Software Engineer (Web)

Acorns

Irvine, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/05/2021
  • Website: acorns.com
  • Company Address: 19900 MacArthur Blvd Suite 400, Irvine, CA, 92612

About Acorns

Acorns is a finance company that allows individuals to round up purchases and automatically invest the change. The proprietary financial engine allows customers to round up spare change from everyday purchases and invest these sub-dollar amounts into a professionally managed portfolio of index funds. One needs to connect any credit or debit card and a checking account, then spend money as usually to watch its portfolio grow with the market.

Job Description

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.

Acorns is seeking a Web 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 Web engineer, your typical week would involve collaborating with product managers to plan the build out of new features and working closely with QA, iOS, Android, and Backend engineers 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.

This Individual will be joining our highly autonomous and passionate engineering team that promotes a customer first, result driven and collaborative culture, you’ll have the opportunity to further shape and build a strong engineering culture, adopt efficient and practical PRD process and collaborate with our talented design, product, education and marketing teams to drive 10x growth for our business.

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 listed requirements. If you feel passionately about Acorns' mission, vision and values, please apply.  

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 applications for maximum speed and scalability.

Within 12 months, you will:

  • Have demonstrated excellence within the engineering organization.
  • Built services and products that are 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
  • 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

Desired skills and experiences:

  • Experience with a full web stack such as Node.js, RoR, Python/Django or JVM based
  • Familiarity with cloud based infrastructures: AWS, GCP
  • Desire to grow into a full stack web engineer

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:

  1. Lead with heart
  2. Make bold decisions
  3. Always build trust
  4. Never stop growing
  5. Find a way

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