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Senior Engineering Director, Fund Administration



Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 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 Team You'll Work With

You will join our R&D team of learners, builders, experts, and leaders in our Fund Administration business unit. Our group is building the next generation of software for the venture capital and private equity industries. We build software to help new funds launch, investors to track analytics and performance, for fund accountants operating the books and financial records for investment funds ranging from $100k through billions under management, and more. We work on a mix of greenfield opportunities and work informed by metrics.

Carta Fund Administration is redefining venture capital operations. Since 2018, our business has grown faster than any other provider in the space. We work with some of the largest venture capital firms in the world, building software to automate managing their investments. As we head deeper into 2023, our goal is to forge the future of how this industry operates and our hammer is engineering. We are building a distributed system that needs to be configurable enough for the most complex of customers. Its responsibilities are wide: money movement, an event-based general accounting ledger, calculating profit waterfalls, rule-based engines for reconciliations and allocations, workflow orchestrations, investment performance tracking, incorporation tooling… just to name a few.

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Who we are

We care deeply about our customers: investors, fund managers, CFOs, fund administrators, tax/audit professionals, and others. We are relentless in our pursuit to create leverage for them. We do so by deeply understanding the domain and the jobs to be done. We run towards hard and messy problems. We serve the business, first and foremost, and invest in ourselves and each other in service of that effort. We are owners and that is the only title that matters.

We take our work seriously, but not too seriously. We take equal pride in solving complex business problems like automating allocation calculations, as we do contributing to our Slack emoji portfolio. Stand-ups might include discussions on implementation details for a new Kafka event or our favorite microwavable snacks.

About You

  • 6+ years in a management role leading multiple teams
  • 12+ years back-end/Full stack engineering experience, with strong systems thinking
  • Strong industry experience developing scalable production quality backend systems
  • Background with service oriented architecture and complex SaaS products
  • Experience with Python and a typical web stack preferred (our stack is Python, Django, Postgres, React, and kubernetes)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with business stakeholders to understand business requirements and build thoughtful solutions
  • Experience working with executives at a growth-stage company

We also look for candidates who are interested in, experienced with, or curious about…

  • Accounting or investment management
  • Customer relationship management
  • Document data extraction
  • Tax reporting, financial reporting, and financial auditing
  • Banking and money movement
  • International accounting

The Interview Process

You’ll first chat with one of our senior recruiters, Krista Holloman, who has been working on talent development with our fund administration business unit for years. Then, you’ll meet with Eric Hurkman, VP Engineering for Fund Administration, to dig into more specifics about the role, its opportunities and challenges, and how you may fit into it. During the subsequent onsite, you’ll meet with a few different people and functions, including individual contributor engineers, product managers, business counterparts, and other engineering leaders. As a final round, you’ll spend more time with Eric Hurkman, and Carta’s CTO, Will Larson.

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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