Red Sea Ventures Portfolio
Red Sea Ventures Portfolio

Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

We started Novo to challenge the status quo—we’re on a mission to increase the GDP of the modern entrepreneur by creating the go-to FinTech platform for small businesses (SMBs). Novo is flipping the script of the FinTech world, and we’re excited to lead the small business FinTech revolution.

We are looking for people of character. Pragmatic and capable people who want to see their work drive better outcomes for small businesses — the backbone of our economy. You will join our team and work on the building blocks of everything Novo ships.

Why Novo?

  • Novo is a rapidly growing series B fintech startup with a mission-driven team that’s passionate about helping every small business in America
  • Positive, inclusive, supportive culture cheering you on your journey
  • We work with very new technologies and architecture patterns
  • We provide learning and development budgets to help you grow and bond with your team
  • Able to work from the office 3+ days per week
  • Offices in NYC, Miami, Delaware, India, and Colombia

We are looking for capable people of character who want to see their work drive better outcomes for small businesses — the backbone of our economy. As an Engineering Manager, you will join our Product Engineering team and work on the building blocks of everything Novo ships. Engineering Managers work closely with our product engineering, product management, and reliability teams to build really useful, composable, things. Here at Novo, we believe in servant leadership as a primary method of management. We also believe in various management styles for different situations and trust Engineering Managers to make decisions that are best for Novo teams and customers. This is a vital role in the organization and one that impacts Novo culture.

About the Role:

  • Initiate and drive technical decisions on a multi-functional, Agile team alongside product management, product design, and engineering
  • Work closely with with your tech lead and product manager to translate abstract business and product requirements into crisp technical specifications along with a delivery roadmap
  • Helping teams norm, storm, and form
  • Resolve blockers and help the team stay productive
  • Take part in building the team and iterating on hiring processes
  • Collaborating with engineers, designers, product managers, and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter

Must have Requirements for the Role

  • 8+ years of experience in a highly technical role at hyper-growth startup or fast-paced company and 3+ years of experience leading a team
  • In-depth knowledge and experience working with major cloud platform (e.g. AWS (must have experience))
  • Experience leading product teams
  • You are a good communicator who can explain technical concepts to product managers, designers, support and other engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment and with geographically distributed teams
  • In-depth knowledge of database and web security
  • Demonstrable exposure working with management tools like JIRA.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in overseeing the quality of deliverables and effectively managing the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure exceptional performance
  • Providing career paths and advice to aspiring engineerings
  • AWS, S3, EKS, Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Understanding of Git as a version control system and experience of maintaining a codebase using code quality tools like SonarQube etc.
  • Common monitoring, logging, and observability platforms.

How We Define Success:

  • Ensure the projects are delivered within reasonable timelines that meet the acceptance criteria set by the stakeholders
  • Ensure technical debt is being measured and tackled
  • Ensure the non-functional requirements are being taken into account while delivering features: performance, security and testing
  • Servant leadership
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ability to work autonomously with little supervision

Nice To Have, but Not Required:

  • Worked in a early-stage startup environment
  • Good understanding of micro services

Novo values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the businesses we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other protected characteristic.