Wealthfront

Wealthfront is the only automated financial advisor to offer the combination of financial planning, investment management and banking-related services exclusively through software. Because of this pure software model, the company has quickly become the automated advisor of choice among people in their 30s and 40s. Anyone with $500 can open a Wealthfront investment account which offers access to the company's unique PassivePlus® investment strategy and comprehensive automated financial planning service, Path. Wealthfront was launched by Andy Rachleff and Dan Carroll in December 2011 and currently manages about $10.5 billion.

Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Are you interested in building the flagship iOS app for the fastest growing automated investment service? Do you love creating smooth animations and delightful user interactions? We’re looking for excellent engineers who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people manage their investments. Responsibilities Build a world-class native iOS application Quickly ship delightful features and iterate on them to make them even better Work closely with frontend and backend engineers to design, build and test reusable REST APIs Collaborate with design to build delightful mobile experiences   Requirements 2-5 years of software engineering experience Familiarity with C, Objective-C or Swift Experience shipping an iPhone/iPad or Mac app to the App Store Excellent problem solving and communication skills Self-motivated and detail-oriented BS or MS in computer science, related field, or equivalent professional experience Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We have a goal: the more clients we have and the more information each of our clients shares with us, the better experience we can provide to all of our clients. To do this, we need to both scale our platform to handle our growing client base and deliver new features that take advantage of the increasing amount of information we have. Our data engineering team is at the center of this.   We’re looking for engineers excited to help scale our existing data infrastructure and build out new compute capabilities. This includes making tradeoffs between online, offline, and streaming architectures, as well as learning the product well enough to understand the impact these decisions will make on clients. What You'll Work On Data pipelining infrastructure:  Our data moves around a lot. We need it available for batch and real-time compute, and we need to expose it for use by both our backend platform and data analytics. Message brokers, key-value stores, and job schedulers are some tools our team works with. You’ll help identify improvements for our architecture, designing and implementing solutions to get data around more efficiently. Spark : As data engineers, we want to move fast, and we want our code to move fast as well. We have a batch compute platform using Spark, and we’ve recently built out a near-realtime platform using Spark Streaming. We are continuing to increase the performance of our data pipelines while simultaneously increasing the complexity of the jobs that run on top of them. You'll be expected to improve the infrastructure while you implement on top of it. Data quality : A model is only good if it is correct and built on recent data. We put a strong emphasis on data quality. We write unit tests to verify the functional correctness of each module and meta-tests to guard against common programming errors. Throughout our data pipelines we run automated sanity checks on live data, alerting if any data is stale or values fall outside of expected ranges.   What You Have 7+ years of software engineering experience Knowledge of the Spark/Hadoop ecosystem. Experience scaling a platform to handle a growing user base. We code in Java and Scala, familiarity with them is a plus. A BS in computer science or a related field. An MS or PhD is a plus.   Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Brokerage and Banking Platform - Help us build a service-oriented architecture that can handle hundreds of thousands of securities trades (worth hundreds of millions) every day without missing a beat. Just as AWS does for Amazon, our brokerage platform creates the foundation underlying our industry-leading financial products. We want you to help scale the platform 10x and then 10x again as we automate financial services into the future.   Financial Planning - Wealthfront engineers working within our financial planning area implement Path, which helps users plan and optimize their financial lives in an automated way. Path derives users’ financial histories and current situations from data that is pulled in from linked external accounts. This user data plus financial industry data are combined together within complex forward-looking simulations which allow our users to explore and understand what is needed to achieve their most important financial goals such as buying a home, paying for a child's college education, retirement, etc.   Onboarding - We help guide clients through the discovery of what Wealthfront is and working to provide the best possible experience as new clients go through our registration flow and ultimately funding their account by transparently informing them of what we're doing and what's happening to their money all the way until it's invested.   Financial Services - Wealthfront’s financial services help our clients achieve their financial goals. From the trading algorithms that power all of Wealthfront’s investment products and the Portfolio Line of Credit that lets you access cash easily, to the 529 college savings account that lets you start saving for your kids’ education, our engineers work with our research team to bring these innovative financial services to life. Responsibilities Design, implement, test and maintain backend components: application, data, infrastructure, analytics and deployment Design and build systems with automated instrumentation and monitoring Live and breathe resiliency and uptime Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase Requirements 6+ years of prior backend experience Expertise in Java or similar language (such as C++ or C#) Experience with online data stores (preferably MySQL) Experience with offline data stores (preferably Hadoop stack) a plus Experience with at least one scripting language Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing Deep understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Intern
Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).   Responsibilities Design, implement, test and maintain logic and components anywhere in the stack Design and build systems with automated instrumentation and monitoring Live and breathe resiliency and uptime Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase Requirements Expertise in Java or similar language (such as C++ or C#) Experience with online data stores (preferably MySQL) Experience with offline data stores (preferably Hadoop stack) a plus Experience with at least one scripting language Passion for agile, test-driven development Solid understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms Pursing BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics, or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.      About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We have a goal: the more clients we have and the more information each of our clients shares with us, the better experience we can provide to all of our clients. To do this, we need to both scale our platform to handle our growing client base and deliver new features that take advantage of the increasing amount of information we have. Our data engineering team is at the center of this.   We’re looking for engineers excited to help scale our existing data infrastructure and build out new compute capabilities. This includes making tradeoffs between online, offline, and streaming architectures, as well as learning the product well enough to understand the impact these decisions will make on clients.   WHAT YOU’LL WORK ON Data pipelining infrastructure:  Our data moves around a lot. We need it available for batch and real-time compute, and we need to expose it for use by both our backend platform and data analytics. Message brokers, key-value stores, and job schedulers are some tools our team works with. As a member of our team, you’ll work on solutions to help data get around more efficiently. Spark:  As data engineers, we want to move fast, and we want our code to move fast as well. We have a batch compute platform using Spark, and we’ve recently built out a near-realtime platform using Spark Streaming. We are continuing to increase the performance of our data pipelines while simultaneously increasing the complexity of the jobs that run on top of them. You'll be expected to improve the infrastructure while you implement on top of it. Data quality:  A model is only good if it is correct and built on recent data. We put a strong emphasis on data quality. We write unit tests to test the functional correctness of each module and meta-tests to guard against common programming errors. Throughout our data pipelines we run automated sanity checks on live data, alerting if any data is stale or values fall outside of expected ranges. WHAT YOU HAVE 1+ years in a software engineering experience Knowledge of the Spark/Hadoop ecosystem. We code in Java and Scala, familiarity with them is a plus. A BS in computer science or a related field. An MS or PhD is a plus. Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Are you interested in building the flagship iOS app for the fastest growing automated investment service? Do you love creating smooth animations and delightful user interactions? We’re looking for excellent engineers who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people manage their investments. Responsibilities Build a world-class native iOS application Quickly ship delightful features and iterate on them to make them even better Work closely with frontend and backend engineers to design, build and test reusable REST APIs Collaborate with design to build delightful mobile experiences Requirements 5+ years of software engineering experience Familiarity with C, Objective-C or Swift Experience shipping an iPhone/iPad or Mac app to the App Store Proven software architecture experience, leading major software efforts Excellent problem solving and communication skills Self-motivated and detail-oriented BS or MS in computer science, related field, or equivalent professional experience Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We recently launched a new user experience that lays the foundation for a future where Wealthfront is the only financial advisor our clients will ever need. To accomplish this, we redesigned and rebuilt our frontend architecture to deliver a dashboard that provides personalized advice and will ultimately be the center of our clients’ financial lives.   We’re looking for engineers who are excited to focus on product engineering across our frontend web server and client-side application and to contribute to other key parts of our infrastructure.  What You'll Work On Roswell: As frontend engineers, we collaborate with a world-class and highly technical design team. Through this collaboration, we developed Roswell, our UI toolkit and visual style guide for making beautiful and standards compliant online products. It is designed for modern web browsers and uses reusable React components, performant CSS animations and our SASS testing library, Sassaby. Desktop and Mobile Web Application:  We rely on a JRuby on Rails application to serve desktop and mobile web traffic. Some of the interesting challenges we’ve worked through include scaling to hundreds of concurrent requests with multi-threading on the JVM and using Java’s Reflection API to better facilitate communications with our backend services. Test, Build and Deployment Infrastructure: We deploy our frontend services multiple times per hour and are constantly scaling to support more users, services, and engineers, so we’re heavily invested improving this infrastructure. We ascribe significant value to i) tools and libraries that keep our automated tests reliable and fast and ii) stable build and deployment infrastructure that scales as we grow. Data Platform: We strive to make decisions using objective criteria and automate manual processes wherever possible. As such, frontend engineers frequently contribute to a range of projects on our data platform spanning from building frontend infrastructure operability dashboards and visualizing the results of A/B tests to gathering data to make informed product or technology decisions. What You Have 3+ years in a frontend engineering role Advanced knowledge of vanilla JavaScript Experience with Ruby on Rails or similar server-side framework (such as Express or Django) Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics, or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
