Software Engineer, Backend - Lending Platform

| San Francisco
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Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

The Lending Platform Team is one of the core horizontal platform teams that provides the foundational components for the entire of Blend engineering to build microservices. We provide a scalable system that enables product teams to build new features with speed and quality.

The Lending Platform Team provides the fundamental services and shared libraries that other engineers need to build services. The team is also responsible for driving the long term architecture for the company and is currently carving out utility services (for ex. Email Service, File Storage Service) that speeds up the monolith to microservices migration for the company. We do a lot of experimenting with new technologies and frameworks, mapping these to relevant problem spaces in the company and then providing utilities to ease the adoption of such technologies by other engineering teams(for ex. testing out Kafka right now). We also establish standards for engineering practices like code quality, accepted patterns, frameworks etc and frequently provides guidance around their usage.

The challenges we face are highly technical and highly impactful for other engineering teams in the company! We are looking for engineers who are passionate about distributed systems design, performance optimization, software architecture and scalability. We are looking for a strong collaborator who is willing to work with feature development teams to understand their needs from the platform, to design solutions that fulfill their immediate needs but that also establish good patterns for the long-term scalability and maintainability of the application.

How You’ll Contribute:

  • Design and build distributed systems for long-term scalability and maintainability
  • Collaborate with feature development teams to understand their needs from the platform
  • Architect solutions that establish good patterns and fulfill development team needs
  • Build tools to enable developer productivity
  • Monitor production systems for issues

Who You Are:

  • Experience working enterprise grade production systems
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills for collaborating with other teams
  • Solid experience and understanding of maintainable distributed systems
  • Ability and willingness to help others succeed and be productive

Bonus Points!

  • Experience working with Go, TypeScript, Node.js
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with migration from monolith to microservices
  • Experience working on horizontal platform teams 

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits 
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, fitness classes, fitness equipment and more 
  • Stipends for work from home setup, internet, and meals
  • Company-wide mental health days 
  • Weekly remote all hands
  • Flexible work schedule, with open vacation policy
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave

Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

415 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

What are Blend Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
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