Acorns

Acorns is the leading micro investing app in the U.S. Its easy-to-use, mobile-first technology makes it simple for anyone to set aside and invest life's spare money. Acorns allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Customers grow their wealth in one of five portfolios constructed with help from world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time.

Acorns Grow Inc. (d/b/a/Acorns) is the parent of Acorns Securities LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and Acorns Advisers LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser.

This is not an offer or a solicitation to buy or sell securities. Investing involves risk. Investments are not FDIC or NCUA insured. Brokerage services are provided to Acorns Advisers LLC by Acorns Securities LLC, member of FINRA/SIPC. This press release contains projections that are hypothetical in nature and "forward-looking statements" regarding matters that are not historical facts, including statements relating to Acorns' future goals and plans. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and projections.

Acorns Portland, OR, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a backend software engineer who has a passion for building robust, scalable, software and systems for customer focused financial products. As a backend software engineer, your typical week will involve collaborating with product and other engineering teams such as mobile, frontend, and QA to plan and create new features and infrastructure to build reliable and cohesive financial products. You will work in Scala, Ruby, Node.js, Postgres, Redis, and more. You are not expected to have experience with all technologies listed above. We're looking for experienced engineers that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively. This position is located in our Portland office. Within 1 month, you will: Introduce yourself and work with the various teams here from mobile, QA, compliance, securities and more. Learn about our roadmap and all the exciting new projects coming soon. Offer your first project into production and learn about our development processes. Familiarize yourself with our codebase and products. Within 6 months, you will: Participate in setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization. Provide insight into backend development best practices; Drive decisions around framework and tool choices. Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders across the organization to produce a coherent product. Be able to work autonomously to deliver projects. Within 12 months, you will: Have demonstrated excellence within the engineering organization. Built services and products that being used daily by our millions of users. Be someone other team members go to for advice or questions on services you helped build. What you will bring to Acorns: 3+ years of professional software experience or BS in Computer Science or related field Backend programming experience (Scala, Java, Python, etc) Experience writing SQL queries and working with databases Object oriented fundamentals (OOA, OOP, OOD) Basic frontend programming experience (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc) Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Portland, OR, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a QA Engineer who has a passion for helping create reliable, bug free user experience and a background writing automated integration tests. As a QA Engineer, your typical week would involve collaborating with product and the other various engineering teams to plan the build out test suites for new features. You will participate in product feature and architecture design reviews to identify concerns and risks early in the product life cycle . You will build and maintain tools and frameworks to support ongoing automated testing efforts on all supported mobile platforms and browser configurations. You will be developing and maintaining test plans, test cases, and automated tests to ensure sufficient test coverage of our mobile, web, and backend applications. You are not expected to have experience with all technologies listed in this posting. We're looking for experienced QA Engineer that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively. Within 1 month, you will: Learn the QA process and tools that the QA team uses Join your assigned feature development team and get up to speed with the current project Learn about Acorns products, features, and architecture Assist devs and QA with testing new features Updated or added your first automated test Within 6 months, you will: Understand QA process and tools Have knowledge of Acorns products, features, and architecture Take ownership of testing new features Develop and maintain automated tests for new and existing features Within 12 months, you will: Have deeper knowledge of Acorns products, features, and architecture Recommend and implement improvements to QA process and tools What you will bring to Acorns: 3+ years of experience as a QA Engineer or BS in Computer Science or related field Working knowledge of test methodologies, processes, and tools Experience programming in any of the following: Ruby, Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript Experience with Selenium or similar web browser automation frameworks Experience testing RESTful APIs Excellent analytical, problem-solving, multi-tasking, troubleshooting, and decision-making skills Must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and have excellent written & verbal communication skills Experience with Unix (Linux preferred) What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Portland, OR, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a Engineering Manager to lead the Acorns engineering team in Portland, OR. As an Engineering Manager at Acorns you know what it takes to build and scale extraordinary software, and have demonstrated that experience time and time again on all aspects of the software development lifecycle. Your experience in technology, including multiple software stacks, databases, and operational tools allows you to apply the right tool for the right job. You’re product and customer focused, and can easily communicate with all