Manager, Software Engineering

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:

  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

Apex Fintech Solutions is seeking a seasoned Software Engineering Manager to lead dynamic development teams. This role requires an expert in managing and empowering teams skilled in GO fostering innovation and efficient problem-solving methodologies. As a leader at our company, you will be integral in driving the development of systems that support millions of transactions across financial platforms. This role embodies our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence in the fintech industry.

  • Lead a team of developers in building high-quality, scalable, and resilient distributed systems using GO.
  • Foster an environment of rapid learning and adaptation to new technologies, tools, and frameworks.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and management of databases, particularly with PostgreSQL and BigQuery.
  • Maintain high standards in version control using Git and ensure robust test automation practices are in place.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the integration and deployment of best-in-class financial services solutions.
  • Drive the development and maintenance of RESTful services, microservices, and service-oriented architectures.
  • Facilitate the continuous integration and delivery pipelines for seamless deployment and scalability.
  • Manage and mentor engineering teams, encouraging continuous improvement and professional growth.
  • Travel occasionally to meet with engineering teams, stakeholders, and to stay aligned with industry advancements.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Proven expertise in software development and team management with at least 8-10 years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in GO or JAVA and familiarity with object-oriented programming principles.
  • Proficient in managing version control systems, preferably Git.
  • Advanced knowledge of software testing and automation tools.
  • Strong foundational understanding of databases, specifically PostgreSQL and BigQuery.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and lead teams in learning and implementing these technologies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically about technology-driven solutions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 8-10 years of software engineering experience, with a significant portion in a managerial capacity.
  • Experience in financial services or a similar heavily regulated industry is preferred.

Work Environment

  • Primarily remote work environment with flexibility contingent upon business needs.
  • This position will require occasional travel as part of team and project coordination.

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Our Rewards
We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment
We're looking for all kinds of people.
At Apex, we believe that wealth management and investing should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to create spaces to democratize investing for folks of all walks of life. Internally, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, which reflects our company vision and mission. We value every team member's unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.
Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Know your rights: workplace discrimination is illegal. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Apex's 401(k) retirement plan match 50% of an employee's contributions up to the first 6% of their eligible compensation.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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