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Engineering Manager


1 month ago
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As an Engineering Manager at NMI in our new Cape Town office, you'll be more than a leader; you'll be an advocate and a mentor for your team of Software Engineers. With your deep understanding of software development and industry trends, you'll provide guidance and insight. More importantly, you'll build a nurturing environment that encourages growth and fosters equity. You'll inspire both professional and personal development among team members. Besides focusing on your teams, you'll also contribute to broader organizational goals, collaborating with other leaders to ensure smooth and efficient technical operations. Your role is about making a meaningful difference – to our teams, our products, and our company.


Leadership & Management

  • Provide technical leadership & mentorship to your engineering team.
  • Set clear goals & expectations, and provide regular feedback and performance reviews.
  • Ensure the team has the necessary resources, tools & support needed to succeed.
  • Advocate for the needs and priorities of the Cape Town engineering team within the broader organization.
  • Take part in planning activities with the teams as workload and capacity are evaluated in order to balance projects required for the company to succeed.

Team Building & Recruitment

  • Participate in the recruitment and buildout of our new team of software engineers based out of our Cape Town office.
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract top engineering talent.
  • Foster a strong, collaborative & inclusive work environment that aligns with NMI’s values and culture.

Engineering Excellence

  • Establish and promote best practices in software development, including coding standards, code reviews, testing, and continuous integration.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of software projects that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies.

Strategic Planning & Execution

  • Collaborate with global engineering teams and senior management to align on strategic objectives and project priorities.
  • Monitor and report on project progress, and adjust plans as necessary to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Participate in technical decision making, both in respect to solution decisions, quality considerations, trade-offs and the development pipeline.    


  • 5+ years delivering software as part of an agile software delivery team with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience in the payments industry, with a strong understanding of payment processing, gateways & related technologies.
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing high-performing engineering teams.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, remote & global environment. 
  • Developed software that has followed compliance standards such as:  PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, CCPA, etc.

    Please note that for this role you will be required to work US working hours and attendance in the Cape Town office is required.


    • Competitive annual salary depending on experience.
    • 45-hour work week
    • Standard South African Leave policy.
    • South African Public Holiday Schedule Observed.

    NMI enables our partners with choice and challenges the one-size-fits-all approach to payments. You've probably used NMI in the last 24 hours without even realizing it. We’re the platform that powers success for innovative tech created by SMBs, entrepreneurs, and fintech startups. We’re creative problem solvers who help visionaries smash through boundaries and think beyond what’s possible so they can think about what’s next. But we’re not just built for the tech-savvy. We democratize the latest payment technology so that everyone can realize the benefits of easy payments across the full spectrum of commerce. We’re all about enabling more payments in more ways and more places.

    We believe that having a diverse group of employees strengthens both our work and our workplace. We’re focused on making NMI more diverse and welcoming with initiatives like having a dedicated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion action group, diversity goals for hiring, anonymized resume screening, affinity groups such as our Women's network and LGBTQ+ Network, open forums for discussions on diversity and social justice, and measuring inclusion and belonging as part of our regular employee engagement surveys.

    Please be aware that all offers of employment are made subject to receipt of satisfactory background and financial checks.

    Attention job applicants: Please note that in compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) any personal information submitted with your job application may be collected and used by NMI for the purpose of recruitment and employment-related activities. By submitting your application, you acknowledge and provide explicit consent to the processing of your personal information as described in our privacy policy found on our website. If you wish to withdraw you consent or enquire further on how your data is being used, please email [email protected].

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