Backend Software Developer – Intermediate & Senior Opportunities

Toronto, Ontario
Engineering – Engineering /
Permanent Full Time /
Your career is an investment that grows over time!

Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.

Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We're looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.

Inflight, Book Of Record

Inflight provides an API that allows reservations of assets at Wealthsimple. For every client activity -- buying, selling, moving money or assets around -- reservations are essential to ensure the client has the assets to support the activity. Along with this, Inflight also provides a real-time view of the assets a client owns. The service the team supports is crucial to Wealthsimple's business.

Tech requirements:

    • Experience with Java/Kotlin/JVM.
    • Experience building and operating services that are low latency and highly available.
    • Experience with GraphQL and Kafka (this is a nice to have).

Skills we’re looking for:

    • Proven experience as a Backend Software Developer.
    • Deep care and focus on operational excellence.
    • An inquisitive mindset: you have the desire to learn new skills, the ability to ask questions, and remain open to new ideas and perspectives.
    • Proactive communication skills and a willingness to work directly with designers, product managers, and other collaborators to focus on quality, testing, system design and building iteratively.
    • Experience in and a desire to mentor fellow developers through pairing, code review, and in-the-moment feedback.

Within 3 months, you'll:

    • Learn Wealthsimple’s technical stack and apply our development patterns and best practices through your work.
    • Buddy up for your first on-call rotation to help identify and resolve production issues and bugs clients have experienced.
    • Contribute and support work in a new or existing product and share your work with the team.
    • Learn how to query our data to measure the impact of your work.
    • Support over a million clients on their financial journey by shipping your first project or feature in a secure, and scalable way.

Within 6 months, you’ll:

    • Reliably ship new features to our clients, following our best practices such as shipping daily, writing automated tests and monitoring.
    • Contribute to or lead the technical design of a project, while understanding how it will shape our future architecture.
    • Collaborate with other developers on the team while mentoring and providing continuous feedback via code reviews.
    • Develop a big picture perspective and understand how our tools and frameworks come together. You’ll feel comfortable contributing to various codebases.

Within 12 months, you’ll:

    • Lead your first project: planning, scoping and regularly communicating progress to stakeholders to ensure the quality and timeliness.
    • Have provided leverage to our development teams by shipping new best practices and tools for all to benefit from.
    • Contribute to one of our development initiatives and working groups: Security, Mentoring, Accessibility, DE&I.
    • Participate in our hiring process and shape the growth of the Engineering team.
Please apply before EOD April 26th, 2024, must reside in Canada.

Why Wealthsimple?
🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance
📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work
🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days
📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively 
🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year 
🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)
💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year

We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!

Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

DEI Statement
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

Accessibility Statement
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.