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, experiences, and perspectives. Be willing to listen, partner, and grow together.
  • Lead by example. Each of us is a leader, no matter our title, learning and growing each day, driving good outcomes for our fellow team members and our customers.


Available positions:

Account Manager/School Partnership Manager

The Account Manager will join our School Partnerships team to help drive greater innovation and growth within our partner schools.

Please apply here.


Business Intelligence (Tableau) Analyst

The Business Intelligence Analyst (and Tableau power user) will work with our Loan Operations, Data Operations, and Product Management teams to drive business and operations analysis and develop relevant reports, dashboards, and data visualizations that deliver key insights to the business.

Please apply here.


Full Stack Software Engineer

The Full Stack Software Engineer (“Engineer”) will play an important role in the ongoing development, enhancement, and deployment of our internal loan origination software system, as well as contributing to the planning and development of any new software systems developed by the company.

Please apply here.


IT Manager

The IT Manager will be responsible for creating the tactical direction for IT, working hands-on with the IT infrastructure, delivering on key initiatives, and providing broad user support.

Please apply here.


Senior Product Manager, Consumer Lending

The Senior Product Manager will be a key part of the product management team that is at the heart of our innovation-focused on optimizing and evolving our solutions that help individuals pay for school.

Please apply here.


Senior Treasury Accountant

The Treasury Accountant will report to the Director of Finance, Treasury, and Accounting and will be responsible for booking transactions and reconciling across all general ledger accounts.

Please apply here.


Software Quality Assurance Engineer

The Software Quality Assurance Engineer will develop and implement comprehensive test cases and test plans to address functional enhancements and bug remediation.

Please apply here.



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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From your first interview to your first day on the job and more, Ascent has some words of advice to help you prepare. Please visit



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


For Ascent’s 2021 Employee Benefits, please click here