Senior Software Engineer (Front-end)

  • Acorns
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • May 31, 2018
Full time Developer JAVA Ruby on Rails

Job Description

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


  • 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.


With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.


  1. Lead with heart
  2. Make bold decisions
  3. Always build trust
  4. Never stop growing
  5. Advance our society