Staff Software Engineer (Java/J2EE)

Oportun - San Carlos, CA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $150,000 a year
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.”

Oportun is looking for experienced and motivated Senior Software Engineers across several of our internal Engineering teams. 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.
5+ years of development experience using Java 6+, Spring, Hibernate, JMS/AMQP, and Enterprise Integration Patterns.
4+ years’ experience with RESTful services and Service Oriented Architecture design patterns using Spring MVC.
5+ years of application development experience with OO analysis and design experience using Design Patterns.
4+ years experience with design and development of relational databases (MySql preferred).
Experience working with version control using GIT/BitBucket.
Experience leading agile software development projects (e.g. SCRUM, TDD, CI/CD).

Preferred Skills:
Experience with one or more Front-End frameworks will be a strong plus...particularly Angularjs.
Experience with build technologies like Gradle, Jenkins will be a 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 is a plus.
B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field

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.