Sr. Software Engineer

Chipper Austin , TX 73301

Posted 2 months ago

At Chipper, we're building the future of student loans. Our platform enables borrowers to discover and enroll in eligible repayment and forgiveness programs and seamlessly chip away debt faster. We believe that every borrower should have access to expert student loan guidance, regardless of employment, income, or credit score.

We are deeply proud of the impact Chipper makes in the life of our members. From helping teachers and nurses completely erase debt through student loan forgiveness to helping borrowers lower payments by an average of $300/month, every day is incredibly rewarding.

Founded in 2018, we are a driven team spread across the US and headquartered in Austin. We are backed by some of the world's greatest investors including FJ Labs, 500 Startups, Capital Factory, and founders of SoFi, Nerdwallet, and Dosh.

If you're passionate about making an impact on people's lives every day and would like to work in a fast-paced startup environment remotely from (almost) anywhere in the US, then we want you! Join us as we build the foundations of something great and help us scale from 10ks of thousands of members to our first million.

What is awesome about this role:

As a Sr. engineer at the ground level of our budding startup, you will be an integral part of our product team, responsible for leading and growing a group of talented engineers, and be on the front lines of our scaling our web app.

You will work closely with our head of product and CEO and balance having your hands on the keyboard with leading design discussions for large projects and informing some of our largest decisions for your team. You will also recommend ways to improve our current technical processes and design your own technical processes that will result in a well-oiled machine of an engineering team. In this role, youll be responsible for some of the most critical parts of our web and app user experience.

  • Work with our CEO and product team to design, implement, document, and maintain features for our web and mobile app
  • Participate in technical design and architecture discussions with the team
  • Write well tested, performant code and participate in code reviews with the team.
  • Provide technical guidance to more junior team members
  • Work with the engineering organization to level up technical processes, code quality, and system design
  • Consult with the business on the feasibility and/or level of effort required for certain projects
  • Leverage the collective intelligence of a team to build alignment


What is awesome about you:

You are a tech-savvy engineering leader that thrives on the balance of coaching teams while also building shit that matters. Comfort with learning and adopting new technologies helps you keep your technical skills fresh, so youre someone whos comfortable experimenting until you find the tech that works. You also get energized from imparting those learnings to junior team members. You enjoy optimizing current processes and designing new processes that allow you to get work done efficiently. You have the experience, instincts, and analytical mindset to make quality, timely decisions.

Coworkers would describe you as a flexible, open communicator who can plan, align, and drive results with a strong engineering team. You are also someone who takes pride in their work and holds others accountable to do the same. You are passionate about designing systems that power great end-user experiences. You care deeply about system performance, especially where it impacts users. You have worked in environments where you owned system design from the database to the API. You enjoy discussing these decisions with your peers and can explain their significance to external stakeholders.


  • 5+ years experience with frontend web or mobile development (preferably React)
  • Experience working on a collaborative development team with an emphasis on communicating through Pull Requests and Code Reviews
  • Experience with Agile and Lean Development practices
  • Experience managing geographically distributed teams
  • Creative and critical thinker with demonstrated capabilities to quickly resolve complex challenges
  • Enjoy managing the software development lifecycle, using data to drive continuous improvements, with strong focus on meeting the teams commitments given changing customer priorities
  • Persuasive communication skills with the judgement to be customer facing
  • Enjoy teaching and mentoring others
  • Promotes a high-performance culture with a strong sense of accountability
  • Experience integrating with APIs
  • Strong knowledge of Javascript
  • Strong Git knowledge
  • Strong work-ethic
  • Self-motivated and capable of working through ambiguity


Compensation will be a mix of salary and stock options. It's based on your location and will be highly competitive compared to similar-stage companies.

Equity range 0.1%-1.5%

Flexible PTO + work hours

Access to 500 Startups, FJ Labs, and Capital Factory mentors and portfolio teams

We believe that clearly defined goals combined with great people, empowerment, and autonomy create the best results. We feel confident that inclusive and diverse teams working on an important cause can accomplish extraordinary things.

Chipper is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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