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Backend Engineer

Posted on 12/14/2022



201-500 employees

Automated investment and financial planning services


Compensation Overview

$142k - $169kAnnually

Junior, Mid


Software Engineering
Required Skills
Apache Spark
  • Note: This role has the option to be based in Palo Alto CA, Boston MA, or remote (U.S)
  • You have 1-3 years of experience in developing backend components, services or APIs in Java or a similar language. You demonstrate knowledge and understanding of distributed systems and functional programming paradigms. You have knowledge of SQL and experience working with online data stores (ideally something like MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server but NoSQL is okay)
  • You have passion for agile, test-driven development, continuous integration and automated testing. You also have a passion for working on platforms and backend systems that have measurable business impact and like working in a fast paced cross functional environment
  • You have either a BS or MS in computer science or related field
  • We are looking for backend engineers to join our core product development teams. You'll work with other engineers to design and build new features or enhance existing features. This work will add capabilities to the various backend systems and services that support Wealthfront's products, and will be done with automated instrumentation and monitoring to require minimal operational maintenance
  • You'll help improve the maintainability and stability of our codebase by fixing issues and adding necessary enhancements to our existing backend systems. You'll ensure that mission critical backend systems and services operate smoothly in production by triaging and resolving operational issues as part of a team of on-call engineers. You'll proactively identify opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
  • Additionally, you might play a part in evolving the engineering organization by participating in recruiting activities such as interviewing and attending career fairs and providing mentorship to other engineers on the team
  • Pair you with a mentor who will guide you through our structured onboarding program
  • Encourage you to work on projects that match your professional goals
  • Support your professional development by providing feedback during weekly 1:1s and our semi-annual reviews
  • Provide you autonomy so you can be a happy and successful member of our team
Desired Qualifications
  • While not required, experience working with Spark pipelines is a plus along with knowledge of an ORM technology such as Hibernate. Another plus is working with a dependency injection framework (one of Guice, Spring, Pico, Dagger)

Wealthfront offers a suite of financial products, including a high-yield cash account, tax-optimized portfolios, automated bond portfolios, and zero-commission stock investing, leveraging software to provide high-yield savings, diversified ETF and bond ETF investing, and low-cost loans to help users build long-term wealth.

Company Stage

Series G

Total Funding



Palo Alto, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Free lunches, snacks, coffee

Receive 1:1 mentorship

Caltrain pass, an additional transportation stipend, and relocation bonuses

Monthly wellness reimbursement

Discretionary time off policy and offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage