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Sr. Engineering Manager



Other Engineering
India · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024


Oportun (Nasdaq: OPRT) is a digital banking platform that puts its 2.2 million members' financial goals within reach. With intelligent borrowing and savings, Oportun empowers members with the confidence to build a better financial future. Since inception, Oportun has provided more than $17.8 billion in responsible and affordable credit, saved its members more than $2.3 billion in interest and fees, and helped our members save an average of more than $1,800 annually. For more information, visit


Working at Oportun means enjoying a differentiated experience of being part of a team that fosters a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where we all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to share our perspectives. This inclusive culture is directly connected to our organization's performance and ability to fulfill our mission of delivering affordable credit to those left out of the financial mainstream. We celebrate and nurture our inclusive culture through our employee resource groups.

Engineering Business Unit Overview:

The charter for Engineering group at Oportun is to be the world-class engineering force behind our innovative products. The group plays a vital role in designing, developing, and maintaining cutting- edge software solutions that power our mission and advance) our business. We strike a balance between leveraging leading tools and developing in-house solutions to create member experiences that empower their financial independence.

Engineering at Oportun is responsible for high quality and scalable technical execution to achieve business goals and product vision. They ensure business continuity to members by effectively managing systems and services - overseeing technical architectures and system health. In addition, they are responsible for identifying and executing on the technical roadmap that enables product vision as well as fosters member & business growth in a scalable and efficient manner.

The talented engineers in this group are dedicated to delivering and maintaining performant, elegant, and intuitive systems to our business partners and retail members. Our platform combines service-oriented platform features with sophisticated user experience and is enabled through a best- in-class (and fun to use!) automated development infrastructure. We prove that FinTech is more fun, more challenging, and in our case, more rewarding as we build technology that changes our members’ lives.

Role Overview:

As a Sr. Engineering Manager within Oportun, you will have the opportunity to work across the organization helping to align on software development technology vision. You will maintain awareness of changes in techniques, tools and frameworks and help influence their usage in a pragmatic way to improve the team's productivity. You will be working on defining, driving, and delivering the technical roadmap of the team, hiring talented engineers who can continue to build out our scalable systems, and defining the underlying core platform.


  • Responsible for creating and influencing innovative solutions that meet not only functional, but also performance, scalability and reliability requirements.
  • Contribute to defining the Roadmap, Translation of complex functional and technical requirements into detailed execution plans and schedules.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team by defining, implementing, and maintaining a coherent, progressive development strategy for our product line.
  • Champion engineering and operations, establishing metrics and processes for regular assessment and improvement
  • Provide Technical and Thought Leadership to the team members.
  • Management of departmental resources, staffing, and enhancing and maintaining a best-of- class engineering team while establishing strong lines of communication at all levels.
  • Evolution of the software engineering practice within the organization, including better reporting, tools, and evolution of development methodology
  • Continue to build an effective development organization by developing and managing the team/group, and conducting performance reviews of team members through regular 1:1’s and continuous feedback.
  • Drive technical discovery through collaboration with your engineers and implement software alongside your team members.
  • Collaborate closely with Product, Design, and QA to iterate on the design, implementation, deployment, and monitoring of our product.
  • Create and execute appropriate quality plans, project plans, test strategies and processes for development activities in concert with business and project management efforts to achieve the OKRs.
  • Delivery of quality applications on-time and on-budget
  • Promote an engaged, product-focused, positive engineering culture of excellence
  • Proactively identify risks and unblock teams


  • Typically requires a minimum 12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or a Master's degree with an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven track record of delivering sophisticated software solutions in a leadership capacity with high quality.
  • Excellent coding skills, strong debugging skills, and knowledge of computer architectures, operating systems, and algorithms.
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as Java, Python, C++, or similar.
  • Mastery over data structures, algorithms, and software design principles.
  • Proficiency in working with relational databases and SQL is a plus.
  • Solid grasp of version control systems, such as Git.
  • Experience with cloud technologies, preferably AWS or Azure, is highly desirable.
  • Depth and breadth in multiple technologies ranging from frontend user interfaces to backend services to databases.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, with a passion for tackling complex technical and business problems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with a track record of effectively collaborating in a team-oriented environment high attention to detail and a proven track record of using metrics to drive decisions.
  • A sense of ownership and a passion for delighting customers through innovation and creative solutions to sophisticated problems.
  • Proven ability to mentor and lead a team of engineers, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Desire and enthusiasm for taking on a hybrid role, combining technical execution with people management.

Why Join Us:

If you are passionate about leveraging technology to make a positive social impact and are excited to contribute to our mission, we invite you to apply for the role of Associate Software Engineer at Oportun. Join us to shape the future of responsible finance and improving the lives of hard-working individuals and families.

  • Make a meaningful impact by contributing to solutions that address real-world financial challenges for underserved communities.
  • Experience a collaborative and inclusive work culture that values innovation and diversity.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for professional growth and skill development through mentorship and training.
  • Enjoy competitive compensation package, including benefits and potential for performance- based incentives.
  • Achieve work-life balance and flexibility to support your personal and professional well- being.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all qualified applicants for employment opportunities without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other category protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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