Backend Software Engineer | Acorns

At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution.

Acorns is seeking a backend software engineer who has a passion for building robust, scalable, software and systems for customer focused financial products.

As a backend 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. You will work in Scala, Ruby, Node.js, Postgres, Redis, and more.

You are not expected to have experience with all technologies listed above. 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 position is located in our Portland office.

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Introduce yourself and work with the various teams here from mobile, QA, compliance, securities and more.
  • Learn about our roadmap and all the exciting new projects coming soon.
  • Offer your first project into production and learn about our development processes.
  • Familiarize yourself with our codebase and products.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Participate in setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization.
  • Provide insight into backend development best practices; Drive decisions around framework and tool choices.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders across the organization to produce a coherent product.
  • Be able to work autonomously to deliver projects.

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Have demonstrated excellence within the engineering organization.
  • Built services and products that being used daily by our millions of users.
  • Be someone other team members go to for advice or questions on services you helped build.

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • 3+ years of professional software experience or BS in Computer Science or related field
  • Backend programming experience (Scala, Java, Python, etc)
  • Experience writing SQL queries and working with databases
  • Object oriented fundamentals (OOA, OOP, OOD)
  • Basic frontend programming experience (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc)
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Corporate gym access
  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks
  • 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 ChangeĀ® 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.

Values:

  • Lead with heart
  • Make bold decisions
  • Always build trust
  • Never stop growing
  • Advance our society