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Staff Software Engineer, Identity



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Who we are:

Shape a brighter financial future with us.

Together with our members, we’re changing the way people think about and interact with personal finance.

We’re a next-generation fintech company using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our millions of members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we’re at the forefront. We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world.

The role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Staff Software Engineer to join our Identity team at SoFi. The Identity team is responsible for providing a secure, seamless, and reliable login and registration experience to our members. You will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, testing, deploying, monitoring, and supporting mission-critical systems. The ideal candidate is both forward-thinking and hands-on, has a strong sense of ownership, self-starter, drive for delivery, approaches complex questions with data & curiosity, dives below the surface to identify the root cause, and is a good mentor and co-worker.

What you’ll do:

  • Full development life-cycle design from project requirement to deployment.
  • Owning and ideating on technical solutions for product requirements and user stories
  • Participating heavily in code and design reviews
  • Collaborating and representing engineering with outside stakeholders in product marketing, operations, business, legal, and compliance
  • Working in a fast-moving, highly collaborative environment across multiple offices
  • Make significant contributions to the code base.
  • Define best practices and uphold coding standard
  • Consistently demonstrate extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories, and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty.
  • Mentoring more junior members of the team and helping foster a learning environment within the team
  • Generate ideas for new initiatives and technologies

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science Degree, or equivalent from a fully-accredited college or university
  • 7+ years of programming experience, ideally on a modern stack.
  • Our core stack is Java/ Kotlin/ Spring / PostgreSQL/ React, and we run on Kubernetes in a service-oriented architecture with over 100 services in production
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves, collaborate with others and get stuff done
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ownership, driving a project from inception to completion
  • Affinity for solving problems and diving deep into the details
  • Experience working in a collaborative coding environment, refining designs together, working through code reviews, and managing pull requests
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience working on an SOA or microservice-based application.

Nice to have:

  • Experience scaling highly available, mission-critical systems
  • Test-driven development along with unit and integration testing.
  • Interest in the security domain.
Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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