Lead Front End Engineer

| Greater LA Area
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Altruist is an LA fintech company on a mission to make financial advice fair for everyone. We’re hiring a talented front end developer with a passion for startup culture. If you have a background in fintech with an understanding of the complexities around security, high availability, and accuracy of building systems, we’re especially excited to hear from you.

Our team is solving a huge problem that requires big-picture thinkers who are motivated to make a real difference through their work.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with product, design, and business teams to clearly understand requirements and turn them into technical design
  • Present designs to the technology team with clear breakdowns of tasks and deliverables
  • Lead with engineering best practices and make decisions based on definable metrics
  • Define the architecture for systems with a clear vision for both short- and long-term business needs
  • Promote a culture of quality, accountability, autonomy, and open communication across teams
  • Coach and mentor junior developers and take responsibility for meeting deadlines for your team’s deliverables
  • Lay the foundation of our brokerage platform that processes billions of dollars in investments and transactions annually
  • Uphold strong levels of integrity for accuracy, data quality, and uptime — we are dealing with real people's money, and we take that seriously

Minimum requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience building high-quality, secure presentation layers for serving real-time data-intensive applications.
  • Proven technical leadership in front-end web languages (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript), with experience in driving cutting-edge web systems at scale.
  • Hands-on experience in building applications and services using React/Redux, Node.js.
  • Strong experience in implementing complex UIs that leverage RESTful JSON and GraphQL APIs.
  • Experience with JavaScript testing tools (React Testing Library).

Skills and qualifications:

  • A strong sense of ownership in the products and services that you build.
  • Ability to make choices between build, buy vs leveraging open source technologies for solving product/business problems.
  • Expert in designing modular UI components on the front end using an atomic design structure.
  • Deep knowledge of multiple browser engine rendering architecture
  • High attention towards performance optimizations, system scalability, availability and site stability.
  • Opinion on responsive design techniques, progressive enhancement, and experience driving these techniques in a large team.
  • High attention to detail in maintaining design integrity throughout the Agile/Kanban development lifecycle.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills for interacting persuasively with product/design/business stakeholders.
  • Proven experience solving complex business problems in a scalable manner.


Why Us:

At Altruist, you’ll work with a talented group of hungry creators looking to disrupt our industry. You’ll be given the freedom to do your best work alongside down-to-earth developers, designers, and thinkers who are at the leading edge of their discipline.

We offer top-of-the-line health benefits, 401(k) with employer match, a competitive salary, and a flexible schedule including unlimited vacation time. You’ll join on the ground floor and have the opportunity to make your mark and have a real say in how we build products. Our office is located in the heart of Venice on Abbot Kinney.

You’ll join a proven founding team that is backed by one of the most storied VCs in the US: Venrock. Together, we’re going to try to fix the broken parts of finance and investing.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SketchDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • SendGridEmail

Location

Per GQ & Forbes magazine, "The coolest street/block in America." Abbot Kinney Blvd. The beach is also just a 15-minute walk away.

An Insider's view of Altruist

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is relaxed and welcoming. We check our egos at the door and focus on producing great work together. Collaboration is paramount. While we're flexible, down-to-earth, and provide plenty of autonomy—we're also extremely motivated and hard-working. Altruist has a huge opportunity to make a big impact and we're dedicated to making it happen.

John

Head of Design

What does your typical day look like?

Our team has a collaborative spirit while also taking ownership of our areas of expertise. The environment at Altruist requires us to be flexible as we build our technology for our clients. Maintaining a balance between these multiple aspects is both challenging and fulfilling. I genuinely feel empowered and responsible to make an impact.

Gokul

Quantitative Researcher

What's something quirky about your company?

Let’s just say that I don’t dread Mondays anymore. People genuinely want to be here! Coming to work is like coming to hang out with great friends, and together we are building something that will help a lot of people. The days tend to fly by, and in the heart of Venice, there is never a dull moment!

Shabana

Marketing Manager

What are Altruist Perks + Benefits

Altruist Benefits Overview

Office on Abbot Kinney, 401k with 4% company match, stock options, unlimited PTO, free snacks/beverages, dog friendly office, flexible schedule, community volunteering, monthly lunch & learns, fun work environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Altruist loves to volunteer in our communities. We have participated in beach clean-ups and looking to get involved with local charities, animal shelters and helping the homeless.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Altruist offers stock options with a 4 year vesting schedule.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Altruist provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 20 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Altruist offers commuter benefits for transit and parking. Altruist will deposit $100 each month towards your commuter benefits.
Stocked Kitchen
You want it, we probably have it. :)
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday.
Parking
We offer employees flexible commuter benefits up to $100/mo, to be used however best for each team member.
Pet Friendly
Altruist pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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