LendUp is hiring a

Software Engineer

Oakland, United States

About us:

LendUp is a financial technology startup based in Oakland focused on transforming the subprime credit and lending space. We’re a Y-Combinator alum (YC W12) backed by prominent investors such as Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and Kapor Capital.  Our product is being used in 7 states and we’ve seen great press coverage in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN, NBC, TechCrunch, Venturebeat, Inc, Wired, Bloomberg, Fortune, and Dow Jones, amongst others.

What we’re doing:

At LendUp we are on a mission to provide anyone with a pathway to better financial health.  Millions of people don’t have access to quality credit. Their options are often limited and unfair, and it’s easy to become trapped in a debt cycle. This is the first problem LendUp set out to solve, by applying our combined expertise in software, data science, credit, and education, to our shared passion for financial health and dignity.

Our core product, the LendUp Ladder, is an alternative to payday loans that transforms a trap into an opportunity to borrow at lower rates and build credit. And every day, we see our customers succeed. We’re building additional financial products that will help us further accelerate our mission of providing anyone with a path to better financial health.

LendUp is looking for a Software Engineer to join our Engineering team. You would be an early hire in a fast-growing startup conveniently located next to the 19th Street Bart in the heart of downtown Oakland.  If you are excited about building scalable, highly available systems, then this is the right role for you.

You will:

  • Design web based/service oriented systems that support LendUp’s architecture. Systems should be able to scale with the growth in business and provide accurate functionality to our customers. This requires demonstrated skills in building systems that are testable
  • Use object oriented languages like C++, Java, Clojure etc to build and maintain systems.
  • Refactor existing systems to meet business needs. Familiarity with various development tools and IDEs that will help in delivering world class software
  • Use Relational Databases (like Oracle, Postgres) to realize the data models
  • Use GraphQL and REST APIs to understand, design and build service oriented architecture.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team to execute on projects using development methodologies like Agile/Scrum


You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 2 years of experience using programming languages such as Java, Clojure, Python, or Scal
  • 2 years of experience with web services, Rest or GraphQL APIs
  • 2 years of experience with relational databases and SQL
  • 2 years of experience with distributed systems
  • 2 years of experience with data structures and data modeling

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