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CommonBond // online student lender
Engineering, Full Time    New York (or Remote)    Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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CommonBond is the award-winning fintech company where people come first. Our approach is no big secret: lower rates, simpler options, & a world-class experience to support people throughout their student loan journey. Plus, every time we fund a degree we also pay for a childs education through our Social Promise. Since our launch in 2012, weve funded over $4 billion in student loans & weve helped our members save over $1 billion. 

Creating a robust tech-powered organization is essential to our success. In joining our Software Engineering team, you can expect to have ownership over building new products, solving for challenges we face as a company, creating products that help people, & supporting an incredible social mission. 

We are seeking a highly talented Front-End Engineer with entrepreneurial instincts, a strong sense of product, & a desire to build something from the ground up. This person will have the opportunity to impact all levels of our technology development & will influence our product development across the business. 

The ideal candidate will have strong & demonstrated knowledge of design principles & usability & will be comfortable driving the user experience in collaboration with the rest of the team. 

What youll be doing: 

  • Developing, testing, & optimizingapplications that serveourcustomers, partners, andinternal users. 
  • Collaborating with other engineers to break down large problems into a set of small,executable tasks. 
  • Working with a product team to understand requirementsandpriorities andcommunicating progress on execution & delivery. 
  • Owning the execution process with the rest of the engineering team, including documentation, reviews, & testing. 
  • Communicatingdelivered business value to stakeholders regularly. 
  • Influencing our identity as a tech organization throughinvolvement in guildsandbyholding yourselfand your peers accountable to our engineering principles. 
  • Designing and implementing web & mobile pages. 
  • This role will focus on front end development, however knowledge of back-end functionality is required. 

What youll be working with: 

  • High-level stack information: Go,Java,Python,Javascript(React, Next.js), PostgreSQL, NATS & AWS 
  • Testing stack information: Cucumber, Kotlin, Java, Selenium, Jenkins,Saucelabs 
  • More stack information: 
  • A team of passionate, curious, & innovative professionals 

What youll bring: 

  • Proven ability to write production-grade software, whether through education or practical experience 
  • Understanding of agile processes & the impact of self-organizing teams 
  • Appreciation for automated testing 
  • Excitement to write code that makes a difference 
  • An appetite for ongoing learning & growth & sharing knowledge with peers 


Desired Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of JavaScript 
  • Experience with Event driven architecture is a plus 
  • Experience with React & Go is a plus 
  • Proficiency in HTML & CSS 
  • Portfolio of work that ideally includes projects where you took the lead on the creation & implementation of the design 
  • Passionate about our mission to make students lives easier & disrupt finance in the process 
  • Ability to work in a complex environment & prioritize among competing demands 
  • Desire to collaborate with an extraordinary team & be part of true innovation 

Our Engineering values: 

  • We believe that ideas are more important than technologies. 
  • We understand that the software we build has real-world consequences & take that responsibility seriously. 
  • We know that code isnt just a set of instructions for machines, but communication with other humans; style, elegance, & respect are important. 
  • We believe that an ability to balance paying off technical debt & rapidly completing a project contributes to the health of the codebase, engineering team, & organization. 

You can work in our New York City HQ; or remotely from anywhere in the US (EST working hours). Due to the on-going pandemic of COVID-19, if you choose to work from our NYC HQ, it is likely that youll start working remotely. 

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminateon the basis ofrace, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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