Oportun. Inc

Sr. Software Engineer

Req No.
Regular Full-Time
Remote / WFH
Job Locations

Company Overview


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.



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


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.


Oportun is looking for Senior Software Engineer to join our Communication Platform team. This experienced engineer will help play a key role in implementing our roadmap of Communication Platform. The right candidate will be a balance between a technical expert and a person who can understand and support Oportun’s business priorities and risk appetite. This individual must operate with a high degree of autonomy, accountability and maturity.


As a Senior Software Engineer, you will

  • Lead and take ownerships of software deliveries and testing for projects, initiatives and features along with team members, partners and stakeholders.
  • Drive troubleshooting of issues (for both production and pre-production), derive & optimize solutions for them.
  • Work with geographically distributed teams and partners at different phases of SDLC.
  • Partner with product and architecture to determine the best tech solutions to solve the existing business problems.
  • Providing updates to stakeholders on product development processes, estimate, and plan.
  • Continual research of current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed.
  • Mentor and help contractors and other team members as required.


  • 7+ years of proven, professional experience as a Technical Lead (Software Applications) for consumer-facing products.
  • In-depth understanding of coding languages (Java/J2EE, JavaScript, TypeScript, etc.) and frameworks (Spring, SpringBoot) and UI technologies (Angular preferred)
  • Experience with CI/CD technologies and cloud infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Experience with 3rd party integration in SaaS applications (preferred).
  • Experience with loan management system, complex transactional system in FinTech (preferred).
  • 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.
  • Experience working with version control using GIT/BitBucket.
  • Experience with Groovy is a plus
  • Excellent presentations, documentation, collaboration skills.
  • Applicable certification strongly preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and respond with urgency
  • Experience with messaging/notification platform in business critical SaaS application would be preferred ( but not mandatory)





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