Senior Backend Engineer

Redwood City, CA
At Wealthfront we have an ambitious vision to optimize and automate all your personal finances. By delivering our service exclusively through software, we can also offer very low fees and account minimums. Over the past six years our clients have rewarded us with $10 billion to manage and we have attracted some of the best venture capital firms in the business including Benchmark Capital, Greylock, Index Ventures and Social Capital. We recently closed a $75 million round of funding from Tiger Global and are rapidly growing our team. So if you're passionate about helping people secure their ambitions while helping to change an industry, keep reading.


    • Design, implement, test and maintain backend components: application, data, infrastructure, analytics and deployment
    • Design and build systems with automated instrumentation and monitoring
    • Live and breathe resiliency and uptime
    • Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase


    • Expertise in Java or similar language (such as C++ or C#)
    • Experience with online data stores (preferably MySQL)
    • Experience with offline data stores (preferably Hadoop stack) a plus
    • Experience with at least one scripting language
    • Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing
    • Deep understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms
    • BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field
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