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Kotlin Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

At AlphaSights, we search through more than 500 million professionals working in the world today to find the small handful of experts qualified to answer our clients needs. They use these insights to drive amazing progress within their organizations. Our mission is to provide access to dispersed, hidden, and underutilized knowledge.

We’ve made terrific progress working in this new space, but there is still an incredible amount of work to do. We’ve only just scratched the surface on how we can apply technology to this problem.

AlphaSights' Backend Engineers build features across our ecosystem of products and services, both internal and client facing. As a backend engineer you will remove pain-points, optimise workflows, and enhance the intelligence and capabilities of our systems. You'll work closely with a variety of people in the business to arrive at the best solution, immediately see the impact of your work, and get feedback directly from users.

We are currently evolving our tech stack and have settled on Kotlin for our backend services. We like that Kotlin is expressive, concise, addresses our major gripes with Java, and is able to leverage java’s mature software libraries. We are looking for people who are interested in helping us re-architect and transition our tech stack into Kotlin and help make smart decisions along the way. You should be excited to build software systems to an incredibly high standard, are comfortable working across multiple languages, and learn quickly when new technologies are introduced.

You will:

- Build and technically own large areas of our product and service ecosystem

- Diagnose complex issues across various levels of the stack

- Improve the performance of our applications

- Improve developer tooling and processes

- Work in small, nimble teams

- Understand our business context deeply and leverage your engineering knowledge to propose creative solutions to problems

You might be a fit if you:

- Have at least 5 years of professional experience, and have served as tech lead for a specific application, product area, or level of infrastructure

- Are an expert in Java, and have professionally developed in Java for at least 3 years. Experience with Spring Boot, Hibernate, web service development, and ORM frameworks is a plus. Python and Ruby experience would also be a plus.

- Enjoy mentoring other team members, including code reviews and tech talks

- Can balance deep work with cross team collaboration

- Enjoy writing code in a variety of languages

- Constantly learn from and mentor other engineers

- See yourself as an entrepreneur as well as an engineer

- Are interested in working in a team applying data science to solve challenging business problems

Don't worry if your experience or background doesn't match all of these areas, we believe a broad spectrum of experience provides great perspective on solving problems in new and innovative ways and we’d love to [hear from you].

You might work on:

- Re-architecting key pieces of our tech stack in Kotlin

- Build tools to schedule multi-party communication with heavy constraints

- Automate the detection and mitigation of risk in real-time

- Propose and deliver a new product initiative to production

- Democratize data within the organisation

- Optimizing and scaling our overall platform architecture

Who you would work with:

- You would join a dynamic, multinational, and diverse team who enjoy solving interesting problems in a collaborative environment

- We have self-taught engineers as well as graduates from top Computer Science and Engineering schools

- Your co-workers will include motivated recent graduates as well as experienced industry leaders from companies such as Google and Amazon

Find out more: http://engineering.alphasights.com

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages

Location

350 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017
350 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

What are AlphaSights Perks + Benefits

AlphaSights Benefits Overview

We believe that if we put our people first, they will put the clients first, and our clients will put us first. With this in mind, we provide unparalleled career paths with the opportunity for associates to become managers and then vice presidents after five years. We invest heavily in our professional development team; from day one, we have a rigorous onboarding program to fully support our new joiner classes. The team also provides career guidance support and continuous training for everyone in the firm during their tenure (including a 50-hour training program for managers). We bring a yoga instructor to teach a free class every Monday, have a wellness room with foam rollers available, and offer discounts to multiple fitness facilities. Our kitchens are fully stocked with healthy fruits, snacks, and beverages, but we make sure keep a jar of sweet treats out too! AlphaSights subsidizes lunches three days a week, and provides free bagels and breakfast sandwiches once a month. We also have a dedicated Office Experience team who organizes massages for employees in the office. We are given top technology to work with, along with varieties of standing and seated desks and yoga ball chairs. In addition, we encourage offsite team events and speaker events. We’ve also taken our employees to ski in Vermont, ride camels in Ibiza, and walk the streets of New Orleans. We have sponsored office sports teams who compete in basketball, soccer, and softball. We also have WIN, a professional women’s group that champions inclusion and equality for all employees, especially women. We’re also in the midst of launching an LGBTQ+ affinity group. We also provide our knowledge search service at no or low cost to select partners in the social impact space. We also sponsor Charity House, an affinity group which supports non-profits breaking educational and professional barriers. Two of our most recent Charity House partners are iMentor and Big Brothers Big Sisters. We were also recently awarded by NYC’s Chief Service Officer at the city’s Mayoral Service Ceremony to recognize our charitable contributions and demonstration of commitment to volunteerism. Plus, we have an annual food drive around the holidays.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
AlphaSights pays 75% - 99% of premium for short-term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
AlphaSights dental plan has several options including in-network and out-of-network coverage up to $1,500 in services. AlphaSights will pay 75% - 99% of premium.
Vision Benefits
AlphaSights contributes toward exam copays, contacts exams, and lenses. We pay 75% - 99% of premium.
Health Insurance Benefits
AlphaSights has a health insurance plan with Oxford Freedom Network that covers most employees' out-of-pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
AlphaSights' wellness program includes corporate gym rates, free yoga class every Monday, wellness room with foam rollers, massages in office, and conditional gym reimbursement.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
AlphaSights matches 4% of your total compensation dollar-for-dollar.
Performance Bonus
AlphaSights has a multi-tiered performance pay curve for client-service employees as well as an employee referral bonus.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
AlphaSights offers 24 weeks parental leave for the primary caregiver and six weeks for the secondary caregiver.
Flexible Work Schedule
AlphaSights offers flexible hours to accommodate school events, taking a family member to the doctor, etc.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AlphaSights' vacation policy includes up to seventeen days paid time off for all employees.
Paid Holidays
AlphaSights offers nine paid holidays per year.
Paid Sick Days
AlphaSights offers an unlimited number of sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
AlphaSights allows a casual dress code on Fridays.
Commuter Benefits
AlphaSights offers pre-tax commuter benefits per month for transit and parking expenses.
Company Outings
AlphaSights provides each team with a monthly budget for offsite events. We also have company-wide holiday and summer parties for all employees.
Free Daily Meals
AlphaSights provides free breakfast, subsidized lunches for its employees, and bagels and breakfast sandwiches once a month.
Stocked Kitchen
AlphaSights has a fully stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew tap, tea, and other beverages.
Happy Hours
We have friday beers in the kitchen every week.
Fitness Subsidies
AlphaSights' wellness program includes corporate gym rates and a $200 gym reimbursement for 50 visits in 6 months.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
AlphaSights offers rigorous on-boarding training, continuous training for everyone in the firm during their tenure, and encourages employees to attend business education workshops and conferences.

Additional Perks + Benefits

AlphaSights has nine offices around the world. Our employees are able to visit other offices and on occasion there are international offsites. We foster a culture of collaboration, drive, and professional development. We offer many perks that other companies don't such as free yoga on Mondays, fully stocked kitchens with a variety of healthy snacks, subsidized lunches, gym discounts, and massages arranged in office. AlphaSights has an open floor plan to encourage collaboration, learning, and access to top executives.

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