Mid Engineer (Backend) - Acorns (Frankford)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Within 1 month, you will:

  • Introduce yourself and work with the various teams here from mobile, QA, compliance, securities and more
  • Learn about our roadmap and all the exciting new projects coming soon
  • Offer your first project into production and learn about our development processes
  • Familiarize yourself with our codebase and products
  • Within 6 months, you will:

  • Participate in setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization
  • Provide insight into backend development best practices; Drive decisions around framework and tool choices
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders across the organization to produce a coherent product
  • Be able to work autonomously to deliver projects
  • Within 12 months, you will:

  • Have demonstrated excellence within the engineering organization
  • Built services and products that are used daily by our millions of users
  • Be someone other team members go to for advice or questions on services you helped build
  • What you will bring to Acorns:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience building and supporting production systems
  • Proficiency in a major, statically typed, programming language
  • Experience in backend development and technologies such as Node.js or Java
  • Working experience with SQL and NoSQL solutions
  • Working understanding of object oriented and functional programming paradigms
  • Understanding of basic algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Solid grasp of good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality and documentation
  • API design and implementation experience (REST/GraphQL)
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment
  • Experience working as part of an agile software development team
  • Financial services experience is preferred
  • Thirst for delivering game-changing products
  • Exceptional drive and precision in delivery
  • A belief that your work is tied to your life's mission
  • Optimistic about the potential of societal change
  • What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns
  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and 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

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