Interested in Fintech? Join our core team building the AI that will level the playing field for self-directed investors.
Investing isn't easy, but with zero commission trading and the popularity of cryptocurrencies and brokerages like Robinhood, people are entering the public markets in record numbers only to face a steep learning curve and stiff competition from big institutions spending millions on the latest investment technology. How can individuals keep up? That's where Propelor comes in.
We're levelling the playing field by using the latest AI technology to power an affordable portfolio management platform that narrows the investment knowledge gap. Users can link their portfolios, personalize an investment toolset and manage a portfolio (or many) with confidence.
We are looking for a natural builder who wants to join early at an exciting self-funded fintech startup that has traction. It's a great time to join, so please get in touch!
About The Role
At most companies, software developers follow routines like point tracking and grooming and are isolated from non-developers. At Propelor, we do things differently.
We believe in the original spirit of Agile, but follow a more light-weight product approach called ShapeUp across an integrated team. We don’t believe in distinguishing between the “dev team,” “product team” or “business team”, instead, those responsible for building our products are on the “build team”. We give people more trust, flexibility and responsibility to get things done, not less.
Each product cycle depends on having everyone aligned on what we want to build and how long it’s going to take. At that point, the build team self-organizes and manages their own schedules around the deliverable. We don’t get it right every time, but we find that giving people more control and freedom day-to-day leads to a better work life and more progress over time.
As the Principal Ruby Platform Engineer you’ll be working within our microservices architecture, based on the Rails framework and work in 4-6 week product cycles. As an open source guru, you’ll design and implement new systems, introduce new technologies, make calls, take ownership of the code and get things done.
You’re a developer at heart, but are also interested in the big picture and care a lot about users. You communicate clearly with colleagues, easily work across teams, and lend a helping hand when needed. You understand the importance of teamwork in building something bigger than yourself.
Here are some things we’ve worked on recently to give you a sense of what you’ll be doing day-to-day:
- Leveraged the power of Ruby proc to build a flexible classification methodology for investment securities
- Integrated StimulusJS with Rails to power fast asynchronous responses to user’s investing behaviors
- Built an API that connected user generated data with the data management platform
- Customized a component of our ETL platform that aggregates complex financial data to improve maintainability and reliability
Propelor is a privately held company. We own a network of financial media sites that we use to launch new products, learn from users and harden our core technology. We’re a small team with big ambitions and offer top notch salaries with benefits (health, dental, vision).
- Ruby on Rails
- Graph Database
Nice to Have Technology
- Machine Learning
- Natural leader
- Builder / Problem solver
- “Get things done” mentality
- Excellent communication
- Team player
- Attention to detail