Oportun. Inc

  • Staff Software Engineer - Mobile Sr. Back end Developer

    Req No.
    2019-7339
    Department
    Engineering
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    US-CA-San Carlos
  • Overview

    Oportun is a financial technology company founded in 2005. Our mission is to provide affordable loans to US Latinos and others with limited credit history so they can establish credit and build a better future. Oportun uses advanced data analytics and technology to “score” and lend money to individuals with limited credit history – people other lenders consider “unscorable.”  

      

    In recognition of Oportun’s goals of increasing economic opportunity for our clients, promoting community development, and serving low-income or underserved communities, Oportun was certified by the United States Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution or CDFI. 

     

    At Oportun, everything we do reflects our corporate values of Service, Care, Innovation, Courage, Excellence, and Empowerment.

     

    Oportun is a great place to work if you are as enthusiastic about helping others as you are about your own professional development and career. As our CEO Raul Vazquez says, “Earning a paycheck to support yourself and your family is critical. Satisfying career ambitions is rewarding. But there is no greater privilege than having a challenging job where you are growing and learning professionally, while having a strong positive impact on the lives of others… And that is what we do here every day.”

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    Oportun is looking for experienced and motivated Staff Software Engineer to join our mobile servicing team. The mobile servicing team excels in developing and maintaining the systems that allow our members and customers to provide a servicing experience which is efficient. Through this, we also expand on our mission and deepen our impact to communities we serve through partnership offerings with nonprofits and trusted providers; which helps strengthen local communities. We do this through an application experience which is easy to use, fast and responsive to user’s needs. Its built on a robust micro service-based platform using RESTful architecture.

     

    A little but about you… You are a solid engineer… someone that other engineers respect for cleanliness of code and someone that product managers love to work with because you understand the roadmap and are always thinking ahead in your design. You are curious, creative and constantly think of new ways to improve what we do so that we can fulfill our mission. A willingness to do whatever it takes to ship a product to market.

     

    • Responsible for creating and influencing innovative solutions that meet not only functional, but also performance, scalability and reliability requirements.
    • Highly motivated self-starter who loves ownership and responsibility while working in a collaborative and interdependent team environment.
    • Work with multiple teams of engineers to design, develop, and test major software and systems components using an agile, vertical-slice based methodology.
    • Work with QA to ensure product meets high quality standards.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • 9+ years’ experience in core JAVA technologies including; Spring Framework, JMS, Hibernate, and Enterprise Integration Patterns.
    • 5+ years’ experience with RESTful services and Service Oriented Architecture design patterns using Spring MVC.
    • 5+ years’ experience with relational DBs like MySQL
    • 3+ years’ experience working within an Agile/Scrum and CI/CD environment. 
    • Experience with Test Driven Development using JUnit/TestNG testing frameworks.
    • Experience working with version control using GIT/BitBucket.
    • Experience in the design of new systems or the redesign of existing systems to meet business requirements, changing needs, or newer technology.
    • The ability to work with and mentor junior software engineers.

     

    Preferred Skills:

     

    • Experience with one or more Front-End frameworks will be a strong plus.
    • Experience with NoSQL Database like MongoDB will be a plus.
    • Experience with AI/Machine Learning is a plus.
    • Experience with Groovy is a plus
    • Experience with Search technologies like Solr/Lucene
    • Experience in financial services
    • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field

     

    Benefits:

     

    We offer competitive salaries, bonuses, stock options, great benefits and a fully loaded laptop of your choosing.  We have strong opinions about work/life balance, and seek to create a comfortable and productive environment where we can ship apps that we’re proud of and that best serve our customers.

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