Front-End Engineer (US)

Oportun

Job Description

As part of the continued growth of our Engineering team, Oportun is seeking to bring aboard an experienced Front-end Engineer. We’re looking not only for a proven engineer, but for a great team member--someone who is comfortable working with our product, platform, and design teams to bring the next step in our company vision to life.

In our team, we put a high degree of trust in our leaders to deliver against the commitments we make to each other and to our business partners. Therefore, you’ll need to demonstrate a high degree of accountability, the ability to spot a problem + own it to resolution and the ability to inspire others to cross the finish line strong.

What we look for in an ideal candidate:

  • Desire for quick-iteration--working closely with design and product teams to make incremental and impactful enhancements to the frontend
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects at once
  • Experience with responsive web design (knowing what media queries are, for example, and when to use them)
  • Experience with REST-based APIs
  • 3+ years experience with at least one of the following frontend frameworks: Angular.js, Backbone, Ember.js, Knockout.js
  • Comfortable using the Atlassian tools to track your tasks and code (JIRA/Bitbucket)

Our Technology:

The fron-tend team makes use of the best tools and frameworks to deliver an exceptional experience to our retail agents. We primarily work in Javascript frameworks, making heavy use of Angular.JS/SASS/Grunt and Backbone (with require.js for dependency injection). Most of the team uses Sublime Text and Textmate in OSX, but we won’t judge you if you prefer Vim in Ubuntu. We trust you to choose the right tools for the job.

Skills & Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience contributing front-end code to a publicly available, consumer-focused web application
  • Expert level understanding of HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript (vanilla js and popular libraries like Underscore.js and jQuery)
  • A passion for quality design, and pixel-perfect implementation.
  • 5 years+ years experience shipping quality frontend code

About Oportun

Oportun is a financial technology company founded in 2005. Our mission is to provide affordable loans to US Latinos and others in order to build a better future. Oportun uses advanced data analytics and technology to score and lend money to individuals with limited credit history – people other lenders consider “unscorable.”

In recognition of Oportun’s goals of increasing economic opportunity for our clients, promoting community development, and serving low-income or underserved communities, Oportun was certified by the United States Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution or CDFI.

At Oportun, everything we do reflects our corporate values of Service, Care, Innovation, Courage, Excellence, and Empowerment.

Oportun is a great place to work if you are as enthusiastic about helping others as you are about your own professional development and career. As our CEO Raul Vazquez says, “Earning a paycheck to support yourself and your family is critical. Satisfying career ambitions is rewarding. But there is no greater privilege than having a challenging job where you are growing and learning professionally, while having a strong positive impact on the lives of others… And that is what we do here every day.”