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:


Accountant A/P & Treasury Reconciliation

The Accountant A/P & Treasury Reconciliation will  join Ascent’s Accounting and Finance team to gain experience and grow with us.

Please apply here.


Engagement Marketing Specialist

The Engagement Marketing Specialist will maintain positive, engaging relationships with our audiences online by sharing Ascent’s exciting story with the world.

Please apply here.


Full Stack Software Engineer – PHP (Remote)

The Full Stack Software Engineer – PHP is an individual contributor role working with a team of software and quality assurance engineers to produce cutting edge, best in-class commercial software for student lending.

Please apply here.


Jr. Underwriter, Financial Services

The Ascent Jr. Underwriter is responsible for the review and processing of new student loan application requests in a paperless environment.

Please apply here.


Product Manager

The Product Manager is a key part of the product 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.


Product Marketing Manager, Growth Initiatives

The Product Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing products & services to help students succeed across the traditional higher education and accelerated learning (bootcamp) industries.

Please apply here.


Senior Data Engineer

The Senior Data Engineer will focus on expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline, defining how we use analytics to transform customer experiences, answering business questions using data and quantitative analysis, and optimizing the collection and use of data by our cross functional teams.

Please apply here.


Senior Full Stack Software Engineer (Remote)

The Senior 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.


Senior Manager/Director of Finance, Accounting and Treasury

The Senior Manager/Director of Finance, Accounting and Treasury will report to the Chief Financial Officer at Ascent Funding, and will be responsible for heading the Finance, Accounting and Treasury functions for Ascent Funding, a subsidiary of Goal Investment group.

Please apply here.


UX Design Intern

The UX Design Intern is responsible for assisting Ascent in the design and implementation of its website, banner ads, marketing materials and product application experience.

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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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