Software Engineer II

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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WHO WE ARE
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


ABOUT THIS ROLE
Apex Fintech Solutions is seeking a Software Engineer II to join our growing engineering team. They will be pivotal in developing robust backend systems that enhance our financial services software solutions. This role taps into optimizing and innovating on existing applications and designing new technological frameworks to meet the heightened demands of the marketplace. As part of our engineering team, you will contribute directly to projects that process millions of daily transactions, helping to streamline, automate, and democratize access to financial markets.
Duties/Responsibilities

  • Design and develop scalable, high-performance backend components and services.
  • Collaborate with team members to convert business needs into technical specifications and system designs.
  • Manage the full software development lifecycle including testing, integration, and deployment using Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) practices.
  • Maintain and upgrade the code quality via best practices, including conducting code reviews, and implementing unit and automated tests.
  • Write comprehensive integration and unit tests to ensure reliability and functionality.
  • Analyze and enhance application performance, efficiency, and scalability.
  • Support the production systems that you build. This includes tasks related to building, deployment (CI/CD), and monitoring using tools like DataDog and PagerDuty.
  • Offer technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers, promoting knowledge sharing and expertise on software development tactics and new technologies.


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field.
  • 3+ years of experience as a Backend Developer or in a similar role.
  • Proven track record in developing and managing scalable backend systems, ideally within a financial services or fintech environment.
  • Experience with relational database management systems; particular experience with Postgres AlloyDB and familiarity with BigQuery is highly preferred.


Required Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in backend programming languages such as Java, Python, or Go.
  • Strong knowledge of RESTful API design and microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiar with Google Cloud and understanding of infrastructure as code.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of tackling complex algorithmic challenges.


Work Environment

  • This job operates in an office environment.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • People Operations
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DockerFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • Google CloudServices
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Monday.comManagement
    • SlackCollaboration
    • ZoomCollaboration
    • Monday.comProject Management

Location

141 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604

An Insider's view of Apex Fintech Solutions

What are some things you learned at the company?

Trust in the power of failure; don’t fear it. Failure at some point is inevitable and you cannot succeed if you never take the chance! There is a lesson to be learned in each failure, and it only makes you stronger.

Colleen

Director, Business Development

What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
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)
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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