Full Stack Engineer, Empower


Overview

Wealthsimple is a financial services company on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by providing products and advice that are accessible and affordable. Using smart technology, Wealthsimple takes financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and makes them simple, transparent, and low-cost.

With over 1 million people using Wealthsimple products, we are the market leader in Canada, and we’re fast growing in the US and UK. Our team is working together to build one of the most innovative fintech companies in the world and we’re looking for talented people who want to help us move fast, ship often and make a huge impact. Join us on our mission to make financial services simple and affordable for everyone!

Read our Culture Manual to learn more about us and how we work.

About Empower:

Empower is the second largest 401k (retirement plan) provider in the US, and Wealthsimple launched a partnership with them in March of 2020. Together, we’ve built an Empower-branded investment experience that is supported by the Wealthsimple platform in the back-end. Our objective: encourage people that are leaving their jobs or retiring to move their savings into our joint product. Within Wealthsimple, we see this product partnership as the primary way for us to accelerate our growth in the US.

To make this product a success, we need to build new features for US clients, implement API integrations, and create automations to improve the efficiency of our operations teams. We are looking for a talented engineer who can own and operate this end-to-end experience. This is a person that is excited about a dynamic role, and collaborates well with business stakeholders and other engineering teams — both within the company and outside the company. This person will have the opportunity to work in a start-up environment within an established company, leveraging mature tools with a large amount of development flexibility.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Be the key player in Wealthsimple’s US expansion
  • Partner with Operations, Client Success, and external technology teams to deliver solutions
  • Have a large amount of autonomy over projects and business direction
  • Scale a product that has already been launched

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has knowledge of agile development process and understands iterative development
  • Brings exceptional communication skills and effective cross-team collaboration
  • Has a well rounded development skill set and relishes the opportunity to learn new skills and leverage the skills of those around them
  • Shares our passion for making financial services accessible for everyone

Skills we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience building web applications with Java
  • 2+ years working with front end JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, or Vue
  • An understanding of microservice architecture and distributed system design
  • Proven track record of delivering well-designed and tested software
  • Solid understanding of relational databases (SQL) and best practices
  • Experience with mobile development and Ruby on Rails is a plus

Things you should know about our tech:

  • We have a service oriented architecture with over 100+ services
  • Half of these services are Ruby on Rails, the other half is on Java/Kotlin
  • The key service that supports the US product is Java-based
  • We host our services on Amazon Web Services and use things like RDS, Aurora, SQS, SNS, S3, Kafka, etc.
  • We have an amazing infrastructure & security team
  • We follow best practices and have great tools for profiling, logging, tracing, tracking and experimenting

At Wealthsimple, we embrace difference. We believe that getting to the best outcomes requires diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We create space where all voices can be heard so that we can all do our life’s best work. We’re committed to openness, curiosity and creating an inclusive culture as we know that diverse teams build better products and generate better ideas. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know.



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