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 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 use your skills in JavaScript (preferred) and SQL to find solutions to problems preventing us from paying people’s rent. You will use your engineering skills to both react to critical problems and to empower peers in other departments (Customer Support, Operations) to do the same. You will also use your knowledge of AWS to help improve and standardize our infrastructure architecture to ensure our Lambda/Step Function/Serverless approach stays top-notch and meets SOC2 standards.  

You: You lead by example and set the pace for the team by contributing high-quality code regularly while encouraging a fun working environment. You love great operations and understand they are created through clear processes, trust, and solid code. When faced with difficulty, you have a glass-half-full mindset and use it to find solutions. While creating APIs or writing service layers are enjoyable for what you are passionate about is cloud architecture design and you seek to be on an Infrastructure Platform team in your future. Willing and able to be on-call and work weekends when required.


    • 3+ years’ experience as a software engineer
    • Comfortable in a non-strictly typed language such as JavaScript or Python.
    • Command of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Test Automation constructs and procedures for single-page apps.
    • Strong working knowledge of AWS products and a desire to learn more.
    • 1+ years’ experience with infrastructure as code. Serverless or CloudFormation a plus.
    • Strong data querying skills and database comprehension.


    • Comfortable with changing expectations and with setting expectations in ambiguous situations.
    • Demonstrated technical leadership including self-direction, coaching, mentoring, and 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 succeed within a cross-functional team through building trust, working through conflict, and delivering on shared commitments.
    • Ability to keep a trust-first mindset in a fast-paced environment and to have comradery.
    • Capable of teaching and learning from others to promote continual learning 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.
$100,000 - $115,000 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 20% 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
·       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!