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Principal Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard-earned money home. Today, we are reimagining international payments at scale and building new products to create deeper relationships with our customers and their loved ones across the globe. Join over 2,700 employees across 10 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

About the Role:

Do you love complex problems and having the opportunity to have high impact? Are you passionate about product planning and project management? Do you want choice in how you work (#LI-Hybrid)? Remitly Financial Products (stewards of Remitly’s financial data) oversee the end-to-end data pipeline, from collection through reporting. They oversee the ledger, accounting automation, and treasury systems for all of Remitly. These are important parts of Remitly’s operations as these underlying systems fund all transactions and allow us to understand and control profitability, and scalably comply with money-sending regulations.

As the Principal Technical Program Manager for Financial Products, you will coordinate the integration of finance systems across the entire company. You will work with the business teams to understand their needs and coordinate the launch of a scaled, multi-product ledger system over multiple years, while many of the products it is being built to support, are in-flight. You will understand our Treasury, Accounting, and Reconciliation systems, and work with the most senior engineers at Remitly to facilitate design changes to our underlying data stores that eliminate manual effort and simplify our automation.

You will be responsible for project management for the entire Finance Products organization (schedule management, status reporting, intake, scope tracking, change management, dependencies, and risk management. You will also contribute to the evolution of centrally managed product planning and delivery frameworks.

If you are a project manager who is technical and excels in a startup like environment (but also looking to help mature and scale how we work), and where teamwork, delivery and customer-focused solutions are paramount, we are excited to work with you!

You Will:

  • Coordinate the launch of a financial ledger system to support all of Remitly.

  • Partner with Product Management, Engineering and other partners to define the direction for our vNext Finance Data Platform (across Seattle and Tel Aviv locations).

  • Contribute to the evolution of scalable project management processes for all engineering teams at Remitly while also optimizing for the success of the Finance Product.

  • Help transform Finance Product Engineering into the most trusted engineering organization in the company.

  • Promote project management best practices and show leadership in this area.

  • Grow junior Technical Program Managers.

  • Report to the Director of Technical Program Management, with dotted line reporting to the Engineering Director of Finance Product.

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience.

  • 10+ years of technical project management experience including leading development of reliable, available and scalable distributed systems (preferably related to big-data or financial systems).

  • Experience building great relationships with partners such as Product Managers, Analysts, Accountants or Data Scientists.

  • Experience building complex technical roadmaps with many dependencies across multiple VP level organizations and then accomplishing those plans.

  • Experience making difficult tradeoffs, balancing short and long-term priorities.

  • Experience mentoring Technical Program Managers up to Senior levels.

Our Benefits

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching.

  • Company contributions to your HSA plan, if you choose one.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees.

  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits.

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

Compensation Details. The starting base salary range for this position is typically $144,000 - $180,000. In the U.S., Remitly employees are shareholders in our Company and equity is part of our total compensation plan. Your recruiter can share more information about medical benefits offered, as well as other financial benefits and total compensation components offered with this role.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.