Software Engineer, Backend

Clara was created to help individuals and families finance their lives in a more efficient, transparent, and empowered way. We started with one of life’s most important financial decisions -- a home. We are building technology to reduce the time and cost it takes to originate a mortgage and creating a more personalized, clear experience for our customers. We are backed by top venture capital firms and we need your help to launch our consumer product to the masses.

As a Backend Engineer at Clara, you'll build a platform that will become a new standard for modern mortgage loan origination. Your daily challenges vary from understanding mortgage pricing and underwriting guidelines, to building reliability and maintainability into distributed systems, to debugging performance issues. You have a strong interest in unifying and organizing data and you are intent on building reliable and resilient systems.

You’re helping transform how families across America access capital by creating a novel, online borrowing experience. You’re part of an early, growing team that’s working to build a unified system to modernize an antiquated yet critical industry. Being an Engineer at Clara means being part of a diverse team whose backgrounds range from biology to finance, and whose interests range from round-the-clock coffee drinking to camping in Botswana to mentoring with Women Who Code. We care deeply about choosing the right tools for the job, building systems designed for longevity, and fostering a culture of continuous learning.

We thought you'd never ask. Here are just a few of the Perks we offer at Clara

Full Healthcare Benefits (100% paid)
Free Lunches, Snacks, Drinks etc.
Commuter Benefits
Parental Leave Policy
Professional Development Dollars
Compelling early stage Equity


  • Build a reliable, extensible and intuitive platform for processing loans. You’re an engineer, so bring your own unique approach to the product. See a problem, solve it and iterate.
  • We have product managers and opinionated users, but our engineers are involved (and critically important!) from ideation and requirements to development and deployment. You will never be asked to blindly implement a ticket - instead you’ll be challenged to solve complex and open-ended problems.
  • Improve everything you touch. Champion and promote adoption of better tools, coding practices, standards and feedback loops. Refactor ugly code, kill dead code.


  • You care about people, especially the other engineers on your team and the business stakeholders that rely on you.
  • You open yourself to new ideas and you enjoy discussing concepts and solutions with your teammates.
  • 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 understand CS fundamentals-- you know algorithms and data structures, but more importantly, you know when they’re important and when they’re not.
  • You have knowledge of both a popular statically typed and a popular dynamically typed language. Check out our current stack at
  • You have 4+ years of experience writing quality code for a tech company, or similar relevant 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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