over $70 million from investors like DST Global, Citibank, Northwestern Mutual, DVP, CMFG Ventures and more. But at our core, we’re still that little company from Cleveland with a big dream: to make people more powerful than their debt.

About Our Workplace:

Splash is remote-first, and proud of it. We spend our days creating ways to simplify financial products, then get them into the hands of people who need help. Right now, we’re focused on developing financial technologies that fundamentally change the way the industry lends. And before you ask: no, we’re not a crypto thing. And to hire the best, we provide the best: great health insurance, competitive salaries, and unique benefits like quarterly meet-ups, access to community and engagement tools. And although we’ve been around since 2013, we still love to think like a start-up — a place that empowers good people to do great things, fast. We’re friendly, folksy, and have Slack channels for both major league sports and minor league anime.
Also: we sometimes have free t-shirts.

About the Role:

Splash Financial is looking for a technical Engineering Manager to join our technology department. The ideal candidate has 4+ years of technical people management experience, is as comfortable in a backend architectural discussion as they are in defining a build and deployment pipeline for front-end codebases and developing UIs, experienced in collaborating directly with a product owner counterpart as well as cross-departmental stakeholders, and is an excellent communicator. We're looking for someone to come in and make a big impact on our technical organization. You will be part of the leadership bench and have an active role in building and leading us into technological advances for our platform and products.

What you'll do at Splash:

  • Responsible for leading an engineering team which is mostly front-end oriented, with some backend responsibilities
  • Lead team in building and managing Splash Financial’s public facing website, affiliate partnerships, and part of the online product application experience
  • Collaborate with internal teams in various departments to align on priorities, sequence work, and set and reset expectations proactively.
  • Performance manage, grow, and elevate team talent through regular 1:1s, regular performance reviews and calibration sessions with other managers, and individualizing with care, identifying strengths and areas for improvement in your reports, and working with them proactively towards being their best.
  • Implementing best practice engineering methods and striving for operational excellence across the teams.
  • Work with senior leadership to contribute to the vision and OKR setting for the engineering department and other engineer team leads to foster community of technical learning and growth

What you'll bring to Splash:

  • Expert level knowledge of Javascript and its ecosystem required.
  • Strong functional programming skills required.
  • 4+ years of people management, leading technical teams of engineers (in fintech or tech startup preferred).
  • Experienced in designing in a microservices architecture paradigm and strong to expert level knowledge of one or more backend languages, databases, cloud hosting providers, infrastructure as code, and interservice communication protocols required.
  • Experience with orchestrated distributed systems and first-class workflows is a major plus.
  • Experience with remote observability tools for logging, monitoring, and alerting is required.
  • Excellent written communication, including technical writing, and the habit of designing deliberately, first, through design documents.
  • A can do, positive attitude.
  • A tendency to learn the business and the domain it operates in and a focus on driving business outcomes


  • Comprehensive and affordable insurance benefits
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • 401(k)
  • 8 paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave