Lead Software Engineer

At Above Lending
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote

Posted on November 24th

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Above Lending, Inc. is a next-generation financial services company. We provide simple and transparent products aimed to help our clients achieve their personal finance aspirations and take control of their debt. With competitive rates and personalized support from our loan specialists, our mission is to simplify the lending process and help borrowers attain financial well-being. We are passionate about making credit more affordable and accessible, and we're committed to helping our clients accomplish their goals.
About The Role

You’ll work closely with our leadership team to help guide our technology and product decisions for our core back end services platform. We’re a small group that values clear communication, transparency, and collaboration. We drive progress by small iterations and reflecting on how we can best work together.

There are 3 software engineering teams at Beyond Finance today with 16 software engineers total. You’d be joining a team of 4.

What You’ll Do
  • Drive decisions for greenfield projects that will drive the business for the next 3-5 years
  • Design and build our internal-facing API’s, asynchronous back end processing, and third-party integrations using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and AWS
  • Facilitate technical conversations with other engineers and help steer decisions in the right direction
  • Offer constructive and respectful feedback via code reviews
  • Assist other engineers in resolving or removing blockers they might encounter
  • Research and promote design patterns and practices that fit our technical challenges
  • Write automated unit and integration tests as well as build tools to assist in testing various aspects of our platform
  • Build in business and technical metrics alongside the features themselves to further us as a data-driven organization
  • Work with our devops team to ensure our CI/CD pipeline built with CircleCI, Jenkins, and AWS tooling fits our growing needs.
  • Receive a personalized development program and sponsorship from your manager

What We Look For
  • Experience developing, releasing, and maintaining production-quality software using Ruby on Rails.
  • Expertise in building and consuming APIs
  • Strong knowledge of database design and writing SQL statements
  • Ability to troubleshoot production issues in unfamiliar code
  • Experience scoping large projects into small iterations for release
  • Clear and efficient communication skills
  • Mentorship skills and the ability to give well-crafted constructive feedback 

Want to learn more about our engineering department? Read Day in the Life of a Beyond Finance Software Engineer
 
Why join us? 
We are looking for great people to join a fast-paced, growing, and innovative business. For eligible fulltime employees, we offer:

  • Considerable employer contributions for health, dental and vision programs  
  • Generous personal time-off 
  • 401(K) match
  • Merit advancement opportunities 
  • Career development & training 
More importantly, our team spirit and culture are what really sets us apart as a company. We’re a world-class company that loves what we do…and we have fun doing it!

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*Above Lending is an equal opportunity Employer*

Above Lending does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job positions.  No fee will be paid to their parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to Above Lending employees or the Above Lending Finance and HR teams.  No placement fee will be paid to any third party unless such a request has been made by the Above Lending HR team.

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