Principal Software Engineer, Platform Engineering more...
Location:San Francisco, CA
First posted:February 20, 2021

Principal Software Engineer, Platform Engineering


San Francisco, California
Seattle, Washington


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right(R). By joining SoFi, you'll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we've grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, with over 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company's mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

We are looking for a principal engineer to join the SoFi Platform Engineering team, in this role you will focus on improving our core infrastructure and development platform. You will be partnering with all of the engineering teams at SoFi to build the core foundation, pipelines and infrastructure that the company relies on.

You'll be providing thought leadership around architecture best practices, and helping the engineering teams fully embrace ownership of their applications and services.

What you'll do:

  • Must be able to deliver high quality code on schedule, communicate with groups in and outside the development team

  • Convert business requirements into technical implementations

  • Make significant contributions to the code base

  • Define best practices and uphold coding standards

  • Consistently demonstrate extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty

  • Work within the Engineering team to develop features that specifically benefit our users

  • Work cross functionally with other teams to help make their features fully accessible to all users. This role offers a unique chance to touch virtually every feature in SoFi's digital touchpoints

  • Raise the bar on technical excellence and mentor other engineers

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from a fully-accredited college or university or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years programming experience

  • Affinity for solving problems and shipping impactful features, not polishing perfect code or architecture

  • Understanding of relational databases and ORMs

  • Agile-based project development in a microservices environment

  • Work and play well with others; SoFi is a collaborative workplace

  • Passion for solving complex problems

Nice to have:

  • Kubernetes, infrastructure as code, and cloud based engineering practices

  • Deep understanding of JVM based development

  • Knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD)

  • Knowledge in analytics, metrics, and monitoring integrations

  • Test driven development along with unit and integration testing

Why you'll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law.

P ursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants


Apply for this position

This job position is no longer available.