Oportun. Inc

Solutions Architect

Req No.
2021-10734
Department
Engineering
Type
Regular Full-Time
Remote / WFH
Yes
Job Locations
US-CA-San Carlos

Company Overview

ABOUT OPORTUN

Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a financial services company and digital platform that provides responsible consumer credit to hardworking people. Using A.I.-driven models that are built on years of proprietary customer insights and billions of unique data points, we have extended millions of loans and billions in affordable credit, providing our customers with alternatives to payday and auto title loans. In recognition of our responsibly designed products which help consumers build their credit history, we have been certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) since 2009.

 

OPORTUN’S IMPACT

Since extending our first loan in 2006, Oportun has made over 4 million loans, totaling over $10 billion to hardworking low- and moderate-income individuals. In turn, Oportun has helped more than 905,000 people begin establishing the credit history required to enter the financial mainstream. At the same time, Oportun’s customers have saved an estimated $1.9 billion in interest and fees compared to the alternatives typically available to them.

 

Department Overview

ABOUT TECHNOLOGY @ OPORTUN

Artificial Intelligence and a digital platform are essential to our ability to fulfill Oportun’s financially inclusive mission. The Technology team @ Oportun is dedicated to this mission which we enable by creating, delivering, and maintaining elegant, intuitive, and performant systems to support the needs of our customers and business partners.

Overview

Do you thrive on enhancing, developing and implementing system architecture that will meet business & customer needs?   Does the idea of helping to shape and deliver high-performing and innovating technical architecture drive your professional goals?  Our Engineering leadership team is looking for an innovative Solutions Architect to develop and implement systems architecture that will meet business needs. This is a hands-on role, requiring the ability to self-manage and to communicate effectively with persons at all levels and departments. You'll be a part of Oportun's Application Architecture team: A group of thought leaders responsible for Technology strategy (Mobile, Web, Data, Core Services, Machine Learning, etc.).

As a Solutions Architect, Software Applications (JAVA-stack) you’ll work with some of the
brightest engineers and technical/product managers while also developing your skills and furthering your career within one of the most innovative and progressive FinTech companies today.  You’ll assess our current software systems, identify areas for improvement, oversee development teams, and help drive future architectural frameworks.

  

Responsibilities

  • Determine the best tech solutions to solve the existing business problems.
  • Define features, phases, and solution requirements.
  • Provide specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered.
  • Continual research of current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed.
  • Providing updates to stakeholders on product development processes, estimate, and plan.

 

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of proven, professional experience as a Solutions Architect (Software Applications) for consumer-facing products.
  • In-depth understanding of coding languages (Java/J2EE, JavaScript, TypeScript, etc.) and frameworks (Spring, SpringBoot, Angular, etc.).
  • Experience with CI/CD technologies and cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Proven strong analytical and problem-solving skills - including requirements analysis, detailed planning and risk assessment.
  • Experience with scalable, low-latency, highly available distributed systems.
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture (SOA), enterprise SaaS application development and project management.
  • Strong ability to build relationships with internal leadership at all levels, along with effective interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

PREFERRED/NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • MS or advanced degree a plus.
  • Experience with big data, stream processing, and front-end technologies.
  • Experience with multi-tenant SaaS applications is plus.
  • Experience with financial systems, payment systems and/or credit decisioning systems, preferably in loans or similar products is plus.

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