Software Engineer - Frontend

San Francisco /
Engineering /
Full-time
About Scratch

Scratch's mission is to build a repayment platform to change the way consumers experience debt. Most of us take on debt to help us get ahead, or in many cases, to not fall behind. But for most of us—despite its necessity—once we have debt, it doesn't play a healthy role in our lives. It can be hard to understand, difficult to manage, and unaccommodating to changes in our lives. 

This is why we started Scratch. We wanted to reinvent the loan servicing industry, well—from scratch. We wanted to create a world where debt plays a healthier and less taxing role in more people's lives. By bringing world-class product and technical thinking to a multi-trillion industry that hasn't seen innovation in well over two decades, Scratch's platform empowers borrowers to have greater control, visibility and flexibility over their financial health, removing the traditional loan servicer from the equation altogether and bringing borrowers closer to their lenders.

Our team is rapidly growing and comes from diverse backgrounds including Dropbox, Pinterest, Prosper, Bloomberg and Ripple. Our office is based in San Francisco.

With a rapidly growing community of lenders and borrowers, we think it's time the world knows there's a better way to pay back their loans. We'd love for you to join in our mission and help play a role in changing the way we experience debt for the better!

At Scratch we aspire to make interfaces that truly empower both borrowers and lenders to take charge of their financial health. Our top priority is to provide borrowers on our platform with a holistic and insightful view of their debt. At the same time, we aim to build a suite of tools that enables lenders to truly understand and manage their loan portfolios. Debt has a deeply profound impact on millions of people and we believe that we can provide the resources to help them meaningfully navigate it.

Our quickly growing team is building user-facing products and features that impact both borrowers and lenders from all walks of life. We’re looking for talented engineers who are passionate about infusing technology and empathy into an industry that hasn’t seen improvement in well over two decades!

About the role:

    • Design and develop beautiful and intuitive experiences for both consumer and enterprise users of the Scratch platform.
    • Rethink our front-end architecture to be more modular and versatile as we broaden our financial offerings
    • Partner closely with BizOps, Design, Product, and Marketing to deliver a best in class loan servicing experience.
    • Help us be excellent at mobile web - we’re aiming to develop an intuitive and natural mobile experience.

You may be a good fit if:

    • You have 3+ years of industry experience, preferably with a focus on user-facing applications.
    • You have experience building products using a modern web development framework. We primarily use React, Redux, ES6, and Typescript.
    • You have an eye for design and are passionate about doing right by our users.
    • You are excited about opportunities to work cross-functionally with teams outside of engineering.
    • You enjoy participating in design and code reviews, pairing, and mentoring to make the team better.

Benefits that we provide:

    • Health Care: We cover 99% of your healthcare premiums and 70% of your dependents premiums and offer competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.
    • Retirement: We provide a company-sponsored 401k program! 
    • Learning & Development: We offer a $1,500 per year stipend for your personal career development!
    • Wellness Benefit: We’re proud to provide employees a  $100/month pre tax credit towards any gym or fitness program.
    • While we’re WFH, choose your own adventure snack boxes.
    • Generous PTO, sick leave, and parental leave.
    • Cell Phone Reimbursement: We reimburse you $50 per month towards your cell phone bill.
    • Additional Benefits: We offer each employee to enroll in tax free benefits such as commuter benefits and an FSA account. 
About Scratch
Scratch's mission is to build a repayment platform to change the way consumers experience debt. Most of us take on debt to help us get ahead, or in many cases, to not fall behind. But for most of us—despite its necessity—once we have debt, it doesn't play a healthy role in our lives. It can be hard to understand, difficult to manage, and unaccommodating to changes in our lives. 

This is why we started Scratch. We wanted to reinvent the loan servicing industry, well—from scratch. We wanted to create a world where debt plays a healthier and less taxing role in more people's lives. By bringing world-class product and technical thinking to a multi-trillion industry that hasn't seen innovation in well over two decades, Scratch's platform empowers borrowers to have greater control, visibility and flexibility over their financial health, removing the traditional loan servicer from the equation altogether and bringing borrowers closer to their lenders.

Our team is rapidly growing and comes from diverse backgrounds including Google, Dropbox, Amazon, Pinterest, Facebook and Affirm. Our office is based in San Francisco.

With a growing community of lenders and borrowers, we think it's time the world knows there's a better way to pay back their loans. We'd love for you to join in our mission and help play a role in changing the way we experience debt for the better!


We want you!

If you made it this far, chances are you’re as excited about working to change how people experience debt as we are—and we love that. Please apply even if you’re unsure about whether you meet every single requirement in this posting. Scratch is looking for smart, intellectually curious people who are invested in our mission, not just those who can “check all the boxes”.

Benefits we Provide:

Health insurance: We cover 99% of your healthcare premiums and 70% of your dependent’s premiums and offer competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.
Learning and development stipend: We offer a $1,500 per year stipend for your personal career development!
Wellness benefit: We’re proud to provide employees a $100/month pre-tax credit towards any gym or fitness program.
Catered lunches and snacks: We have high-quality catered lunches every day and well-stocked kitchens.
Generous PTO (including your birthday!), sick leave, and parental leave
401k program: We offer a 401k program! 
Additional benefits: We offer each employee the opportunity to enroll in pre-tax benefits, such as commuter benefits and an FSA account.