Software Engineer II

Wilmington, DE
Technology – Software Engineering & Architecture /
Full Time, Exempt /
Remote
Technology at Best Egg is based on agile principles. We believe in quickly iterating and delivering secure solutions that add value to our customers and business. We learn by testing and failing, then apply those experiences to further our progress. The organization routinely evaluates and incorporates new thinking and technologies into our best practices and standards. Best Egg is a cloud-first organization, embracing cloud technology and the potential it creates for technological innovation. We partner closely with AWS to identify new opportunities to advance our stack and business. We deploy to a modern technology stack leveraging advanced CI/CD and Infrastructure-As-Code targeting both managed containers and serverless platforms based on which solution serves us best.


Members of Best Egg’s Engineering and Enterprise Architecture team partner with key stakeholders, including consumers, marketers, CX researchers, and problem advocates across the enterprise to optimize short- and long-term value streams. Encouraged by our healthy technology risk appetite we expedite feature development using techniques such as feature toggles and multi-variate testing with an aim to maximize learning opportunities and better meet consumer’s needs. We enjoy applying a wide range of tools and techniques to formulate solutions and innovations. We consider internal and external stakeholder satisfaction an important component our service performance.

Kind of people we want:
SMART
Speak directly and honestly
Make smart decisions
Are driven by results
Roll with the punches and do what needs to be done
Treat others with respect and dignity

Software Engineer II Role Profile:
Responsibilities
All of Best Egg’s Information Technologists must advocate for the creation of software assets
used to drive business value both in the short and long term while respecting customer
experience and organizational control objectives. The Software Engineer II will work directly with
other software developers daily and contribute to the team’s technical expertise to achieve
shared objectives.  The Software Engineer II will participate in development that is product
centric, cross-functional, consisting of agile teams composed of product owners, product
managers, scrum masters, and software developers. The Software Engineer II is expected to
influence this team and adjacent teams on occasion by identifying opportunities and proposing
solutions.
The Software Engineer II will be accountable for the timeliness and quality of the engineering
products produced within their assigned team.  It is imperative the Software Engineer II can
recognize minimum viable product (MVP) features sets, risks, and dependencies and
recommend iterative delivery packages to maximize business value and minimize time to
market.  Additionally, the Software Engineer II will be accountable for executing development
activities aligned with agreed development and quality control standards.  The Software
Engineer II should encourage and mentor junior developers to exhibit the same behaviors.  The


Software Engineer II will ensure production of technical documentation and supporting
processes as solutions are delivered.
Internal and external stakeholder satisfaction will be a component of measuring performance.
Additionally, the Software Engineer II will:
·         Develop and deliver software iteratively and incrementally.
·         Perform unit tests, integration tests, and implement supporting testing utilities. A central
product owned by this team is an automated testing platform that provides end-to-end coverage
of application and servicing applications; interest and/or ability in the areas of functional testing
are very desirable.
·         Interpret, confirm, and/or challenge business requirements and document technical
requirements. The abilities to assimilate knowledge about business requirements and
extrapolate needs and behaviors based on those are key.
·         Conform to organizational best practices for program styling, documentation, refactoring,
and unit testing
·         Participate in group knowledge sharing as both a consumer and supplier of knowledge.
Software Engineer II joining Best Egg’s information technology organization can expect to enjoy
a culture embracing the concepts of continuous delivery, total quality management, knowledge
sharing, personal and career advancement, empowerment, innovation, and collective
ownership.
Requirements: (Development)
.Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information
Technology, other scientific/technical field, or commensurate experience/training
.1+ years of experience as a software programmer or internship.
..Experience developing and delivering features/capabilities using two or more of the
following: Spring Boot, Python, Angular.
.Experience with automated testing platforms (especially Selenium) a plus.
.Experience with AWS services, including Lambda, CloudWatch, DynamoDB, IAM, a
plus, as is experience with serverless deployment of applications.
.Basic understanding of relational databases concepts including query syntax
expected; non-relational DB (DynamoDB, etc.) experience desirable.
.Experience / exposure in building an application and shipping via Docker and or

Requirements: (Development)

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, other scientific/technical field, or commensurate experience/training
    • 1+ years of experience as a software programmer or internship.
    • Experience developing and delivering features/capabilities using two or more of the following: Spring Boot, Python, Angular.
    • Experience with automated testing platforms (especially Selenium) a plus.
    • Experience with AWS services, including Lambda, CloudWatch, DynamoDB, IAM is a plus, as is experience with serverless deployment of applications.
    • A basic understanding of relational database concepts including query syntax expected; non-relational DB (DynamoDB, etc.) experience is desirable.
    • Experience / exposure in building an application and shipping via Docker and or
    • Kubernetes is a plus.
    • Ability to create high-level design documents, sample screen images, workflow diagrams, and contribute to design discussions and cross-functional problem-solving.
    • Capable of innovation, clever problem solving, and high-quality rapid delivery
    • Exposure to and understanding of continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts.
    • High self-efficacy, highly motivated, well organized, capable of developing and executing a sprint plan, and able to communicate status effectively.
    • Passionate about reducing manual and repetitive work when designing and building tools used by internal colleagues

Requirements: (Culture)

    • Practitioner of Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous Improvement)
    • Ability to succeed within a cross-functional team emphasizing collective ownership in a fast-paced environment.
    • Be confident and willing to challenge the status quo but also willing to concede and execute other’s ideas when necessary.
    • Capable of teaching and learning from others to promote continuity of knowledge and personal development.
    • Ability to work effectively independently and as a team member.

$67,000 - $108,000 a year
In addition to semi-monthly salary payments, this position is also eligible for an annual incentive bonus based on individual and company performance.  Yearly incentive bonus target 10% of base salary.
Best Egg is a consumer financial technology platform that aims to help people feel more confident about their everyday finances through a suite of products and resources. Our digital financial platform offers simple, accessible, and personalized financial solutions including personal loans, credit cards, and a financial health resource center.
 
Our culture and values are one of the core reasons why our customers keep returning to Best Egg. We are committed to championing a culture of inclusiveness and diversity of thought, and we focus on providing a safe, flexible, and collaborative work environment. Our associates are encouraged to engage in creative problem solving, and we promote opportunities for growth and enrichment across the organization. 

If you are inspired by inspiring others, Best Egg is the place for you.

Best Egg celebrates diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we will grow.

Employee Benefits
Best Egg offers many additional benefits for our employees, including (but not limited to):
·       Pre-tax and post-tax retirement savings plans with a competitive company matching
program
·       Generous paid time-off plans including vacation, personal/sick time, paid short--
term and long-term disability leaves, paid parental leave, and paid company
holidays
·       Multiple health care plans to choose from, including dental and vision options
·       Flexible Spending Plans for Health Care, Dependent Care, and Health
Reimbursement Accounts
·       Company-paid benefits such as life insurance, wellness platforms, employee
assistance programs, and Health Advocate programs
·       Other great discounted benefits include identity theft protection, pet insurance,
fitness center reimbursements, and many more!