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Software Engineering Manager at Branch

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Software Engineering Manager

About the role

Branch launched in Nigeria in early 2017 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a small group of engineers that are working on both our core platform and technology as well as new Africa-focused product initiatives. We are looking to you to contribute to growing the team, fostering a strong engineering culture, and jointly with others driving the product & technical vision for Branch. Our technology team works closely with all other parts of our business, and you will be working closely with other stakeholders across the globe to help us achieve our goals.

As a company, we are passionate about our customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data. As an engineering team, we value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: We believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges we face. As a Lead in our Engineering team, you will help the team achieve their goals through servant-style leadership and removing roadblocks. Similarly, you will help the team achieve the right balance between engineering excellence and shipping and iterating solutions quickly.

Here are some things you’ll do

  • You will help build a culture of collaboration that embodies our values and helps us achieve our goals as a distributed team.
  • Work with other stakeholders to recruit, grow, and empower a team of driven engineers who have high expectations around ownership, impact, and technical excellence
  • Collaborating with your team, you will craft a thoughtful, long-term technical strategy that anticipates future needs while being pragmatic about what’s needed today.
  • You will be a hands-on technical contributor and mentor for your team, one who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do actual technical work when appropriate.
  • You will work with other engineering managers and functional leads to set direction and ambitious goals for your team, Engineering, and Branch as a whole.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2+ years of engineering management experience, preferably in an established technology firm or a product-focused high-growth startup.
  • Experience handling performance reviews, and must have handled at least 1 performance review cycle independently.

Preferred Requirements

  • Significant experience (4+ years) as a software engineer, ideally across organizations, industries, and technology stacks.
  • A record of mentorship and helping others in their career growth.
  • Experience and excitement for recruiting, combined with a thoughtful approach to team growth.

To apply for this job please visit branchinternational.applytojob.com.

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