areas of the business because you flourish working in a rapidly changing environment and delighting customers. You love recruiting, mentoring and developing a premier team of engineers, instilling and fostering an inspirational culture by setting the highest standards and promotes working hard as a team to reach them. You’re a great teammate, committed to learning, developing the team, and themselves. Within 1 month, you will: Introduce yourself to your team and work with the various teams here from mobile, QA, compliance, securities and more. Learn about our roadmap and all the exciting new projects coming soon. Setup one on ones with your immediate team. Familiarize yourself with our codebase and products. Within 6 months, you will: Have worked with your team to launch a project by working with different people throughout the organization to scope, time, and build. Understand each of your team members long term goals and aspirations and helping to create plans for them to achieve those goals. Interviewed, hired, and onboarded new team members. Within 12 months, you will: Have demonstrated excellence within the engineering organization. Have helped improve the hiring process finding additional methods to make it more inclusive and diverse and bring in the best talent in engineering and out. Be someone other team members go to for advice or questions on a regular basis. What you will bring to Acorns: Leader capable of running a team and coordinating across other business and technology teams.   Embraces and has experience with Agile product development methodology   Exceptional technologist: goes beyond people and process management to enable key technological choices across the team and beyond. Willing to get into the weeds to drive clarity and resolution.   Strong written and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.   Experience using Cloud infrastructure to deploy highly scalable solutions.   3+ years of experience developing large scale, customer-facing websites and mobile applications.   1+ years of experience managing engineering teams leveraging lean/agile methodologies.    Masters / Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. The Compliance Associate reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, will assist in providing oversight of the Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser of our rapidly growing Fintech firm by ensuring operations and procedures comply with FINRA/SEC regulations. The Compliance Associate/Compliance Officer will effectively communicate his/her findings and recommendations to facilitate resolution to problems as they arise. Within 1 month, you will: Review advertising, marketing materials, client communications for compliance with regulatory rules Review, document and report complaints to FINRA on quarterly basis Oversee internal email and website surveillance Review outside brokerage statements and outside business requests Oversee Firm Element Continuing Education program Maintain, initiate, and process registration and licensing for registered representatives Within 6 months, you will: Provide training on updated regulations and/or policies and procedures Review suspicious account activity and escalated cases for AML concerns Work on projects and deadlines for audits and regulatory exams Respond to customer complaints, subpoenas, and regulatory inquiries Provide backup support to operations on account and transaction approvals on an as needed basis Implement a process for verifying record creation, storage, and organization as well as develop policies and procedures for the process. Within 12 months, you will: Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures, outlining firm policies, regulations and best practices Identify and utilize various internal (e.g. compliance team members, admin system, etc.) and external resources (e.g. training seminars, regulatory/ examiner websites and publications) to implement the requirements of applicable regulations Provide ongoing compliance review and guidance for development of new investment products and updates to existing product offerings What you will bring to Acorns: Series 7, 66, 24 licenses Bachelor's degree Excellence in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel Demonstrated Excellence with due diligence 3+ years recent experience working in Securities Industry, preferably in a compliance or operations role Knowledge and experience with securities and financial instruments Familiarity with SEC and FINRA regulations along with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Ability to learn proprietary web-based account services applications Ability to communicate effectively Strong analytical and organizational skills Effective verbal and written communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail and to work under pressure Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team in a fast-paced startup environment What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking an Operations Associate to own the implementation of our internal processes in coordination with our core partners.  You will act as the liaison between our internal operations teams and our external partners to test, develop, and iterate on our P&Ps and SOPs for day-to-day operations. You should have a passion working with all types of people, discipline and focus to process, and a “think outside of the box” attitude to scaling operations. Within 1 month, you will: Introduce yourself and become integrated with the Acorns team Introduce yourself to our partners and establish QBRs for those partners Gain a fundamental understanding of our process flows for money movement and account verification Within 6 months, you will: Build relationships with key partners, manage quarterly business reviews and daily KPIs, and the end-to-end partner integration process with limited to no issues Create end-to-end operational processes and focus on operations involving external partners Develop optimization methods for partnerships in collaboration with the project management and technical team Design processes and keep partners accountable in line with contract terms and SLAs Influence the selection and onboarding of new partnerships with