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Principal Software Engineer, Payments


Headquarters: San Francisco, CA

LendUp builds technology, credit products, and educational experiences for the 56% of the adults in the US, who are currently shut out of mainstream banking because of poor credit or volatile income. That’s a lot of hardworking, deserving people who we believe did not have good options, until now.

Our mission is to provide anyone with a path to better financial health. Being a socially responsible, machine learning-enabled financial services company is a big job, but we’re driven by the challenge. Now in our sixth year, we’re growing each and every day as we continue to bring our mission to life. Join our passionate team and help us turn our mission into a movement.

LendUp is headquartered in downtown San Francisco with an office in Richmond, VA. We’re backed by prominent Silicon Valley investors including Y-Combinator, Google Ventures, PayPal, Susa Ventures, Data Collective, Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz Seed Fund, Kapor Capital, QED, Eagle Cliff Investors, Thomvest Ventures, Alexis Ohanian, Troy Carter, and many others.

About the role:
As a Principal Software Engineer you'll be building the software that makes LendUp go; software that analyzes credit worthiness, moves monies around, and helps people build credit.

You will:
  • Build software products that impact the lives of millions of consumers
  • Work across our web stack and get the opportunity to work on our Web, Platform, Data and Machine Learning teams
  • Work cross-functionally with our Product and Customer Insights teams to understand the customer and how to build the most appropriate features
  • Help influence team decisions and mentor junior-level engineers
  • Apply technology to a market that had seen little to no technological disruption before LendUp
You have:
  • A bachelor's degree with 7+ years of professional experience
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with modern web technologies like Python, Java, Clojure, Scala
  • Familiar with cloud infrastructure such as Heroku and AWS
  • A passion for making impact and building consumer products that make a difference to the lives of customers
We have:
LendUp has all of the things you’d expect, like a competitive salary; early stage equity; 100% company paid medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation/sick leave policy; catered, free lunch; fully stocked kitchens with free healthy snacks; free onsite gym; and a 401(k) program.

But here’s what we really love about life at LendUp:
  • We are driven by having a lasting impact on the world and knowing that our time is spent positively impacting the lives of others. We are strategists and doers, because we know that both matter when it comes to achieving our lofty mission..
  • One of our values is Different Backgrounds, Same Mission. We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that spurs innovation and creates a meaningful and impactful work environment. We are passionate participants in our employee resource groups (LeanIn, LGBTQ & Allies, and Black Ladders) and have Slack channels dedicated to everything from philosophy to sports to hip-hop
  • We have fun together at our weekly happy hours, quarterly team building events, company-sponsored volunteerism, hackathons, and sports teams.
  • Our dog-friendly SF office.
LendUp is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We extend equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition, or any other reason protected by law.