Staff Full Stack Engineer - Product at Betterment
Betterment is a technology-driven financial services company that offers services for spending and saving, alongside its core investing and retirement solutions. Since 2010, Betterment has had one mission: to help people make the most of their money so they can live better lives. Using cutting-edge technology, Betterment empowers its hundreds of thousands of customers to manage their money – for today, tomorrow, and someday – through personalized, expert advice, automated money management tools, and tax-smart strategies that help keep taxes low. Learn more.About the Role:
Product Staff Engineers embed with domain-oriented squads to architect software systems, mentor junior engineers, and shape a technical future that’s qualitatively better than our status quo. Fullstack engineers sit alongside user experience designers and product managers to craft our consumer-facing applications. Part of being a member of this team is a love for building products you're proud to share with your friends and family. You’ll be a part of a team that’s tackling difficult questions of scale, architecture and interaction.
This role is remote eligible. We are hiring in all states except CO.A Day in the Life:
- Drive the technical vision and long-term strategy of the team
- Own and iterate on a broad and deep set of features within the team’s domain
- Identify, advocate, and solve a diverse set of problems, working with cross functional stakeholders including product, design, mobile engineering, analytics, etc.
- Think outside the box with creative solutions that will enable us to achieve a high level of quality and stability for our user experiences and underlying technical infrastructure
- Spread knowledge across the organization, leveling up engineering practices and mentoring other engineers
- Writing engineering design documents to shape the technical future at Betterment by solving specific problems with an eye towards step-wise improvements in our software quality
- Deep expertise in full-stack web development in frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or Django
- Experience developing scalable APIs for a variety of clients using specifications like GraphQL, OpenAPI, or JsonAPI
- A track record of developing and maintaining a long-term technical roadmap
- Desire to mentor other smart, passionate developers, fostering best practices
- Passion for software engineering as a craft, and for creating what doesn’t yet exist
- Ability to make the tradeoffs required to ship without compromising quality
Joining Betterment means belonging to a community of folks passionate about change, being on a team that cares for your well-being, and continuing on a journey of non-stop growth and evolution.
You’ll join a Community that Cares:
- Betterment is a place to bring your best self. We welcome families (and pets) for all our activities such as lunches, company retreats, and celebrations.
- Make meaningful connections with your peers through interest groups, sports clubs, social events, meetups, and regular knowledge sharing, all occurring in a remote friendly way.
- Join one or more of our 8 Employee Resource Strategy Groups as a member or an ally, and help us shape Betterment’s culture and product for years to come.
You’ll stay Happy and Healthy:
- We will ensure you're set up and cared for with a customizable workstation, enrollment in our 401(k) service, flexible parental leave, annual gym reimbursements and a whole suite of thoughtful benefits.
- You’ll have unlimited paid personal and vacation days, and a team that cares about your whole life, not just what you’re working on.
You’ll Learn & Grow:
- Enhance your skills and abilities through Betterment University courses and additional allowance for outside learning.
- As part of a team that values knowledge sharing and transparency you can opt into mentoring and career coaching programs, weekly company meetings, and show & tells.
Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to [email protected]What Happens Next?
We expect to take a few weeks to review all applications. If we would like to spend more time with you, you will hear from us to arrange next steps. You can expect 3-4 sets of conversations, all remote, with your future colleagues in the weeks following your application.
Throughout the interview process, we’ll look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, and motivators. Many of our interview questions will be behavioral, aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. We may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, depending on the role, as we aim to collect a robust set of data points throughout the interview process.
On average, it takes us around 4-6 weeks to complete the interview process. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision.
Please note that we’re unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process. We usually see 1,000+ applications for open positions, and our hiring team simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback to each candidate.
We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you giving us consideration as the next step in your career. Our Recruiting Team is here to support and advocate for you through the interview process, so please let us know how we can help.Come join us!
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