Sourcing, Strategy, and Finance Within 12 months, you will: Work with partners to define and iterate new initiatives and features Guide external partners through regular reviews for continuous progress and improvement Work closely with Finance and Sourcing team to identify best partners Work with Analytics to provide insights across several data points to inform executive stakeholders in business decision making and improve operations What you will bring to Acorns: BS/BA in Business, Finance, Partner Operations or other related field 2+ years of partner management and/or operations experience   Analytical skills to develop reporting and tools to track operational and partner KPIs Previous experience building out operational processes Passion for driving measurable results Proficiency in Excel Ability to motivate and lead cross-functional initiatives across diverse teams Ability to convince stakeholders to implement operational improvements to achieve efficient results Capable of effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment Problem-solver with solution-oriented attitude Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal) Experience working in an Agile environment or prior start-up experience strongly preferred Passion for Acorns mission FinTech background About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.  Mission : With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking an Operations Acceptance Test Analyst to perform non-functional operator (OAT) test assurance for our new product releases. You will perform ongoing non-functional testing of business systems and integrations to ensure a successful product release. Within 1 month, you will: Introduce yourself and become integrated with the Acorns team. Interact with the project team to gain an understanding of the non-functional requirements and live infrastructure.   Gain a fundamental understanding of our process flows for money movement and account verification. Create a full testing plan in concert with product , engineering, and operations teams for the next four months of new products development. Within 6 months, you will: Complete testing of business processes and systems. Design testing scenarios and test cases that will demonstrate conformance to all functional and non-functional requirements, relative to the test level, as defined in business or technical specifications. Complete tasks related to the production of the test Plan, test cases, test scripts, and test data. Determine the results of the testing process and recommends solutions. Within 12 months, you will: Work with teams to define and iterate testing new initiatives and features. Interact with various departments to understand and fulfill business requirements as they relate to applications. Provide status to management and provide customers detailed descriptions of all modifications of software and hardware. Schedule and meet timelines/constraints to meet project commitments. Recommend and implement tools appropriate for achieving quality goals. What you will bring to Acorns: 2+ years previous testing experience in non-functional testing / Operational Acceptance Test (OAT) Experience utilizing testing methodology, analyzes testing requirements as the basis for developing testing scenarios for a test level to be executed on a project. Educated on best OAT practices, established tools, techniques, and technologies. Knowledge of JIRA for tracking defects found during testing. Experience working in an Agile environment or prior start-up experience. Understanding of business process flow and able to identify areas where systems could function properly from a systems and operations point of view. Strong in both manual and automation testing practices. Ability to communicate ideas and strategies. Knack for optimizing products and business flows. Driven to improve, personally and professionally. What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.  Mission : With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking an experienced Sr. Product Manager to help guide new products from conception to launch. This candidate will support the development of new education (or “Grow”) products and features for multiple platforms tied to Acorns’ strategic vision. This role reports to the Chief Education Officer and is based in New York City. Within 1 month, you will: Learn our product and development process. Onboard to our product management and development tools. Introduce yourself to stakeholders and each functional group you’ll be working with. Research and understand our customers and competition. Become familiar with our targets, strategy and vision for education on multiple platforms. Partner with cross-functional teams to define product requirements. Create and own specs and user stories. Within 6 months, you will: Support the ideation, technical development, and launch of new editorial and educational products and feature enhancements. Define and analyze key metrics to inform decision-making and measure success. Conduct user research and lightweight tests to scope and prioritize product initiatives. Within 12 months, you will: Work closely with all functional groups to define, release, measure and manage new products and feature enhancements across all clients. Represent your team and present new product ideas independently to our Chief Education Officer and other key stakeholders. What you will bring to Acorns: 3-5 years experience in product management, product design or equivalent consulting experience Ability to understand and synthesize complex requirements and turn them into clear specifications Knowledge of Agile software development process Highly effective judgment and interpersonal skills Ability to conceptualize, manage and prioritize multiple projects Detail-oriented approach and superior organizational skills Previous experience shipping and iterating on successful products Logical, conceptual data-driven thinking Highly effective communication skills and ability to liaise seamlessly between functional teams Previous experience at a startup and/or content publisher (preferred) What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Matching 401(k) Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is