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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.

Software Engineering (Intern)  | Acorns

Acorns is seeking motivated Software Engineering Interns specializing in web & backend development to join our team for a 10-week internship. In this role, you'll play a key part in developing innovative solutions that harness the power of artificial intelligence to address real-world challenges. Throughout the internship, you'll work alongside experienced professionals, gaining valuable hands-on experience & contributing to impactful projects in the field of artificial intelligence.

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 company's technologies, tools, & development processes, with mentorship support
  • Contribute effectively to ongoing AI-powered tool projects by completing assigned tasks & collaborating with team members
  • Demonstrate proficiency in relevant programming languages & development tools
  • Identify areas for improvement in AI tools & propose innovative solutions
  • Join a motivated, mission-driven team
  • Attend your first community-wide virtual all-hands meeting

After your 10 week internship, you will have:

  • Developed a deeper understanding of AI concepts & methodologies, expanding your knowledge base & honing your skills in this dynamic field.
  • Made significant contributions to the development & optimization of our AI-powered tools, showcasing your creativity & problem-solving abilities while working collaboratively with our team.
  • Independently tackled challenging tasks & projects with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative & resourcefulness in overcoming obstacles & delivering high-quality results.
  • Presented your project in the engineering all-hands meeting, sharing your insights, achievements, & lessons learned with the broader team.
  • Expanded your professional network by connecting with experienced professionals in the industry, laying the groundwork for potential collaborations & future career opportunities.
  • Gained insight into our company culture through participation in social events, team-building activities, & interactions with colleagues, fostering a deeper connection to our values & work environment.
  • Engaged in Acorns Community & Heritage celebrations

What you will bring to Acorns:

  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as TypeScript, Kotlin, Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Understanding of data structures, algorithms, & software design principles.
  • Ability to quickly learn & adapt to new technologies & tools.
  • Experience with version control systems like Git is a plus.
  • Passion & excitement for artificial intelligence, demonstrated through a genuine interest in the field & a desire to contribute to innovative projects.
  • Commitment to Lead with heart, inspiring & motivating your fellow interns to achieve their best.
  • Strong problem-solving skills & a proactive Find a Way attitude to overcome challenges.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills, fostering effective collaboration within the team & helping to Always Build Trust.
  • Eagerness to learn & grow professionally, with a commitment to Never Stop Growing to expand your skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, & meet deadlines.
  • Adaptability & willingness to embrace feedback, incorporating suggestions for continuous improvement.
  • Make Bold Decisions when necessary, showing confidence & foresight in driving projects forward.

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

What we offer: 

  • Competitive hourly wage
  • Flexible work hours, location, & paid time off 
  • Wellness Days - Company-wide quarterly days off to rest + recharge
  • 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!

Mission:

With benevolence & 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
  • Find a Way

Commitment to a diverse community: 

Acorns is committed to building a diverse community of customers, partners, & team members. We believe that fostering diversity not only fuels creativity but also challenges conventional thinking & helps us properly represent the unique experience of the everyday consumer that we serve. 

Compensation Information:

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be $20.00/hour.

If hired, employee will be in an at-will position & the Company reserves the right to modify hourly rates (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, & market factors.

Application Deadline: 

This application was originally posted on Friday, February 9th. The Company reasonably aims to fill this position on or about May 1st, 2024, & to accept applications until filled. However, depending on multiple individualized factors, including the Companys reasonable business needs & the number of applicants, such deadline may change.

 
 
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