Oportun. Inc

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.


  • Work with other engineers to develop and test tools and applications used by team on daily basis
  • Play a significant role in the ongoing evolution and refinement of current tools and applications
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams which requires strong presentation skills and attention to details, strong data orientation, troubleshooting skills
  • Strong logical & analytical concepts in databases, schemas, dimensional modelling
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to initiate corrective action and meet business and regulatory requirements.
  • Triage, investigate, escalate and provide resolution to production issues.
  • Reproduce, document and escalate product defects to the Engineering Team that need immediate attention.
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies, Strong rigor in automating repetitive tasks
  • Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change
  • Problem solving and multi-tasking ability in a fast-paced, globally distributed environment
  • Experience in building Micro services and rest endpoint development
  • Good to have: Experience in Machine Learning technologies (i.e. forecasting, clustering, statistical significance test, predictive modelling, and text mining)
  • Ability to learn new technologies and processes and quickly apply them to the overall development effort
  • Self-motivated engineer with intellectual curiosity and a strong go-getter attitude with passion and energy to implement quality technical solutions.


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent work experience. MS degree is preferred.
  • 9+ years development experience in JAVA (using OO Design and Analysis, Design Patterns, etc.)
  • High experience in Java 8 Required.
  • 4+ years’ experience building highly scalable, distributed and reliable Restful Web Services using Spring, Jersey, etc.
  • Should have knowledge on Cloud applications preferably on AWS.
  • Knowledge on building Front end applications using JavaScript, AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3.
  • Experience with relational DBs like MySQL and NoSQL Database like MongoDB, Solr/Lucene will be a plus.
  • Experience with Tomcat, Jax-RS, REST, JPA, IntelliJ, Groovy, Hibernate is must.
  • Experience with build technologies like Gradle, Jenkins will be a plus.
  • Experience with Test Driven Development using TestNG/Junit testing frameworks.
  • Experience working with version control like GIT.
  • 4+ years’ experience using SQL, including complex queries and optimized queries from multiple data sources
  • Basic understanding of scripting languages (R, Python, etc.). Ability to write scripts and programs for automation, tools, alerting mechanism.




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