Software Engineering Manager


Chicago, IL 60684

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Please check out our latest press release:Goldman Sachs to Acquire NextCapital Group (


NextCapital is the leader in enterprise digital advice. NextCapital partners with world-class institutions to deliver personalized planning and managed accounts to individual investors, whether they’re saving for retirement in a 401(k) or IRA or investing in a taxable brokerage account. Our open-architecture digital advice solution provides better outcomes for our partners and individual investors by offering integrated account aggregation, analytics, planning and portfolio management, and customizable advice methodology and fiduciary roles.


As a growth stage technology company, NextCapital is seeking engineering managers eager to be embedded on one of our cross-functional engineering squads. You will play the “player-coach” role on your team, working alongside those you directly manage in addition to developing and supporting their growth and development. Learn more about us at


+ Develop the engineers on your team -- help them advance their individual careers and develop a healthy, collaborative team culture

+ Mentor and coach your teammates using your technical expertise

+ Build out and lead a high performing team of engineers

+ Collaborate closely with your product owner to build out a roadmap and team vision

+ Work with product, design, and your team to build products and features that have an immediate impact on our partners and investors

+ Use data-driven observations of team performance to drive changes that improve efficiency

+ Promote high engineering standards and hold your teammates accountable

+ Lead and participate in critical technical, design, and product discussions with leaders inside and outside your team



+ You have 2+ years directly managing software engineers in a professional setting

+ You have been responsible for coaching the development of your direct reports, conducting performance reviews, and fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture

+ You’re equipped with emotional intelligence, technical ability, and empathy, enabling you to quickly earn your team’s trust

+ You are empathetic and employee-focused: you care deeply about the people on your team, enjoy setting and helping them achieve their goals, are comfortable delivering timely feedback (negative or positive), and encourage them to do the best work of their lives

+ You love tackling really tough problems, and value doing things the right way

+ You’re passionate about our mission to democratize financial advice, and can work cross-functionally with engineers, product managers, and designers to deliver the best product possible

+ You are willing and able to dive into the code yourself

+ Preferably, you have professional experience with the technologies we work with (Ruby/Rails, JRuby, JavaScript, React, Go, Amazon Web Services)



+ Great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match up to 5%, HSA contributions up to $1,250, Paid maternity/paternity leave, and competitive salary.

+ Enjoy a casual work environment surrounded by top quality engineers that enjoy working with each other.

+ See your work move into production quickly, and avoid the bureaucracy that slows down larger companies.

+ Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future

+ Great culture that is made up of great people ( , it's a very fun and challenging environment.

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