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. Ascent has been awarded a “Top Workplaces” honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2021 and designated as one of San Diego’s “Best and Brightest” companies for 2022.  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.


Open Positions:

Full Stack Software Engineer (HYBRID)

Marketing Intern (HYBRID)

Senior Product Manager (Bootcamp Finance)

Senior Vice President of Marketing

Software Quality Assurance Engineer (HYBRID)

Senior Software Quality Assurance Automation Engineer (HYBRID)


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].


Make a Great First Impression

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Benefits and Perks

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

      • Annual bonus + company stock options
      • Medical, dental, vision coverage
      • Annual HSA contribution of $1,500
      • Life Insurance, disability and 401(k) with company match
      • Free snacks and drinks (when we are in the office)
      • Professional development and tuition reimbursement
      • Flexible schedule and work-from-home options
      • Home office stipend and technology allowance
      • Generous PTO, including Paid Parental Leave
      • $2,000 Vacation Incentive Bonus every 3 years + $1,000 Sabbatical Day
      • Company parties, summer BBQs, virtual events
      • Team building activities, such as laser tag
      • Wellness, Transportation and Parking reimbursement
      • Free on-site gym membership plus private group fitness classes four times per month
      • A Wellness Program that hosts wellness seminars throughout the year plus a meditation room and stand-up desks

For Ascent’s 2022 Employee Benefits, please click here


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