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Staff Software Engineer, Mobile (Contract)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Salt Lake City, UT, USA · Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

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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 financial services company and national bank 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 looking for a Staff Mobile Engineer (contract) with a natural inclination to elegantly solve complex problems. Flutter experience is preferred, but not strictly required. As a member of the Mobile Core team, you will be responsible for improving our mobile-first banking experience and helping members get their money right. You will get the chance to take on challenging and interesting mobile scalability problems as part of a highly collaborative platform team. You will engage with Design and Product leadership routinely to put together engineering plans and have direct access to stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a tech lead, mentor and a team-player who is hands-on and comfortable driving solutions from initial architecture to final implementation across teams with a strong sense of ownership and drive for delivery .

At SoFi, we pride ourselves on the collaboration between Product, Design and Engineering and so you will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, deploying and continual improvement and evolution.

What you’ll do:

  • Must be able to deliver high-quality code on schedule, communicate with groups in and outside the development team.
  • Produce well-designed, scalable and reusable code
  • Participating in code and design reviews, setting a high bar for the team
  • Be able to work effectively across functions and teams to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Design and build large features (each with many tasks) independently without guidance.
  • Track project performance against defined milestones/goals.
  • Collaborate with product managers and other stakeholders.
  • Take initiative and produce timely results in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Mentor more junior engineers.
  • Create and add to existing technical documentation.
  • Make significant contributions to the code base and drive the roadmap forward.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science Degree or equivalent from a fully-accredited college or university.
  • 6+ years mobile programming experience in Android or iOS.
  • Experience as a tech lead/architect for one or many mobile, feature or platform engineering teams
  • Test-driven development along with unit and integration testing.
  • Strong fundamentals in web protocols.
  • Lead quality improvement in the mobile development at SoFi
  • Evangelize and promote better mobile monitoring, logging and diagnosability
  • Propose and implement API strategies for frontend/backend communication
  • Architect flexible, performant, and reusable UI components that satisfy the requirements of multiple teams
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, deliverables, and goals
  • Communicate with cross-functional stakeholders and business leadership
  • Define best practices and uphold rigorous coding standards
  • Demonstrate and maintain deep technical knowledge in Flutter and/or mobile development, as well as broad knowledge about infrastructure and API design
  • Mentor other engineers, support SoFi’s technical culture, and help grow the team
  • Work and play well with others; SoFi is a collaborative environment.

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with Flutter and other cross-platform technologies.
  • Reactive programming knowledge (RX, Coroutines, Streams).
  • Knowledge of and contributions to mobile open source frameworks.
  • Understanding of S.O.L.I.D or G.R.A.S.P principles.
  • Understanding of Clean Architecture patterns.
  • Previous experience building platform-level frameworks and components in a large codebase.
  • Expertise in mobile performance tuning.
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.
The Company hires the best qualified candidate for the job, without regard to protected characteristics.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
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SoFi is committed to embracing diversity. As part of this commitment, SoFi offers reasonable accommodations to candidates with physical or mental disabilities. If you need accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, please let your recruiter know or email accommodations@sofi.com.
Due to insurance coverage issues, we are unable to accommodate remote work from Hawaii or Alaska at this time.
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