looking for a passionate user researcher to carry out research to help continue our mission of making saving and investing accessible and understandable. This role will be critical to ensure that we keep the customer at the center and never stop growing and improving as we look for ways to constantly optimize our current product and new products and features. The Sr. Researcher will work under the direction and mentorship of the VP of Experience and will work closely with the Product, Design and Engineering teams. The researcher should be able to coordinate and execute research with little or no supervision. Within 1 month, you will: Get to know the product, design and engineering team members Get to know the support team members and spend time with them to get up to speed from the front lines of how customers experience our app and the issues they commonly encounter Establish research gaps, resources needed, and begin to develop a research plan Begin to execute on a user testing and research plan Identify ways that user research can be leveraged to drive business value and our key metrics Within 6 months, you will: Work closely with the product and design teams to conduct user testing on new products and features Expand the breadth and depth of our user research and identify new methods and techniques to gain key insights Establish metrics to better drive product decisions with data Present information and findings at a company all hands meeting to evangelize user research and share with the company what is being worked on and accomplished Within 12 months, you will: Have a deep understanding of our product, our users. Who they are, what they love about Acorns and what they don’t Conduct hundreds of hours of user research to ensure that every part of Acorns has been tested, vetted and optimized Evangelize the results of user research throughout the organization to help everyone have a better understanding and empathy for our users Make a meaningful and measured impact on our product   What you will bring to Acorns: Bachelor’s degree required (branches of psychology, human computer interaction, human factors, marketing, communication, market research, or related field) 4+ years experience conducting user research for mobile or web apps; user testing, qualitative and quantitative research Experience working on customer centric consumer products Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) Good organizational and analytical skills Ability to translate research findings into actionable product improvements Adaptable and quick learner that enjoys tackling a large variety of problems Ability to conduct research with participants of all ages Passion for user research, apps and personal finance A natural curiosity that leads you to always wonder how and why people use our product in the way they do A thirst for constant learning and improvement What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience—one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with heart . Our heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Grow (grow.acorns.com) is looking for a versatile writer and producer with experience covering money topics—preferably in interesting, interactive and inventive ways. We’re a fast-growing site aimed at helping people build wealth—and build confidence managing every aspect of their financial lives. We’re dedicated to covering all things money and we’re published by the startup Acorns (though maintain editorial autonomy). You’ll work with our Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor to pitch and write about news and money topics for our site, newsletter and social channels, and help us create exclusive educational content available only to Acorns users. You’ll be joining a group of seasoned journalists and writers who’ve written for outlets like CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Mic and others. You’ll also help us build and publish content in our CMS. This position is part-time and based in our New York City office. What you’ll do: Pitch and write <500-word stories on money topics and breaking news. Pitch and write short, engaging educational copy for Acorns users. Identify money stories with an unusual bend or unique take. Write short posts with SEO targets in mind. Write engaging social gposts for Twitter and Facebook. Produce content in our custom CMS. What you’ve got: 2+ years of previous editorial writing experience Excellent research, reporting and writing skills Basic CMS experience Ability to produce clean content under deadline Ability to uncover new stories—and new angles on old topics A desire to present money advice in a way that’s not boring or patronizing (or been done 100 times before) Bonus points if you have… Experience writing popular content for a millennial audience Managed and grown social media accounts successfully (other than your own) A great sense of humor Hours and location are flexible, but you’d get a guaranteed minimum number of hours a month and, ideally, you’ll work out of our Manhattan office one day per week. Interested? Send us a resume and links to your best work. What we offer: Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns Grow Inc.: Acorns is the leading micro investing app in the U.S. It's easy-to-use, mobile-first technology makes it simple for anyone to set aside and invest life's spare money. Acorns allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and Blackrock). Customers grow their wealth in one of five portfolios constructed with help from world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. You can access Acorns simply and easily via the app for iPhone, Android or desktop. Visit Acorns.com for more. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
