OppLoans is hiring a

Software Engineer II, Clojure

Chicago, United States

As a leading financial technology platform, OppFi powers banks to bring credit access to  millions of everyday consumers who are locked out of mainstream financial options. We go beyond our mission - to help people rebuild financial health - and go further to ensure we keep the customer at the center of everything we do. We are creating a Customer-obsessed culture, with the capital “C”. 

And it starts with our team here. We are a team of caring, innovative, and inclusive individuals who thrive in being immersed in diverse talents, expertise, perspectives and backgrounds. Our employees approach every new challenge with an unparalleled ability to see what could be rather than settle for what is. We welcome individuals who want to make a difference in the financial system through creating and building simple, transparent products that facilitate credit access, enable savings, and build wealth.

A few other fun facts about us. OppFi is an Inc. 5000 company for six straight years, a Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, the seventh fastest-growing Chicagoland company by Crain's Chicago Business, and was named on Built In's 2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago.

What you get to do: 

The Clojure Backend Software Engineering team at OppFi creates and maintains cloud-based microservices that enable OppFi’s core business functions. You will develop back-end services used across our entire technology platform.

  • Collaborate with a team of engineers to design, build, improve and scale our microservices portfolio, implemented primarily using Clojure, Amazon Web Services, and PostgreSQL.

  • Partner with business and technical professionals to develop high-quality, resilient and scalable solutions to business problems, help implement and refine agile processes

  • Contribute to architecture, design, tooling and process.

  • Lead by example - we actively encourage team members to lead on a path that evolves the way we do things!

  • Grow your skills and help others do the same!! Our team manages our own internal training, with budgets for classes, conferences, books, and materials.

  • Mentor junior team members.

What you will bring to the team:

  • 1-3 years experience using one or more modern programming languages. Show us you’ve solved non-trivial engineering problems with your language and we’ll be interested in you. Our collective team background includes Clojure/Lisp, Ruby, Python, Java, Node.js, Erlang and C++; bonus if you already have some proficiency in Clojure or another functional language.

  • Experience developing systems with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, or GCP. .

  • Experience with Test-Driven Development (TDD) in an agile environment.

  • Experience building Restful APIs and consuming 3rd party APIs.

  • Experience interpreting and refining company goals into requirements, to deliver large-scale projects, from concept to production.

  • Experience working in an environment where a high degree of communication between and within teams is valued.

  • An interest in learning new things, from the overall business context, to new tools and technologies, to fundamentals of good software development; and, a willingness to teach the same to others.

  • An appetite for simplicity -- to deliver value quickly over time, by building things well.


Reports to: Sr. Director, Software Engineering

Job Level: Tech II

The minimum salary for this role is $112,000. The total compensation package includes eligibility for performance-based bonuses as well as a 1-time equity grant based on level.

The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be at the company’s sole discretion, and determined by a myriad of factors including, but not limited to, years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant business considerations.


Total Rewards and Benefits

OppFi offers a flexible remote environment, 401(k) matching program, and flexible paid vacation. Other benefits include medical benefits, dental and vision coverage, and tuition reimbursement. To support your wellness & growth, we provide monthly meditation and yoga classes and access to all LinkedIn Learning courses. We also offer Fringe, which is a lifestyle benefits platform that lets you decide how you want to spend your rewards from dozens of vendors like Uber, Doordash, and Urban Sitter. Dress code is casual. 


EEOC Statement: 

OppFi is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any actual or perceived legally recognized protected bases under local, state, or federal law or regulations. Our goal as a company is to build an equitable workplace that actively works to dismantle systems of oppression in our processes, procedures, and interactions. We aim to help our employees thrive where they work and beyond. Check out our Culture page here.

OppFi is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, OppFi 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@oppfi.com

Pursuant to the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act, OppFi is providing the "OppFi California Employee Privacy Policy", which details the categories of personal information collected and your rights under the policy. If you are a California resident, please review the policy here: https://www.oppfi.com/careers/

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