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Back-end Scala/Java Engineer

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Who are we?

Vestwell provides every employee in America with access to a retirement account by removing the friction points financial advisors and companies have in establishing and maintaining defined contribution & benefit programs. We look out for everyone’s best interest, including financial advisors, companies and employees.

Why Vestwell?

Vestwell is at the forefront of a wave of change in a $6 trillion 401(k) market; creating a new platform that lowers fees and ensures that individuals retire wealthier. We’ve raised some money from great investors in the Fintech and Finserv world to achieve this goal and are already getting a great response from customers.

Who are we looking for?

Our tech team is expanding and we’re excited to bring onboard an additional back-end engineer with 1-3 years of experience and a strong knowledge of object-oriented programming style and/or knowledge of functional programming. We are looking for a type of a person who has a strong sense of ownership and purpose, is excited about problem-solving and overall has a positive attitude and outlook.

Vestwell is an agile shop and, in this environment, you will work closely with technology and product management teams to establish, track, and achieve goals for each sprint, successfully. We believe in deadlines here and expect team members to be a model example for everyone else. Your job responsibilities include participating in software development, redesigning and managing the current framework, diagnosing and repairing bugs, and documenting technical requirements.

Who you are:

You have

  • A passion for programming and enjoy building your skills
  • The ability to learn quickly - you can be thrown into a project and start running with it
  • Exceptional coding abilities
  • A team-first collaborative approach
  • Excellent time management and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to solve problems and make progress on projects while working autonomously or with limited oversight
  • The ability to tackle the complexities and problems of a fast-growing startup with a professional attitude

Day-to-day you will also be expected to:

  • Collaborate closely with our Senior Technical Architect and the rest of the Vestwell team to build out the back-end services used in all our system-to-system integrations, including support for our front-end interfaces
  • Work with both engineering and product teams to drive solution design.
  • Create complex logical frameworks, workflows, RESTful API endpoints, and Integrate our system with 3rd party vendors
  • Help plan, automate and scale our infrastructure.
  • Provide production support at times
  • Participate in lunch and learn sessions, including researching and presenting different topics


The Necessities

  • Java or Scala, PostgreSQL, building and consuming RESTful APIs, Jenkins, Git, Jira
  • Excellent communication skills are a must, able to work alone or in groups, collaborative, self starter, passionate
  • CS Degree preferred, but not required
  • Financial Services experience, understanding of key concepts, instruments and basic workflows

The Extras

  • Experience with AWS especially SNS and SQS, CSS, data analytics, reporting, Docker, Restify
  • Financial Services Certifications: Series 65, series 7, CFA, etc.


We’re an early stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and, as such, offer competitive health coverage, an open vacation policy, free drinks & snacks, and a bright, comfortable office with lots of workspace options so you can be comfortable and as productive as possible, close to all transportation between Bryant Park and Herald Square in NYC. And naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!

No third parties please!

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The Bryant Park area is not only central, but it's the perfect balance of great food, places to stay, things to do, and some green grass to boot.

An Insider's view of Vestwell

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Vestwell is an amazing place to work. There is a clear vision and everyone works hard to achieve it without sacrificing culture. We are building something that is truly going to help people by making it easier to save for retirement. It's a pleasure to work with such a talented, driven, fun team every day. The snacks and ping-pong are a nice touch!


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What are Vestwell Perks + Benefits

Vestwell Benefits Overview

We value health and wellness at Vestwell and, as such, offer competitive health coverage, an open vacation policy, coffee, cappuccino & healthy snacks, and a bright, comfortable office with lots of workspace options so you can be comfortable and as productive as possible. And naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!

Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home on Fridays.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
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