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Underwriting Manager

Small business success begins with better banking. That’s where we come in. Our Client is a leader in small business banking – providing smart, fast and easy-to-use solutions specifically designed with small business owners in mind. We’ve helped 20,000+ businesses since we started in 2013, funding more than $2.5 billion in working capital through our pioneering online platform. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA / San Francisco area, They are backed by leading investors including Menlo Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Citi Ventures, SVB Financial, Nationwide Insurance, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Arm).

As an Underwriting Manager you will be leading a group of underwriters to make appropriate loan offers, review increases and escalations, and further refine our underwriting area. You will become a SME on cash flow underwriting and will be a key member of the Credit Operations area. The Underwriting Manager will be responsible for growing, developing, and training the team of Underwriters that support the ongoing growth through smart, appropriate lending. We are looking to build a world- class team to connect small businesses with the working capital they need to maintain or grow their operations. If you have a strong desire to be part of a small, nimble team in an exciting and growing space, then this opportunity is right you.

Underwriting Manager’s Responsibilities:

• Lead and manage a team of Underwriters
• Be responsible for managing day-to-day of the underwriting team to ensure appropriate offer creation
• Develop the capabilities and skills of underwriting team
• Work with Head of Credit Operations to collaborate with other functional teams within the group to streamline process through various queues
• Establish a strong understanding of the credit models and systems to assist in building assessment tools for the UW team
• Work with fraud team to identify fraud and related trends in new applications as well as existing portfolio to reduce losses
• Work with Risk Operations leadership team to improve automation
• Utilize highly developed interpersonal skills to build and establish rapport with other work groups
• Participate in the customer experience through meeting SLAs and strong communication across various departments

WHAT A FINTECH lEADER LOOKS FOR:

• Cash flow underwriting experience preferred
• 3+ years of underwriting experience, ideally within the credit, consumer/business lending, banking, or similar spaces.
• Strong people management skills including providing feedback, performance management, and development of direct reports
• Relishes solving tough problems that have no obvious solutions and deals well with judgmental lending
• Able to clearly and effectively communicate verbally and in writing
• Maintains a positive attitude and stays determined when the going gets tough
• BA / BS degree in Business Administration, Finance, or similar
• Impeccable judgment and acute attention to detail
• Familiarity with underwriting loans, financial statements, tax documents

BENEFITS & PERKS:

• Receive over $1,000 annually for a wellness benefit of your choice
• Free commuter benefits – CalTrain passes for SF employees and a monthly parking allowance for SF/NJ employees
• Weekly catered lunches
• Unlimited snacks in fully stocked kitchens
• Generous PTO and holidays
• Excellent health coverage and life insurance benefits
• Generous, paid parental leave which covers up to 15 weeks
• Pet-friendly offices

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