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ReadyForZero team

Make the world a better place

Defeat evil forces, apply bandaids to puppies, and, more importantly, help real people resolve a painful problem. If you’ve wanted to use your technical skills and other talents as a force for good, here’s your chance. Our work has been recognized by international press outlets including The Economist, CNNMoney, NBC, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Mag and there is still a lot more to come. Help us get there.

Learn more about our recent acquisition by Avant.

Challenge yourself, challenge an industry

Scale enormous peaks, soar to new heights, learn about something new. We’re bringing Silicon Valley technology to an old industry. We’re financial industry outsiders, and we have been learning from day zero. Everyone at ReadyForZero is encouraged to take on projects at the limit of their ability. We are looking for people who want responsibility and thrive when challenged to do more with less. We embrace diversity. We've got our share of PhD dropouts, public school polymaths, private school brainiacs and openly welcome everyone in-between.

Benefits package

Join a rapidly expanding startup with significant growth opportunities. You will have direct access to work directly with senior management within a flat organizational structure. We emphasize a transparent working environment that focuses on professional development. Enjoy unlimited PTO/Vacation policy, daily catered breakfast & lunch, medical, dental and vision insurance plus a 4% match on 401k.

Location

We moved from Silicon Valley to Playa Vista, CA in sunny Los Angeles, at the intersection of the 90 and the 405. If you're tired of San Francisco summers, we offer relocation benefits.

ReadyForZero team

Engineering

  • Back to top Frontend Engineer

    Design and implement a stunning, fast and well-tested user experience. As the Front-End Engineer you will be responsible for assisting in the build out of the existing web application. You will work with a cutting edge CSS3 and HTML5 application leveraging some of the more recent javascript frameworks as well. We are looking for pragmatic programmers who can not only help us execute in building our application, but also have a real say in the technological direction that it goes.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Work with the latest frontend technologies like AngularJS, ClojureScript and Jasmine.
    • Work with our amazing design/ux team to implement award-winning interfaces that our users love.

    Desired experience

    • Experience with CSS3 and graceful degradation for older browsers.
    • Proficient with mobile optimized UI and implementation.
    • Able to execute from PSD design to final delivery of frontend work.
    • Demonstrated ability to write well-tested, well-organized and well-documented code

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California
  • Back to top Backend Engineers

    Design and implement clean abstractions, ship bug-free code fast in Clojure.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Write user-facing code that supports ReadyForZero's mission to help people pay down debt.
    • Build modelling to help users understand the impact of their decisions.
    • Build infrastructure so that we can develop fast, correct code quickly and deploy it just as quickly.
    • Write code that moves money.

    Desired experience

    • 3+ years experience building a web backend or distributed system in a modern programming language.
    • Experience with existing payment systems, safeguards around financial transactions.
    • Experience building code that manages some other accounting process.
    • Passion for testing.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California
  • Back to top Mobile Engineer

    Build "greenfield" versions of our iOS and Android apps.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Work with cutting edge technologies to create a fully native user experience, while minimizing duplicate code across platforms.
    • Work with our amazing product team to research, prototype, build and test our mobile apps.

    Desired experience

    • Demonstrated ability to launch high-quality mobile applications from scratch.
    • Demonstrated ability to write well-tested, well-organized and well-documented code.
    • Ability to work together with backend and product teams to understand constraints and product goals.
    • Ideal candidate has demonstrated breadth beyond mobile only technologies.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California
  • Back to top Infrastructure Engineer

    Own our running system, write code to deploy it seamlessly and test it completely, in Clojure.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Replace an aging devops system.
    • Install health metrics and verification systems for our production environment.
    • Maintain and automate our PCI compliance.

    Desired experience

    • 3+ years experience with continuous deployment and configuration management tools.
    • 3+ years having operational responsibility for website infrastructure.
    • Experience with operating in a security-sensitive environment.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California
  • Back to top Data Engineer

    Own our metrics collection and reporting systems. Ask questions of our data and disseminate findings, in Clojure, Python or R.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Learn about our product metrics.
    • Refactor existing metrics-collection infrastructure.
    • Improve reporting and visualization.
    • Understand and model user behavior.

    Desired qualifications

    • 3+ years experience with machine learning or applied statistics in Clojure, Python or R.
    • Desire to use statistics for the greater good.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California
  • Back to top Test Engineer

    Think about customer support and QA as an engineering problem and optimize it. Engineers QA their own code at ReadyForZero, this role will be more about engineering & QA infrastructure than writing QA tests.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Track and analyze support request trends to help us find problems before they get out of hand.
    • Test our product from every angle for poisonous biting bugs.
    • Build infrastructure & processes to ensure that every release is bug-free and our system is in a consistent state.

    Desired experience

    • Willingness to treat every test failure as a personal affront, to be stamped out systematically.
    • Experience working with WebDriver or Selenium or other QA platform.
    • Experience working with scripting languages such as Python or ideally, functional languages such as Clojure.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California

Design

  • Back to top User Experience Designer

    Do you like solving important problems? Our small, award-winning design team uses psychology, persuasive techniques, and a solid user experience process to improve financial behavior. We’re looking for a great user experience researcher and designer who cares deeply about doing good, and dreams of working at a startup. On our team you’ll craft awesome products that improve lives.

    What you’ll do when you start

    • Run usability tests and user research, distilling the feedback into a magic potion of ethnographic goodness.
    • Brainstorm and prototype new design solutions.
    • Wallpaper the office with hip, erroneous personas.
    • Build out our UI empire, including web apps, mobile apps, physical products, carefully-constructed chess scenarios, and a cohesive customer experience.
    • Refine our product into the simplest and most powerful tool there is for helping people beat debt.

    Desired experience

    • Several years experience researching, designing, prototyping, and iterating great products.
    • A strong portfolio showcasing your favorite work and design process (with at least one photo of a whiteboard covered in sticky notes.)
    • Participation in the UX community.
    • Knowledge of frontend code, basic visual principles. Fledgling unicorns welcome here.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California

Marketing

  • Back to top Customer Support & Community Manager

    ReadyForZero is in search of an passionate customer support and community manager to join its growing team. Our small, high-energy team is looking for someone who naturally builds and maintains authentic customer relationships. This role requires strong analytical skills (spreadsheet wrangling), creative and fearless thinking (anything is possible), and real-world experience supporting successful Internet products. This role is for someone who can communicate clearly to a variety of customers in an open and transparent way.

    What you do when you start

    • Engage with ReadyForZero’s customers in an open and transparent way by email, phone, and social media.
    • Empathize and solve real customer concerns.
    • Work closely with our product and engineering teams to address customer issues.
    • Be an unstoppable internal and external champion of ReadyForZero's mission.
    • Interact comfortably with users, partners, and press directly.

    Desired experience

    • 2+ years customer support experience - preferably with an Internet focus.
    • Demonstrable (hands-on) track record for driving customer satisfaction.
    • You are extremely detail-oriented and care about the customer more than anyone seems to think is wise.
    • You believe great products prioritize transparent and pro-active customer support.

    Location

    • Los Angeles, California

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