DevOps at Wealthfront   Infrastructure automation is critical to the success of Wealthfront’s business. Our automation-first approach enables us to rapidly iterate by pushing code to production  multiple times an hour  and capture cost savings that will be passed along to our clients.   Wealthfront’s DevOps team adheres to the principle of “infrastructure-as-code” and brings strategic expertise for designing, implementing, maintaining, and improving our on-premise and cloud infrastructure.   We're a modern infrastructure engineering team, working with languages such as Ruby and Go. We leverage open source software such as MariaDB, NGINX, Jenkins, Chef, Kibana, and Grafana to deliver automated infrastructure to our clients and every member of the Engineering team. As a core member of the DevOps team you will: Design, implement, and deploy internal tools to accelerate productivity of the wider Engineering team Expand our continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines and orchestration tooling Identify and measure key infrastructure performance metrics and define service-level objectives (SLOs) Maintain our infrastructure by automating software deployment, infrastructure configuration, and database cluster management Design our next generation of infrastructure with goals of cost efficiency and improved performance Participate in our on-call rotation, minimizing spurious alerts through our proportional investment process Mentor junior members of the team and serve as an automation liaison to the wider Engineering team This role could be a fit if you have: Demonstrated experience with modern Linux systems and at least three years of experience running applications and services in production Systems-related software development experience in Go, Ruby, Python, Java or similar languages Promoted test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing Designed complex deployment orchestration workflows for production services and infrastructure Excellent cross-functional communications skills and a desire to both learn from and educate your peers A BS or MS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent professional experience Once you join, Wealthfront will: Pair you with a 1:1 mentor to guide you through our structured onboarding program Encourage you to lead projects which match your professional goals Support your professional development by providing feedback during weekly 1:1s and during our bi-annual reviews Give you autonomy so you can be a happy and successful member of our team Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront   Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. Wealthfront has engineered a platform which continuously delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
DevOps at Wealthfront   Infrastructure automation is key to the success of Wealthfront’s business. Our automation-first approach enables us to rapidly iterate by pushing code to production  multiple times an hour  and deliver cost savings that will be passed along to our clients.   Wealthfront’s DevOps team adheres to the principle of “infrastructure-as-code” and brings strategic expertise for designing, implementing, maintaining, and improving our infrastructure.   We're a modern infrastructure engineering team, working with languages such as Ruby and Go. We leverage open source software such as Chef and Jenkins to bring automated testing and continuous integration to our areas of expertise, such as our Networking infrastructure. As a core member of the DevOps team you will: Manage our physical data center server and networking hardware, topology, and connectivity. Tune our MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server clusters, optimizing performance, reliability, and availability ensuring ongoing data integrity. Identify and measure key infrastructure performance metrics and define service-level objectives (SLOs). Maintain our infrastructure by automating traditional sysadmin tasks of hardware provisioning, cluster management, software deployment, and network configuration. Design our next generation of infrastructure with goals of decreasing costs and improving performance. Participate in our on-call rotation, minimizing spurious alerts through our proportional investment process. Mentor junior members of the team and serve as an automation liaison to the wider Engineering team. This role could be a fit if you have: Been involved with managing production data center environments, including hardware provisioning, network device configuration, and capacity planning. Demonstrated experience with modern Linux or Windows systems and at least three years of experience running applications and services in production. Systems-related software development in Go, Ruby, Python, Java or similar languages. Evangelized test-driven development, continuous integration, and automated testing. Exposure to running modern relational databases in production. Excellent communications skills and collaborated on cross-functional projects. A desire to both learn from and educate your peers. BS or MS in Computer Science, related field, or equivalent professional experience. Once you join, Wealthfront will: Pair you with a 1:1 mentor to guide you through our onboarding program. Encourage you to lead projects which match your professional goals. Support your professional development by providing feedback during weekly 1:1s and during our bi-annual reviews. Give you autonomy so you can be a happy and successful member of our team. Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. Wealthfront has engineered a platform which continuously delivers highly personalized  advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We’re looking for senior engineers to join our new API Platform team. This team owns and operates the services that sit at the core of our product experience and serves to accelerate the distribution of Wealthfront’s products and services across multiple platforms. API Platform engineers partner with backend and frontend engineers and are responsible for building and maintaining the interface, services and tools upon which client facing applications rely. The team maintains its own roadmap and is empowered to make the strategic and technical decisions to drive successful outcomes.   