• Staff Software Engineer - Origination Product Team Dev Lead

    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Carlos
  • Overview



    Oportun is a financial technology company founded in 2005. Our mission is to provide affordable loans that help people with little or no credit history 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 that 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 an experienced and motivated Lead Software Engineer to lead the Originations product team. 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. You can lead large initiatives and distribute workloads amongst teammates.


    The Origination team develops and maintains the systems that allow our agents in more than 300 stores to provide a streamlined loan origination experience to over a million borrowers. We do this using software built on a robust micro-service based platform using a Restful architecture.  This allows multiple front-end UIs to seamlessly access shared services to create different loan application workflow processes. As a member of the Origination team you will leverage Java, Groovy, and Spring to create new paths for borrowers to access the money they need at rate they can afford while building a positive credit history.

    • 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.


    • 10+ years’ experience in core JAVA technologies including; Spring Framework, JMS, Hibernate, and Enterprise Integration Patterns.
    • 5+ years’ experience with RESTful services and Service Oriented Architecture design patterns using Spring MVC.
    • 5+ years’ experience with relational DBs like MySQL
    • 4+ years’ experience working within an Agile/Scrum and CI/CD environment.
    • Experience with Test Driven Development using JUnit/TestNG testing frameworks.
    • Experience working with version control using GIT/BitBucket.
    • Experience in the design of new systems or redesign of existing systems to meet business req’s, changing needs, or newer technology.
    • 3+ years’ experience leading small teams of other engineers

    Preferred Skills:

    • Experience with one or more Front-End frameworks will be a strong 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
    • Experience in financial services
    • 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.


    Company Details: Oportun Named TIME Magazine "Genius” Company – 2018




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