Lead Software Engineer - Flexible Rent

Wilmington, DE
Technology – Software Engineering & Architecture /
Full Time, Exempt /
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.

The Job:  The Lead Software Engineer Flexible Rent is at the forefront of helping renters pay, stay, and thrive in their homes by offering a way for renters to break their rent payments up to meet their cash flow needs. In this role, you will lead a team of full-stack software engineers in building and improving our user-facing experiences as well our systems for processing Flexible Rent applications. You will work closely with Product and Design to help direct the roadmap and you’ll be responsible for ensuring projects that are ready to be worked by the team are well planned. You will report to the Principal Engineer of Flexible Rent and work as a member of the Flexible Rent Engineering Leadership team where you help set standards and influence technical direction on adjacent teams.

You: You love great user experiences and understand they are created through constant iteration on both the frontend and backend parts of the applications you create. You lead by example and set the pace for the team by contributing high-quality code regularly while encouraging a fun working environment. While coding is your main thing, you also get that the way to make a larger impact is by ensuring the project your team is working on is well-planned so engineers of all levels can drive impact with you. You have strong opinions on technical design based on experience, but/and you understand the best ideas come from a wide set of viewpoints and thus welcome input from your team members and peers.  


    • 2+ years’ experience as a lead software engineer.
    • 5+ years’ experience as a software engineer
    • High proficiency in JavaScript and modern reactive frontend frameworks. Vue a plus.
    • Proven track record of working with Product, Design, and other engineering teams to understand the scope of a project and break down work for your team to guide the team through execution.
    • Command of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Test Automation constructs and procedures for single-page apps.
    • Experience with cloud providers. AWS Preferred. Serverless/CloudFormation experience is a plus.
    • Experience with application performance instrumentation and analytics techniques.
    • Experience building and optimizing user acquisition funnels is a plus.
    • Experience in the financial services industry is a plus.


    • Comfortable interacting and engaging with colleagues from different levels of management across all business units.
    • Comfortable presenting technical plans and problems to external parties and able to do so while building trust and confidence.
    • Comfortable with changing expectations and with setting expectations in ambiguous situations.
    • Demonstrated technical leadership including self-direction, coaching, and mentoring, leading change through tooling or process improvement.
    • Demonstrate high levels of self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, organization, and servant leadership.
    • Continuously seek improvement for themselves, others, and the teams’ product value output.
    • Ability to lead successfully through ambiguity, setting appropriate stakeholders’ expectations, presenting a flexible and confident, in-command, demeanor.
    • Must understand business and technical considerations, working closely with Product Management peers to savvily, intuitively, and creatively balance speed to market with quality and scalability.

    • Advocate and practitioner of Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Pair Programming)
    • Ability to succeed within a cross-functional team through building trust, working through conflict, and delivering on shared commitments.
    • 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 personnel development.
    • Exhibit Best Egg’s core values of “Never Satisfied”, “Have Fun through Humor”, “Transparent”, and “Our People Matter.”
    • Exhibit Best Egg’s leadership principles of “BE an Advocate for your Customer”, “BE Transformative”, “BE inclusive and champion diversity”, and “Be a Builder of Great Teams.”
    • Exhibit excellent English written and verbal communication skills.
$135,000 - $150,000 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 25% of base salary and a 10% Long Term Incentive Plan.
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
·       Generous paid time-off plans including vacation, personal/sick time, paid short--
term and long-term disability leaves, paid parental leave, and paid company
·       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!