You would be a great fit for this role if you appreciate simple and intuitive software design, have the the self-direction to identify, design and lead greenfield projects and are fulfilled by working cross-functionally to make other teams more productive. Responsibilities Lead all phases of the software development lifecycle (planning, design, implementation, deployment and monitoring) to build API infrastructure Collaborate with frontend, mobile and backend teams on requirements and solutions to ship new features Live and breathe resiliency and uptime Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase Requirements 4+ years of engineering experience working across multiple platforms and environments BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field Expertise in Java or similar language (such as Scala, C++ or C#) Experience with at least one scripting language Deep knowledge of API design principles and best-practices (HTTP, caching, resiliency, RPC, REST and client-driven development) Experience building public-facing APIs Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing Demonstrated leadership and mentorship experience Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Brokerage and Banking Platform - Help us build a service-oriented architecture that can handle hundreds of thousands of securities trades (worth hundreds of millions) every day without missing a beat. Just as AWS does for Amazon, our brokerage platform creates the foundation underlying our industry-leading financial products. We want you to help scale the platform 10x and then 10x again as we automate financial services into the future.   Financial Planning - Wealthfront engineers working within our financial planning area implement Path, which helps users plan and optimize their financial lives in an automated way. Path derives users’ financial histories and current situations from data that is pulled in from linked external accounts. This user data plus financial industry data are combined together within complex forward-looking simulations which allow our users to explore and understand what is needed to achieve their most important financial goals such as buying a home, paying for a child's college education, retirement, etc.   Onboarding - We help guide clients through the discovery of what Wealthfront is and working to provide the best possible experience as new clients go through our registration flow and ultimately funding their account by transparently informing them of what we're doing and what's happening to their money all the way until it's invested.   Financial Services - Wealthfront’s financial services help our clients achieve their financial goals. From the trading algorithms that power all of Wealthfront’s investment products and the Portfolio Line of Credit that lets you access cash easily, to the 529 college savings account that lets you start saving for your kids’ education, our engineers work with our research team to bring these innovative financial services to life. Responsibilities Design, implement, test and maintain backend components: application, data, infrastructure, analytics and deployment Design and build systems with automated instrumentation and monitoring Live and breathe resiliency and uptime Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase Requirements 3+ years of prior backend experience Expertise in Java or similar language (such as C++ or C#) Experience with online data stores (preferably MySQL) Experience with offline data stores (preferably Hadoop stack) a plus Experience with at least one scripting language Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing Deep understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Are you interested in building the flagship Android apps for the fastest growing automated investment service? We're looking for extraordinary engineers who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people handle their investments.   Responsibilities Build a premier native Android application Lead cross-functional projects Work with frontend and backend engineers to design, build and test reusable REST APIs Collaborate with design to build delightful mobile experience Requirements 5+ years of software engineering experience Experience shipping an Android app to Google Play Experience writing unit tests and testable code Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills BS or MS in computer science, related field, or equivalent professional experience Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Wealthfront's  vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions). Responsibilities Collaborate with other functional teams (product management, design, customer service) Monitor team productivity, remove roadblocks, identify and implement improvements to our process Promote success for team members along their career path at Wealthfront Facilitate the exchange of information among all Wealthfront employees in a systematic manner Lead effective organizational improvement within our hyper-growth company Combine data-driven process and human empathy to iteratively develop and assess our collective teams and individual team members Evaluate technical abilities of individual engineers, in order to match them with projects which demonstrate their strengths and stretch them to grow Provide technical mentorship and training to engineers building distributed systems in Java Partner with Recruiting to build well-rounded, effective, and inclusive engineering teams Requirements B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience, 4+ years engineering experience (post-degree) and at least 2 years of leadership experience Experience shipping consumer Internet products as an individual contributor Recent hands-on coding experience in Java Track record of leading productive engineering teams Experience hiring, mentoring, coaching and developing top engineering talent Understanding of successful team dynamics and how your role as a manager fits into this process Passionate about collaborative problem solving Eagerness to solve challenging problems Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Brokerage and Banking Platform - Help us build a service-oriented architecture that can handle hundreds of thousands of securities trades (worth hundreds of millions) every day without missing a beat. Just as AWS does for Amazon, our brokerage platform creates the foundation underlying our industry-leading financial products. We want you to help scale the platform 10x and then 10x again as we automate financial services into the future.   