Web Applications Architect
Lending Club - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description:
Lending Club is looking to hire a Web Applications Architect to be a part of our Technology
team. As a start-up, Lending Club provides engineers with a unique opportunity to make a
difference in the Technology course of the company, and, at the same time, to be a part of the
sound, stable, and fast growing business.

Primary Responsibilities:
Participate in building Scrum process and agile culture in the company.

Design, implement, and document new software components. Improve existing software.

Work with Product Management to understand requirements and contribute to release


Research new technologies and prototype new ideas.

Ensure high testability and quality of the delivered software. Work with QA and

Operations to troubleshoot and fix defects in the software.

3-7 years of experience in building software using Java technologies.

Solid experience with the following technologies:
Web MVC frameworks - Struts, Spring MVC, or other Java-based framework.

Relational databases for transactional systems and data warehouses. Oracle

experience is a plus.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Experience with YUI JavaScript library is a plus.

Desire to work in collaborative and fast paced agile environment.

Experience in using Scrum process is a big plus.

Your Passion:
Modern Web Frameworks : You understand why these matter, how they help, and what they
don’t do. You don't just know what MVC stands for, but you can tell us why it makes sense.
You’ve built sites using one ormore of Express, Rails, Django, ASP.NET MVC, Grails, or
AppEngine and you’ve read through the documentation on some of the others. You choose
between these platforms based on their merits and not based solely on your familiarity.

Service Integration: Stitching RESTful services that speak JSON to XML spewing SOAP
endpoints with a few custom binary protocols thrown in both sounds painful to you and you can
explain, in an objective way, why that sort of an architecture might not be a great idea. That’s
not what we do - usually - but when we do you can handle it. You can write SQL queries when
you have to, but have several strategies to avoid them.

HTML and CSS : Layout and styling must be second nature. While you’ll usually be working from
a wireframe or a full visual mockup, not having them won’t cause you to produce an ugly result.
You’re a software engineer not a visual designer, but you can tell the difference between good
design and bad design. That we target a range of browsers across both mobile and desktop
platforms is pretty much a given. You’re a troubleshooter. When something is wrong you don’t
sit on your hands, you jump i, to solve it. Team Player: You’ll own your own work, but al, of us
edit each other’s code. When your team,ate does something differently than the way you would
have, you see potential for you to learn. You’re willing to share your knowledge and mentor

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Lending Club opened in 2007 with one simple mission: create a more efficient, transparent and customer-friendly alternative to the...