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Full Stack Software Development Engineer 2



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

DriveWealth is a global B2B financial technology organization dedicated to democratizing access to financial independence around the world. Our mission is realized through an API-based platform, empowering our partners to offer seamless investing and trading experiences to clients worldwide, all from their mobile devices.

Our technology provides partners with a modern, extensible toolkit, enabling traditional investment workflows and innovative techniques like fractional share ownership. DriveWealth has evolved into a global platform offering trading of US equities, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income, and options.

We seek enthusiastic professionals to contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to our Brokerage-as-a-Service platform. Our culture blends the pace and opportunity of a tech start-up with the impact, stability, and significance of Wall Street. We encourage creativity and experimentation while ensuring institutional-grade execution and regulatory compliance in everything we do. We value diversity and inclusion, celebrating the unique differences of our employees as we scale and grow together. We’re guided by operating principles grounded in accountability, teamwork, integrity, and solutions built to scale. Join us!

About the Role

The Software Development Engineer 2 will work with our Core Trade and DriveWealth Institutional teams. You’ll be on a dynamic and productive team, building an ultra-high throughput and low latency trading system and the tools needed to run it. You’ll work with leading technologies to re-engineer our mission-critical trading stack to be industrial-grade. You’ll work hands-on across our Institutional team, directly with the business, quants, and our trade desk.

The proper candidate will have experience building applications and working in a highly-available and scalable environment. We seek someone who has exceptional attention to detail and values simplicity over complexity in code and communication. You will express your opinions confidently about what you create while also providing constructive feedback on things you haven't.

What You'll Do

  • Work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders, including trade desks, quants, product managers, risk, and compliance
  • Responsible for the technical design and delivery of new React/Typescript frontend and Java backend projects
  • Work with the Broker-Dealer operations and compliance teams to support and enhance the trading system
  • Work within your team to set and execute on specific goals and deliverables
  • Partner with business and technical leadership to imagine, develop, test, and launch web applications

What You'll Need

  • 3+ years experience with Typescript and a solid understanding of modern JavaScript features found in ES8+
  • Experience with React, TypeScript, WebSockets, RxJs, and/or other related technologies
  • Strong understanding of unit testing React applications with React Testing Library or a similar tool
  • Familiar with end-to-end testing using tools such as Playwright or Cypress
  • Experience in agile software development and production deployment
  • Passion for developing scalable, well-designed software
  • Ability to leverage experience to collaborate on UI design solutions
  • Experience with a 24x7, highly-available architecture
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills. An ability to explain technical concepts and designs understandably to a broad audience

Nice To Have, But Not Required

  • History of delivering user-driven software products at a high scale in a technology-first, rapid-growth company
  • Experience with core Java, multithreading, concurrency, GC
  • Knowledge of Java fundamentals, data structures, and best practices for modern software development
  • Understand how to write effective unit and integration tests with Gherkin syntax
  • Understanding of JMS and message brokers such as Kafka
  • Experience with POSTGRES database environments
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Understanding of FIX messaging fundamentals

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. DriveWealth is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Compensation package offerings are based on candidate experience and technical qualifications, as it relates to the role. These are identified and determined throughout your interviewing experience.

Please note
: this role is expected to come into our office on a cadence set by the Hiring Manager/Team.

New York, NY (Hybrid) Pay Range
$160,000$175,000 USD


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental Health and family planning services
  • Unlimited paid time off with ten observed holidays
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • $2,500 each year to invest in continued education and personal development
  • $75 a month in fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Company-provided phone
  • Hybrid work experience that allows for flexibility
  • For in-office employees, a daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks, and engaging office space in the Financial District

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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.