Senior Software Engineer

ZestFinance Los Angeles, CA (relocation offered)

Job Description

We’re looking for crazy smart, creative thinkers who are passionate about finding new and innovative ways to address “old” problems. As a Software Engineer at ZestFinance, you’ll use your broad web development skills, ideally including Ruby on Rails and MySQL, and Agile development methods to develop applications and systems that enable our business. 
Specifically, you will:

  • Design, scope, and implement new systems and features -- from processing financial transactions, to aggregating data on customers, to analyzing metrics and loan performance information.
  • Work with Product Management, Marketing, and Business to establish features, priorities, and timelines. This ranges from devising an attribution system for TV commercials, to establishing relationships with third party data providers.
  • Lead and mentor more junior team members and perform as a subject matter expert in your field of expertise.

Skills & Requirements

To succeed in this position your background should include:

  • 5+ years of experience designing, developing, and implementing large scale software systems and/or high transactional web applications.
  • A proven, demonstrable track record of success.
  • Extensive programming experience in one or more areas.
  • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms and complexity analysis
  • Experience working with common Internet technologies (e.g. CSS, HTML, Javascript, AJAX)
  • Experience with analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems (network analysis, performance, and application issues)
  • Experience with large scale data storage and analysis (e.g. datawarehouse, Hadoop)

Why ZestFinance?

  • We’re socially conscious and passionate about saving the underbanked billions of dollars
  • We’re Agile: We have short iterations, developing and releasing features every week.  We move fast and adapt to stay with business changes
  • We're Balanced: We work hard but smart. Our experienced team can build market-leading systems and do it fast - all without 15-hour days
  • You’ll have fun: from Flex hours to catered lunches and more, Zestians enjoy what they do and the people they do it with

About ZestFinance

Based in Hollywood, CA, ZestFinance was founded by Douglas Merrill - the former CIO of Google - along with a handful of ex-Googlers and Capital One folks to bring social responsibility to the consumer loan industry. 

Traditionally, underwriting has used a handful of variables. ZestFinance takes an entirely different approach to underwriting using machine learning and large-scale big data analysis.

With a team of some of the world’s best data scientists from Google and lending experts from Capital One, ZestFinance analyzes thousands of potential credit variables – everything from financial information to technology usage – to better assess factors like the potential for fraud, the risk of default, and the viability of a long-term customer relationship.

ZestFinance offers excellent benefits, including health/dental/vision/life insurance, unlimited vacation, we contribute to your 401K, provide paid parking, reimburse for cell phone, home broadband, and gym memberships.  All this and free lunch & snacks as well!

How to apply

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We have great benefits

Full medical/vision/dental insurance, 401k package (with matching).Stock OptionsUnlimited VacationGourmet Catered Lunches & Fully Stocked FridgeFun, Flexible EnvironmentCompany Paid Home Internet & mobile phoneIn-Office Massage, Yoga, & Main/PediOn-Site Car WashTuition ReimbursementSeminar Allowance

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