Software Engineer, Frontend - Platform

United States Engineering

Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

As a performance engineer, you’ll be responsible for making sure that our software meets a high bar of speed and throughput. You’ll work with product to understand customer needs to drive SLOs and create accountability throughout the organization to build software that delights our customers.

We are looking for engineers that are passionate about performance and optimization and a passion to share it with others. As one of the first Performance Engineers at Blend, you will help setup this function. You will collaborate with various teams across Blend and encourage a culture of performance. You will help address existing performance concerns across the company and also setup the tools/practices/metrics to have a consistent view of the health of our systems.

How you'll contribute:

  • Work with product teams to define SLOs/SLAs for services and applications
  • Create monitoring, dashboards and reports for our SLAs/SLOs
  • Optimize performance of endpoints and services that are trailing their SLOs/SLAs
  • Understand how to optimize database performance (Mongo and Postgres) and help tune queries and configuration to get the most out of them
  • Leverage your expertise and improvements to drive organizational learning around how to build performant services in our supported databases and languages
  • Integrate performance testing into our release processes

Who you are:

  • 5+ years of experience in SE space with focus on performance engineering
  • Deeply experienced optimizing enterprise-grade systems
  • Passionate about optimization and performance
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills for collaborating with other teams
  • Able to work in an ambiguous environment and drive your own success
  • Comfortable using profiling tools and instrumentation to understand the root cause of performance bottlenecks
  • Experience in handling/managing performance in Mongo, Postgres, Typescript, GoLang
  • BS in CS 

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more
  • Daily meal stipend during COVID-19 (lunch, dinner, snacks, and Pizza Fridays when working from the office)
  • Diversity and inclusion training 
  • Four months of paid parental or personal leave
  • Generous vacation policy, company-wide mental health days during COVID-19
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable laws.
 
If you have a disability and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment, please contact Blend at (650) 550-4810 or hraccessibility@blend.com.

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