Careers with Ascent

Consider a bright future with Ascent Funding -
Named one of San Diego’s best employers.

We’re Looking for People Who Want to Make a Difference

Headquartered in downtown San Diego, CA, Ascent Funding is a rapidly growing higher education loan company that is built around one guiding principle: Loans should expand possibilities, not limit them.  Ascent is proud to be part of the Goal Solutions family, named “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal since 2015 and awarded a “Top Workplaces” honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune 2016 & 2017.  Learn more about us.


A few tenets that we hold dear:

  • Look for the right answers. Be diligent about driving toward good decisions, testing via experiments to find proof points and solve problems.
  • Be collaborative. Our team and our customers are pretty sharp, with a variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives. Be willing to listen, to partner and to grow together.
  • Lead by example. Each of us are leaders, no matter our title, learning and growing each day, driving good outcomes for our fellow team members and our customers.


Current available positions:


Senior Program Manager

The Senior Program Manager position will be responsible for the management of project initiatives and programs within the Ascent student lending business and operations. This key role works cross-functionally with Engineering, Operations, Product Management, and Marketing to drive success.

Please apply here.

Senior Program Manager Job Description


Principal Software Engineer

The Ascent Principal Software Engineer is a key technical contributor that will be responsible for leading key development initiatives to produce cutting edge, best in-class commercial software.

Please apply here.

Principal Software Engineer Job Description


Front End/WordPress Developer

The Ascent Front End/WordPress Developer will work closely with the design/UX team to develop and improve our websites and web applications.

Please apply here.

Developer Job Description


Marketing Intern

The Ascent Marketing Intern will assist the marketing team in the development and implementation of its marketing, business development, and sales strategies and tactics.

Please apply here.

Marketing Intern Job Description


Introduce Yourself

We may not have an open position that is a good fit for you right now, but we’re always looking to grow.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or click here for a complete list of other available positions with the Goal family of companies.


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Additional Perks

Some of our employee benefits that make us award-winning include:

      • Parking reimbursement
      • Free on-site gym membership plus private group fitness classes four times per month
      • A fully-stocked kitchen of healthy and organic food
      • A Wellness Program that hosts wellness seminars throughout the year plus a meditation room and stand-up desks