Senior Platform Engineer

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 164,500-205,500 Annually
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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
We are seeking an innovative, passionate, and forward-thinking individual to join us as a Senior Platform Engineer. This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced team with the urgency of a startup and expertise of an established organization. Due to the space we innovate in, your products will process billions of transactions per day in real-time and power both startup and established industry participants.
What you will do:

  • Creatively solve complex technical challenges with innovative solutions
  • Design and engineer scalable, reliable, and secure cloud-based platforms
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality products and features
  • Develop high-quality code and implement best practices in software engineering
  • Foster a culture of growth and learning by leading technical discussions, experimenting with new technologies, and mentoring junior engineers


What you need to succeed:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar field, or relevant experience
  • At least 7-10 years of experience, including a focus on engineering and architecture work
  • Demonstrable in-depth understanding of: Infrastructure architecture and design patterns, including core concepts such as compute, data, networking, and security, Cloud Platforms such as GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Containerized Workloads and Kubernetes
  • Infrastructure-as-code Concepts, Best Practices, and Tooling
  • CI/CD Pipeline Concepts and Tooling
  • A general understanding of: Data platforms such as Postgres, Redis, or BigQuery
  • Infrastructure and application security
  • Commitment to code quality, peer reviews and strong engineering practices
  • Ability to learn new and unfamiliar technologies quickly, as required
  • Experience and/or passion with Financial Markets, Execution Platforms, Foreign Exchange, Cryptocurrency, or Digital Assets
  • Proficiency in communication and project management at all levels


What you need to excel:

  • Willingness to learn and drive innovation across a wide range of technologies
  • Google Professional Cloud Engineer Certification, or equivalent in AWS or Azure
  • Expertise in GCP Services, including but not limited to: Google Compute Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) including Anthos Service Mesh, Google Networking including Shared VPC, Interconnects, Load Balancing, DNS, Google Cloud Storage, Google Data Products including AlloyDB, BigQuery, CloudSQL, Memstore Redis, and Data Fusion
  • Expertise in Kubernetes and Istio
  • Expertise in Security Concepts including: Identity and Access Management, Key Management, Firewalls, Network Policies


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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.
Salary Range
$141,000-$176,250
The annual base salary range for this position is noted above. Exact compensation offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and office location.
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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