Jun 01, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking an ambitious Finance & Strategy Analyst to enable, inform and improve strategic and financial decision-making across the company. This role will work directly with the VP of Finance and Senior Director of Corporate Strategy & Development as well as teams throughout the organization, including product, engineering, marketing and operations. Within 1 month, you will: Introduce yourself to the organization Develop a deep understanding of the product, business model, and competitive landscape Within 6 months, you will: Develop and maintain relevant competitive landscapes Actively mine data from our SQL databases and use it to predict short-term and long-term trends for making strategic business decisions Work with internal groups to undertake ad hoc analysis of trends emerging in the business Within 12 months, you will: Develop, maintain and enhance financial models including annual budgets and forecasts Assist in monthly financial reporting and variance analysis of forecast/actuals and key KPIs Develop KPI frameworks to track team-specific and company-wide performance Conduct internal analysis on performance of the company’s different products and business units Support strategic decision making, which will include analytics initiatives such as financial modeling, go-to-market strategy, competitive analysis, channel performance measurement and partnership negotiations Create presentations that clearly articulate findings and next steps, and communicate those findings to key stakeholders across the Company What you will bring to Acorns: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or other relevant field Two or more years of relevant industry experience with financial modeling (e.g. investment banking, private equity, corporate finance, management/strategy consulting) Excellent proficiency in Excel Knowledge of SQL Outstanding analytical abilities. Successful candidates must be able to: a) get data from research or a data analytics query, b) analyze data, c) draw conclusions from analyses, and d) organize and present data in a logical manner Excellent communication skills and able to create compelling presentations and present information to peers and executives alike Detail oriented with a history of delivering quality work within deadlines Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership, comfortable working in a start-up environment Exceptional judgement and maturity, including an ability to execute independently and work with team members of all levels Basic understanding of the fintech landscape A strong passion for the Acorns mission What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and driven Technical Operations Manager. This position will lead a new Technical Operations team, responsible for Level 2 troubleshooting, managing support for tools and vendors for our cloud operations as well as customer support teams.  This will be a highly visible role that will develop and optimize our incident response process and strategy. The Technical Operations Manager will be responsible for supervising a group of technicians who are responsible for System Operations.  This group will handle Level 1 and Level 2 troubleshooting for many areas including:  Amazon Web Services, LAN/WAN Networking, Customer Support tools, Security, Wireless and VoIP.  Ensures that technical operations are in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Monitors performance of Infrastructure, and is expected to drive resolution of high-severity outages impacting IT Infrastructure.  Provide problem resolution for highly complex Infrastructure issues. Job Description: Create and supervise a 12x5 Technical Operations team and personnel. Hire, train, mentor and develop Level 1 / Level 2 technicians. Assign and manage the workload of support personnel, as well as escalate resource constraints to management. Develop and optimize Incident Response process, including monitoring, alerting and escalation processes. Coordinate incident management with key infrastructure vendors. Accountable for service restoration for every owned incident. Update and maintain documentation associated with processes and procedures (run books). Is subject to call 24 hours, 7 days a week. Job Requirements: Ability to work at a fast pace and under pressure in an entrepreneurial environment. Must have at least 3-5 years of experience as a NOC or IT manager in a 24x7x365 environment. Strong troubleshooting, process workflow and communication skills. Experience with process management and process improvement frameworks, such as ITIL and Six Sigma. Experience with incident management tools such as ServiceNow or Jira Service Desk Experience with incident notification tools such as OpsGenie or PagerDuty Ability to exercise independent judgment in planning, organizing, and performing network analytical tasks. Experience in a regulated industry. Must have very strong problem solving skills. Experience in supporting a cloud environment. Experience managing demanding deadlines, changing requirements, and working with limited resources or information High tolerance for ambiguity; ability to prioritize and multi-task independently Impeccable integrity, work ethic and commitment, positive "can-do" attitude Perks: Medical, dental and vision insurance Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches and an endless supply of snacks Stumptown cold brew coffee for the fearless Beautiful, chill office space with graffiti art Shiny, new MacBooks and iMacs Daily meditation break Corporate gym access Cool, smart people and strong sense of community About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Job Description: Translate business requirements for enhancements to a complex financial platform into scalable solutions Job Requirements: 3+ years of Ruby on Rails experience Proficient Ruby coding skills Familiarity with PostgreSQL API design and implementation experience Object oriented fundamentals (OOA, OOP, OOD) Understanding of basic algorithms and data structures TDD and BDD experience (e.g. using frameworks such as RSpec/Capybara) Experience in building high-performance, reliable and scalable services Knowledge of Agile development Preferred Qualifications: Financial Institution experience Contribution to Open Source project(s) Experience with building ruby gems or equivalent Experience with Amazon Web Services infrastructure (especially Docker!) Willingness to experiment with new technologies What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is  seeking a talented iOS application engineer that is passionate about iOS and Objective-C and thrives on solving complex engineering