SoFi for trade students

Fullstack Engineer

$120k - $160k
NYC, NY / Remote ()
Job Type
1+ years
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Ethan Anderson
Ethan Anderson

About the role

What we do

Fynn helps students afford trade and vocational school, to help students pursue in-demand careers like electricians, nurses, welders, or pharmacists.

Trade school is an amazing opportunity for people in the US to move out of poverty to a stable income, but the students that would benefit most are the ones that struggle most with paying for tuition. Unfortunately, traditional credit underwriting doesn't work for students right out of high school or with weak credit history.

We underwrite students based on their future potential instead of their credit history, and we have built a more student-friendly, federally compliant loan to better support our students through school. We partner directly with the top trade schools in the country, and we're expanding into partnering with employers to land our students jobs, as well as bringing credit-building, banking and other financial services to our students in the future.

We went through YC in 2019 and are a small, well-funded company. You'll be joining an experienced team with senior leadership, that has deep expertise in lending and the capital markets.

About this role:

  • You'll work on building our core lending platform and other financial products for our students.
  • You'll be given significant autonomy over new products and asked to own major launches.
  • You'll work in a very small team and be able to own design and product work if you like.
  • You'll help fulfill our mission of providing financial stability and better educational options to students.

Projects you might work on:

  • Owning the architecture and launch of an entire new product, such as a staffing product to help our graduated students find jobs with employers
  • Making our web application where students can apply for a loan smoother and reducing friction.
  • Building financial products like a card to help potential students with thin-file history build credit.
  • Tracking student repayments, portfolio performance, and our overall flow of money.


  • You have had significant ownership over production code in tech startups before.
  • You're excited about working on a small team, or have worked with a small team before.
  • You are a product-oriented engineer, and have great written communication skills.
  • You'd like to learn more about other parts of Fynn's business, like lending, the capital markets, or consumer credit underwriting.
  • Our tech stack is React, Python, and Postgres.

Growing at Fynn:

If you're interested in working in fintech, this is a unique opportunity to learn about capital markets, underwriting, and securities alongside some senior and experienced talent in lending and capital markets. As always, there's lots of early-stage flexibility with defining what you'd like to work on, and you'll have lots of room to grow into other areas of the business or own major new products.

There will be lots of opportunity to make product and design decisions, interview users & customers, and design more efficient systems as we scale up rapidly.


At Fynn, we will treat you well with a competitive salary and equity offer. Depending on your risk tolerance, we would love to talk more with you about the range of options available between the two.

Why you should join Fynn

Fynn is rebuilding the middle class by creating greater access to trade and vocational education. We are a private student lender offering safe, fair, and affordable loans to students of all backgrounds attending some of the best career and vocational schools across the country.

After graduating, Fynn members go on to pursue careers in high-demand fields like the industrial, construction, and manufacturing trades, along with allied health and medical technology. That’s why we underwrite students based on their future potential instead of their credit history. We are invested in our borrowers’ long-term success, so our loans are borrower-friendly, with benefits custom-built for recent graduates starting new careers.

Fynn went through Y Combinator in 2019, and our founders were recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2023! We are a small, well-funded fintech with deep expertise in lending, education, and the capital markets.

Team Size:16
Location:New York
Ethan Anderson
Ethan Anderson
Bhavin Gupta
Bhavin Gupta
Eric Menees
Eric Menees