Business Alliance Financial Services LLC

remote
51 - 100 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Private

BAFS is a full-service CUSO that offers a daily, interactive and cost effective approach to establishing and maintaining a Commercial Loan Program.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • BAFS is a growing, profitable, and stable company that is owned by 11 credit unions with combined assets of over 20 Billion.

  • As an engineer at BAFS, you would experience the stability of an established company while being part of a relatively small software engineering team. Since the engineering team is not huge, your voice will be important (and heard!) as the team makes technological/architectural decisions, plans brand-new features, and continues to grow.

  • We currently have a solid base of customers who subscribe to our services. We will continue to offer these services; additionally, we plan to start offering a standalone SAAS product to increase our customer base and expand our addressable market. All of the services/products/plans on our roadmap are heavily focused on technology, and we expect that our engineering team will continue to grow and become a larger part of the future of BAFS.


Engineering at Business Alliance Financial Services LLC

Engineering team and processes

In general we follow an Agile structure. Our engineers work in two-week sprints, bookended by Sprint Planning and Demo. We use Pull Requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews and manage branches/releases. We value (just to name a few things) well tested code, clarity over brevity, and optimizing for change rather than optimizing for perfection.

Technical Challenges

BAFS is unique in our industry in that we provide technological solutions to financial institutions as well as service solutions (e.g. loan underwriting, portfolio review, etc.). Most other companies in the commercial lending sector only provide one or the other. Since we do provide both, we are frequently looking for ways to use technology to automate and streamline the processes performed by our internal servicing experts, while also building a more feature-rich experience for our customers. Some of the challenges we face are figuring out ways to automate and scale processes and workflows, even when many of these processes have not traditionally been handled by integrated technologies. Additionally, we are frequently building new services/features from scratch as well as working to tightly integrating our existing app with services provided by other companies.

Projects you might work on
  • An example past project is our Loan Accounting System. We have written a custom commercial loan accounting system that is used by both internal BAFS users as well as our partner financial institutions. As new needs arise, we are continuing to adapt this system to meet the needs of our customers.

  • In most situations, the commercial lending process relies on different systems/technologies for different parts of the process (e.g. Loan origination, underwriting, credit management, loan accounting, etc.). We are working to create a fully integrate suite of products that allows internal and external users to stay within the same platform, reduce duplicate data entry, and automate common processes.

  • This past year, in response to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) rolling out through the Small Business Administration (SBA), we built and launched a new app and new tools for lenders and borrowers. These new products allowed lenders/borrowers to apply for PPP loans and aided with the forgiveness process. For this project we were working to meet ever-changing government policy, and we had to rapidly adjust to keep our product compliant and effective.

Tech stack
Node.js
AWS
Python
React
TypeScript
Docker
MySQL
Flask
Express.js

Working at Business Alliance Financial Services LLC

As a company we go out of our way to help our customers. Both from a technology and servicing perspective we keep pushing to make the customer experience better. Additionally, we value work-life balance. As a general rule, we do not expect (or want!) people to be constantly working— days, nights, weekends. There are occasionally times when we have strict deadlines and teams need to work more than average, but that is the exception, not the rule. We want our employees to take time for themselves and their families/communities—time to personally recharge and time to be a positive influence in the world. While in the office we want to focus and work together to build cool products that make us proud.

Perks & benefits
  • 401(k) Contribution

    We offer matching compensation up to 3% of your base salary.

  • Work from Home

    All of our engineers work from home (or wherever you want in the US) all the time.

  • Health Insurance
  • Gym/Fitness

    We offer Gym membership reimbursement up to $35 each month.

  • Workshops/Conferences

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