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Navient Engineering Manager, Growth - Remote, US in Jefferson City, Missouri

Earnest’s mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We empower past, present, and soon-to-be students to maximize their financial futures through thoughtful guidance and impactful products.

We build tools that help people feel in control of their financial future, including:

  • Private student loans - low rates, people-first service, and flexible payments.

  • Student loan refinancing - break free from high interest rates or monthly payments.

  • Scholarships - access to thousands of scholarships to help students pay less.

The Engineering Manager, Growth position will report to the Senior Manager of Engineering.

As the Engineering Manager, you will:

  • Collaborate with Product Management, Design, and business stakeholders to establish the business requirements for all application software initiatives.

  • Direct the day-to-day operations associated with the agile development and delivery of new software applications, system modifications, and/or business enhancements. Anticipate, identify, and resolve technical issues that may inhibit product line enhancements and project goals.

  • Identify career development plans for each direct report and facilitate career advancement opportunities by fostering a culture of mentoring, learning, and information sharing.

  • Act as primary technical liaison between Engineering and business departments during system outages, interruptions in processing, and for the design and development of system requirements for enhancement requests needed to support the product line.

Your Impact:

  • Inspire and lead engineering teams with vision, passion, and drive.

  • Analyze and present to the business sponsors and senior management all information, including cost/benefit analysis, pertinent to specific development projects. Provide insight and recommendations as needed to assist the business in making informed decisions related to the cost, prioritization, scheduling, and implementation of all system enhancements and technical solutions.

  • Lead the design of application modules and/or components to augment and enhance existing and third-party software application systems.

About You:

  • 6+ years of Software Development experience.

  • 4+ years of developing large-scale web-based application systems.

  • 2+ years of management/supervision experience with software development project teams.

  • Extensive experience in CMS frameworks, and frontend languages such as ReactJs or NextJs.

  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles and mobile-first development.

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and related frontend technologies.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills with a track record of building and leading successful engineering teams.

  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities, with experience working cross-functionally.

Even Better:

  • Cloud-based microservice architecture

  • Mobile app development

  • FinTech experience

  • Full stack experience

About Us:

What makes an “Earnie” culture:

  • Drivers – Drivers are satisfied by making things happen, not coming along for the ride. They feel a strong sense of ownership for their projects and teams and demand high standards from themselves and others.

  • Humility – Humble team players check their egos and consider the team’s needs above their own. They are self-aware of their strengths and opportunities for improvement.

  • Growth Mindset – People with a growth mindset approach challenges and failures as learning opportunities. They seek feedback to improve, give feedback to others, and genuinely want to perform well.

Earnies are committed to helping students live their best lives, free from the stress of student debt. If you’re as passionate as we are about our mission, read more below, and let’s build something great together!

Earnest believes in enabling our employees to live their best lives. We offer a variety of perks and competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans

  • Work anywhere in the U.S.

  • Mac computers + work from home stipend to set up your home office

  • Monthly internet and phone reimbursement

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • RSUs

  • 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match

  • Robust tuition reimbursement program

  • $1,000 travel perk on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world

  • Competitive days of annual PTO

  • Annual “my day”

  • Pet insurance!

  • Competitive parental leave

  • Plenty of Earnest swag, optional in person team gatherings, picnics, celebrations, and plenty of fun virtual events

At Earnest, we are committed to building an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging enables us to move forward with our mission. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage anyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

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A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range of your potential base salary, determined primarily based on a candidate’s location. Earnest takes a market-based approach, categorizing U.S. locations into one of five zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will also be determined based on job-related qualifications, internal compensation, and budget. This range may be modified in the future.

Pay Range

$205,000—$256,000 USD

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