Backend Engineer @ SIMON Markets LLC - New York, NY

Job Overview

6 days ago

Backend Engineer

SIMON Markets LLC - New York, NY

Want to work at the forefront of a fast-growing and award winning fintech company? With an incredible team and partners looking for innovative results, we're rapidly growing and continue to add new asset classes to our offerings. We are on the lookout for smart and collaborative talent to join our team. As a cloud-based company, we are currently operating in a flexible and hybrid work model.

Job Description

As a SIMON Backend Engineer, you will play an integral role in designing and implementing systems that power the largest platform existing today for risk-managed financial products. We are looking for engineers who can build APIs and applications that are highly performant and intuitive. Knowledge of open-source technologies, modern web standards/best practices and distributed systems are a plus. We're looking for candidates that thrive in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about building elegant and efficient systems.

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • Willingness to work directly with clients and collaborate across teams to serve as the technical architect for new client projects
  • Use open-source technologies like Scala, Akka, Postgres and Kinesis to build elegant APIs and applications for our clients
  • Willingness to understand our business and work closely with our Sales and Product teams to drive new initiatives

What We're Looking For

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work directly with clients
  • Analytical, convergent thinker to take on challenges
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about financial products and markets
  • Experience building APIs with modern programming languages

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in New York City's Hudson Yards district.

About SIMON

Launched in 2018, SIMON helps financial advisors build the portfolio of tomorrow by giving them access to more investment opportunities. The SIMON platform offers a marketplace for risk-managed and alternative solutions, including structured investments, annuities, and traditional and progressive alternatives. With education and analytics breaking down the complexity inherent in these products, and a centralized workflow for lifecycle management, financial advisors can learn, transact, and manage client portfolios with confidence.

Over 100,000 financial professionals with $5 trillion in combined client assets turn to SIMON to stay ahead in an ever-evolving investment landscape. SIMON is an independently operating fintech company with backing from market participants Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, and Wells Fargo, and growth equity firm WestCap. To learn more about SIMON, visit www.simon.io and follow the company on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Securities products and services offered by SIMON Markets LLC, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC, Member FINRA / SIPC. Annuities and insurance services provided by SIMON Annuities and Insurance Services LLC.

No matter which part of the team you join, there is something interesting to work on. Our frontend team is building our web presence using React and Redux along with some sophisticated data visualizations. Our back-end team is using Scala, Akka, ZIO, Postgres, MongoDB and other open-source technologies to build a micro-services that power our platform and enable user workflows. Our quantitative engineering team is researching and building novel financial strategies to widen our competitive advantage. Our dev-ops team is creating a development and production environment with Docker and Kubernetes to keep us nimble. Product Management sits in the middle of it all to make it

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