Backend Engineer - New College Grad

Palo Alto, CA /
University /
We’re excited to speak with talented engineers who share our vision for re-architecting the financial industry! This role relates to working within our backend service oriented architecture written primarily in Java, although other secondary languages will be involved.


    • Work within a team of engineers to design and build new features or enhancements to existing features. This work will add capabilities to the various backend systems and services that support Wealthfront’s products, and will be done with automated instrumentation and monitoring to require minimal operational maintenance.
    • Help improve the maintainability and stability of our codebase by working on fixing issues and adding necessary enhancements to our existing backend systems.
    • Ensure that mission critical backend systems and services operate smoothly in production by triaging and resolving operational issues as part of a team of on-call engineers.
    • Participate in recruiting activities such as interviewing, and career fair attendance.


    • Experience developing backend components, services or APIs in Java.
    • Knowledge and understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms.
    • Experience working with at least one scripting language (such as Python, Ruby or equivalent) to automate repetitive tasks
    • Knowledge of SQL and experience working with online data stores (one of MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server)
    • Passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing
    • Pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in computer science or related field
    • Graduating in December, 2020
Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Wealthfront

Wealthfront is a nextgen banking service. We help you manage your money for both your short-term and long-term goals by providing a cash account with a top-of-market APY, best-in-class automated investment management, and free financial advice, anytime you want it. 

Our ultimate vision is to optimize and automate all of our clients’ finances and build what we call Self-Driving Money™️. We want clients to be able to automatically deposit their paycheck into their Wealthfront account, and let us take care of the rest — paying their bills, topping off their emergency fund or 401(k), and investing the rest based on their specific goals and lifestyle. To get there, we’ll be focusing the bulk of our 2020 efforts on creating a better alternative to what the banking industry provides. Join us so you can help us turn this industry on its head and build a service that our clients don't just like, they love.