Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Remote)

Remote - USA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Upgrade is a fintech unicorn founded in 2017. In the last four years, over 15 million people have applied for an Upgrade card or loan, and we have delivered over $7 billion in affordable and responsible credit. Our innovative Upgrade Card combines the flexibility of a credit card with the low cost of an installment loan. Our latest offering, Rewards Checking, gives customers access to no-fee checking accounts with 2% cash back rewards on common everyday spending. Learn more about the team. Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal 3 years in a row, and received “Best Company for Women” and “Best Company for Diversity” awards from Comparably. Upgrade has been included in the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and implementing new and better products to join a team of 750 talented and passionate professionals. Come join us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
This is a remote position based in the United States. 

What You'll Do

  • As a subject matter expert of the platform, you will work closely with multiple stakeholders to help shape its direction and implement new features. You will be responsible for all technical aspects of the system, including:
  • Design and develop complex applications using Java and Spring Boot and scale micro-services.
  • Build complex application software using modern continuous integration tools like JIRA/Git/Jenkins.
  • Maintain best practices for code hygiene and health, including test coverage and deployment.
  • Support a robust test framework and architecture, including integration with third parties.
  • Contribute to documentation of the system and help with trouble-shooting and problem solving.

What You'll bring

  • Excellent design and Java programming experience.
  • Knowledge of unit testing methodologies.
  • SQL and database programming expertise.
  • Knowledge of Spring Boot, Hibernate, ORM frameworks.
  • Experience working on AWS and micro-services is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Benefits/Perks

  • Competitive salary and stock option plan. 
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance. 
  • Unlimited vacation. 
  • Learning stipend for personal growth and development. 
  • Paid parental leave.  


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Job region(s): North America
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