Frontend 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 Front-end Engineer who has a passion for user experience and a background building rich, scalable, JavaScript web applications.

Front-end software engineers at Acorns focus on everything JavaScript from the browser side to Node.js as well as HTML and CSS.

As a front-end engineer, your typical week would involve collaborating with product to plan the build out of new features and working closely with QA, iOS, an Android to build reliable and cohesive financial products. You will work in React, GraphQL, Node.js, CSS, and RESTful APIs.

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.

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.
  • Get your first project into production and learn about our development processes.
  • Familiarize yourself with our codebase and products.

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Improve front-end codebase by developing a modular, performant, and maintainable JavaScript web application.
  • Elevate front-end architecture design to increase developer velocity and drive growth through Acorns’ web platform.
  • Provide insight into front-end web development best practices; Support decisions around framework and tool choices.
  • Build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems; Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.

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:

  • BS in Computer Science or 3+ years of professional software experience
  • 3+ years of Front-end development experience
  • JavaScript experience
  • Experience with a CSS preprocessor
  • Experience in a front-end framework
  • Excellent understanding of software engineering fundamentals, design patterns and OOP architecture
  • 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
  • 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.

Values:

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