Frontend Engineer


SmartBiz Loans

Role Location

  • Remote


101 - 250 people


433 California Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA, 94104, US

Tech Stack

  • React
  • Apollo
  • GraphQL
  • Gatsby
  • Storybook
  • Python/Flask
  • Docker
  • AWS technologies
  • TensorFlow
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Sidekiq/Redis
  • Nginx
  • JS
  • Ruby on Rails

Role Description

With hundreds of thousands of small businesses coming to SmartBiz for their financial needs, we arguably have one of the most comprehensive US small business data sets in the country. This continually refreshed set of data allows us to develop and provide never-before-possible products and services. We use a full spectrum of machine learning and data analytics technologies.

Small businesses trust us with their data because we deliver unparalleled data-driven insights, and transparent recommendations and value.

#1 online platform for SBA 7(a) loans under $350,000 for small businesses 50% + of the loans funded by our banks are for women-owned, minority, or veteran businesses. American Banker's Best Places to Work in Financial Technology in both 2017 and 2020. TechBullion named SmartBiz as one of the 5 Best Fintech Companies to Work For in 2019 #313 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in 2018 Named one of the Best Places to Work and one of the Bay Area’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies by the San Francisco Business Times. A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and rated excellent by review websites TrustPilot, Consumer Affairs, and Google

Frontend Engineer (multiple opportunities) We are growing and growing fast. There are multiple positions available and in order to set the team up for success we are looking for additional talent; Frontend, Backend, Full Stack.

With the business experiencing rapid growth, we are expanding the existing teams and preparing to dive into new areas. You’ll be responsible for optimizing our existing applications into better user experiences with more automation, re-implementing functionality into separate services, and building new services and applications to support borrowers and banks.

What You Can Look Forward To Designing and developing financial applications, predominantly front end Consistently planning and delivering high quality releases at least every 2 weeks according to plan, working with Javascript, React, deployed on AWS Driving the design and implementation of applications and/or services Providing great quality through high test coverage and detailed documentation Taking initiative and a lead role on challenging technical projects Helping other team members through design and code reviews and feedback

What You'll Have a Chance To Master New languages, frameworks, and platforms Work in partnership with backend development teams to understand and improve SmartBiz’s frontend experience

Requirements Bachelors in Computer Science or related field 3+ - 5 years experience (senior) 5+ years experience (staff) Deep technical knowledge, knowing when to make trade-offs for short and long term objectives.
Experience with or willingness to learn Lucidchart A passion for quality, reliability, security, and scalability. A history of owning issues and driving them to completion Thrive with a high level of autonomy and ownership Clean Design: you love clean design and enjoy thinking about how users (of all backgrounds) interact with the software you write. You raise the bar and make peers better, leading by example A great team player showing humility, listening to feedback, and unafraid to share their point of view For Staff and Senior Level team members: Mentoring and elevating the impact of others, all others - not just your team

This position reports to Jim Hancock, VP of Engineering. Like many SmartBiz Loans team members, Jim has been with the company for 3+ years. His fintech experience spans 15+ years. He graduated, back in the day, from San Diego State with a Computer Science Degree. Jim is responsible for the well being of the team (and of course, delivering great products/services for our customers and partners!) Outside of work you can find him and his family fostering dogs, working on their on-going remodeling projects, and enjoying family and friends.

Our Benefits Competitive salary and equity 100% paid comprehensive health and dental insurance for you and your dependents 401(k) program offering Roth and Traditional options Generous vacation and holidays

COVID: Our team is currently working from home, and we expect to WFH through the summer of 2021. Our Engineering team is remote - first, always. We keep our spirited company culture and promote team-building through fun activities and events - such as virtual happy hours and online wellness initiatives.

SmartBiz Loans is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.

About SmartBiz Loans

10% of the entire nation's volume of SBA 7(a) loans under 350k are processed using SmartBiz's platform. 50% of the loans funded by our banks are for women-owned, minority, or veteran businesses.

Company Culture

Collaborative. Diversified. Respectful. Passionate about impacting small businesses; helping them thrive and get capital when they need it. There is no way we would have survived the intense last 5 quarters if the team hadn't done a great job building relationships, not just within engineering. This was group who pulled together to impact thousands of businesses, lives, and jobs. Knowing this is what we were doing, was the fuel that sustained us.

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