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Senior Software Engineer (Platform) at SigFig
Tucson, AZ, US

We are SigFig. We empower everyone to achieve their life goals and ambitions with intuitive and customer centric financial solutions. It takes extraordinary people to disrupt decades of legacy financial practices to reimagine solutions to serve customers at scale.

We are committed to building impactful financial solutions that are accessible and affordable to everyone. Using a combination of design, data science, and technology, we help provide people with financial advice and guidance they need to achieve their life goals. Whether it’s through our direct to consumer or business to consumer products through partnerships with some of the world’s largest and most innovative financial institutions like Wells Fargo, UBS, and Citizens Bank, SigFig seeks to help consumers and institutions make better financial decisions.

Headquartered in San Francisco, we also have amazing talent solving interesting problems across our offices in Calgary, Tucson, Phoenix, Singapore, and New Delhi. Come thrive at SigFig!

The Team -- The Platform Team

The Platform team designs, builds, and maintains scalable backend web services that are the core of SigFig’s investment platform. In addition to software that enables SigFig’s clients to achieve their financial goals, the Platform team builds and maintains tools that are used within the company. We are a distributed team with members working from homes and offices in the U.S. and Canada.
The Opportunity -- Senior Software Engineer

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will work closely with other engineers, QA, and product managers to expand and enhance SigFig’s investment platform. You will help across the entire software lifecycle, from design and implementation to deployment and operation. You will assist with analyzing business requirements, suggest solutions, and build them as part of a team. You will look for opportunities to simplify or replace existing systems and introduce new capabilities where needed, iterating quickly to enable the business to react to the ever-changing market.

You will truly enjoy what you do, be flexible and communicative, and relish learning new things. This role will report to the team’s engineering manager. You will help lead the team’s engineering practices and be available to mentor more junior team members.

How You’ll Make an Impact

    Design: create elegant solutions to key business problems, factoring in need for speed, maintainability, scalability, and redundancy
    Implement: write solid, maintainable code for business critical applications
    Optimize: tune interactions between services and optimize database operations to help scale SigFig’s investment platform
    Collaborate: work with product owners and engineering teams across the organization.
    Innovate: create elegant solutions to key business problems, factoring need for speed, maintainability, scalability, and redundancy

Why We Value You

    You choose the right tool for the right job, leveraging third party or open source solutions when sensible
    You have strong SQL/database experience, including schema design and optimization
    You have deep experience debugging in distributed system
    You enjoy working as part of a team with agile/scrum experience
    You are are proficient in at least one backend language and one scripting language with the ability to learn other languages
    You can help guide the product design process by giving technical input, solution proposals, and risk estimates
    You are adept at jumping in to legacy systems to debug and understand how things work
    You produce well-documented and well-tested solutions while balancing the need to iterate fast with the long term needs of an elegant, extensible system
    You are passionate about usability and creating seamless, intuitive user experiences
    You are excited about solving problems with software and like working closely with other developers and testers

Ideal SigFigian for this Role

    7+ years of programming experience
    Ability to join on-call rotation (24/7, week-by-week rotation)
    Interest in personal finance/investing a plus

Founded in 2007, SigFig is backed by premier venture capital firms, including Bain Capital Ventures, DCM Ventures, Nyca Partners, and Union Square Ventures as well as leading financial institutions including Wells Fargo, UBS, Santander, New York Life, Eaton Vance, and Comerica. We've raised $110 million to support our growth as the #1 online investment advisor for large financial institutions.