Overview

Altruist is a hyper-growth fintech company on a mission to make financial advice better and more accessible for everyone. Our team is building a revolutionary platform for financial advisors and their clients to remove the friction from investing and reduce the barrier to entry into wealth creation and management. Using Altruist, advisors can work more efficiently and reduce costs, enabling them to help more people, better.

If you’re passionate about your craft and are looking for big, meaningful problems to solve, then you’ll love what we’re up to. At Altruist, you’ll have the opportunity to do exciting work on products ranging from complex enterprise business software to a beautiful consumer app experience and user acquisition platform.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with product, design, and business teams to clearly understand requirements and turn them into technical design
  • Present designs to the technology team with clear breakdowns of tasks and deliverables
  • Lead with engineering best practices and make decisions based on definable metrics
  • Define the architecture for systems with a clear vision for both short- and long-term business needs
  • Promote a culture of quality, accountability, autonomy, and open communication across teams
  • Coach and mentor junior developers and take responsibility for meeting deadlines for your team’s deliverables
  • Lay the foundation of our brokerage platform that processes billions of dollars in investments and transactions annually
  • Uphold strong levels of integrity for accuracy, data quality, and uptime — we are dealing with real people’s money, and we take that seriously

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of experience building scalable, microservice-based front end components using JavaScript frameworks
  • Fluency in talking about architecture in terms of microservice on front end, React components, or Open components
  • Understanding of how to use React.js tot to build robust, modular, and scalable software that is consistent with the rest of our ecosystem
  • Strong skills in using the browser and application caching for building resilient architecture that sparsely relies on back end services
  • Excitement and knowledge of GraphQL and Node.js
  • Track record of using performance monitoring tools like Lighthouse or Web Page test to analyze results and make improvements in successive runs
  • Understanding of the benefits of using CDN for delivering static assets and images
  • Ability to implement SEO best practices in front end page development
  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles and experience implementing them
  • Experience maintaining code quality by measuring unit/integration tests, as well as other critical code quality metrics, using tools like SonarQube
  • Expertise in using AWS technologies to build scalable systems
  • Knowledge of how to use Kubernetes for auto-scaling and simplification of deployment to provide benefits on front and middle-tier
  • Comfort with EFK stack for logging and building dashboards and alerts
  • Experience using application monitoring tools like New Relic/Data Dog to keep error rates low and ensure high uptime for all of our systems
  • Experience in the CI/CD world and the ability to use it without causing a negative impact on our business or end user’s experience

What you’ll get:

At Altruist, you’ll work with a talented group of creators working relentlessly to disrupt an antiquated system primed for disruption. You’ll have the freedom to do your best work alongside down-to-earth professionals at the leading edge of their disciplines and the opportunity to make a real impact through your contributions. As an early team member at a young (fast-growing) company, you’ll have a significant influence on how we build our products.

Altruist believes the best work comes from a happy team who’s encouraged to continually grow and develop their expertise. We take pride in our culture, built on a foundation of mutual respect and transparency, and rooted in our three core values:

Kindness: The equal and kind treatment of all is of foremost importance to us, and we continually strive to bring diversity in thought and background to our team to strengthen our company.

Brilliance: Brilliance at Altruist means constantly striving to better your craft with a hunger for constant learning and growth.

Grit: Our team is driven, has a bias towards action, and an insatiable appetite for getting things done to bring us closer to realizing our mission.

Think you’ll be a good fit? Apply with a link to your portfolio. We look forward to meeting you.