Backend Engineering Manager

  • Wealthfront
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Sep 26, 2018
Full time Developer JAVA

Job Description

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).


    • 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


    • 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.