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
To learn more, here is what one of our investors wrote about
leading our Series F.
The Team You'll Work With
You'll be working with engineers, designers, product managers
and business partners across Carta. You'll find engineers that can
teach you about software unique to our industry, and business team
members with deep knowledge in accounting and venture fund
Within your team, Investor Services (IS), you'll meet teammates
of all experience levels and backgrounds, passionate about creating
software that unlocks more owners. Weekly (currently virtual)
rituals, celebrations and show-and-tells are all ways you'll build
great bonds with the team you work alongside. You'll be surrounded
by people who find purpose in their work, and have fun doing it at
the same time. You'll find teammates with deep levels of pride in
what they do, and a customer-obsessiveness that is furthered by
regular feedback cycles. You'll find that your teammates deeply
understand the domains in which we operate - we not only understand
what we are building, but why we're building it, and the impact it
will have on our customers.
Importantly, you'll find a higher than "normal" level of
transparency, trust and autonomy - something Cartans (Carta
employees) have celebrated since the earliest days of the
The Problems You'll Solve
As an Engineering Manager in Investor Services, you'll execute
in one of the most dynamic roles Carta engineering has to offer.
Here's a few examples of the problems you'll be asked to solve:
- People: Carta has a great team today. We're growing, and that
means hiring. You will work with other engineering leaders in the
IS team to discover, interview, and recruit great team members and
build them up into the next all star player.
- 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 project success.
- Expand collaboration: Business unit organizational models
benefit from speed and autonomy, but absorb known trade-offs in
company-wide collaboration. Engineering managers are the hedge
against that trade-off, bringing teams and engineers across Carta
- 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.
- 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.
- Improve 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.
The Impact You'll Have
There is no greater representation of the impact that you will
have, than the impact your team will have over the course of your
tenure. To that end, your major focus will be on making the
Investor Services roadmap a reality.
On IS, we are migrating an entire industry - Fund Administration
of venture capital funds - into software. Venture Capitalists, Fund
Managers and practically any other investor involved in collective
investment strategies use Fund Administrators to help operate their
funds. The existing, service-based solutions are expensive,
inefficient, and prone to human error. With the introduction of
Carta's event-based accounting platform, Carta is (and you are)
positioned to unseat the incumbents, and revolutionize this
We're looking for someone rare in this role, and we're willing
to take our time to find this person. You're a strong and proven
manager with 2+ years of experience managing highly technical teams
in a deeply complex business domain.
- You care deeply about software and the leverage that software
brings. You can use your past experience building software to show
your team the way in which they can improve our customer's
- 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 jumping into a fire to solve a customer's problem 5
minutes from now.
- You are as hungry to learn about our customers and business as
you are about the latest stack or Docker release.
- You are energized by, and capable of, super-charging the
careers of those that report to you. You've been able to help
mentor more junior engineers, and support more senior engineers in
reaching their potential. You've directly managed teams for at
least 2 years.
- 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.