Hello, we're Summer

There are 45 million Americans burdened by student debt. Summer’s vision is to save these borrowers time and money by building an innovative platform to help navigate the complex student loan market. We're passionate about building smart tools to provide customized recommendations for all borrowers. Join us to help fix the system!

An Insider's view of Summer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I was drawn to Summer’s innovative social impact model at scale and, during my time here, it has become increasingly clear that we have an unmatched culture: a whip-smart team that balances detail-oriented operations and product development with mission-driven growth. Bonus: everyone is very (very) nice and we use many emojis in Slack! 👏🎉

Ella

Head of Partnerships

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The particular challenge for my team is helping every borrower navigate the student loan system and find a clear path toward forgiveness or repayment. We're building a solution to help thousands (or millions!) of borrowers find relief. How do we scale our platform to make every borrower at Summer feel supported? Come join and help us figure it out!

Bridget

Head of Borrower Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Everyone here at Summer has been incredibly supportive as I began my first job as a software engineer. With active mentorship and plenty of opportunities to explore new technologies, I’ve been able to broaden my horizons and get a solid footing on a new career path. I’m especially looking forward to the next hackathon as we grow the team!

Don

Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our greatest assets are our team's ideas and a culture that encourages sharing them. Collaboration is critical to our success given the complexity of student debt’s relationships to finance, data science, and public policy. We are committed to facilitating this exchange—whether in meetings, lunch and learns, hackathons, or team presentations.

Paul Joo

Co-Founder & COO

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Our team collaborates early on in the ideation process, sketching low fidelity solution ideas with our designers, conceptualizing new ways of building solutions, and taking the time to research innovative approaches. We empower each other to start small, prototype, and ‘fail fast’ to learn the most and get to the best outcome for our borrowers.

Leah

Lead Designer

Where we are

Our office is right by Grand Central Terminal (and conveniently connected by tunnel for rainy days)!

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Open door policy
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options
401(K)
401(K)
Company Equity
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off
Generous PTO
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy Hours
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
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    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZendeskCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Our funding history

  • $1.3M in Funding
    Investors: General Catalyst, NextView Ventures, Greycroft, Story Ventures, Foundation Capital
  • $10M in Funding
    Investors: QED Investors, Story Ventures, General Catalyst, NextView Ventures, Greycroft, Foundation Capital
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