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Lead Software Engineer

Marlette Funding

This is a Full-time position in Wilmington, DE posted December 17, 2021.

Marlette Funding is a consumer financial technology (fintech) business on a mission to inspire financial confidence by helping people manage their day-to-day finances.

We offer a digital financial platform with simple, accessible and personalized financial solutions including personal loans.

credit cards and a financial health product.

The company is a fast-growing fintech that has been recognized numerous times as a best workplace.

If you are energized by working in a fun organization where communication is open, everyone feels included, creativity is embraced, personal growth is encouraged, and you can make positive impact on the business, Marlette is the place for you.

Marlette celebrates diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

The more inclusive we are, the better we will grow.

The Lead Software Engineer works on the backend (Java or Python) for our cloud based high growth fintech environment .

This engineer is doing a lot of greenhouse development on our new financial technology products.

Working with a fun, collaborative and highly talented team this Lead Engineer has the opportunity to have a say in how the product will evolve.

In order to be a good fit, you should be a strong microservices backend engineer with at least one year experience using Docker, experience with Kubernetes and knowledge of event-driven systems like Kafka.

You should understand relational databases well (we use MongoDB, but we can teach you that with a good core engineering skillset).

We are based on AWS, having experience with cloud technologies is a plus but not required.

Additionally, the Lead Engineer will

• Develop and deliver software iteratively and incrementally

• Perform Unit Test, Integration Tests, and implement supporting testing utilities

• Interpret, confirm, and/or challenge business requirements and document technical requirements

• Explain and discuss the importance of good software design and the pros and cons of best practices such as styling, documentation, refactoring, test driven design, and pair programming with the broader team

• Lead the development team through continuous improvement activities.

• Provide peer/mentor support for Development staff

• Participate in group knowledge sharing as both a consumer and supplier of knowledge

The Lead Engineer will be accountable for the timeliness and quality of the engineering products produced within their assigned product team.

It is imperative the Lead Engineer is capable of recognizing Minimum Viable Product (MVP) features sets, risks, and dependencies and recommend iterative delivery packages to maximize business value and minimize time to market.

Additionally, the Lead Engineer will be accountable for executing development activities aligned with agreed development and quality control standards.

The Lead Engineer should encourage and promote Associate Developers to exhibit the same behaviors.

The Lead Engineer will ensure production of technical documentation and supporting processes as solutions are delivered.

– Development

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, similar field or equivalent work experience

• 5+ years experience as a software engineer.

• 3+ years of experience in Java or Python.

• 2+ years experience implementing and maintaining SpringBoot Java microservices, shipped via docker containers to Kubernetes or Docker Swarm services.

• 2+ years experience designing and building domain services using event-driven design patterns, leveraging stream technologies such as Kafka or AWS Kinesis.

• 2+ years experience working with NoSQL managed storage solutions such as Mongo

• Experience in an application performance instrumentation and good building distributed systems is a must.

• Understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Test Automation constructs and procedures.

• Exposure to Terraform infrastructure-as-code a plus.

• Proven ability to create high-level design documents, sample screen images, workflow diagrams, and lead stakeholders through white-board design discussions.

• Experience in developing cloud native solutions, preferrably Amazon Web Services (AWS).

• Experience working as a lead or senior developer within a team of developers

• Proven track record of innovation, clever problem solving, and high-quality rapid delivery

• Experience in building solutions in credit card domain is a plus.


• Comfortable interacting and engaging with colleagues from all levels of management across all business units and third-party development firms.

• Demonstrated technical leadership skills including self-direction, coaching and mentoring, leading change through tooling or practices

• High self-efficacy, highly motivated, well organized, capable of developing and executing a sprint plan, and able to communicate status effectively

• Passionate about reducing manual and repetitive work when designing and building tools used by internal colleagues


• Advocate and practitioner of Agile methodologies (XP, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Continuous Improvement, Pair Programming)

• Ability to succeed within a cross-functional team emphasizing Collective Ownership in a fast-paced environment

• Be confident and willing to challenge status quo but also willing to concede and execute other’s ideas when necessary

• Capable of teaching and learning from others to promote continuity of knowledge and personal development

• Ability to work effectively independently and as a team member

• Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Lead Software Engineers joining Marlette Funding’s Information Technology Organization can expect to enjoy a culture embracing the concepts of Continuous Delivery, Total Quality Management, Knowledge Sharing, Personal and Career Advancement, Empowerment, Innovation, and Collective Ownership.

Our Brand:

At Best Egg, we believe money should be accessible so people can reach their goals, live a fuller life, and feel pride in knowing they have taken control of their finances.

For those who need extra money to achieve the progress they seek in life, Best Egg is the modern solution-minded finance provider that mixes decades of banking experience with smart technology and deep customer insight to create products designed for today’s borrower, so that people can establish a smoother financial path.

The egg symbolizes protection and a fresh start.


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