Engineering Manager, Data Products

Carta (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Waterloo

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Interview Process

1. Chat with recruiter 2. Chat with one of our engineering leaders 3. Take home assignment that is not timed ( thinking about code production quality in arriving to a solution) 4. Virtual onsite (5 sessions: take home follow up discussion, architecture and design white boarding, chat with a product manager, chat about teamwork, and another meeting with hiring manager ~ about 4 hours) 5. Team matching (non-evaluative)

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, JavaScript

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

Learn more about our Series G fundraising round here

The Team You’ll Work With

The Data Products team builds extraordinary software combined with data intelligence to deliver compelling user experiences to Carta customers, and power other revenue-generating Carta products. Our group is responsible for some of the most critical and foundational products in Carta’s portfolio such as Valuations, Financials Integration, and Document Services. 

This role supports our Valuations team, which is a high-touch, revenue generating business for Carta with CEO visibility. Many iconic tech IPOs such as Git Lab, ThreadUp, and Affirm have leveraged Carta Valuations. Our team processes tens of thousands of startup valuations per year, and this valuation data is used across the Carta ecosystem.

We’re a unique and passionate group of engineers, product managers, designers, data engineers, data scientists, and machine learning engineers united by Carta’s mission to create more owners. We place a high premium on experimentation and validated learning and we focus on being values and mission-driven, not didactic or prescriptive. Today, we manage upwards of 1 trillion in equity! 

The Problems You’ll Solve

As an Engineering Manager on the Data Products team, you’ll work in one of the most dynamic roles Carta engineering has to offer. This is an opportunity to not only own a codebase and work with some of the best engineers in the business, but also to scale our platform in terms of observability, quality and automation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to expand into new valuation categories and design and develop the customer experience. 

Our Data Products Pillar builds high profile products that are customer-facing and revenue-generating, as well as powering other Carta products with data and intelligence

Here’s a few examples of the problems you’ll solve:

  • Deliver results: Engineering managers create a culture of execution. You will help form the critical bridge between business, product, and engineering, and define metrics, processes, and practices to ensure the team is delivering meaningful impact to Carta. 
  • Collaborate across functions: Your team will be working with multiple functions such as product management, design, delivery, sales, and customer success. Engineering managers are the glue that binds teams and engineers across Carta.
  • Manage 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 success.
  • 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.
  • Hire future Cartans: Carta has a great team today. We’re growing, and that means hiring. You will work with other engineering leaders to discover, interview, and recruit great team members and build them up into the next all star player.

About You

You are an effective people manager with 3+ years of experience leading high performing engineering teams and 5+ years of experience as a full stack or backend engineer. You’re excited by the idea of developing scalable production quality systems and working on projects end-to-end. Our stack is React, Python, Django, gRPC, Docker, k8s.

Here is who we’re looking for:

  • You care deeply about software and the leverage that software brings. You can use your past experience building software to show your team what good looks like.
  • You have a track record of delivering impact through high-quality software. You are a natural relationship builder across functions such as business, product, and engineering.
  • You are energized by, and capable of, super-charging the careers of those that report to you. You’ve been able to help mentor junior engineers, and support senior engineers in reaching their potential. 
  • 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- 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 being hands on to help solve a customer’s problem 5 minutes from now.
  • You are hungry to learn about our customers and business.

The Interview Process

Our team believes that interviews are a two-way process and we strive to make them enjoyable without any “gotchas.” The interview process starts with a call with a member of our recruiting team who will tell you more about the job and the company. Then, you’ll meet the hiring manager for the Data Products team, who will walk you through the specifics of the position, the team structure, what we’re looking for, and of course, answer any questions you will have. This interview will last 45 minutes. Then, we will set up a 45 minute engineering management discussion with one of our engineering managers focusing on your experience supporting engineering teams. Finally, we will schedule you for another four or five meetings with other team members to discuss everything from technical design to Carta’s culture to cross-team collaboration and what you can expect, and what is expected from you.

Covid Vaccine Policy

In an effort to safeguard the health of our employees, Carta has implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine (including boosters as the individuals become eligible for them). Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Carta will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Carta’s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and community, and to support public health efforts.

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, connect with us via email at 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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