Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA · Culver City, CA, USA · California, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2024

Lightspark is the easiest, most reliable, enterprise-grade gateway to the Lightning Network, enabling money to move just like bits and bytes do on the Internet. Lightspark services aim to be the fastest, lowest cost, easiest and most reliable way to send and receive payments globally using Lightning. We want to deliver open payments for the Internet at scale and we’re laser-focused on solving real problems for our customers with best-in-class innovative software solutions. We aim to help businesses around the world benefit from real time payments and build amazing new experiences for themselves and their customers. Lightspark is headquartered in Los Angeles but serving the world.

At Lightspark, we are pioneering the future of payments by leveraging the Bitcoin network and diving deep into the capabilities of the Lightning Network. Our mission is to build a secure and robust payment infrastructure that bridges the gap between traditional finance and cryptocurrency.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Engineering Manager to join our dynamic team. As an Engineering Manager at Lightspark, you will play a pivotal role in leading and inspiring our engineering teams to develop cutting-edge solutions while maintaining the highest standards of scale and quality. You'll be responsible for fostering a collaborative and innovative environment, overseeing project delivery, and driving excellence in engineering practices.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will be managing and leading our Lightning Infrastructure team, which is responsible for developing and scaling the systems that enable Lightspark and its customers to connect to the Lightning Network.
  • Lead and mentor a team of talented engineers, fostering their growth, development, and collaboration.
  • Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of engineering projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.
  • Set and maintain high standards for engineering practices and code quality.
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration with product managers, designers, and other teams to ensure the successful delivery of features and products.
  • Encourage innovation and continuous improvement within the engineering teams.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, provide feedback, and support career development for team members.
  • Participate in the hiring process, including interviewing and selecting top engineering talent.
  • Maintain clear and open lines of communication within the engineering teams and with stakeholders.
  • While the position is a management role, we are looking for someone who is technical and not afraid to dive into the code if needed. We are a startup!

What we’re looking for:

  • 6+ years’ experience in software engineering, including hands-on coding experience
  • 3+ years experience in people management role, preferably in an early stage software development environment
  • Experience hiring, developing and growing diverse teams
  • Experience facilitating team development through effective coaching, mentorship, as well as fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and high performance
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages (Python, Java, C/C++, etc.).
  • Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire engineering teams to deliver high-quality results.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices in software development and recruitment
  • Experience with Lightning Network technology is a plus
  • Ability to work onsite in our offices in Culver City or willing to relocate

Lightspark is on a mission to build an open payment protocol for the Internet at scale and therefore we’re committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace to reflect the customers we serve. We welcome interest from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience who share our mission. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.