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Senior Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Valencia, Spain
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Company Description

Are you ready to trade your job for a journey? Become a FlyMate!

Passion, excitement & global collaboration are all core to what it means to be a FlyMate. At Flywire, we’re on a mission to deliver the world’s most important and complex payments. We use our Flywire Advantage - the combination of our next-gen payments platform, proprietary payment network and vertical specific software, to help our clients get paid, and help their customers pay with ease - no matter where they are in the world.

What more do we need to truly be unstoppable? Perhaps, that is you!

Who we are:

Flywire is a global payments enablement and software company, founded a decade ago to solve high-stakes, high-value payments in education, using modern technology.

Today, we’ve digitized payments for more than 3,800+ global clients across education, healthcare, travel & B2B, covering more than 240 countries and territories and supporting over 140 currencies. And, we’re just getting started!

With over 1,200+ global FlyMates, representing more than 40 nationalities, and in 12 offices world-wide, we’re looking for FlyMates to join the next stage of our journey as we continue to grow.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

We, at Flywire, are looking for an experienced Senior Manager, Software Engineering, ideally with a background in FinTech. Your primary responsibility will be to manage engineering teams to build and maintain the platform that supports the money movement of our industry leading payment engine moving hundreds of millions everyday.

This role is based in Spain; the majority of our engineering team in Spain are based out of our Valencia office. However, as a remote-first business, we are able to hire for this role anywhere across Spain.

As a Senior Manager, Software Engineering, you'll be overseeing various teams and in charge of designing new functionalities and improving the current capabilities to improve speed, cost and scalability of our product. Thus, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, pragmatic design, building quality products and to convey the sensation that the product is the responsibility of all the team is essential. You will be responsible for ensuring high quality code in a team defined timeframe.

  • Manage and support daily activities of engineering managers and oversee their respective teams
  • Track success of engineering managers and underlying team based on established goals and objectives
  • Establish objectives and work plans as well as propose strategies to upper management
  • Develop solutions and execution strategies where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of business objectives
  • Work with customers concerning project requirements, operational decisions, and/or contractual clarifications as needed
  • Play a strong technical role on projects and set priorities for the team to ensure task completion
  • Work on issues of limited scope with the ability to find and execute solutions to routine problems
  • Review and analyze code to identify areas for improvement, ensuring the attainment of clean, high-quality, testable, secure, and maintainable code
  • Work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Provide estimates, track progress, assess risk and manage the time of team members
  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Partake in the recruitment process by identifying and exciting great talent
  • Understand scalability and performance status and make improvements
  • Drive change and improvement in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Contribute to the product vision by collaborating with Product Managers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills and successful completion of projects
  • Show the ability to achieve results across organizations and geographies


Here’s What We’re Looking For:

  • 15 years of experience in application development
  • 5 years of managing and developing engineering teams
  • Experience in designing, developing and supporting scalable, performant and reliable services and distributed systems
  • Product oriented mindset
  • Prior experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure etc.
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented fundamentals
  • Great understanding of the other disciplines in the cross functional team: QAs, Product and SREs
  • Fluent in English, as it is the company’s working language
  • Experience in FinTech or the payment industry will be appreciated
  • The ability to deliver high quality code and learn quickly
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with cross functional teams including product and support

Technologies We Use:

  • Ruby or Java
  • React
  • JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • System management: Linux, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Sidekiq, RabbitMQ, ElasticSearch,
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud platform: AWS

Our Culture:

  • We are a global company. Our engineering team is distributed across 3 continents and 4 different countries so remote work is allowed!
  • Our engineering practice is shaped around concepts including Agile and Lean. Each team has a high level of autonomy to organize themselves in the way they consider more appropriate to execute their mission.
  • We actively engage in knowledge sharing by hosting internal cross-discipline events.
  • We are active in contributing to open source whenever possible.
  • We contribute to our local communities by hosting different events, Meetups, etc

Additional Information

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation, including Restricted Stock Units
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Flying Start - Our immersive Global Induction Program (Meet our Execs & Global Teams)
  • Work with brilliant people that will keep you on your toes, learn more about their journeys by checking out #InsideFlywire on social media
  • Dynamic & Global Team (we have been collaborating virtually for years!)
  • Wellbeing Programs (Mental Health, Wellness, Yoga/Pilates/HIIT Classes) with Global FlyMates
  • Be a meaningful part in our success - every FlyMate makes an impact
  • Competitive time off including FlyBetter Days to volunteer in a cause you believe in and Digital Disconnect Days!
  • Work From Home Stipend
  • Great Talent & Development Programs (Managers Taking Flight – for new or aspiring managers!)

Submit today and get started!

We are excited to get to know you! Throughout our process you can expect to meet with different FlyMates including the Hiring Manager, Peers on the team, the VP of the department, and a skills assessment. Your Talent Acquisition Partner will walk you through the steps and be your “go-to” person for any questions.

Flywire is an equal opportunity employer. With over 40 nationalities across 14 different offices, and diversity and inclusion at the core of our people agenda, we believe our FlyMates are our greatest asset, and we’re excited to watch our unique culture evolve with each new hire.