Java Senior Software Engineer at NextCapital (Chicago, IL)

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Please check out our latest press release: Goldman Sachs to Acquire NextCapital Group


NextCapital is the leader in enterprise digital advice. NextCapital partners with world-class institutions to deliver personalized planning and managed accounts to individual investors, whether they’re saving for retirement in a 401(k) or IRA or investing in a taxable brokerage account. Our open-architecture digital advice solution provides better outcomes for our partners and individual investors by offering integrated account aggregation, analytics, planning and portfolio management, and customizable advice methodology and fiduciary roles.

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***At this time, NextCapital does NOT offer future work sponsorship for this role***


We're looking for a knowledgeable and highly motivated Java Senior Software Engineer to join our geographically distributed team. As a growth stage technology company, NextCapital is seeking software engineers eager to impact the future of the FinTech industry. You will contribute to a highly performant, real-time, mature software solution, which automates giving financial advice on behalf of regulated fiduciaries using industry leading financial mathematics.


  • Design and implement high quality, well-tested, and scalable code
  • Evaluate the short- and long-term implications of design and implementation decisions
  • Help team’s software engineers to grow professionally through collaboration
  • Review and provide feedback on other developers’ code and design
  • Enhance and maintain a mature, enterprise, software system as part of a team
  • Receive product requirements and the architectural solutions from platform-level Software Architects and drive intra-team solution execution
  • Lead collaborative software development efforts of the team


  • Programming languages
    • Java
  • AWS ecosystem
  • Databases
    • Relational, Document, Key-value
    • Mysql, MongoDB, Aurora, DynamoDB, DocumentDB, Redis, H2
  • Open Source
    • Apache, Google Open Source, Eclipse, RedHat
  • Testing
    • JUnit, Ruby/JRuby scripting, RSpec
  • Atlassian project management software (e.g. Jira, Confluence, etc.)
  • CI/CD tooling (e.g. Teamcity, Jenkins)
  • Other examples of frameworks, tools, and languages in our stack
    • Rails, Matlab, Javascript, Python, Go, PingIdentity, Cypress, Katatuk, Looker, Snowflake, Shoryuken
  • NewRelic
  • Slack
  • G Suite products (e.g. Meet, Docs, Sheets, etc)
  • Mac laptop and Linux


  • Contribute to product requirements and the architectural solutions thereof with our platform-level Software Architects
  • Collaborate with cross-team engineers on downstream feature requirements
  • Stakeholder in or ownership of critical systems
  • Multiple defined career tracks and progression



  • You are comfortable with best practices and software architecture
  • You have 5+ years of software development experience
  • You have 2+ years professional experience successfully working through the entire software lifecycle of a production system within a well defined, software engineering process
  • You are excited about learning and advocating for our established, regulated engineering process
  • You have a BS or MS in:
    • Software Engineering
    • Computer Science or other engineering field, plus equivalent professional software engineering experience
  • Proficient technical written and verbal communication to facilitate distributed collaboration via modern business communication platforms
  • You are both a collaborative team member and an individual contributor



  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Have a direct impact on the growth and scale of the company
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech’s best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and top notch health benefits
  • As the COVID-19 pandemic cools down, participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, Thursday After Hours (cards, video games, treats), company outings, wine tastings, fantasy sports leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Relax with monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • And, yes, in our physical space, you can sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
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