problems with simple, elegant solutions. Acorns provides an outstanding opportunity to take an active role in shaping an award-winning product working with our talented team of engineers, designers and investment industry experts who are obsessed with introducing investing to millions of people around the world through our revolutionary new investment platform. Job Description: Produce complex user interfaces and experiences for native iOS applications based on detailed UI/UX designs Integrate with in-house and third-party RESTful data APIs Analyze, debug and resolve application issues which affect the end-user experience Work with minimal supervision (and appropriate guidance) to extend and improve the Acorns native IOS application(s) working as part of an agile software development team Job Requirements: 3+ years of software development experience 2+ years of experience building native, data-driven iOS applications using Apple Xcode/Objective-C and/or Swift One (1) or more applications successfully deployed to the Apple App Store with multiple releases/updates Demonstrable skills and experience in implementing high-performance, dynamic UI programmatically using both conventional and autolayout strategies Experience implementing third-party SDKs on iOS (Social Media, Marketing/Crash Analytics, etc) Prior experience working with CoreData/NSManagedObject in a deployed application Solid understanding of Object Oriented (OO) application design and development, Cocoa Touch design patterns, algorithm design Experience working as part of an agile software development team including interaction with a source code repository (GitHub or SVN) Preferred Skills: Experience building native mobile applications on Android/Windows Phone SDKs or mobile web products using JavaScript/CSS/HTML5 Full-stack development experience in Ruby or Java, preferably on Amazon EC2/AWS infrastructure Database administration and development experience on any RDBMS platform using SQL Contribution to an open-source software project Knowledge and understanding of the basics of investing, modern portfolio theory, fundamental investment portfolio calculations What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is actively seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and driven Software Engineer. This position will reside in the Engineering group, which serves as the central development team for the company. The Data team is responsible for delivering a world class Analytics capabilities to serve millions of up-and-coming Acorns customers by streamlining and optimizing data processes on user behavior and complex financial data. In this role you will be a vital component to the success of our Engineering, Analytics, and Data Science teams. This is a full-time, direct hire position, working regular hours, located in Irvine, CA. This position will report to the Director of Data Engineering. Within 1 month, you will: Interface with various part of business , Products, Project Management, and Leadership. Be familiarized with toolsets and environments, given proper access to execute task . Understand data landscape and data flow and processes. Fix or enhance production data pipelines. Within 6 months, you will: Work with the engineering leadership team to align, establish and promote engineering-wide priorities, including new features, infrastructure, and tool building. Optimize performance of business-critical data process and identify and resolve data process issues. Develop new data pipeline for ingesting, integrating various heterogeneous data sources. Assist Data Science to integrate algorithms into a production environment. Assess level of effort on a project and deliver with internal and external teams. Propose and promote new way to solve a problem to gain efficiency and to scale. Within 12 months, you will: Contribute and execute on Acorns Data Roadmap. Author, propose and execute technical initiatives. Lead a junior level individual contributor. Lead setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization Define career path opportunities for development. What you will bring to Acorns: BA/BS from top-tier university 1+ years of Java/Scala/Python experience 3+ years of software engineering experience in an internet facing solution Object oriented fundamentals (OOA, OOP, OOD) Advanced understanding of SQL and database/data warehouse design concepts Setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization Experience with Test Driven Development Understand advanced algorithms and data structures Experience building API services Experience with AWS, Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka or Kinesis Experience in building high-performance, reliable and scalable services Experience in Agile Methodology What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a backend software engineer who has a passion for building robust, scalable, software and systems for customer focused financial products. Software engineers are responsible for translating high-level business requirements for new Acorns products and features into the services and data models that power them. They think critically about how to architect and build new components in a performant and scalable manner. As a backend software engineer, your typical week will involve collaborating with product and other engineering teams such as mobile, frontend, and QA to plan and create new features and infrastructure to build reliable and cohesive financial products. We're looking for experienced engineers that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively. Within 1 month, you will: Have the support of Acorns top engineering talent to learn how we do craftsmanship at Acorns Contribute to the team by owning issues and developing solutions to those issues Give back to the team by participating in peer reviews Deploy your code in production to millions of Acorns users Within 6 months, you will: Take full ownership of at least one feature, from requirements to implementation Identify areas for improvement and drive your vision for Acorns technology forward Contribute to and evangelize Acorns engineering culture Within 12 months, you will: Lead projects that involve cross-functional teams to