Sr. Java Back-End Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
YieldStreet is disrupting the trillion-dollar lending and investment industry. We recently raised $178m in financing from world-class venture capitalists to help us scale. Our investor demand is soaring, and our team is expected to double in size this year. Do you have what it takes to join a booming startup that is changing the investment industry?

About YieldStreet

YieldStreet is building the largest global digital wealth management platform to change the way wealth is created. With an investor-first approach, our investor community builds a diversified portfolio of investments outside of the stock market and generate passive income.YieldStreet is giving unprecedented access to asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine Finance, Legal Finance & Commercial loans. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina and Greece. 
We believe top notch technology and data can help us build the world’s most robust alternative investment platform and create financial independence for all. Join us. 

What You'll Do
You will be part of a core engineering team building the world’s most robust lending platform to connect Investors with borrowers. You are a self-motivated hacker and tinkerer that can wear many hats and is excited to build business applications that drive revenue and delight our customers. You are entrepreneurial in nature and balance between building the coolest product using the bleeding edge technology with an eye on go to market timing and established stable technologies. As a back-end engineer you’re obsessed with the ideas of performance, scale and well-designed, well-abstracted, reusable code. You have a strong sense of personal responsibility towards building the most efficient and easy to use APIs for your primary constituency - front-end developers. Most importantly, you can’t sleep peacefully if your APIs leave stack traces or don’t respond within 30 milliseconds no matter what they do.
You will:
  • Work with a diverse global team of engineers, designers and product managers to build truly innovative technology products for the alternative investments space
  • Build and ship robust an online lending marketplace and investment management platform on a Java (Play/Lagom) microservices stack.
  • Develop and maintain a growing repository of microservices serving a range of front-end applications and devices, both internal and public-facing

Required Skills

  • B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent (MS or PhD preferred)
  • 6+ years of software development experience, releasing commercial products or web based high volume transaction systems
  • Expert knowledge of Java (8+) programming, ideally on the Play framework
  • Strong experience with web application frameworks and API development with an eye to REST fidelity, performance, security and event-sourced microservice development (reactive programming)
  • Comfortable working across the stack including JavaScript and frameworks such as Bootstrap, CoffeeScript, AngularJS, React/Redux
  • Strong foundation in OOP, REST, messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, Kinesis, RabbitMQ), and streaming data (Apache Spark, AWS Kinesis)
  • Expert knowledge in working with multiple database platforms - relational (MySQL/Postgres), unstructured (Cassandra, DynamoDB) and transient (Redis)
  • Strong experience working in virtualized environments like Docker
  • Experience or strong interest in Hadoop and other big data technologies
  • Previous entrepreneurial venture or early stage start-up experience

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Akka and the Lagom framework is a big plus
  • Strong knowledge of and interest in microservices and reactive programming
  • Previous entrepreneurial venture or early stage start-up experience
  • Experience in building marketplaces, financial services & technology

What Makes You Successful

Own and Execute: 
  • Gets things done, with both a short and long-term view in mind
  • Be able to thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with exceptional organizational skills and the ability to re-prioritize on a consistent basis
  • Exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high attention to detail
Decide with Data:
  • Be pragmatic and outcome-oriented, leveraging data to make decisions
  • Detect new or missed opportunities that will help YieldStreet grow and improve regularly
  • Be able to package data so it can be easily digested, analyzed and reacted to
Be Passionate:
  • Bring a focus of YieldStreet’s vision to your day to day tasks
  • Bet on your strengths; allow these skills to be absorbed by leaders on your team to make an impact
  • Be known for authenticity, honesty, and integrity
Stay Curious:
  • Never take no for an answer, be able to dissect an issue and come up with creative solutions 
  • Ask questions. At YieldStreet we believe that progress stops when you stop asking questions
  • Focus on team collaboration and communication

Benefits

We offer an attractive market salary, stock option plan, health & dental benefits, life insurance, 401(k) match, paid vacation and holidays and that's before you even step in the office!

This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours in our work hard/play hard culture. Make sure you get to know Diver the fish, and help yourself to a variety of top tier scotch and whiskeys at the company bar.

We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.

*** Please, no solicitors or recruiters. We're saving our dollars to pay the right candidate!
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Location

597 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of YieldStreet

What are some social events your company does?

My favorite part of YieldStreet is our camaraderie. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that likes spending time together vs bolting for the door as soon as the clock strikes 5. We do group workouts, host guest speakers, do team outings, and go for dinners at popular spots like Vandal, Lavo and Nobu.

Meg

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across functional differences (your normal departmental divisions) and geographic distances. We not only share documentation about features and strategy, but also about the best spots to grab a bite, a drink, or to catch a show! YieldStreet folks look out for each other, so our teams in Brazil, Argentina, Malta have followed suit.

Charlie

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously in the year and a half at YieldStreet. I started as the only Product Manager on the team, and as we've scaled, I have had the opportunity to grow the product team to six people. I was recently promoted to Director and now have a wide-ranging set of responsibilities and the capability to impact company strategy.

Glenna

Director of Product Management

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

Technology is the great enabler for YieldStreet's core mission to democratize access to alternative investment products for all investors. This resonates very strongly with the product/tech group, both as the team that builds the software to make this mission a reality, and as current and potential users of the very software we build.

Hrishi

CTO

How does your team reward individual success?

I knew code wasn’t the only place I could contribute. Within a year I was involved on projects across 4 teams, was promoted to senior engineer, and now lead the mobile dev team. Last quarter I received our coveted Impala award, exemplifying that quarter’s mission: focus and blitz. My worst day at YS has been better than my best at any other job.

David

Senior Software Engineer

What are YieldStreet Perks + Benefits

YieldStreet Benefits Overview

We offer competitive compensation, stock options, robust healthcare benefits, 401(k) match, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, free catered lunch, and other benefits that put your health and well being first such as a meditation app membership and healthcare concierge services paid for by the company!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
YieldStreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
For example, New York Times best selling author, Alexa von Tobel recently held a lunch & learn about her new book "Financially Forward". All of our employees received a free copy of her book
Cross functional training encouraged
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