REMOTE: Software Engineering Manager, Finance & Compliance

Engineering · Portland, Oregon
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Do what you love, love what you believe in. At Discogs, we believe in sharing music with the world. Our technical teams develop a product that opens the doors to music discovery. The Software Engineering Manager will manage the Operations Engineering team working in Agile/Scrum/Kanban teams while designing, building, optimizing, and maintaining Operations Engineering solutions. 


This is a remote position. Open to candidates located in OR, WA, CA, CO, ID, AZ, TX, IL

Who We Are

Discogs is the largest crowd-sourced, community-driven database of recorded music information in the world. Every day, millions of people use the Discogs Marketplace to connect, learn about music, and buy and sell vinyl records, CDs, and cassettes. As Discogs continues to grow, we are looking for bright, dedicated, creative, and highly motivated people to help us realize our mission to serve the music fan in everyone. We are relatively small, so individual contributions can have a large impact. High value is placed on quality, critical thinking, and continuous improvement. Our teams work collaboratively but are distributed geographically and open-source tools are important to who we are and how we work. We value the experiences and skills each team member contributes to helping us serve our music community.

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer Manager to lead the operations engineering development team and oversee the design and development of software applications. While embracing the characteristics of team first leadership, you will build and lead a team of software engineers for our operations engineering team to ensure adherence to best practices for software engineering. Provide cross-functional expert guidance related to software engineering, and support across multiple teams, particularly in collaboration with the product organization. Coordinate with the product management team to ensure resourcing of software engineering projects and milestones/goals are met. Suggest and participate in new software engineering strategies and make improvements upon existing processes. Act as key liaison in communications between engineering and product team members with regards to operations software engineering standards. This position reports to the Director of Software Development.

What You’ll Accomplish

  • Define and execute strategy to fully harness the power of the Discogs operations team.
  • Design, build, optimize, and maintain Operations Engineering solutions. 
  • Drive the Operations Engineering Team toward a consistent user experience across all systems.
  • Grow and nurture a high-performing engineering team. Remove roadblocks for your team. Aim to unleash the full potential of every individual on the team.
  • Partner with Product, Engineering, Operations (Finance, Compliance), and UX teams to drive alignment on Operations work and to adapt, share the best practices and standards within Engineering.
  • Develop and maintain software following an agile methodology. Lead estimation and prioritization of development efforts and ensure sprint planning meetings are run efficiently and smoothly.
  • Closely collaborate with, enable, and support Operations Engineering team members to design, build, optimize and maintain software apps.
  • Implement the best practices in the observability space for the application the team owns and responsible for and use the data points to for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Possess empathy for Discogs’ users to influence the team’s task prioritization.
  • Show initiative and seek evidence in data to support ideas.


Must Have:

  • 10+ years of Software Engineering experience 
  • 3+ years experience managing people and teams
  • Thorough understanding of HTTP APIs
  • Fluency in at least one server-side language, Python preferred
  • 2+ years of working in Agile/Scrum/Kanban teams 
    • Experience in working Hybrid Environments (Data Center and Cloud) 

    Great to have:

    • 3+ year experience in containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
    • 2+ year experience with event/message streaming technologies (Kafka) and GraphQL 
    • Hands on experience in Finance Knowledge (Marketplace Tax) and Compliance


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering from four-year college or university, or equivalent technical work experience

    What We Provide

    • Competitive compensation: salary, plus performance-related bonus program
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • 100% company-paid medical and dental insurance benefits for you and your dependents
    • 4 weeks paid vacation, increasing based on tenure
    • 18 weeks paid leave for birth moms
    • 8 weeks paid parental leave, including for adoption
    • Monthly wellness allowance
    • Annual professional and personal development allowance
    • Work from home office set-up and expense allowances 
    • Flexible work location opportunities 
    • Employer matching toward charitable contributions

    What We Believe In

    Discogs’ mission is to serve the music fan in everyone. We represent a diverse and inclusive community, and we are committed to serving our community with innovative and creative solutions. We know that innovation happens best when varying perspectives are embraced and integrated. Our global team reflects our global community.

    Discogs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Applicants needing accommodation to apply should contact us at 503-597-6340

    If you apply for this role, you will be required to upload a resume, cover letter, and fill out a few questions regarding your application. Once submitted, our hiring team will review your application and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Whether you are successful or not, we will store your application and data in our system for a maximum period of one year from the application date in case another role becomes available that you are suitable for. If you have any questions or concerns about us storing this data and/or the period of time, please contact us at and we will respond to you within 30 days.

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