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Engineering Manager, Fund Administration

Carta

Carta

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Santa Clara, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places.

Carta is trusted by more than 40,000 companies and over two million people in nearly 160 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports nearly 7,000 funds and SPVs, and represents nearly $130B in assets under administration. Carta's tender offer solutions have returned $14B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today, Carta’s platform manages nearly three trillion dollars in equity globally.

For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.

The Problems You’ll Solve

At Carta, our employees set out on a mission to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. We believe that the problems we solve today unlock the opportunities of tomorrow.

As an Engineering Manager in Fund Administration, you’ll execute in one of the most dynamic roles Carta engineering has to offer. Here’s a few examples of the problems you’ll be asked to solve:

  • Drive accountability: Building more owners is as much of a Carta product problem, as it is part of a manager’s responsibilities. You will work with stakeholders to better understand the needs of the business, and with your team to create realistic expectations for project success.
  • Expand collaboration: Business unit organizational models benefit from speed and autonomy, but absorb known trade-offs in company-wide collaboration. Engineering managers are the hedge against that trade-off, bringing teams and engineers across Carta together.
  • Assess technical risk: Your experience will be a major factor in empowering your team to isolate, and reduce, technical risk. You will fill blind spots for your engineers, helping form the critical bridge between business, product, and engineering.
  • Establish best practices: Engineering managers are the last line of defense for quality control, best practices and effective design strategies. Helping your team, and peer teams, navigate these challenges is core to the problem space for managers.
  • Improve performance: Your team is a reflection of you, your values, and your support. Your team will need regular mentorship, advice and feedback to operate effectively. Contributing to this space along with your leadership team is part of effective management at Carta.
  • People: Carta has a great team today. We’re growing, and that means hiring. You will work with other engineering leaders in the FA team to discover, interview, and recruit great team members and build them up into the next all star player.

The Team You’ll Work With

You’ll be joining our Fund Administration (FA) Engineering team. You’ll be working with engineers, designers, product managers and business partners across Carta. You’ll find engineers that can teach you about software unique to our industry, and business team members with deep knowledge in accounting and venture fund management. Within your business unit, Fund Administration, you’ll meet teammates of all experience levels and backgrounds, passionate about creating software that some of the top venture firms to operate their funds. Weekly rituals, celebrations and show-and-tells are all ways you’ll build great bonds with the team you work alongside. You’ll be surrounded by people who find purpose in their work, and have fun doing it at the same time. You’ll find teammates with deep levels of pride in what they do, and a customer-obsessiveness that is furthered by regular feedback cycles. Importantly, you’ll find a higher than “normal” level of transparency, trust and autonomy - something Cartans (Carta employees) have celebrated since the earliest days of the startup.

There is no greater representation of the impact that you will have, than the impact your team will have over the course of your tenure. To that end, your major focus will be on making the Fund Administration roadmap a reality.

We are migrating an entire service industry - Fund Administration - into software. Venture Capitalists, Fund Managers and practically any other investor involved in collective investment strategies use Fund Administrators to help operate their funds. The existing, service-based solutions are expensive, inefficient, and prone to human error. With the introduction of Carta’s event-based accounting platform, Carta is (and you are) positioned to unseat the incumbents, and revolutionize this industry.

About You

We’re looking for someone rare in this role, and we’re willing to take our time to find this person. Ideally, you’re a human, but we’ll avoid making any qualifications on your species. Instead, we’ll talk about what inspires us about you:

  • You care deeply about software and the leverage that software brings. You can use your past experience building software to show your team the way in which they can improve our customer’s leverage
  • You are energized by, and capable of, super-charging the careers of those that report to you. You’ve been able to help mentor more junior engineers, and support more senior engineers in reaching their potential. You’ve directly managed teams for at least 2 years.
  • You’ve expanded the worldview of your teams, celebrated diversity of thought and background, and tied it all back through successful product launches in your past.
  • You recognize the power of ownership, and have lived examples of where ownership played central roles in your career, both through software and through business.
  • You are willing and capable of getting in the trenches alongside your fellow engineers and reports. You lead by example, and take pride in your work.
  • You are exceptionally technical. You can describe complex ideas simply. You are just as capable working toward a long term road map as you are jumping into a fire to solve a customer’s problem 5 minutes from now.
  • You are as hungry to learn about our customers and business as you are about the latest stack or Docker release.

Salary

Carta’s compensation package includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our minimum cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:

  • $200,000 - $250,000 in San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; or New York City, NY
  • $180,000 - $225,000 in Seattle, WA

Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other factors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, please connect with the recruiter via email. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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Awards and Acknowledgements

Companies and funds like Tribe and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S., a Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category and certified as a Great Place to Work.

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