Nova Credit

API for global consumer credit information.

Senior Software Engineer (Data)

Location
New York, NY / San Francisco, CA / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

At Nova Credit, our mission is to power a more fair and inclusive financial system for the world. If you have no credit, it can take years to build that up, even if your financial situation shows that you have the ability to take on risks. In the US, that accounts for almost 20% of the adult population, including 11% which are completely “credit invisible”. This directly affects this population’s ability to qualify for student loans, apartment leases, car financing, and anything else requiring a credit score. 

We’re building a data analytics platform on top of bank transaction data that enables lenders to evaluate credit-worthiness based on a person’s most up-to-date financial situation, opening up opportunities and financial flexibility for all parties. We are backed by leading investors including Kleiner Perkins, General Catalyst, and Index Ventures.

For a more in-depth look of our engineering culture, check out our page on Key Values.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work collaboratively with Product, Data, and other engineering teams
  • Design, extend, improve, and manage the complexity of our financial data system (APIs, services, integrations)
  • Collaborate with our Data team to develop and deploy models into our data pipeline
  • Scale and operationalize our data pipeline, ensuring that the right people have access to the right information
  • Deliver high quality solutions and features with speed and end-to-end ownership of your projects
  • Participate in and improve our products' on-call rotations
  • Improve and scale engineering processes, tools, and standards

YOUR SKILLSET

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, including experience at a high-growth or early-stage startup
  • Strong collaboration skills with both internal and external stakeholders to discover requirements and deliver a solution
  • Ability (or desire) to work with both JS and Python, as needed

PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • Experience with core parts of our stack (Node.JS, Express, React, ES6, Typescript, Python, Postgres, Terraform, AWS)
  • Experience at a fintech startup
  • Experience with ETLs

SAMPLE PROJECTS

  • Scale our data tooling to enable our Data team to get more models into production faster
  • Expand our monitoring capabilities to shorten feedback loops 
  • Evolve our client-facing API and analytics report
  • Launch new integrations with data suppliers

Everyone is welcome at Nova Credit. We are an equal opportunity employer where our diversity and inclusion are central pillars to our company strategy. We look for applicants who understand, embrace and thrive in a multicultural and increasingly globalized world. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About the interview

  • Step 1: The phone screen gives us a chance to learn more about you, your goals, and your interests. It’s also a chance for you to learn about us and get answers to your questions. 
  • Step 2: The technical assessment (a one-hour coding challenge) is intended to give you a taste of what you’ll be doing at Nova Credit. We avoid asking algorithmic questions, so you can expect to be asked to complete more practical tasks, such as working with an existing API, parsing JSON responses, or building a UI component.
  • Step 3: The final round will give you the opportunity to meet additional engineers, have a conversation with your potential manager, and expose you to the Nova Credit culture. It is broken down into three one-hour technical sessions (coding challenges/systems design sessions) and a 30-minute chat with the hiring manager.

Why you should join Nova Credit

We're connecting credit reporting agencies across the world into a single, predictive cross-border credit database. We make this information available through a standardized and modern API to unlock financial services, housing and employment for immigrants around the world. In effect, we are creating the first and only global infrastructure for financial identity to move across the world.

Nova Credit
Founded:2016
Team Size:100
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Misha Esipov
Misha Esipov
CEO
Nicky Goulimis
Nicky Goulimis
COO