Staff Software Engineer, Lending


Murray, UT, US / Helena, MT, US / Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/14/2021
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  • Company Address: One Letterman Drive, Building A Suite 4700, San Francisco, CA, 94129

About SoFi

Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi) was founded in 2011 by Stanford Graduate School of Business classmates who shared dissatisfaction with the state of the student lending industry.

Job Description

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members’ financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right®. By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we’ve grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, and are well on our way to reaching 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company’s mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

We are looking for eager software engineers excited to dive into one of the largest opportunities at SoFi and help drive the next generation of lending products. SoFi is trying to push the boundaries of lending and provide next-level products for our members, and we are seeking anyone with big ideas and a drive to help our customers secure financial stability. 

On our team, you will be in the middle of it all – implementing new functionality, architecting our system, squashing bugs, maintaining the health of our code, and continually growing as an engineer. You will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, testing, deploying, monitoring and supporting mission critical systems. You’ll face and solve a wide range of challenges: technical, product, and operational, shaping your personal growth and career along the way, as well as helping mold and grow the junior members of the team. You will play a pivotal role in the platform architecture of the team, and be able to become a leader for all of lending engineering, helping improve the development ecosystem within SoFi.

A successful home loans platform is instrumental in the future and success of the company, and you have the opportunity to help shape and guide that future and exponentially grow the customer base of this product, as well as become a large voice in the leadership of SoFi engineering. 

What you’ll do:

We’re looking for front-end, back-end, or full-stack engineers who are comfortable:

  • Architecting, designing, and delivering scalable highly-available services and/or creating responsive, performant, and maintainable React-based web apps

  • Owning and ideating on technical solutions for complex user stories, often coordinating multiple teams and efforts at once

  • Leading code and design reviews

  • Deep-diving and proving out new initiatives and technologies

  • Influencing the system architecture and platform design for multiple products/verticals

  • Becoming domain experts on the Home Loans business and systems

  • Collaborating and representing engineering with executive stakeholders in product marketing, operations, business, legal, and compliance

  • Working in a fast-moving, highly-collaborative environment across multiple offices

  • Mentoring more junior members of the team and helping foster a learning environment within the team

  • Driving the team strategy and technical direction, demonstrating efficient solutions and sustainable development practices for the entire team

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in a technical field, but we understand great engineers come from all sorts of different backgrounds and also consider relevant work experience

  • 8+ years programming experience on a modern stack.

  • Our core stack is React / Java / Spring / PostgreSQL. Expertise with multiple modern Javascript frameworks, and/or REST APIs and relational databases is a must.

  • Experience with microservice architecture and launching cloud-based services.

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves, collaborate with others and get stuff done

  • Strong sense of responsibility; driving multiple projects from inception to completion

  • Affinity for solving problems and diving deep into the details

  • Experience working in a collaborative coding environment, refining designs together, working through code reviews and managing pull requests

  • Expertise with Agile methodologies as well as software testing: unit, integration, and end-to-end

  • Deep understanding of scalable and resilient architectures and design patterns

  • A passion for pushing CI/CD to its limits

Nice to have:

  • Full-stack engineering experience, or a willingness and passion to broaden your technical skill set

  • Expertise with Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, Spring Boot, React, AWS.

  • Fintech/finance experience

  • A passion for well-tested code and utilizing testing frameworks (Cypress/Nightwatch/Selenium/Spock)

  • GraphQL experience

  • Masters’ degree in a relevant technical field

  • Technical leadership experience

Why you’ll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law

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