Lead Software Engineer

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Hiring: Lead Software Engineer

Full Time
Based in New York or Boston

Stride Funding is a venture-backed, mission-driven start-up that is transforming access to higher education by offering an alternative to traditional loans via income share agreements. Stride believes in the power of education for economic mobility. You can play a role in creating meaningful change every day doing work you truly love. We’re looking for talented, self-driven engineers ready to build the next big thing! 


We seek a rock star who wants to join the company as the software engineering leader. Over time you will have the opportunity to build a team, realize your technical vision, author intellectual property, and design and carry-out an impactful roadmap.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Put together a development plan that include short-term deliverables and technology roadmap

  • Build a novel outcomes-driven education-funding platform 

  • Advance the company’s proprietary income-prediction models and integrate scalable tools to support ingestion, cleansing, and predictive analytics for our ever-growing salary and placement data

  • Create career support tools that both students and administrators love

You Will

  • Act as the lead product developer (full stack) 

  • Help recruit and lead the company’s first three front-end and back-end developers 

  • Lay the groundwork for a strong engineering culture

  • Work with product management to scope-out the timely delivery of new product and platform features

  • Establish Agile, QA and QC processes

Platform & Product

  • Set and own the architecture, stack and all software engineering

  • Identify, select and manage vendors as appropriate

  • Help build and support our data science and analytics function

  • Ensure our customers have a delightful, responsive and secure experience across web and mobile

You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education 

  • A record of success delivering software projects for leading startups or software vendors 

  • 5+ years of system architecture or software development and 2+ years managing 3+ team members

  • 3+ years’ experience with the following technologies:

    • Languages: JS (React), Python (Django + Flask), HTML, CSS

    • Databases: SQL, MongoDB (Firebase a strong plus but not required)

    • Cloud: AWS or Google Cloud Experience

    • DevOps: Experience managing the full lifecycle Docker and/or Kubernetes

  • Experience building FinTech products or platforms using various architectures (monolithic, SOA, microservices, etc.)

  • A proven ability to execute effectively while building a technical team

You Are

  • Energized by working in early stage startups

  • Passionate about Stride’s mission and interested in both FinTech and EdTech

  • Highly self-driven, scrappy, and collaborative

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate the complexities of technical programs along with strong writing skills

  • Willing to roll your sleeves up – there will be a lot of hands-on development across the stack, particularly at the beginning

  • Excited by the opportunity to build an engineering organization

Apply Today

If interested, come prepared to demonstrate your passion, interest and impact from whatever you’ve been working on in the past. Tell us what makes you tick. Show us what you’ve been up to and we will do the same! 


Send a resume and cover letter to joinstride@stridefunding.com to apply!

Additional Information 

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 


Dallas | Boston | Los Angeles 

PO Box 660675, PMB 70567
Dallas, TX 75266

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