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Manager, Software Engineering (Backend)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

About Lively

Lively set out to raise the bar on benefit solutions, because we believe no one should have to sacrifice personal wellness for financial wellness. While traditional benefits focus more on transactions and less on the humans using them, Lively harnesses user-centric design and innovative technology to deliver an effortless experience for employers and account holders alike. Our modern HSA is consistently top-rated, and we have since expanded our offerings to provide a full suite of other benefits and services for companies, consumers, and financial institutions.

Lively is a remote-first company, headquartered in San Francisco with employees across the US. Come join us and help make getting the value out of your benefits as simple as it should be.

About the Role

We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to join our team, and focus on managing our Backend engineers. As an integral member of the development team, you will participate and manage a team in building and enhancing the backend for our next generation financial services and benefits platform. Our customers trust us with a lot: integrating seamlessly across financial institutions, moving funds, tracking balances, helping with their healthcare decisions, and keeping their data extremely secure. In order to take on this mission we’re building our applications on modern web technologies around Javascript/React/Node.js/Typescript, PostgreSQL, Amazon Lambdas and Kinesis etc.

We are looking for an experienced leader who wants to create deep and meaningful product engagement experiences for our increasing user base, and are very comfortable with full-stack development. You will be responsible for a lot, so you should feel comfortable in a fast paced, growing, and nimble environment.

This position is based in the United States, however you will be working closely with some Portugal based employees.


  • Coach and mentor multiple individual contributors
  • Hold regular 1:1s with all your team members and oversee their work to make sure that it meets the objectives of our key deliverables
  • Drive process improvements to optimize team's productivity, delivery quality and effectiveness
  • Motivate, recruit and retain engineers
  • Design and develop backend services and APIs
  • Solve and mitigate backend technical problems with high complexity
  • Collaborate cross functionality with Product Management, Web Operations, Engineering and other stakeholders to implement new features and enhance our backend experience and interfaces
  • Conduct code reviews, and make valuable contributions to backend architecture
  • Write and deliver technical design documents

Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of backend development experience
  • 2+ years of experience in an engineering leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Extensive experience in web or distributed systems development
  • Strong Typescript, Javascript, and Node.JS skills
  • Strong relational database experience (Postgres, MySQL)
  • Strong knowledge in software design and familiarity with design patterns
  • Strong debugging skills and not afraid of getting hands dirty in other areas
  • Proven experience on building backend services with high availability and scalability requirements
  • Experience in leading teams through complex project delivery
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodology
  • Someone who isn't afraid of responsibility, a good sense of humor and a down-to-earth personality

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis with no sponsorship needed now, or in the future.

The base salary range listed for this position is inclusive of all U.S. States and Washington D.C. Actual pay will depend on the candidate’s location and experience.
$165,000$195,000 USD

We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications, but feel you would be a good fit for the position. However, you must be located in the United States.

Benefits & Perks

We offer competitive salaries, stock options, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage. An HSA with employer contribution, FSA, paid parental leave, medical travel benefits, a 401k plan, flexible vacation policy and more!

At Lively, we believe having diverse teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Come join us in our mission to help people optimize their healthcare spending, maximize their savings, and better their livelihood!

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