Engineering Manager - Underwriting Platform

Remote - U.S.

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About Caribou 

At Caribou, we’re on a mission to put drivers in control of their auto payments. If you got your auto loan at the car dealership, you might be driving around not realizing that you are overpaying on your monthly car payment. By partnering with trusted lenders like credit unions and community banks, we save our customers money by getting them access to great rates and lower monthly payments.

We have grown 20x in the past three years and raised a $115M Series C. We’re built by leaders from the technology, automotive, and finance industries, and we’re proud to be backed by a great team of venture capital investors, including QED Investors, Goldman Sachs, Moderne Ventures, Accomplice, Link Ventures, Motley Fool Ventures and others.

This role requires attendance at occasional in-person team meetings. As a result, candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be eligible for this position.


About the Job

Caribou is looking for an Engineering Manager of the Underwriting team, to build and lead a team of engineers to ensure that our underwriting services deliver on the massive potential of the business. As a member of Caribou’s Engineering team, you will report to the Director of Engineering.

You will oversee engineering teams laying the groundwork for underwriting related services. You will help usher Caribou into providing platforms that provide best-in-class underwriting services such as titling and funding, and in future building an underwriting-as-a-service as the company grows. You will support a sizable contact center as they partner with you in providing these services to the customer . Effective functioning of these engineering teams will allow Caribou to partner with more lenders and partners, while increasing Caribou’s loan making ability across a wider FICO spectrum.

About the Role

In this role, you will have a broad overview and provide leadership and guidance over people, process and systems. Specifically, you will:


  • Be a servant leader overseeing the development, deployment, and maintenance of critical applications via cloud-native architectures.
  • Build and support underwriting related services to help the contact center service loans thru funding, including QA and titling.
  • Own relationships and integrations with internal CRM and 3rd party systems at lenders, partners, banks etc.
  • Lead a team of seasoned engineers to success. You will make hiring decisions, manage performance, and provide ongoing coaching
  • Work closely across the Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Analytics teams to synthesize business  needs into an executable, strategic vision for our underwriting services.
  • Be responsible for the overall delivery of project work and supporting the applications across your organization.
  • Define and measure successful engineering outcomes and assume accountability for results while delegating architectural decisions to the seasoned engineering team.
  • Develop technical strategy on how we can push the boundaries of platform capabilities, and pair with a Product manager on fleshing out how to turn ideas into reality

About You

You are a natural leader and influencer capable of setting a vision for how technology investments enhance a Product and Engineering organization’s ability to deploy software and measure performance. You have:

  • 2+ years of experience in managing a team of engineers
  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering along with experience in building enterprise grade software that is scalable and performant.
  • Experience delivering enterprise applications that support internal stakeholders in delivering business value to customers.
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to solve problems quickly, establish new frameworks, ability to think on your feet, and see opportunities before others do. You can generalize both problems and solutions.
  • Experience coordinating the work of multiple engineering teams executing in similar problem spaces to deliver against a shared vision
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience engaging and influencing executives and evangelizing to stakeholders

How we will take care of you

Everyone at Caribou is a valued team member, and we always strive to live up to our value Take Care of Each Other. Our compensation and benefits package includes: 

  • Base salary of $180-210K annually
  • Equity in a high growth startup
  • Fantastic health, dental, vision, and mental health insurance, where we cover 100% (yes, 100%!) of the premium for you and your family, and a generous PTO plan
  • Company-paid for short & long term disability insurance and basic life insurance 
  • Optional benefits include HSAs, FSAs, voluntary life insurance, and pet insurance

Our Values

  • See people as people
  • Take care of each other
  • Commit to the mission
  • Move quickly and bravely
  • Get better every day
  • Seek truth


Our Tech stack is not limited to this list but gives you a general flavor of our ecosystem: Rails, Kong, Airflow, Python, Node (NestJS), Typescript, GraphQL, Postgres, Google Cloud Platform, Argo CD & Workflows, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK stack, Prometheus, Grafana

Caribou is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, marital status, military or protected veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and the scope and responsibilities are subject to change. A pre-employment background check is required as a condition of employment.

Tags: Airflow Analytics Coaching CRM Docker High growth Integrations Kubernetes Node Postgres Prometheus Python QA Rails Terraform TypeScript

Perks/benefits: Equity Health care Insurance Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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