Senior Front End Software Engineer at EquityZen

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EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading venture and private equity investors. We’re looking for a Senior Front End Engineer to join our growing team and become a key contributor on our front end applications as we rapidly expand our industry-defining online investment platform. Our ideal candidate has production experience with React or a similar framework and is always thinking about performance, testability, and maintainability. They enjoy ideating and collaborating with designers and are passionate about pixel perfect interfaces. Our team is a group of ambitious, yet humble people across all disciplines and backgrounds. Have a look at our team and values and join us if you’re interested in these set of values.
 
Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served over 150 pre-IPO technology companies and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider for 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 8500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press.
 
WHAT YOU’LL DO
  • Champion all aspects of front end development
  • Assist in establishing technical direction for front end development including introducing patterns to make development simple, fast, and maintainable
  • Increasingly scale our marketplace as we aggressively increase both our investor base and equity offerings 
  • Work hand-in-hand with designers, PM, business stakeholders and fellow engineers to ideate, design, and implement front-end experiences that are used by tens of thousands of customers as well as our internal teams
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies and introduce improvements to our stack, end-user experience, business processes, and workflows via rapid prototypes/proof-of-concepts 
  • Mentor team members about front-end best practices
THE RIGHT STUFF
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience working with front-end applications in production
  • 3+ years of professional experience with HTML5, CSS (SASS/LESS/CSS Modules), and JavaScript and/or TypeScript
  • Production experience working with React JSX and a state management library like Redux or mobx
  • Professional experience writing ES6/7 JavaScript and/or TypeScript and working with transpilers like Babel
  • Professional experience with NodeJS build tools e.g. gulp/webpack, scaffolding utilities e.g. create_react_app, and npm and/or yarn
  • Hands on experience working with GraphQL and RESTful APIs
  • Experience integrating artifacts from Sketch, SVG Icon Generators and similar apps
  • Experience working on a fast-paced, lean organization that is 100% accountable for its commitments
  • Able to take high-level requests, break them down to digestible tasks, and own them to completion
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers
  • Passion for maintainable code, automated testing, and thorough code review
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
OUR TECH STACK
EquityZen runs a robust stack which is containerized and deployed on Kubernetes in the AWS cloud. On the front end, we leverage React, Redux and GraphQL. On the back end, Django, Celery, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and RabbitMQ. 
 
BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE
  • Experience working with Apollo GraphQL client
  • Entrepreneurial experience and drive
  • Prior work in financial services or the FinTech sector
  • First hand understanding of marketplace businesses
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN 
  • Experience working on a fast growing and fast moving team who is passionate about building amazing products that provide high value to our customers and are a pleasure to use
  • Hands on experience with the venture capital and technology-driven startup ecosystems
  • Opportunity to work closely with business stakeholders across the entire organization, including the founding team
  • Equity, competitive salary, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, stocked fridge, supply of snacks, weekly catered lunch and more!
 EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • IntercomCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We have a new social-distance friendly space just doors from the New York Stock Exchange! Right in the heart of where good things happen for EquityZen

An Insider's view of EquityZen

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team is tackling the challenge of creating greater accessibility to Pre-IPO marketplaces. By developing technologies that streamline the process of private investing, we generate value for shareholders and investors. Additionally, by creating intuitive experiences we attract market participants with varying financial management expertise.

Shanie

Senior Front End Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since joining EquityZen, I've learned to have more of an analytical mindset when making decisions and proposing solutions. Coming from a client-facing background at a large company, tools like SQL were things I never touched or knew about. At EquityZen, we're empowered and encouraged to look at that data to make quantitative decisions.

Roy

Senior Investment Associate

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Our team wakes up everyday and faces new challenges in a complex and ever-shifting FinTech space. We’re focused on building features that support our growing user-base, internal tooling to empower our co-workers, and attacking our technical debt head-on. We’re very proud to build performant and maintainable software that helps us scale.

Ish

Senior Back End Engineer

What are EquityZen Perks + Benefits

EquityZen Benefits Overview

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has put most of our office perks on hold, our vision and resilience of our team remain the most important perks of working at EquityZen.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Our Founders generously matched donations in 2020 to support our belief in the fight against racial and social injustice.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
In these COVID times, we support each employees' individual needs.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
EquityZen brings in a catered lunch every Friday. Cinco de Mayo? Bring on the tacos!
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
EquityZen ensures that everyone has the licenses and certifications they need to do their job.
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