Software Engineering Manager

Athena Home Loans

The Software Engineering Manager at Athena is responsible to lead a team of software engineers and architects, provide technical guidance and manage vendors.

They inspire with open communication and technical expertise; and put the right structures in place to ensure the team will successfully execute on their roadmaps.


  • Managing internal priorities.
  • Setting goals and clarifying actions to achieve them.
  • Coaching and mentoring team members.
  • Handling performance management.
  • Setting or progressing the technical vision and direction.
  • Partnering with Product Managers to develop the product.
  • Managing vendors.
  • Recruiting.
  • Acting as a leader in the company. Bringing positivity, energy and flexibility to help cultivate an amazing engineering culture.
  • Collaborating with everyone in an open and constructive way.
  • Managing incidents in your space.
  • Iterating with the team on practices to continuously improve its ways and remove inefficiencies.


  • You were once or still are a skilful engineer or architect with high standards, passion for quality and a handful of years of experience under your belt.
  • You have demonstrable leadership and management experience.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You have experience with micro-services. Bonus points if can navigate your way through Salesforce and APEX.
  • You don’t shy away from rolling up the sleeves to support your team troubleshoot issues in production, help determine root causes and propose the most appropriate solution for the situation.
  • You are able to collaborate with software engineers, architects, product owners and other IT staff members in order to understand the goals, derive/adapt requirements and implement solutions.
  • You are comfortable working in an Agile, fast-paced DevOps environment.
  • You are a problem-solver and embrace the can-do.
  • You can attract and retain talent.
  • You can develop people inside and outside the team.
  • You speak candidly without being rude.
  • You preferably have BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field.

What a successful candidate looks like

  • Experience with public cloud providers is a plus. AWS is a plus plus.
  • Strong design and analytical skills.
  • Capacity to think holistically and see the bigger picture.
  • Solid writing and communication skills.
  • Experience or interest in banking.
  • Our Athena culture goals resonate deeply with you:
  • Break what’s broken
  • Lead with heart
  • Be straight up
  • Move at speed

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