Software Engineer II

Headquartered in Boston, Forward Financing has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and is certified as a Great Place to Work.® At Forward, we believe every business deserves financial opportunity. That’s why we provide fast, flexible capital to small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. Our mission is to build a world-class fintech company so our customers and people can reach their full potential. We’re investing in our employees, technology, and customer experience – with long-term success in mind every step of the way.

Our Engineering team serves as a key driver of innovation at Forward Financing. We build the software that powers a FinTech product that serves Small Businesses across the country. We’re looking for a Software Engineer who will join our application scrum team and help drive our mission to provide financial opportunity for underserved small businesses.

 In this role, you will:

  • Own the software development life cycle for small-scale complexity features
  • Actively participate in the software design activities for projects across the team
  • Proactively develop expertise in the team’s areas of responsibility
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to more junior engineers
  • Act as a resource for product on technical feasibility and complexity analysis for small features

Why you should apply:

  • Mission-driven company: Forward is a trusted source of fast, flexible funding for small businesses that have often been underserved by traditional financing options. When you join the team, you will help ensure all small businesses have access to the financial support they need to succeed.
  • Flexibility is a top priority: Our employees are empowered to choose where they want to work (whether that’s from home, in the office, or a combination of both) with flexible hours.

Role Requirements:

(Even if you don’t check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply.)

  • Advanced English fluency 
  • Proficiency with at least one modern programming language (Ruby, Javascript, Python, Golang, etc...)
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of software design patterns and a working knowledge of software architecture principles
  • 3 or more years of experience in agile software development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, a certificate from a coding boot camp, or additional relevant experience

Forward Financing Core Values:

  • Drive the Mission - We believe in financial opportunity for underserved small businesses. We say “yes” when others say “no.”
  • Keep It Real - We value direct communication, candid feedback, and authenticity. We are an open book.
  • Act With Kindness - We create an environment where caring is cool and helping is the norm. We do the right thing.
  • Shoot for Extraordinary - We are inspired by innovative thinking and continuous improvement. We never settle for yesterday’s best.

About Us:

Forward Financing is a fintech company headquartered in Boston that provides fast, flexible, and reliable capital to small businesses nationwide. Since 2012, Forward has provided over $2.6 billion in financing to more than 58,000 small businesses. Forward has been consistently named by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston (and more!) as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts.

Forward actively promotes a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all we do. We encourage a workplace where trust and respect are paramount and all employees feel valued, heard, and accepted. By accepting diversity of thought, background, and identity, we will continue to become a stronger team and a better organization.

Our diverse and driven group of 450 people, with more than 200 based in the U.S., and 240 internationally, is a 100% employee-owned company. Our employees come to work (or log on virtually!) knowing they are helping thousands of small businesses while advancing their own careers. If this sounds exciting to you, learn more about our leadership team and our open opportunities.

Perks & Benefits:

At Forward, our team members are at the heart of our company, and we are committed to taking care of them as people, not just employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, and commuter benefits, a flexible time-off policy, 401k match, wellness reimbursement, paid volunteering days, annual professional development budget, and charitable donation match.

At Forward, employee choice means each individual gets to decide where they work. Almost all team members have the choice of where to live and where to work. As a business, we are focused on impact; we are more concerned with your contributions to the success of the company than where you get your work done. If face-to-face time is desired, people managers are empowered to find a cadence that works for their team. 

When we aren’t collaborating to drive business and support our customers, we’re finding virtual and in-person ways to get to know our colleagues, celebrate team wins, and have fun together! 

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