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At Acorns we look after the financial best interest of the up-and-coming.  We are innovators. We make bold decisions. We stay curious, inspiring one another to push past all previous thresholds of possibility.  We are one team & are building a diverse community of team members, partners, & customers from all walks of life to foster creativity, challenge conventional thinking, & put the tools of wealth-making in everyones hands. 

We are looking for missionaries who are rooted in purpose, to join our team. We can achieve our goals if we are a team of missionaries working toward a shared purpose & mission. 

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

How do we accomplish our mission? Our values. 

Lead With Heart 

With compassion, integrity, & tenacity, inspire yourself & others to move past all previous thresholds of possibility

Make Bold Decisions

We are creating a new world. Be optimistic, adventurous, & courageous. Leap fearlessly into the future

Always Build Trust

Say what you mean, mean what you say, & do what you say youre going to do. We are all owners. We are one team

Never Stop Growing

Change IS the constant. Stay hungry & curious. Be relentless in the pursuit of progress

Find a way

Never settle, no excuses, nothing is impossible. Just make it happen

Our values guide us, & our mission drives us. 

Come join us & help deliver financial wellness for the whole family, creating compound growth at every life stage.

 


Sr. Software Engineer - Backend | Acorns

Acorns is seeking experienced software engineers for our Retention team who have a passion for building robust, scalable, software & systems for customer focused financial & educational products, love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, & enjoy working collaboratively.
The Retention team is responsible for building & supporting highly reliable & scalable services that support user engagement & financial education for millions of customers. We are a highly autonomous team that promotes an operational centric, customer first culture.

As an engineer on the Retention team, you will be responsible for making operational improvements to existing services while building new services that provide unique experiences for Acorns customers. You will be expected to take an active role in helping to define the evolution of these services & lead other teams to maintain healthy operations. We like to learn & are curious about new technologies that will help us build better services. Our current stack includes: GraphQL, Kotlin, Ruby on Rails, DynamoDB, Lambda, ECS & an array of other AWS services.

This role has the option to be remote or based in our Irvine, CA, or New York, NY offices.

Within 1 month, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with our teams services which includes learning the architecture as well as the technical decisions chosen
  • Start shadowing our Production on-call rotation
  • Complete Acorns best-in-class onboarding, Acorns Seedling Program
  • Participate in a virtual coffee session hosted by Acorns CEO, Noah Kerner
  • Attend your first community-wide virtual all-hands meeting

Within 3 months, you will:

  • Work with manager & team to identify & established improved processes including PR reviews, deployments & testing
  • Contribute towards our teams ongoing CI/CD practices which includes at-will deployments
  • Review your 30-60-90 day goals & accomplishments with your manager
  • Engage in Acorns Community & Heritage celebrations
  • Receive operational updates from our GoHenry & PixPay team members during Acorns quarterly global virtual all-hands session

Within 6 months, you will:

  • Participate & contribute to the new architecture restructuring of our Milestones system
  • Learn more about the other teams in our org (Growth) as well as the technical projects theyre working on in order to increase your influence & exposure as a senior engineer
  • Complete a Performance Development Check-in to align on Performance & Values Rating Trends

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • 6-10+ years of relevant experience building & supporting production software
  • Expertise with SQL and/or NoSQL databases
  • Experience leading API design & implementation (REST/GraphQL)
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented & functional programming paradigms
  • Expertise in a major, dynamically typed, programming language
  • Strong understanding of algorithms, time complexity, data structures & design patterns
  • Strong track record of good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality & documentation
  • 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

You are not expected to have experience with all listed requirements. If you feel passionately about Acorns' mission, vision & values, please apply.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary & stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you & your family
  • Flexible work hours, location, & paid time off 
  • 401k discretionary match
  • Monthly Acorns account contribution & GoHenry account for your family
  • Wellness Days - Company-wide quarterly days off to rest + recharge
  • Mindfulness, Mental Health, & Financial Wellness resources: Headspace, Ginger, & Addition Wealth are offered at no cost to you
  • Acorns Career Development Program (Monthly Acorns to Oaks training sessions, development plans, quarterly development check-ins, Cornerstones online training platform)
  • Roots Leadership Program for emerging leaders
  • Monthly community celebrations, events, panel discussions, & speakers
  • 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 how everyday consumers save & invest for the long term. To date, customers have invested over $15 billion with Acorns, much of it in spare change. By putting the tools of wealth-making in everyone's hands, Acorns has become the largest subscription service in U.S. consumer finance, serving over 10 million everyday Americans. Customers get automated investing in diversified portfolios, a simple retirement product, a bank account that helps people spend less to invest more, & bonus investments from 20k brands. Plus, everyday Americans can easily invest in their kids & get money news they can use, all from the same app. From acorns, mighty oaks do grow!
 
 
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