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Software Engineer (Backend)

Company: Acorns
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Software Engineer (Backend) - Acorns
At Acorns, we're building a financial wellness system that enables everyday Americans to save and invest every day. We are transforming the category and recruiting a team that is relentless at fulfilling our mission. The Acorns team comes together every day to deliver a revolutionary product to its customers, the up-and-coming. If you thrive in an environment where you can push yourself beyond all previous thresholds of possibility, come join us at Acorns.
Software engineers are responsible for translating high-level business requirements for new Acorns products and features into the services and data models that power them. They think critically about how to architect and build new components in a performant and scalable manner.
As a Software Engineer, your typical week will involve collaborating with product and other engineering teams such as mobile, frontend, and QA to plan and create new features and infrastructure to build reliable and cohesive financial products. We're looking for experienced engineers that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively.
This role has the option to be remote or based in our Irvine or New York offices.
You are not expected to have experience with all the listed requirements. If you feel passionately about Acorns' mission, vision, and values, please apply.
Within 1 month, you will:
Have the support of Acorns top engineering talent to learn how we do craftsmanship at Acorns
Contribute to the team by owning issues and developing solutions to those issues
Give back to the team by participating in peer reviews
Deploy your code in production to millions of Acorns users
Within 6 months, you will:
Take full ownership of at least one feature, from requirements to implementation
Identify areas for improvement and drive your vision for Acorns technology forward
Contribute to and evangelize Acorns engineering culture
Within 12 months, you will:
Lead projects that involve cross-functional teams to build major new features.
Define career path opportunities for the engineering team so that all engineers see paths for development.
Help engineers identify the best direction for their growth and then coach them along their chosen path.
What you will bring to Acorns:
Expertise with SQL or NoSQL solutions
Experience leading API design and implementation (REST/GraphQL)
Strong understanding of object oriented and functional programming paradigms
Expertise in a major, dynamically typed, programming language
Strong understanding of algorithms, time complexity, data structures and design patterns
Strong track record of good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality and documentation
Thirst for delivering game-changing products
Exceptional drive and precision in delivery
A belief that your work is tied to your life's mission
Optimistic about the potential of societal change
What we offer:
Competitive salary and stock options
A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
Flexible paid time off
Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers.
The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.
About Acorns:
Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change-- into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden, Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.
Mission:
With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Acorns believes diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental obligations that strengthen our team. We need a diverse, multi-disciplinary team to build a meaningful company and culture.
Values:
Lead with heart
Make bold decisions
Always build trust
Never stop growing
Find a way
Type: Full-time.

Keywords: Acorns, Irvine , Software Engineer (Backend), IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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