Senior Software Engineer - Backend

San Francisco
Technology – Development
Come drive the transformation of financial services, solve big problems and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.  
Upgrade, Inc. is a new consumer credit platform that combines personal loans with tools that help consumers understand, monitor and improve their credit. The company raised $100 million in its first capital raise last year, which remains the largest Series A round ever raised by a Fintech company. While the founding team is very accomplished and the business model has been well established, we are still in the early days of this new platform and there is still an opportunity to have a very significant impact.
Upgrade has been named a 'Best Place to Work in the Bay Area' by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. The Company was also recently named the #1 Personal Loan option in Q4 2017 by LendingTree customers.
We are looking for new team members who get excited about creating, designing and implementing new and better solutions to join a team of just over 250 talented and passionate Fintech engineers, product, credit, finance, legal, compliance, design, operations and marketing professionals. 

As a SME of the platform, you will work closely with multiple stakeholders to help shape its direction and implement new features. You will be responsible for all technical aspects of the system, including:
Developing complex application software using modern continuous integration tools like JIRA/Git/Jenkins
Maintaining best practices for code hygiene and health, including test coverage and deployment
Supporting a robust test framework and architecture, including integration with third parties
Contributing to documentation of the system
Helping with trouble-shooting and problem solving

Excellent Java programming experience
Knowledge of unit testing methodologies
SQL and database programming expertise
Knowledge of Maven, Hibernate, ORM frameworks, and the Spring family of frameworks
Experience working on AWS is highly desirable
Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server environments, especially scripts and job schedules, and working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server

The Good Stuff
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.