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Staff Software Engineer (Full Stack Javascript



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Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Who Are We?

There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.

Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.

Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.

Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.

As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.

Why Vestwell?

With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.

Who are we looking for?

The Engineering team is looking for an experienced Full Stack Javascript Engineer to join our growing team. You're a great fit for this role if you have extensive knowledge of the Javascript ecosystem and want to help us build and maintain modern software solutions in an antiquated financial industry.

You have a strong ability to balance detail-oriented tasks with long term strategy, are adaptable and willing to take ownership over a vertical slice of a product. You have great communication skills that empowers you to collaborate cross-functionally with non-technical operational teams and are able to understand and solve their problems. You value the importance of data integrity when working with highly regulated and secure products.


The Necessities

  • Extensive professional frontend and backend Javascript and Typescript experience in an Agile organization
  • Experience with JSX/TSX (ReactJS) and thorough understanding of functional components, hooks and commonly used libraries like React Query and Material UI.
  • Experience with Nest.js
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and support automation test suites
  • Professional experience with SQL-based databases
  • Experience designing, building, and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with product managers, engineers and non-technical stakeholders
  • Have worked with and/or managed remote Engineers

The Extras

  • Professional experience with GraphQL
  • Microservice architecture experience using Docker
  • DevOps or SysOps experience
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • An understanding of SRE best practices, such as postmortems, logging, alerting, and toil reduction
  • Experience with CI/CD and automation pipelines using Jenkins
  • Proven ability to mentor less experienced developers

Day to day, you may additionally…

  • Partner with, understand problems of, and create solutions for business operations teams
  • Collaborate closely with other Engineers and the rest of the Vestwell team to determine architecture for upcoming projects
  • Work with both engineering and product teams to drive solution design
  • Create complex logical frameworks, workflows, RESTful API endpoints, and JSON formats to exchange key data with the rest of the platform
  • Help plan, automate, and scale our infrastructure

Our Culture

We aim to follow Agile best practices with a focus on empowering full stack development teams so that they can own a vertical slice of the product, and are empowered to make decisions and create a roadmap for a section of the product and business.

We want squads to be first class citizens, working as a team to define their roadmap and prioritization, that follows best practices in development, automation testing, deploying, and support.

The expected salary range for this position is $160K - $180K with a bonus variable. Please note that salary bands are based on NY and other similar metro areas and may differ based on where the role is ultimately hired.

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Our Benefits

We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!

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