Software Engineer

Apply Now: Hiring a Software Engineer at Stride Funding

Hiring: Software Engineer

Full Time

Based in Boston, MA

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 (ISA). Stride believes in the power of education to achieve economic mobility, and also recognizes the limitations of society’s current approach to funding education. At Stride, we seek to increase educational access by leveraging alternative data sets and innovative modeling techniques to offer students outcomes-driven funding products on the basis of their future career trajectory, rather than their historical family credit profile. You can play a role in creating meaningful change every day doing work you truly love.


We are seeking a full-stack engineer who will join as a founding engineer working side by side with our VP of Engineering and existing technical team members to build the foundation of our product, infrastructure and data platform. The ideal candidate is experienced with both Python & React and is interested in joining a DevOps culture to have full ownership of the code they write & the infrastructure on which it runs. They will be enthused about making substantial contributions to the architecture driving the product roadmap and the Stride business, and achieving tremendous personal growth with us along the way!




  • Leverage full-stack engineering skills to build a polished end-user experience that tens of thousands of students and administrators love

  • Build reliable data integration pipelines & interfaces to ensure that engagement data and financial operating data is regularly synced into our data lake and accessible by our business users

  • Support Stride’s data science team through back-end development and testing of new ML methodologies being deployed to improve pricing and income prediction

  • Participate in on-call rotations and ensure by building self-healing and resilient systems and leveraging infrastructure as code and monitoring tools that our systems are highly available

You Will

  • Develop backend and frontend product functionality using Python andJavascript (React) with the goal of shipping new code with your team continually

  • Ensure through effective code reviews and feedback on team processes and work product that we continue to hone our engineering craft and improve team velocity

  • Advance as an engineer by pushing yourself to learn new tools & techniques in technical disciplines ranging from data science &analytics, to consumer data privacy & security, to web accessibility & user experience design and beyond

  • Improve how we build and continually release software via our CI/CD systems with the goal of trusting in the code we write and being able to quickly and reliably iterate and learn in Production environments

  • Directly engage with the Stride executive team, and employees across other departments, customers, and partners to better understand the end-user experience and how engineering can maximize impact

  • Write and present on the innovative work you do at Stride to grow both your andStride’s brands, leveling up those around you and giving back to the community

You Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering,InformationSystems, or equivalent bootcamp or up skilling program experience

  • 2+ years working in a SaaS startup regularly delivering features, or equivalent experience building similar web applications

  • 3+ years’ experience with the following technologies:

    • Languages: JS (React), Python (Django, Flask, FastAPI,etc.), HTML,CSS

    • Databases: SQL (we use Postgresql); NoSQL a bonus

    • Cloud: AWS or Google Cloud Experience

    • DevOps: Experience with modern cloud and container tooling such as Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, etc.

You Are

  • Energized by working in early stage startups

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

  • Intrinsically motivated, scrappy, and collaborative

  • Effectively able to communicate the complexities of technical programs

  • A voracious learner--willing to roll your sleeves up to rapidly acquire competencies in a wide range of technical disciplines

  • Excited by the opportunity to grow into a technical leader at a high-growth tech startup

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 highlighting some of your best work to 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