CAREERS

Engineering Lead (Salt Lake City, UT) at Earnest
Salt Lake City, UT, US
Earnest's Loan Servicing team is responsible for building software the moves hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition to the $1+ 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 stable platform that allows us to move faster over time; this means an eye for detail, a willingness to rethink domains from first principles, and an ability to collaborate well across technical and non-technical teams.

Data Focused: Earnest business is driven by data. Through our application process, we collect over 100,000 different data points to help us to better serve our customers with a full understanding of their financial potential and background. We release on demand, typically 2-3 times per week, which allows our team to continue to improve our own skills as we scale with the rest of the organization.

Autonomy: Our team decides how they work best which allows people to take greater ownership and approach problems creatively. We value an individual's ability to govern themselves, independent of their position in the organizational structure. Each member of our team is empowered to offer design and architectural recommendations to help us make the best product possible.

Culture: We find value in code reviews, pair programming and paying down technical debt. We value a diversity of perspective, backgrounds, and evaluate ideas based on merit.The more we focus on diversity as we continue to scale, the better we will be at providing our team with the means to create the most innovative/products by collectively pooling our talent and experience.

Sample Projects:

Accelerate funding of loans
Portfolio and investor management tools
Integration with strategic business partners
Dockerize applications
Future Project: Loan financing scenario analyzer to optimize across multiple funding sources
Ideal background and expertise:

Experience leading a team of 5-10 engineers (or more)
Responsible for maintaining technical and quality standards and participating in strategic planning and hiring
Experience with server-side concepts, e.g. microservices, database, caching, performance, monitoring, and scalability
Extensive experience with one or more of the following languages: Java, Node.js
Working experience with databases such as PostgresSQL
Knowledge of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery frameworks
Understanding of Agile/Lean/Kanban practice
Relevant domain experience developing software for Fintech, Banking, or related Consumer Financial Services companies