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Senior Full Stack Engineer - Remote, US

Earnest

Earnest

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Earnest’s mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We empower past, present, and soon-to-be students to maximize their financial futures through thoughtful guidance and impactful products.

We build tools that help people feel in control of their financial future, including:

  • Private student loans - low rates, people-first service, and flexible payments.
  • Student loan refinancing - break free from high interest rates or monthly payments.
  • Scholarships - access to thousands of scholarships to help students pay less.

What makes an “Earnie” culture:

  • Drivers – Drivers are satisfied by making things happen, not coming along for the ride. They feel a strong sense of ownership for their projects and teams and demand high standards from themselves and others.
  • Humility – Humble team players check their egos and consider the team’s needs above their own. They are self-aware of their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Growth Mindset – People with a growth mindset approach challenges and failures as learning opportunities. They seek feedback to improve, give feedback to others, and genuinely want to perform well.

Earnies are committed to helping students live their best lives, free from the stress of student debt. If you’re as passionate as we are about our mission, read more below, and let’s build something great together!

The Senior Full Stack Engineer position will report to the Engineering Manager. As a Senior Full Stack Engineer at Earnest, with a special focus on front-end development, you will be a vital part of the Acquisition Team.

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will:

  • Lead key technical projects and initiatives within the Acquisition Team, ensuring successful and timely completion. You will be the driving force behind our front-end development while ensuring robust back-end support.
  • Act as a technical authority, making critical decisions in web architecture and technology that align with Earnest's goals and long-term vision.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to team members, advocating best practices in web development, particularly in CMS frameworks and front-end technologies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing and SEO, to launch new features and enhance our digital presence. This may involve integrating with internal and external platforms, optimizing web performance, and implementing SEO strategies.
  • Ensure that our web platforms meet the highest standards of security and compliance, safeguarding customer data and adhering to industry best practices.

Your Impact:

At Earnest, we use Node.js and TypeScript on the server-side. On the front-end 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. Your contributions will be instrumental in shaping the technical landscape of our organization and ensuring the success of our products and services. Success in this role will be defined by:

  • Strategic Architectural Leadership: You will establish a clear and forward-thinking technical vision for our engineering department, guiding the team in making sound architectural decisions that align with our business goals and long-term objectives.
  • Technical Excellence: Success will be measured by the consistent delivery of high-quality software solutions, robust systems, and well-architected applications that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Team Development: Your mentorship and guidance will empower team members to excel in their roles, fostering a culture of continuous learning, growth, and innovation.
  • Successful Product Launches: Success will be evident in the smooth and timely launch of new features and products, including integrations with strategic partners, acceleration of loan funding processes, and the implementation of data science and machine learning models to automate loan decisions.
  • Scalability and Performance: Success will be measured by our systems' ability to scale efficiently, maintain optimal performance, and adapt to increased demand without compromising user experience.
  • Security and Compliance: Your leadership will ensure that our software and systems maintain the highest levels of security and compliance, safeguarding customer data and preserving trust.

About You:

  • Professional Experience: You have at least 5+ years of experience in web development, with a significant focus on front-end technologies. Your journey includes creating responsive, user-friendly, and visually appealing web interfaces.
  • Front-End Technical Expertise: You possess extensive experience in modern front-end frameworks, with a preference for React/Redux. You're adept at using these technologies to build engaging and interactive web experiences.
  • CMS Framework Experience: You have a strong background in working with CMS platforms, particularly in customizing and extending their functionalities to meet specific needs. Experience with WordPress, Storyblok, or similar platforms is highly valued.
  • Back-End Development Knowledge: While your focus is on front-end development, you also have a good understanding of back-end development. This includes experience with Node.js and familiarity with microservices architecture, enabling you to efficiently collaborate on full-stack projects.
  • Database Integration: You are skilled in data modeling and integrating with databases like PostgreSQL, ensuring robust and scalable data management in your web development projects.
  • Architectural Knowledge: Your understanding of distributed architecture patterns and microservice best practices guides you in building scalable and maintainable web applications.

Even Better:

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automation tools like Jenkins, CircleCI, etc.
  • Experience implementing observability through metrics, logging and tracing
  • Understanding of SEO best practices and experience in web performance optimization techniques will be highly beneficial.
  • Experience working in Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies is a plus

About Us:

What makes an “Earnie” culture:

  • Drivers – Drivers are satisfied by making things happen, not coming along for the ride. They feel a strong sense of ownership for their projects and teams and demand high standards from themselves and others.
  • Humility – Humble team players check their egos and consider the team’s needs above their own. They are self-aware of their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Growth Mindset – People with a growth mindset approach challenges and failures as learning opportunities. They seek feedback to improve, give feedback to others, and genuinely want to perform well.

Earnies are committed to helping students live their best lives, free from the stress of student debt. If you’re as passionate as we are about our mission, read more below, and let’s build something great together!

Earnest believes in enabling our employees to live their best lives. We offer a variety of perks and competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans
  • Work anywhere in the U.S.
  • Mac computers + work from home stipend to set up your home office
  • Monthly internet and phone reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • RSUs
  • 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match
  • Robust tuition reimbursement program
  • $1,000 travel perk on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world
  • Competitive days of annual PTO
  • Annual “my day”
  • Pet insurance!
  • Competitive parental leave
  • Plenty of Earnest swag, optional in person team gatherings, picnics, celebrations, and plenty of fun virtual events

At Earnest, we are committed to building an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging enables us to move forward with our mission. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage anyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

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, gender identity, veteran status disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.

A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in ensuring we are compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range and actual starting pay may be based on several factors including but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate location, and budgetary constraints. This number does not necessarily reflect your total compensation, but is a range for your base salary.

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A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in ensuring we are compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range and actual starting pay may be based on several factors including but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate location, and budgetary constraints. This number does not necessarily reflect your total compensation, but is a range for your base salary.
Pay Range
$168,000$210,000 USD