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Front-End Engineer

Summer

Who We Are
Summer’s mission is to help the 45 million Americans burdened by student debt save money through smart, algorithm-based recommendations. Summer combines policy expertise and innovative technology to serve student loan borrowers across the country. Our founding team draws on years of experience in public policy, law, consumer finance, and engineering to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our generation.
 
We are a Certified B Corporation® as part of our commitment to helping all borrowers improve their financial health through better repayment strategies. We recently raised our Series A and are backed by a team of world-class investors, including General Catalyst, NextView, Greycroft, Foundation Capital, Story Ventures, QED Investors, and Flourish Ventures.
 
Your Role
We could spend paragraphs talking about coding requirements, algorithms, and data structures, but you know that already. There are plenty of companies in NYC where you can program all day every day—this is more than just Jira tickets and GitHub code reviews. Come take ownership as you deliver something that people truly need. As a Front-End Engineer, you'll be an integral part of every aspect of the company—not just the code base but also in the product and the company culture.
 
Some of the areas that you’ll contribute to:
  • Building entire portions of the product (We expect all our engineers to own certain areas of development and take pride in creating great software.)
  • Collaborating to build new products from the ground up while contributing to a shareable component base for application scalability
  • Working directly with the product owner and designer in creating technical specifications
  • Being a part of key team decisions for technology framework, language and architecture choices
  • Continually iterating team processes for development to improve team efficiencies
Recommended Experience
We are seeking a teammate with 5+ years of front-end application, data, and platform engineering experience. We will be evaluating your track record of building and maintaining code in a production environment, as well as your experience architecting data models and scaling products at a software company. 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!
 
Some of the technologies we use: React, Redux, TypeScript and JavaScript. (Bonus points if you have experience with React Native!)
 
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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