Financial Planning - Wealthfront engineers working within our financial planning area implement Path, which helps users plan and optimize their financial lives in an automated way. Path derives users’ financial histories and current situations from data that is pulled in from linked external accounts. This user data plus financial industry data are combined together within complex forward-looking simulations which allow our users to explore and understand what is needed to achieve their most important financial goals such as buying a home, paying for a child's college education, retirement, etc.   Onboarding - We help guide clients through the discovery of what Wealthfront is and working to provide the best possible experience as new clients go through our registration flow and ultimately funding their account by transparently informing them of what we're doing and what's happening to their money all the way until it's invested.   Financial Services - Wealthfront’s financial services help our clients achieve their financial goals. From the trading algorithms that power all of Wealthfront’s investment products and the Portfolio Line of Credit that lets you access cash easily, to the 529 college savings account that lets you start saving for your kids’ education, our engineers work with our research team to bring these innovative financial services to life. Responsibilities Design, implement, test and maintain backend components: application, data, infrastructure, analytics and deployment Design and build systems with automated instrumentation and monitoring Live and breathe resiliency and uptime Consistently improve maintainability and stability of the codebase Requirements 1-3 years of prior backend experience Expertise in Java or similar language (such as C++ or C#) Experience with online data stores (preferably MySQL) Experience with offline data stores (preferably Hadoop stack) a plus Experience with at least one scripting language Real passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing Deep understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, math, physics or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
Our mission is pretty simple: we believe that everyone deserves access to sophisticated financial advice. Over the past five years, Wealthfront has built a technology company focused on re-architecting the finance industry, and along the way we’ve created a new category known as automated investment services (aka ‘robo-advisors’, but truth be told we’re fairly light on robots). What that actually means is we build software that enables us to democratize access to services typically reserved for the ultra-wealthy, and through automation we can deliver those services to investors at an incredibly low cost. And it’s working; we have clients across the country who trust us with over $7 billion in assets -- and we’re just getting started!   Are you interested in building the flagship Android apps for the fastest growing automated investment service? We're looking for extraordinary engineers who are passionate about designing and delivering incredible user experiences that will revolutionize the way people handle their investments.   Responsibilities Build a premier native Android application Work with frontend and backend engineers to design, build and test reusable REST APIs Collaborate with design to build delightful mobile experience Requirements 2 years of software engineering experience Experience shipping an Android app to Google Play Experience writing unit tests and testable code Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills BS or MS in computer science, related field, or equivalent professional experience Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
As a Senior Data Scientist in Wealthfront’s Research organization, you’ll be responsible for improving the quality of our decisions using data and the scientific method. Your work will generate tools and insights that inform product and business decisions throughout the company and across the product lifecycle, from ideation and research to launch and iteration. You will mentor and collaborate with your data science colleagues with a focus on technical skills and career development. We are fortunate to work with experienced product managers and engineers that have worked on products at companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter and Apple. This is an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced operators in the startup world and to further an important and meaningful mission. What you'll do Work closely with cross-functional teams of product managers and engineers, translating open-ended business issues into data questions, identifying practical approaches to answer them, and carrying out timely and well-documented analyses that influence our product and company strategy Formally mentor junior colleagues and provide technical guidance to the team Continuously look for, and execute upon, opportunities to improve the quality of our data, infrastructure and products Understand and communicate a data-driven picture of our clients, product and business (and their interaction) to the company Promote the automation of repetitive tasks and the creation of tools over ad hoc analyses, making your insights available to anyone that can benefit from them What we're looking for: You subscribe to Wealthfront’s values and mission and can articulate the reasons why, and have an understanding of our product, business model and key metrics 6+ years of experience operating successfully within a world-class data science team or academic program Ability to access, munge, visualize, and model datasets with minimal engineering support, and communicate your results clearly, both verbally and in writing A firm foundation, rooted in experience, of the basic tool-box of regression and classification models, as well as causal inference, experimental design and time series modeling You can effectively prioritize and objectively edit your own work You care about producing reproducible work and have picked up tools to this end You enjoy mentoring others on subjects such as causal inference, experimental design, data visualization or behavioral psychology You have built something first hand that you’re proud of You are currently learning something outside of your immediate line of work Programming competency in R, SQL and Scala is a plus BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, mathematics, economics or related field Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront   Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We are seeking a Quantitative Researcher to join the Research team at Wealthfront. The primary responsibility of the role is to investigate and develop proprietary, automated investment strategies addressing our clients' various investment problems. Your focus will span topics related to asset allocation, portfolio construction (taxable and non-taxable), investment vehicle selection, tax efficiency, optimization, trade execution, behavioral finance, as well as, risk modeling and risk tolerance assessment. Successful candidates will combine an ability to derive and apply quantitative models to the empirical analysis of financial and client data. Code and models are the way we express insights and analysis, thus you need to be comfortable working with large datasets and writing significant amounts of R code. Responsibilities Develop portfolio optimization models and investment algorithms Build reproducible backtests for proposed models / algorithms Conduct empirical statistical analysis / modeling on relevant data and develop actionable insights Contribute to the development of research infrastructure for modelling, optimization, backtesting, analytics, and data management, to ensure an efficient and robust research process Investigate, identify, and acquire internal / external datasets Collaborate with other teams (engineering, product, design, marketing, and compliance) to commercialize new products and ongoing enhancements to existing products Requirements PhD degree in Operations Research. Candidates from related disciplines with a strong focus on quantitative analysis (e.g. finance / economics, statistics) are also encouraged to apply Experience analyzing complex data and building statistical models Strong background in econometrics / statistics; experience with optimization desired Programming competency in R and / or Matlab and / or Python Programming competency in SQL preferred Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate technical content to an audience with varied backgrounds Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront   Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We are seeking a Quantitative Researcher to join the Research team at Wealthfront. The primary responsibility of the role is to investigate and develop proprietary, automated investment strategies addressing our clients' various investment problems. Your focus will span topics related to asset allocation, portfolio construction (taxable and non-taxable), investment vehicle selection, tax efficiency, optimization, trade execution, behavioral finance, as well as, risk modeling and risk tolerance assessment. Successful candidates will combine an ability to derive and apply quantitative models to the empirical analysis of financial and client data. Code and models are the way we express insights and analysis, thus you need to be comfortable working with large datasets and writing significant amounts of R code. Responsibilities Develop portfolio optimization models and investment algorithms Build reproducible backtests for proposed models / algorithms Conduct empirical statistical analysis / modeling on relevant data and develop actionable insights Contribute to the development of research infrastructure for modelling, optimization, backtesting, analytics, and data management, to ensure an efficient and robust research process Investigate, identify, and acquire internal / external datasets Collaborate with other teams (engineering, product, design, marketing, and compliance) to commercialize new products and ongoing enhancements to existing products Requirements PhD degree in finance / economics. Candidates from related disciplines with a strong focus on quantitative analysis (e.g. operations research, statistics) are also encouraged to apply Experience analyzing complex data and building statistical models Strong background in econometrics / statistics; experience with optimization desired Programming competency in R and / or Matlab and / or Python Programming competency in SQL preferred Strong presentation skills and ability to communicate technical content to an audience with varied backgrounds Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront   Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
We are seeking a quantitative analyst / data scientist to join the Quantitative Research team at Wealthfront. The primary responsibility of the role is to investigate and develop proprietary, automated investment strategies addressing our clients' various investment problems. Your focus will span topics related to asset allocation, portfolio construction, optimization, tax efficiency, trade execution, behavioral finance, and will afford you the opportunity to work with a proprietary dataset spanning the investments of hundreds of thousands of clients.  Successful candidates will combine an ability to derive and apply quantitative models to the empirical analysis of financial and client data. Code and models are the way we express insights and analysis, thus you need to be comfortable working with large datasets and writing significant amounts of R code. Responsibilities Build reproducible backtests for proposed models / algorithms Contribute to the deployment and implementation of differentiated investment services Contribute to the development of infrastructure for modelling, optimization, backtesting, analytics, and data management Investigate, identify, and acquire internal / external datasets Collaborate with other teams (engineering, product, design, marketing, and compliance) to commercialize new products and ongoing enhancements to existing products Requirements BS or Masters Degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or computer science (or a related quantitative discipline). If you are thinking about doing a PhD someday, chances are you’ll love our team. Experience analyzing complex data and building statistical models Programming proficiency in R or Python (you have written massive amounts of code, employing revision control, and testing) Programming competency in SQL preferred Bonus Points Programming competency in Java, Scala Experience with AWS cloud computing technologies Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.     About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized  advice and services  including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions).
