Staff Software Engineer, Lantern

SoFi

San Francisco, CA, US / Seattle, WA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
  • Website: sofi.com
  • 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

Description

 

Who we are

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 seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join our team. On our team, you will be in the middle of it all – implementing functionality, architecting our system, squashing bugs, mentoring teammates, and continually growing as an engineer. The ideal candidate is both forward-thinking and hands-on, has a strong sense of ownership and drive for delivery, and is a good mentor and co-worker. At SoFi, we pride ourselves on the collaboration between Product, Design and Engineering and so you will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, deploying and continual improvement and evolution.

This role is focused on a new business at SoFi to create new ways to help people get their money right across every life stage.  Our mission is to help our members find their path to financial independence by providing them with the tools, resources, and guidance they need to get there.  This role is on one of SoFi’s new product teams, this is a great opportunity to help shape the evolution of the team and the platform capabilities for years to come.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead the development and testing of system components/services, code and design reviews

  • Manage projects and deliverables, and design, deploy and improve database solutions.

  • Take initiative and produce timely results in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Participate in shaping the technical architecture of the product

  • Help translate user stories into technical solutions

  • Deliver highly available and scalable services in a production environment

  • Mentor other engineers, support the technical culture, and help grow the team

  • Generate ideas for new initiatives and technologies

  • Communicate with project leads, product managers and other software developers

  • Consistently demonstrate extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty.

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

  • 6+ years programming experience, ideally on a modern stack

  • 2+ as a technical lead

  • Our core stack is React / Node.js / PostgreSQL, but you don't have to be an expert in any of these. 

  • Experience with and affinity for a data-driven approach to engineering -- instrumentation, logging, tracing,  system and product dashboards.  

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

  • Strong sense of responsibility; driving a project from inception to completion

  • Affinity for solving problems and shipping impactful features, not polishing perfect code or architecture

  • Experience working in a collaborative coding environment (and git specifically), refining designs together, writing tests, working through code reviews and managing pull requests 

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)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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