Senior Software Engineer - Front End (San Francisco, CA) at Earnest

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Senior Software Engineer - Front End (San Francisco, CA)
Job listing last updated at
Feb 7, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, CA
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Bay Area company location: 1455 Market Street 18th Floor, San Francisco CA

Job description


Earnest empowers people with the financial capital they need to live better lives.

We're an accomplished team of technology, finance, and design geeks who believe consumer lending can be radically improved and are doing something about it. We are disrupting the trillion dollar student loan industry by redefining what it means to be creditworthy. We created a company that combines data science, streamlined design, and technology to:

  • Build products that simplify the lending process
  • Personalize loans to suit the needs of our customers
  • Engage with our customers through more human experiences

Our culture is one that values transparency and blameless problem solving. Earnest has a strong track record of employee growth and career progression. Earnies are empathetic, product-focused, proactive, and curious.

As a Senior Front End Software Engineer at Earnest you’ll build the software that is changing consumer lending, automating the loan approval process and orchestrating the transfer of billions of dollars. In addition to the $3+ billion in loans actively 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 enjoy collaborating across all teams. You will report to the Director of Engineering.  

On the server-side, we use Node.js. On our client-side we use React/Redux for building new things and Angular for everything else. 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.

Potential Projects:

  • Integrate data science and machine learning models to automate loan decisions
  • Integrate against third-party APIs to analyze additional data
  • Launch new product lines and other lines of credit
  • Integration with strategic partners
  • Accelerate funding of loans

We use Node.js and Docker to implement almost all our projects with a touch of React or Angular for UI work.

Ideal background and expertise:

  • 5+ years of professional development experience
  • Experience with server-side concepts, such as microservices, database, caching, performance, monitoring and scalability
  • Extensive experience with Node.js preferred
  • Professional experience in React/Redux desirable
  • Work experience with databases such as PostgresSQL
  • Domain experience developing software for Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies is a plus

Earnest Perks & Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(k) plan to help you to save for retirement plus a company match
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • $1000 flight on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world

Earnest 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.

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