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Acorns // micro investing app
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019
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Android Developer | Acorns

At Acorns, we're building a financial wellness system that enables everyday Americans to save & invest every day. We are transforming the category & 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 talented Android Developer that is passionate about Android & Java & thrives on solving complex engineering problems with simple, elegant solutions.

Acorns provides an outstanding opportunity to take an active role in shaping an award-winning product working with our talented team of engineers, designers & investment industry experts who are obsessed with introducing investing to millions of people around the world through our revolutionary new investment platform.

Job Description:

  • Design & build advanced applications for consumer facing applications operating on the Android platform
  • Use best practices to deliver high quality code; Unit-test code for robustness including edge cases, usability, & general reliability
  • Implement new features & optimize existing ones from draft to implementation
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, & implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 1-3 years experience developing native Android applications
  • Have at least one app published in the Google Play Store
  • Knowledge of the Android SDK performance tools & optimization techniques.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, Go, Scala
  • Experience working as part of an agile software development team including interaction with a source code repository (GitHub or SVN)
  • Continuous integration considered a plus
  • Thirst for delivering game-changing products
  • Exceptional drive & 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 & stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you & your family
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Corporate gym access
  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, & an endless supply of snacks
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented & motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission & 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 & 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 & BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father & son team Walter & 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.

With benevolence & courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.


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