About the Role
By joining SoFi, you’ll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services. Recently ranked as one of the fastest growing fintech (financial technology) companies in the Bay Area, we’re nearly 800+ employees strong. We offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team.
Do you love creating innovative, dynamic web solutions? Want to experiment with the latest CSS3 styles such as flexbox and animation? Hate having to support IE10 and other old browsers?
SoFi is looking for a full-time Front-End Developer who can work closely together with our designers and engineers to turn conceptual visual designs into efficient, dynamic, and standards-compliant websites. Your work will directly benefit our members by helping them to achieve their goals and change their financial lives for the better. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the Bay Area focused on disrupting a huge industry.
By joining SoFi, you’re joining a new kind of finance company based around speed, transparency, and alignment with our members’ interests. Our goal is to be the center of our members’ financial lives. We created student loan refinancing, addressing the biggest financial challenge this new generation has through a new approach to lending. We expanded into other types of loans, and then into insurance and wealth management with similarly inventive products. As the company has grown, we’ve been able to help more people with these tools.
SoFi has achieved significant growth, with big plans ahead. In just the last year, we’ve more than doubled our member base (260,000 strong), doubled loan volume ($8 billion in 2016), and grown our team from under 200 people to more than 900. We’re preparing to go global, with expansion to Australia and Canada planned this year. And we’re well capitalized to power all this growth, having raised $1.9 billion in equity backing. But we’ll only be able to continue this growth with great talent, and that includes you.
You enjoy a challenge and love to tinker and experiment. You are always on the lookout to discover new and more optimal solutions instead of just sticking with what may have worked in the past but you are still able to be pragmatic and realistic about business needs. You care about creating innovative and responsive websites. You aren’t rooted to a particular framework (or any) but are flexible and willing to use the best tool to get the job done. You are renowned for your attention to detail.
Ability to distill visual designs into design patterns using extensible and reusable CSS
Responsive design/development and mobile web best practices experience
Some CSS meta-language experience such as with Sass or Less (We use Sass)
Basic cross-browser testing and trouble shooting experience
Some experience with version control tools such as Git or SVN (We use Git)
Ability to brainstorm with other team members and deal with constructive feedback
When applying, please provide A URL or code sample demonstrating the best of your JS and/or CSS & HTML coding ability.
Nice to Have
A background in design or appreciation of good design and UX
Knowledge of TypeScript
Experience with using a living style guide
MySQL and Postgres
CSS framework familiarity
This is a great opportunity for engineering professionals looking to join an emerging leader that’s focused on disrupting a huge industry. If you’re a good fit, please send us your resume and a link to your portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you.
Catered lunches, a fully stocked kitchen, and subsidized gym membership.
Competitive salary packages and bonuses.
A flexible vacation policy allows you to truly relax and reboot.
Comprehensive health, vision, dental, and life insurance as well as disability benefits.
100% of health, vision, and dental premiums paid by SoFi for employees and their dependents.
401(k) and education on retirement planning.
Tuition reimbursement on approved programs, up to $5,250 a year.
Monthly contribution to help you pay off your student loans.