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Software Architect

| Chicago

ABOUT US

At NextCapital, we build financial software that helps everyday investors build and manage a world-class financial portfolio. Our work directly benefits the millions of Americans who can’t afford traditional financial advice, by providing them a solution driven by software. Working with the world’s leading financial institutions, our software tackles the complex challenges of providing financial advice through an intuitive and engaging user experience.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We're looking for a talented and highly motivated Software Architect to take on a leadership role within our software team. This includes system design, data modeling as well as technical architecture and software development. As a growth stage technology company, NextCapital is seeking Software Architects who are eager to be part of a team, working closely with every part of the company from graphic designers to the executive team. Learn more about us at www.themuse.com/companies/nextcapital.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Understand the business and technical needs so both can be considered in our software design and development
  • Regular collaboration with business stakeholders and executive management
  • Leadership role in solving interesting challenges across a wide array of technologies
  • Evaluate the short- and long-term implications of design and implementation decisions.
  • Provide input on software development methodology, environment, standards and practices.
  • Be a driver of architecture and help facilitate architecture, security, design and code reviews and the mentoring and guidance of developers so they learn and grow professionally
  • Provide technical direction and leadership to our software teams, assisting in high-level design as well as in-depth coding issues.
  • Write high quality, well-designed, testable, and scalable code by using the best software development practices.
  • Make an immediate impact by quickly getting up to speed and making significant contributions.

Requirements

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You have 5+ years of experience as a lead or senior developer
  • You love tackling really tough problems, and value a quality solution over one that cuts corners
  • You have a passion for software development, with side projects to prove it
  • Strong understanding of and practical experience with AWS Cloud Platform Architecture best practices with an eye on preventing lock in.
  • You have proven experience in software development, including application programming, backend development and associated performance and scalability design and testing automation.
  • You architect and design to prevent, but can also aggressively diagnose, problems and creatively problem solve to create workable solutions.
  • You understand test-driven-development, and you’re an exceptional debugger
  • You have top-notch programming skills, experience with Ruby on Rails or Java and JavaScript is a plus.
  • You are interested in mentoring and growing other developers.
  • You have a strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to financial applications.
  • You’re passionate about our mission to democratize financial advice.
  • You have real world experience architecting Apache Spark and AWS EMR solutions (a plus.)
  • You have real world experience using APM solutions such as New Relic (a plus.)
  • You have real world architecting data warehouse, ETL and BI solutions using AWS RedShift, Talend and various BI front end tools (a plus.)
  • You have experience working in a fintech or financial solutions environment (this is a plus.)

Benefits

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment & learn from FinTech’s best & brightest
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Join a fast growing company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • Participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, company outings, wine tastings, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • Enjoy a newly built out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • Enjoy monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • HTMLSLanguages
    • MATLAB Languages
    • AWSLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SinatraLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Michigan Avenue, right across the street from Millennium Park and Pritzker Pavilion with an unobstructed view of the lake.

An Insider's view of NextCapital

What are some social events your company does?

Cornhole and ping pong tournaments, game nights, film and book clubs, music at the park in the summer, Whirlyball winter party, karaoke, wine tastings, an epic Halloween party.. just to name a few!

Emily

Employee Experience Assistant

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at NC as a FullStack Product Designer, which gave me insight into how models form NC’s stack – driving creation of features with value to partners. Then, I moved into leadership by owning the ideation of individual features and facilitating their scoping, design, and development. Now, I’m managing an Agile team for delivery of milestones.

Blake

Delivery Manager

What are NextCapital Perks + Benefits

NextCapital Benefits Overview

NextCapital offers phenomenal healthcare benefits, as well as flexible work hours (core business hours are between 9:30-4:00), a super relaxed dress code, and a generous PTO policy that includes unlimited sick days and work-from-home opportunities (so long as you get prior manager approval). A liberal parental leave policy for new parents is also in place.

With an on-site gym just one floor down, it's easy to stay active if you want to step away from your standing/sitting desk for a bit - or walk across the street to Millennium Park to take in the glory of the bean during your lunch break.

Other fun perks include beer and kombucha on tap, as well as espresso. Awesome company events like happy hours, intramural sports leagues (softball, bowling, and volleyball), and poker, board games, and euchre nights will be on your calendar. Come join in on the fun!

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
- DIVE - Diversity, Inclusion, Values, Ethics - Monthly Women's Lunches
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We participated in the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge this year! And with a gym right downstairs, it's convenient to exercise alongside your teammates! We also host a guided weekly meditation session.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NextCapital provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan. We match 5% of contributions up to 5% of an employee's annual gross pay.We
Company Equity
NextCapital offers stock-options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a three-year period. Every employee is offered stock-options as a part of their initial offer!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. After that, you can come back part time or work from home to ease back into things. 2 weeks for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Core hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. As long as you are online and available during that time and get your 40 hours in - you can arrive and leave the office whenever suits your schedule.
Family Medical Leave
All employees receive 5 days of family sick time.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited sick days.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
NextCapital sponsors seasonal Intramural sports (bowling, softball, volleyball), as well as weekly euchre nights and occasional board game and poker nights. There are also book and film clubs.
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan offers a maximum reimbursement of $2000.
Fitness Subsidies
There is a gym onsite with a one-time fee of $100.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All new employees become graduates of NextCapital University. NCU is a week-long crash course-load of information that will set you up for success here at NextCaptial.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
NextCapital hosts brown-bags on a variety of topics as they come up.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring. On day one you will be given an individual mentor who will work very closely with you for your first 30+ days.

Additional Perks + Benefits

120 degree sit/stand modular desks. Awesome work/life balance. Local coffee, espresso, cold brew/iced tea, and beer. Stock options for every employee. A generous Parental Leave Policy.

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