Mid Level React Front End Software Engineer

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At Self (formerly Self Lender), our mission is to help millions of people establish and build credit - especially those who are considered underserved or credit invisible. This is a rare chance to join a successful, venture backed startup based in Austin.

Developing a successful fintech company requires deep collaboration across our teams, dedication, and truly disrupting the way the industry thinks about things. Our team is passionate about empowering people to take control of their credit and challenging the status quo of accessing and building credit. Understanding our consumers is core to our growth in the years to come.

How we act with each other is how we act with our customers. We are direct, transparent and respectful, and we hope you embrace that approach.

About our team:

We're a growing team of engineers working with modern technology to help people build credit and savings. We’ve rebuilt and launched our website as well as our mobile app in the last year, which now serves thousands of customers. We’re looking to take our product to the next level and need an experienced engineer to help us mature our front end development process. Our website is written in React + GraphQL and our mobile app is written in React Native + GraphQL.

Candidate Description:

As a React front end engineer, you’ll be working to implement a cutting-edge user experience that can be seamless for Android, iOS, and Web users. You’ll integrate with our Rest APIs and other 3rd-party services. You’ll collaborate with designers, product managers and other stakeholders in brainstorming new ideas, developing features, gathering feedback and iterating, thereby continuously providing impactful improvement to our products.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working with modern front end frameworks such as React, Angular, Ember, Vue.js.
  • Firm grasp of the JavaScript language and its nuances, including ES6+ syntax.
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related web technologies.
  • Experience developing mobile-first, responsive websites.
  • Experience developing UI for iOS and Android platforms.
  • Experience working with server-side technologies.
  • Experience with common software engineering tools such as Git (or other VCS), JIRA, Confluence and similar platforms.

Preferred Experience:

  • Solid understanding of the React ecosystem, component composition, lifecycle methods.
  • Strong familiarity with CSS Flexbox, CSS Grid, CSS in JS or other React-based CSS solutions.
  • Experience with front end tooling like NPM, Yarn, Babel, Webpack, ESLint, Prettier.
  • Background in JavaScript testing frameworks such as Jest, Mocha, Chai, Enzyme.
  • Experience building and consuming APIs to interact with other services using REST or GraphQL.
  • Experience using GraphQL and Apollo or Relay clients in a production application.
  • Background in building cross-platform native applications using React Native is a plus.
  • Familiarity with native build tools like XCode, Android Studio.


  • Develop, extend, and maintain the Self website leveraging the React framework.
  • Build and maintain our mobile app using React Native.
  • Translate the UI/UX design wireframes to actual code and technical implementation that will produce pixel perfect visual elements.
  • Work with designers, product managers, back end engineers to implement new product features and improve existing ones.
  • Build efficient and reusable front end components and abstractions.
  • Identify and address performance bottlenecks.
  • Participate in design and code reviews.
  • Reach out to the open source community to encourage and help implement mission-critical software fixes—JavaScript moves fast and often breaks things.
  • Maintain code and write tests to ensure the product is of the highest quality.
  • Provide stakeholders with time and resource estimates related to product development.
  • Make technical decisions and improvements around front end development.
  • Ensure user-facing code is written with security in mind.
  • Keep up-to-date with the best front end practices and tooling.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • GraphQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • BrazeAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • ContentfulCMS
    • MailChimpEmail


Our company is in the heart of downtown Austin overlooking the world-famous sixth street district and the Texas State Capitol building.

An Insider's view of Self Financial

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We are constantly growing and facing new challenges, but everyone works well together. Our company events are always fun and a good way to get to know each other better. We are a very tight-knit group, and I wouldn't have it any other way!


Customer Success Team Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The best part about being at a company at this stage is being able to build data infrastructure and marketing programs from the ground up. I'm most excited to build out our entire retention marketing strategy to drive increased user engagement. We're utilizing a great growth automation system that allows us to do some really cool things.


Director of User Acquisition

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since joining Self, I've had the opportunity to develop my skills in both our frontend and backend repos. I've also learned a lot about working together with stakeholders to create new features or resolve bugs. I definitely feel like a stronger engineer having worked on this team and learning so much from my colleagues about maintainable code.


Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Most financial institutions cast aside those considered low-to-moderate income. We help people with fundamental aspects of financial health – building credit, using it wisely and saving money. My goal is to continue building a company of highly talented and collaborative people driven by a mission of helping people achieve financial stability.


Chief Marketing Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a fast paced work environment, collaboration is key. It’s great to work with people who are willing to help each other out. If you have a question, it’s as easy as walking to their desk to ask!


Compliance Manager

What are Self Financial Perks + Benefits

Self Financial Benefits Overview

We're located in downtown Austin with a direct view of the Capitol! Being in the heart of the action creates an exciting place to grow the company and make a huge impact for our customers.

Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Our remote work program includes work from home full-time remote for specific positions.
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
Company equity
Equity Incentive Plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
We offer relocation assistance to new employees.
Fitness stipend
We offer gym membership for employees.
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Self offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training.
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, leadership mentoring.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
We offer paid industry certifications for specific positions at Self.

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