About Us: 

SmartAsset is an online destination for consumer-focused financial information and advice that powers SmartAdvisor, a national marketplace connecting consumers to financial advisors. Reaching approximately 75 million people each month (as of Sept. 2021) through its educational content and personalized calculators and tools, SmartAsset's mission is to help people make smart financial decisions. Ranked on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ lists of fastest growing companies in 2021, SmartAsset closed a $110 million Series D round, valuing the company at over $1 billion. SmartAsset was also named to Y Combinator's list of Top 100 Companies of all time and Forbes' list of America's Best Startup Employers in 2020.

SmartAsset has been featured in hundreds of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, The New York Times, CNBC, FOX Business, The Washington Post, U.S. News World Report, TIME, Reuters, Businessweek and Barron’s.  

About You:

As part of our growth strategy, we are looking to hire a Backend Software Developer with at least 5 years of full-time professional development experience, to join our NYC-based team. You will be working on implementing entirely new features and functionality from scratch, as well as enhancing, maintaining and bug-fixing our existing code-base. You will also have the ability to work on various components of our apps, including our in-depth user-analytics, back-end/number-crunching/data-processing core or the presentation layer. You will be leading and coordinating the work of a small technology team and working with our product organization to determine goals and requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply your knowledge of software engineering to build reliability into our products
  • Collaborate with software engineers and product managers to understand our customers’ needs and the design decisions of the product
  • Lead decisions for the development team in a way that orchestrates technical efficiencies
  • Take an instrumental role in creating software design patterns and fault tolerant systems
  • Work closely with other application engineers and SREs to build performant CI/CD pipelines
  • Work as part of the team to design and implement the scalability solutions of our fast-growing production systems

Skills Needed:

  • 5+ years experience in a highly technical role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software development principles
  • Proficiency in developing reliable, fault-tolerant, software. Java or Python is a bonus.
  • Good understanding of relational databases (SQL) and some understanding of non-relational datastores
  • Excellent knowledge of common programming patterns
  • Conviction in applying best practices and high quality code in your solutions
  • Enthusiasm in mentoring other engineers
  • Demonstrated history of designing and implementing distributed and fault-tolerant systems at high scale
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Excellent communication

Available Benefits and Perks:

  • All roles at SmartAsset are currently and will remain remote - flexibility to work from anywhere in the US.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision - multiple packages available based on your individualized needs
  • Life/AD&D Insurance - basic coverage at 100% company paid, additional supplemental available 
  • FSA: Medical and Dependant Care 
  • 401K - 3% match with immediate vesting
  • Equity packages for each role
  • Time Off:  PTO, 3 Month Paid Parental Leave,  Secondary Caregiver Leave
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Health and Wellness Stipend
  • Monthly Food Delivery Stipend

SmartAsset is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at Recruiting@smartasset.com.

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