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!

Why Work with Us?

Summer was founded as a Public Benefit Corporation on the belief that all student loan borrowers have the right to financial health. Now a certified B Corporation® as well, Summer has brought online tools and live advisors to help thousands of borrowers improve their financial security, plus simplify and save on their student debt.
We are

Passionate,

Collaborative &

Strategic

An Insider's view of Summer

What are some social events your company does?

During quarantine, we've held a number of virtual social activities such as team trivia, group workouts, and game nights. We also started Summer Stories, which offers employee a chance to share stories from their personal lives. Lastly, we use the "donut" bot on Slack to randomly match teammates with one another for weekly coffee chats.

Yuriko

Software Engineer

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

We're a New York-based team, currently working out of our home offices during COVID.

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Daily stand up
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Highly diverse management team
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)
401(K) Matching
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy Hours
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Mentorship program
  • Joining Summer has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. The team is made up of really smart, driven, and kind people. We're all here to help and support student loan borrowers, and that spirit of helpfulness shines through in our culture.
    Geena
    Software Engineer
  • I show up at work every day expecting to tackle the challenges surrounding the student debt crisis and to interact with our fantastic borrowers. It never ceases to amaze me the ways our team helps people in student debt.
    Katie
    Borrower Success Manager
  • Working on Summer's engineering team has been a breath of fresh air for me. It's rare to be on a team of talented individuals who are also mission-driven. It has been great to be in a culture where everyone has a chance to learn and contribute a lot!
    Manhas
    Software Engineer
  • Summer is at an exciting time where the product and team are growing quickly. Everyone is empowered to improve the student loan experience in a thoughtful way. I'm grateful to work with a smart, driven team that puts borrowers' best interests first.
    Melissa
    Product Designer
  • As a data analyst, I've enjoyed working in a collaborative environment with this team of incredibly smart, driven, and caring people. There's never a dull day because I know our work helps so many student loan borrowers across the country!
    Favian
    Senior Data Analyst
Jobs at Summer2 open jobs
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Marketing
Marketing
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new
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • ReduxLibraries
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    • InVisionDesign
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    • SketchDesign
    • ZendeskCRM
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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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