Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a digital banking platform that puts its 1.9 million members' financial goals within reach. With intelligent borrowing, savings, budgeting, and spending capabilities, Oportun empowers members with the confidence to build a better financial future. Since inception, Oportun has provided more than $15.5 billion in responsible and affordable credit, saved its members more than $2.3 billion in interest and fees, and helped our members save an average of more than $1,800 annually. For more information, visit Oportun.com.
WORKING AT OPORTUN
Working at Oportun means enjoying a differentiated experience of being part of a team that fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where we all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to share our perspectives. This inclusive culture is directly connected to our organization's performance and ability to fulfill our mission of delivering affordable credit to those left out of the financial mainstream. We celebrate and nurture our inclusive culture through our employee resource groups.
• Responsible for creating and influencing innovative solutions that meet not only functional, but also performance, scalability and reliability requirements.
Contribute to defining the Roadmap, Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into detailed execution plans and schedules.
Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team by defining, implementing, and maintaining a coherent, progressive development strategy for our product line.
Champion engineering and operations, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement
Provide Technical and Thought Leadership to the team members.
Management of departmental resources, staffing, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of-
class engineering team while establishing strong lines of communication at all levels.
Evolution of the software engineering practice within the organization, including better reporting, tools, and evolution of development methodology
Continue to build an effective development organization by developing and managing the team/group, and conducting performance reviews of team members through regular 1:1’s and continuous feedback.
Drive technical discovery through collaboration with your engineers and implement software alongside your team members.
Collaborate closely with Product, Design, and QA to iterate on the design, implementation, deployment, and monitoring of our product.
Create and execute appropriate quality plans, project plans, test strategies and processes for development activities in concert with business and project management efforts to achieve the OKRs.
Delivery of quality applications on-time and on-budget
Promote an engaged, product-focused, positive engineering culture of excellence
Proactively identify risks and unblock teams
Typically requires a minimum 12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or a Master's degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience
Proven track record of delivering sophisticated software solutions in a leadership capacity with high quality.
Excellent coding skills, strong debugging skills, and knowledge of computer architectures, operating systems, and algorithms.
Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Java, Python, C++, or similar.
Mastery over data structures, algorithms, and software design principles.
Proficiency in working with relational databases and SQL is a plus.
Solid grasp of version control systems, such as Git.
Experience with cloud technologies, preferably AWS or Azure, is highly desirable.
Depth and breadth in multiple technologies ranging from frontend user interfaces to
backend services to databases.
Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, with a passion for tackling complex technical and business problems.
Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with a track record of effectively collaborating in a team-oriented environment high attention to detail and a proven track record of using metrics to drive decisions.
A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to sophisticated problems.
Proven ability to mentor and lead a team of engineers, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
Desire and enthusiasm for taking on a hybrid role, combining technical execution with people management.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other category protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
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