Software Engineer

Not all Software Engineers fit neatly into a bucket. Luckily, neither do all of the things that need to get done here at Clara. Talented developers come from all different backgrounds, and we’re interested in hearing your unique story. We believe that empowerment and context are the secret sauce to good engineering, and whatever team you join, you’ll play a key role in bringing intuition, usability, and modern technology to an untapped and massive industry. This isn’t about iterating on a legacy system that’s part of a slow and antiquated process; you’re creating a novel experience and radically transforming the way Americans access capital.

Clara is a modern, technology-enabled lender backed by top venture capital firms based in downtown San Francisco. Our team brings together the best of Silicon Valley tech, financial services, the mortgage industry and the federal government, allowing us to tackle the biggest problem in consumer finance. Our mission is to improve people’s lives by transforming how lending works. We believe that the only way for us to be successful is to foster a human-centered culture of openness, community, creativity and collaboration. Come join us!


  • Create features. Test. Debug. Iterate. Repeat.
  • Shadow the Mortgage Operations team to increase and maintain empathy for our customers and understanding of the loan process.
  • Improve everything you touch. Champion and promote adoption of better tools, coding practices, standards and feedback loops. Refactor ugly code, kill dead code. Keep it clean.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Tech Leads, as well as cross-functionally with Production, Design, and Corporate to help build Clara to be the most efficient, transparent and empowering lender in the industry


  • You’re a conceptual and organized thinker. You pride yourself on your ability to manage ambiguity and you’re comfortable with flexible, emergent situations
  • You have a background in CS fundamentals-- you know algorithms and data structures, but more importantly, you know when they’re important and when they’re not
  • You love building complex pieces of technology that work together to solve something tangible and impactful
  • You’re open to new ideas, and you enjoy discussing concepts and solutions with your teammates
  • You have 4+ years of experience writing code for a consumer tech company, or relevant/related experience

Meet Some of Clara's Employees

Brian R.

Software Engineer

Brian builds technological architecture to optimize Clara’s workflow processes. His work supports internal company operations, allowing Sales and Mortgage Operations Teams to be more efficient with their time.

Bryan D.

Head of Compliance & Risk Management

Bryan is responsible for ensuring that Clara adheres to regulatory compliance requirements in order to protect the organization, its borrowers, and its employees.

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