Principal Front-End Engineer

San Francisco
Technology – Technology

Come drive the transformation of financial services, solve big problems and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Join the Upgrade team, the same team that built Lending Club and is now set to innovate again. Upgrade is combining a marketplace lending approach with credit monitoring and credit education features designed to be even more helpful to more people. The company is still at an early stage; this is your opportunity to join early and have a significant impact.
Come join a team of just over 70 talented and passionate fintech engineers, product, credit, finance, legal, compliance, operations and marketing professionals.  We are looking for new team members who get excited about constantly learning, and always seeking to design and implement new and better solutions. 

Play a key role in the design and implementation of our front-end interface and web/UI stack
Extend existing JavaScript framework and add latest technologies as required
Work closely with product owners, UX and Visual Designers, Backend Engineers, DevOps, and others to build interactive applications for internal and external end-users
Display strategic thinking and implement innovative solutions using the latest web/UI technologies
Be an advocate for simplicity, reliability, manageability, scalability, extensibility, performance and re-use across the platform

Minimum of 7+ years software development experience, 5 years of which are specific to front-end technologies
Extensive experience with JavaScript, JSON, Angular JS, J2EE based MVC frameworks (Spring MVC preferred) and similar
Expertise in front end testing strategies, technologies, & implementations including continuous integration options
Expertise in web security and cross-site scripting (XSS), and comfortable with authentication and authorization (basic/OAuth/SAML)
Expertise in responsive web design strategies and optimizing for page performance
Extensive experience and proficiency with cross-browser and cross-platform development
Track record of building efficient, well-designed web applications
Strong sense of personal accountability; contribute beyond job role and responsibilities
Excellent problem solving skills; meticulous and methodical; strong attention to detail
Full lifecycle development experience on large projects, creating distributed and scalable business systems

Great OPEN office location!  
Conveniently located in San Francisco Financial District
Close to BART and Public Transportation
Comprehensive benefits package: Medical, dental, & vision
Unlimited vacation policy
Kitchen stocked with beverages, snacks & treats
Weekly & monthly social gatherings / happy hours
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.