Senior Front-End Engineer

New York City
Who We Are

Summer’s mission is to help the 45 million Americans burdened by student debt save time and money through smart, algorithm-based recommendations. Summer combines policy expertise and innovative technology to serve student loan borrowers across the country. Our founding team draws on years of experience in public policy, law, consumer finance, and engineering to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our generation.

We’re registered as a public benefit corporation as part of our commitment to helping all borrowers improve their financial health through better repayment strategies. We recently raised our Series A and are backed by a team of world-class investors, including General Catalyst, NextView, Greycroft, Foundation Capital, Story Ventures, and QED Investors—and our first partner is Yale University.

Your Role

We could spend paragraphs talking about coding requirements, algorithms, and data structures, but you know that already. There are plenty of companies in NYC where you can program all day every day—this is more than just Jira tickets and GitHub code reviews. Come take ownership as you deliver something that people truly need. As a Senior Front-End Engineer, you'll be an integral part of every aspect of the company—not just the code base but also in the product and the company culture.

Some of the responsibilities that you’ll contribute to:
- Responsibility for entire portions of the product. We expect all our engineers to own certain areas of development and take pride in creating great software
- Helping build new products from the ground up while contributing to a shareable component base for application scalability
- Work directly with the product owner and designer in creating technical specifications
- Be a part of key team decisions for technology framework, language and architecture choices
- Continually iterate team processes for development to improve team efficiencies

Recommended Experience

We are seeking a teammate with 5+ years of front-end application, data, and platform engineering experience. We will be evaluating your track record of building and maintaining code in a production environment, as well as your experience architecting data models and scaling products at a software company. If you have relevant experience and are excited about fintech innovation at a company that’s breaking down barriers to higher education, we’d love to chat!

Some of the technologies we use: React, Redux, TypeScript and JavaScript. (Bonus points if you have experience with React Native!)

Values + Benefits

We're proud to be a mission-driven company with an inclusive culture. Our greatest asset is the set of values our team strives to embody every day in our office (located next to Grand Central): empathy, diversity, growth, determination, humility, and fun. Read more about what these mean to us at

We also offer significant equity allocations, healthcare coverage, and flexible vacation/PTO.

Sound interesting? We look forward to hearing from you. Join us to help fix the system!