Lead Software Engineer

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Earnest empowers people with the financial capital to live better livesWe're an accomplished team of design, math, finance and technology geeks who believe consumer lending can be radically improved and are doing something about it. We created a company that combines data science, streamlined design, and technology to:* Build products that simplify the lending process,* Provide them to more people, and* Engage with our customers through more human experiences.As a Lead Software Engineer at Earnest, you will report to the Engineering Manager of the Growth team, provide technical direction, and build the software that is revolutionizing consumer lending, automating the loan approval process and orchestrating the transfer of billions of dollars. In addition to the $10+ billion in loans serviced, we build tools to maximize Earnest's growth while providing the best possible client experience. Our focus is on building a modern platform that allows us to move faster over time. This means a willingness to rethink domains from first principles and an ability to collaborate well across technical and non-technical teams.At Earnest, we use Node.js, PHP, and TypeScript on the server-side. On the front-end we use React/Redux for building new things and vanilla JS depending on the use case. We deploy services in Docker and Kubernetes on AWS. We integrate with other internal microservices (written in Node.js and Scala) and store the bulk of our data in Postgres and Amazon S3.What you'll do:* Drive top of funnel growth through product improvement, marketing, and partnerships.* Participate in product discovery and translate growth plans into modern, scalable architecture.* Give voice to and be accountable for team-oriented business and technical outcomes.* Continually up-level a product development team through mentoring, establishing best practices, and setting a high bar for technical excellence.* Improve our ability to onboard new partners and productize our APIs.* Launch new mission-driven features, such as interactive financial education tools. aimed at simplifying and responsibly leading our customers through their student loan choices.* Work with Product Managers and stakeholders, such as marketing, on priorities for the team.Ideal background and expertise:* 6+ years of professional development experience* Experience with server-side concepts, e.g. microservices, database, caching, performance, monitoring, and scalability* Experience with modern Node.js or PHP* Experience with CI/CD and cloud-based application architecture* Professional experience with frontend JavaScript, including vanilla JS and frameworks such as React* Relevant data modeling experience and integration with databases such as PostgresSQL* Experience working in Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies is a plusEarnest Perks & Benefits:* Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans* Employee Stock Purchase Plan* 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match* Tuition reimbursement program* $1000 flight on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world and 25 days of annual PTOEarnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetics, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.#LI-ES1

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