build major new features. Define career path opportunities for the engineering team so that all engineers see paths for development. Help engineers identify the best direction for their growth and then coach them along their chosen path. What you will bring to Acorns: BS or MS in Computer Science, EE or equivalent experience Passion for self improvement and learning Ownership of the software you produce 1+ years of programming in a functional or object oriented language Understanding of design patterns Understanding of basic algorithms and data structures Understanding of working in an Agile Environment The ability to embody all of Acorns values: lead with heart, make bold decisions, always build trust, never stop growing, advance our society. A fresh vision for our technology roadmap. Bonus: Experience building/optimizing SQL queries Experience building Node.js applications Knowledge of CD best practices Experience coaching and mentoring other engineers What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a Sr. Front-end Engineer who has a passion for user experience and a background building rich, scalable, javascript web applications. Job Description: End-to-end ownership of design and implementation of product features Improve front-end codebase by developing a modular, performant, and maintainable Javascript web application Elevate front-end architecture design to increase developer velocity and drive growth through Acorns’ web platform Provide insight into front-end web development best practices; Drive decisions around framework and tool choices Build efficient and reusable front-end abstractions and systems; Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability Monitor, identify, and squash browser performance bottlenecks Work with cutting edge front-end technologies like Node.js, WebGL, Flux, React, SVG, ES6, Gulp, and Webpack Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders across the organization to produce a coherent product Job Requirements: BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience 5+ years developing and maintaining Front-end code on high-traffic web sites 5+ years of Javascript experience 3+ years of experience in a front-end framework Excellent understanding of software engineering fundamentals,  design patterns and OOP architecture Demonstrated eye for design and work samples Experience working on a large-scale production web application Experience with TDD and evangelistic about testing An eye and passion for beautiful and performant UI/UX Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with demanding deadlines in a team environment Bonus : Experience with Docker and AWS 1-2 years+ experience with a back-end language such as Ruby, Python or Java Ember.js (2.X+) Tape and Ava PostCSS with CSSModules Basscss AWS Lambda What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a QA Engineer who has a passion for helping create reliable, bug free user experience and a background writing automated integration tests. As a QA Engineer, your typical week would involve collaborating with product and the other various engineering teams to plan the build out test suites for new features. You will participate in product feature and architecture design reviews to identify concerns and risks early in the product life cycle . You will build and maintain tools and frameworks to support ongoing automated testing efforts on all supported mobile platforms and browser configurations. You will be developing and maintaining test plans, test cases, and automated tests to ensure sufficient test coverage of our mobile, web, and backend applications. You are not expected to have experience with all technologies listed in this posting. We're looking for experienced QA Engineer that love learning new technologies on the job, think creatively to solve complex problems, and enjoy working collaboratively. Within 1 month, you will: Learn the QA process and tools that the QA team uses Join your assigned feature development team and get up to speed with the current project Learn about Acorns products, features, and architecture Assist devs and QA with testing new features Updated or added your first automated test Within 6 months, you will: Understand QA process and tools Have knowledge of Acorns products, features, and architecture Take ownership of testing new features Develop and maintain automated tests for new and existing features Within 12 months, you will: Have deeper knowledge of Acorns products, features, and architecture Recommend and implement improvements to QA process and tools What you will bring to Acorns: 3+ years of experience as a QA Engineer or BS in Computer Science or related field Working knowledge of test methodologies, processes, and tools Experience programming in any of the following: Ruby, Python, Java, Scala, JavaScript Experience with Selenium or similar web browser automation frameworks Experience testing RESTful APIs Excellent analytical, problem-solving, multi-tasking, troubleshooting, and decision-making skills Must be self-directed, detail-oriented, and have excellent written & verbal communication skills Experience with Unix (Linux preferred) What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is actively seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented, and driven Software Engineer. This position will reside in the Engineering group, which serves as the central development team for the company. The Data team is responsible for delivering a world class Analytics capabilities to serve millions of up-and-coming Acorns customers by streamlining and optimizing data processes on user behavior and complex financial data. In this role you will be a vital component to the success of our Engineering, Analytics, and Data Science teams. This is a full-time, direct hire position, working regular hours, located in Irvine, CA. This position will report to the Director of Data Engineering. Within 1 month, you will: Interface with various part of business , Products, Project Management, and Leadership. Be familiarized with toolsets and environments, given proper access to execute task . Understand Analytics capabilities, challenges, data models and data sources. Fix or enhance production data