Wealthfront Redwood City, CA, USA
Sep 26, 2018
Full time
At Wealthfront we help people achieve their most important life goals, like retiring early, buying that awesome house they’ve always wanted, sending their kid to college, or taking time off to travel. Our clients are largely millennials — they're educated and ambitious individuals who define success in their own terms and are turned off by the traditional financial industry. We’re inspired by their stories and the unconventional paths they’ve taken. As we raise more awareness, build trust, and grow our business, we need to engage our clients (and prospects) in the environments they flock to every day.   That’s why we’re looking for an experienced Social Media & Community Manager to join our marketing team. You will play an essential role in building and scaling Wealthfront’s social media marketing efforts. This is an exciting opportunity to be both an architect and a storyteller. As a builder, you’ll get to develop our social media strategy, manage our current channels, and launch new ones. As a creator, you’ll partner with our content, communications, and design team to create engaging content that helps grow our audience and elevate our brand.   The ideal candidate is a collaborative, highly creative and data-driven strategist. You should have experience building a consumer brand presence on social media, with a knack for promoting delightful content experiences using multimedia and measuring its effectiveness. You should have a strong interest in personal finance, but more importantly be a trend spotter who is passionate about all things social and community building, with a finger on the pulse of new social features, listening tools, and trends. If this sounds like an exciting challenge, we want to hear from you!   This role reports into the Director of Content Marketing. Responsibilities Manage the planning, development and day-to-day execution of Wealthfront’s existing social channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc. while identifying new and relevant channels for our brand Lead community engagement across key social channels, helping to drive conversation around personal finance topics while also managing direct client questions posted through social Work across marketing to build a social content calendar that aligns with key editorial, communications, and product launch initiatives Identify relevant ways for Wealthfront to join seasonal and event conversations, as well as respond to news that is relevant to our clients Build and execute multimedia content campaigns, working cross-functionally with Wealthfront’s design team and freelancers/contractors Work with the marketing analytics manager to develop performance targets and measurement tactics, and articulate key insights, trends, and learnings to marketing team and company stakeholders Requirements 4-5 years social media marketing experience, preferably for an established consumer brand with an active community Creative copywriting experience, with a knack for embodying a brand’s voice and tone An eye for design, with the ability to storyboard and collaborate closely with visual merchandising designers A passion for educating people around personal finance, as well as the company’s mission and vision (not required, but huge plus if you have experience working for a personal finance brand) Content development skills, including producing and/or managing the production of visual and video assets Experience with developing and executing social partnerships Influencer marketing experience, either directly managing or working on influencer campaigns Experience working with social scheduling, monitoring, and A/B testing tools (Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Naytev, etc.) An understanding of using paid marketing to expand reach on social Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.   About  Wealthfront Wealthfront’s vision is to optimize and automate our clients' finances exclusively through software. We've engineered a platform that delivers highly personalized advice and services including investment management, financial planning, and personal banking.   Wealthfront employees enable our clients to achieve their financial goals by developing sophisticated algorithms and investment strategies, intuitive user experiences and scalable infrastructure to continuously deploy mission-critical code. Join us as we help clients create their roadmap to financial freedom and scale from $11 billion in assets under management to trillions (yes, trillions