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Senior Backend Engineer - API Platform
Redwood City, CA

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Job Description

We're looking for senior engineers to join our new API Platform team. This team owns and operates the services that sit at the core of our product experience and serves to accelerate the distribution of Wealthfront's products and services across multiple platforms. API Platform engineers partner with backend and frontend engineers and are responsible for building and maintaining the interface, services and tools upon which client facing applications rely. The team maintains its own roadmap and is empowered to make the strategic and technical decisions to drive successful outcomes.

You would be a great fit for this role if you appreciate simple and intuitive software design, have the the self-direction to identify, design and lead greenfield projects and are fulfilled by working cross-functionally to make other teams more productive.


* Lead all phases of the software development lifecycle (planning, design, implementation, deployment and monitoring) to build API infrastructure
* Collaborate with frontend, mobile and backend teams on requirements and solutions to ship new features
* Live and breathe resiliency and uptime
* Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase


* 4+ years of engineering experience working across multiple platforms and environments
* BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field
* Expertise in Java or similar language (such as Scala, C++ or C#)
* Experience with at least one scripting language
* Deep knowledge of API design principles and best-practices (HTTP, caching, resiliency, RPC, REST and client-driven development)
* Experience building public-facing APIs
* Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing
* Demonstrated leadership and mentorship experience

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's vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.

Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).

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