Staff Software Engineer (ACATS) at Apex Fintech Solutions (Portland, OR)

| Portland, OR
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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and WeBull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:
  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

This is an incredible opportunity for a Staff Software Engineer (ACATS) to join Apex's Engineering team. As a Staff level software engineer you will work closely with other senior engineers, tech leads, product managers, and architects to build the next generation version of Apex Clearing's ACATS (Account Transfers) system. The Staff Engineer will be an integral part of our team supporting the technology organization in a transformation toward a highly scalable, API based, micro service system. In this role you will be responsible mentoring and leading the team in designing the next generation cloud-based system for the ACATS system.
We're looking for someone who:
  • Is experienced and introspective - You have extensive experience developing software products and services across a variety of tools, frameworks, and environments. You recognize your strengths and also know when to reach out for help.
  • Is passionate - You have a genuine passion for solving interesting technology problems with creative and simple solutions.
  • Is pragmatic - You would rather deliver a 40% solution in 2 weeks than an 80% solution in six.
  • Is collaborative - You are excited to work with fellow engineers, but also know how to partner across departments to get things done
  • Wants to make an impact - You are looking to do amazing work. You are all about using technology to improve the customer experience and affect the company's bottom line, but also want to mentor and coach those within your team.

What you will do all day:
  • Lead designs of major software components, systems, and features for a production Account Transfer system
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software in GCP
  • Manage project priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise
  • Mentor & train other team members on design techniques and coding standards
  • Build resilient, self-scaling, self-healing services that allow you to sleep through the night
  • Support the production systems that you build. This includes build, deployment (CI/CD), and monitoring (Grafana, PagerDuty, DataDog)
  • Support current production systems and find opportunities to improve robustness of the system
  • Writing high-quality, well-tested code. Maintaining high code-quality standards across your team via code reviews, mentoring and coaching
  • Identify risks, perform risk analysis, effectively manage risks; proactively raise prioritization and scheduling tradeoff decisions, escalating and identifying alternate options as appropriate; follow defined Risk Management processes
  • Assess existing processes and identify opportunity for improvement

A few reasons why you might love us:
  • We are a leader in the space - Apex is recognized for disrupting the financial services industry, enabling fintech standouts like Stash, Robinhood and Betterment. We've got an amazing track record of success and we foster ongoing innovation. So, you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture.
  • We see tech differently - You will work with people who are leaders in the tech industry. We are passionate engineers dedicated to finding new and different ways to use technology to solve our customers' problems.
  • Your work will have an immediate impact - You will be able to see your direct impact on our tech department and with our clients. You won't be just another talented engineer chained to a desk slinging lines of code.

The skills you'll need to succeed:
  • 6-15+ years of experience as a software developer or similar job roles
  • BA, BS, MS, PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or related technology field
  • Proven experience in at least one modern language (Java, Python, Golang highly preferred)
  • Experience hiring, mentoring, and coaching other engineers
  • Ability to learn new technologies (languages, tools, frameworks) quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform / Amazon Web Services is a strong plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or Docker is a plus
  • Experience with Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, or Google Pub/Sub is a plus
  • Financial services background is a plus

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