pipeline from ingestion to Data Warehouse. Within 6 months, you will: Work with the engineering leadership team to align, establish and promote engineering-wide priorities, including new features, infrastructure, and tool building. Optimize performance of business-critical data process and identify and resolve data process issues. Partner with Analytics and Data Science to solve data quality, data lineage and data governance challenges. Work closely with data engineers to develop new data pipeline for ingesting, integrating various heterogeneous data sources. Assist Analytics to produce business critical metrics such as OKR and KPI. Assess level of effort on a project and deliver with internal and external teams. Propose and promote new way to solve a problem to gain efficiency to scale. Within 12 months, you will: Contribute and execute on Acorns Data Roadmap. Author, propose and execute technical initiatives. Lead a junior level individual contributor. Lead setting standards and best practices for a growing engineering organization Define career path opportunities for development. What you will bring to Acorns: BA/BS from top-tier university 3+ years of industry standard ETL tool experience 5+ years of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence supporting Analytics or Data Science Understand and implement Lambda Architecture and dimensional modeling Advanced understanding of SQL and database/data warehouse design concepts, and event system Experience with Test Driven Development Experience with AWS, Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka or Kinesis Strong experience in building high-performance, reliable and scalable data services Experience in Agile Methodology What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges.   About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android and acorns.com. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: Lead with heart Make bold decisions Always build trust Never stop growing Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Acorns is seeking a talented Android Developer that is passionate about Android and Java and thrives on solving complex engineering problems with simple, elegant solutions. Acorns provides an outstanding opportunity to take an active role in shaping an award-winning product working with our talented team of engineers, designers and investment industry experts who are obsessed with introducing investing to millions of people around the world through our revolutionary new investment platform. Job Description: Design and build advanced applications for consumer facing applications operating on the Android platform Use best practices to deliver high quality code; Unit-test code for robustness including edge cases, usability, and general reliability Implement new features and optimize existing ones from draft to implementation Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency Job Requirements: BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field 1-3 years experience developing native Android applications 5 years of experience in mobile or web application development Have at least one app published in the Google Play Store Knowledge of the Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques. Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, Go, Scala Experience working as part of an agile software development team including interaction with a source code repository (GitHub or SVN) Continuous integration considered a plus What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society
Acorns Irvine, CA, USA
May 31, 2018
Full time
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the revolution. Join a team of passionate and award winning designers helping millions of people save and invest for their future! As a Sr. Product Designer, you’ll help lead every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming the next great product innovation, to tweaking pixels, to optimizing a product after launch through user feedback and experiments. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product, interaction, and visual design skills. Candidates should be comfortable with taking ownership of their products and initiatives as well as work closely with stakeholders, engineers and other designers. Within 1 month, you will: Familiarize yourself with our brand, design language, existing products and future plans. You should be ready to hit the ground running in the first week! Getting to know the rest of the team and working with Product on designs and prototypes. Within 6 months, you will: Have worked with the whole team to ship multiple features and improvements to the our products, including experiments and optimizations. Created multiple prototypes, pitches and ideas for new products, features, improvements and experiments. Be ready to launch something big ;) Within 12 months, you will: Helped our customers earn millions of dollars through our products and partnerships. Helped us scale to thousands of brand partners. What you will bring to Acorns: 5+ years experience working on user centric product designs Experience working on customer centric consumer products Good interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) Experience designing for mobile devices Full knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and/or Sketch Good organizational skills Adaptable and quick learner that enjoys tackling a large variety of problems Passion for product design, apps and personal finance A natural curiosity that leads you to always wonder how we can make our products better for our customers A thirst for constant learning and improvement What we offer: Competitive salary and stock options A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family Unlimited paid time off Corporate gym access Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers. The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges. About Acorns: Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden , Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow. Mission: With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing. Values: 1. Lead with heart 2. Make bold decisions  3. Always build trust 4. Never stop growing  5. Advance our society