Who We Are

Summer is a Certified B Corp® with a mission to maximize savings for the 45 million Americans burdened by student debt. Summer combines policy expertise with innovative tech to help borrowers track their loans across multiple lenders and enroll them in the best loan assistance programs––saving borrowers an average of $30,000. Watch our product demo and hear from borrowers on how Summer has put them on the path to becoming debt free.

Summer has raised $14 million to date from world-class investors, including QED Investors, General Catalyst, Greycroft, Foundation Capital, Story Ventures, NextView, Flourish Ventures, and the Financial Health Network. We've partnered with dozens of clients who provide Summer free of charge to their employees and customers, including Credit Karma, MassMutual, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Diabetes Association, Asurion, Mattress Firm, and more.

Your Role

As Summer’s Engineering Director, you will forge the company’s technical vision and lead our growing team of NYC-based engineers. You will work closely with our product and marketing teams to oversee the build of innovative products and help student loan borrowers across the country achieve their financial goals. In this role, you will:

  • Manage and build a diverse team of engineers who are as ambitious as they are empathetic
  • Lead the engineering of our digital tools, data connections, and product architecture
  • Coach engineers and data scientists to help them realize their potential
  • Take our data infrastructure to the next level with more robust testing environments and DevSecOps best practices
  • Develop technical roadmap for upcoming integration with financial institution partners
  • Represent Summer’s technology team in business decisions and provide thought partnership for growth strategy

 

Recommended Experience

We are seeking a teammate with 7+ years of experience building data-based products and scaling technology teams. We will be evaluating your track record of leading engineering teams in a fast-moving startup environment. Your ability to communicate effectively and work closely with product and business managers against a backdrop of ambiguity will contribute to your success at Summer. If you have relevant experience and are excited about fintech innovation at a company that’s breaking down barriers to higher education, we’d love to chat!

Technologies We Use: Node, Postgres, React, Redux

 

Values + Benefits

We're proud to be a mission-driven company with an inclusive culture. Our greatest asset is the set of values our team strives to embody every day: empathy, diversity, growth, determination, humility, and fun. Read more about what these mean to us at https://www.meetsummer.org/careers.

We also offer significant equity allocations, healthcare coverage, 401(k) plans with an employer match, contribution toward student loan repayment, and flexible vacation/PTO.

Sound interesting? We look forward to hearing from you. Join us to help fix the system!

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Summer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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