Manager, Software Engineering at Happy Money (Remote)

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Happy Money is a financial technology company on a mission to develop and deliver affordable, accessible financial tools and services that empower people to use money as a tool for their happiness. Members benefit from loans funded by a national network of customer-focused lending partners and designed to help them accomplish their goals. 
Backed by leading investors, Happy Money has helped nearly 205,000 members since inception – working with lending partners to fund over $3.7 billion in loans*. Founded in 2009, Happy Money has a passionate and purpose-driven employee base of approximately 400 people across the United States. For more information, please visit
*As of 12/31/2021


  • Develop and build products that provide an exceptional customer experience for our members 
  • Help develop, mentor, and evaluate engineering staff
  • Add new functionality and iterate on existing products
  • Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle, including QA, deployment and bug-fixing
  • Collaborate with team to architect, build, and document products that improve our members’ lives
  • Understand the tradeoffs inherent in software development



  • 10+ years of professional experience with full lifecycle software development
  • We have React, Node, JAVA and Python in our stack and require solid demonstrable skill in two or more languages: Javascript, Java, Clojure, Scala, Ruby, Python, C#, C/C++, etc. (we have a language agnostic interview process)
  • Experience developing and integrating with public API's
  • Successfully implemented a microservice-based architecture as part of system build out 
  • Strong hands-on experience with relational and non-relational databases
  • Solid experience with quality processes, such as test-driven/behavior-driven development (TDD/BDD)
  • Strong experience with Agile and Lean software engineering methodologies and able to mentor others in these practices
  • Strong hands-on experience with at least one SQL and one NoSQL variant, e.g. PostGres, MySQL, Mongo, Cassandra



  • Development of high volume consumer facing mission-critical sites, systems, or processes
  • Experience with financial systems or Loan Origination Systems
  • Hands-on experience with Apache Kafka, Spark and/or Hadoop Stack
  • React web and React-Native app development
  • Comfortable using the Atlassian stack (i.e. JIRA, Confluence, etc.)



  • Competitive salary and equity in high growth start-up
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options covered at 100% for you & family
  • 401k Plan with a matching contribution
  • Generous PTO
  • Monthly Health and Wellness Days
  • 12 Weeks Paid Family Leave
  • Company-paid short & long term disability and life insurance
  • Happy Home Allowance to contribute to your home office workspace 
  • Happy Money is a 100% fully distributed workforce



Here at Happy Money, we live by our core values of Love, Trust, and Hustle and welcome all. Love is shown in how we develop meaningful relationships with everyone we interact with; whether it’s a member or your manager. Trust is shown through how we empower each other to come to work as our true selves and embrace our differences. Hustle is shown through how we fail fast and learn from our mistakes. No one is perfect, we’re all human; if this job description doesn’t exactly match your background, we encourage you to apply anyway!


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