Growth with a Purpose 

OppLoans is a leading fintech company that powers banks to help middle income, credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path. As one of Chicago's fastest-growing startups, we've made the Crain's Business Chicago Fast 50 (#4 in 2019, #8 in 2020), the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (#86 in 2018, #91 in 2019), and we've been named to the Inc. 5000 five years in a row!

OppLoans is a team of caring and inventive “Opptimists” with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. OppLoans employees approach every new challenge with an unparalleled ability to see what could be rather than settle for what is. We want people to be excited to come to work every morning and know they are a part of something great. That’s why we prize collaboration, collegiality, and letting the best ideas win the day. 

What you get to do:

As a Senior Full Stack Engineer, you will help develop our applications and services for our product portfolio. Specifically, the Senior Full Stack Engineer will enhance, improve, develop & maintain services used across our entire technology platform. As a team member, you will get to…

  • Contribute to the development of our product portfolio, built with Ruby, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services, and PostgreSQL.
  • Translate designs into interactive pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Work with business and technical professionals across the organization to ensure the code is well designed.
  • Help guide the team in making major architectural decisions
  • Perform code reviews, test-driven development, integration testing, documenting and implementing software best practices.
  • Continue to learn new tools and languages. We take development seriously! Our team manages our own internal training, with budgets for classes, conferences, books and materials….we want you to grow your skills with us.
  • Mentor other junior members as the organization and team grow.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Experience interpreting and refining our goals into relevant requirements, having delivered large-scale projects from concept to production.
  • At least 7+ years of experience using a modern programming language. You’re already proficient in Ruby but lack of it won’t automatically disqualify you; our collective team background includes Ruby, Python, Java, Node.js, Erlang and C++. Show us you solved non-trivial engineering problems with your language and we’ll be interested in you.
  • At least 4+ years of experience with HTML/JavaScript/CSS
  • 7+ years of experience building Restful API’s and consuming 3rd party API’s.
  • 4+ years of experience developing systems with Amazon Web Services technologies; Lambda/API Gateway experience a big plus.
  • Experience with Test-driven Development (TDD) nice to have
  • Experience with Terraform, Kubernetes and Docker a plus if you have it. Git experience preferred

Define your career at OppLoans

OppLoans is committed to providing an exceptional employee experience that allows you to define your career and purpose with us. New hire “Opptimists” go through orientation, shadow programs, a new hire lunch with our CEO, Jared Kaplan, and you can participate in different company culture events focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our onboarding team has designed programs to make you feel welcome and part of our team during your first year and beyond.

  • Define the Mission (days 1-30): You will understand our values, and how your role at OppLoans plays a part in that. 
  • Define your Goals (months 1-3): You will understand your role expectations and identify goals with your manager and mentor(s) to fulfill those expectations. 
  • Define your Belonging (months 3-6): You will understand OppLoans’ culture and have opportunities to engage with and improve that culture. Employee-led communities and programs, like our wellness program Project Opptimism, are offered to help with community connection both virtually and in-person. 
  • Define your Journey (6 months - 1 year): You will feel confident in your abilities to execute in your role and know the next step you will take to develop your career. 

Compensation and Benefits

OppLoans offers a 401(k) matching program and paid vacation. Other benefits include medical benefits, including a free PPO medical option with BCBS for Employee-Only Plans, dental and vision coverage, and tuition reimbursement. To support your wellness, you receive a free gym membership at One Two Pru and a corporate discount on ClassPass packages. To get you to and from work, you can participate in our pretax commuter benefits program with CTA and Metra, park your bike in the One Two Pru bike storage room, and take advantage of discounted Divvy memberships. Dresscode is casual. Lunch is subsidized through Fooda and Sweetgreen, and healthy snacks and drinks are available all day at the office.

Our office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago with panoramic views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan with rooftop access. 

EEOC Statement: 

We do not discriminate based on identity - race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual identity), age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, citizenship status, arrest record or expunged/sealed convictions, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

OppLoans is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, OppLoans will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact our People team at recruiting@opploans.com

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