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Full-Stack Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024
Who We Are

Summer is a Certified B Corp® with a mission to maximize savings for the 46 million Americans burdened by student debt. Summer combines policy expertise with innovative tech to help borrowers track their loans across multiple lenders and enroll them in the best loan assistance programs––saving borrowers an average of $30,000. Watch our product demo and hear from borrowers on how Summer has put them on the path to becoming debt free.

Summer has raised $20 million to date from world-class investors, including QED Investors, General Catalyst, Greycroft, Foundation Capital, Story Ventures, NextView, Flourish Ventures, and the Financial Health Network. We've partnered with dozens of clients who pay for Summer to assist their employees and customers, including the city government of Alexandria, Virginia, the American Federation of Teachers, the American Diabetes Association, Asurion, Mattress Firm, Credit Karma, and more.

Your Role

We could spend paragraphs talking about coding requirements, algorithms, and data structures, but you know that already. There are plenty of companies in NYC where you can program all day every day—this is more than just Jira tickets and GitHub code reviews. Come take ownership as you collaborate to deliver something that people truly need.

As a software engineer at Summer, you'll be building innovative student loan solutions that guide borrowers through onboarding, plan comparison, savings applications, and ongoing support—in a dynamic industry that keeps us on our toes. You'll also be an integral part of every aspect of the company—from product strategy to company culture.

What you will be working on at Summer

  • You will use JavaScript, Nodejs, and React to develop new app features and APIs that help borrowers with repaying their loans
  • You will use your coding and problem-solving skills to solve complex and interesting problems in the world of Fintech
  • Every engineer at Summer reviews code and helps other team members find bugs and write better production code
  • You will use your DB skills to help the team investigate bugs and edge cases in the product
  • You will use your system design skills to help us plan our next big features and future products

Recommended Experience

We are seeking an experienced software engineer with 2-5+ years of application, data, and platform experience. We will be evaluating your track record of building and maintaining code in a production environment, as well as your experience architecting data models and scaling products at a software company. If you have relevant experience and are excited about fintech innovation at a company that's breaking down barriers to higher education, we'd love to chat!

Technologies we use: Node, Postgres, React, Redux (and Python for our data team)

The base salary for this role is likely to fall between $110,000 - $150,000, commensurate with experience, and will include equity and a full range of benefits.

Values + Benefits

We're proud to be a mission-driven company with an inclusive culture. Our greatest asset is the set of values our team strives to embody every day: empathy, diversity, growth, determination, humility, and fun. Learn more about culture at Summer.

We also offer competitive salaries, significant equity allocations, healthcare coverage, 401(k) plans with an employer match, contribution toward student loan repayment, and flexible vacation/PTO. Summer supports a hybrid, flexible work environment and we welcome applicants from anywhere in the United States.

Sound interesting? We look forward to hearing from you. Join us to help fix the system!


Summer provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.