Staff Fullstack Engineer, Experience



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

About Altruist

Altruist is a fast growing fintech company that's transforming the financial advice industry. Our mission is to make financial advice better, more affordable, and accessible to everyone. We’re a modern custodian built exclusively for registered investment advisors (RIAs). As we disrupt legacy custodians and revolutionize the $100T RIA market, we're seeking exceptional individuals to join our team. If you embody our core values of kindness, brilliance, and grit, and are passionate about making a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you!

About the position

Altruist is a hyper-growth fintech company on a mission to make financial advice better, more accessible, and affordable. It’s building a revolutionary platform that reduces barriers to entry into wealth creation and management for financial advisors and their clients. Using Altruist, advisors can work more efficiently and reduce costs, enabling them to help more people.

The Experience team is a newly-formed group of engineers, designers, QA, and Product with two responsibilities. First, it ensures the highest quality user experience for advisors' clients on the Altruist platform, managing both the client mobile and web app code bases. Second, it spearheads product initiatives that impact all facets of the advisor platform. Its areas of ownership include the design system, enhancing developer productivity, and implementing horizontal features like search. The team operates with well-defined goals, KPIs, and strong support from the entire company.

If you're passionate about your craft and are looking for big, meaningful problems to solve, then you'll love what we're doing.

What you’ll do

  • Work with Product, and Design to refine requirements and turn them into high-quality product launches
  • Work with Product and your manager to create half-year project roadmaps
  • Lead the definition, development, and adoption of web platform initiatives in alignment with team KPIs
  • Work on both the front-end and the presentation layer of the back-end
  • Coach and mentor junior developers and take responsibility for meeting deadlines for your team’s deliverables
  • Lead with engineering best practices and make decisions based on definable metrics
  • Promote a culture of quality, accountability, autonomy, and open communication across teams

What you’ll bring

  • 8+ years of front-end development experience with React or equivalent
  • 4+ years of back-end development experience with Node.js or equivalent
  • Fluency in writing technical documentation and in seeking feedback and alignment
  • Experience building front-end features in a modular and scalable fashion
  • Experience with GraphQL and Git
  • Experience building, testing, and deploying React applications to production.
  • Experience using application monitoring tools like New Relic/Data Dog to keep error rates low and ensure high uptime for all of our systems
  • Strong understanding of responsive design principles and experience implementing them
  • Experience maintaining code quality by measuring unit/integration tests, as well as other critical code quality metrics
  • Experience in the CI/CD world and the ability to use it without causing a negative impact on our business or end user's experience

What You’ll Get

At Altruist, you'll partner with a talented group of creators working relentlessly to disrupt an antiquated system primed for radical change. You'll have the freedom to do your best work alongside down-to-earth professionals at the forefront of their disciplines and the opportunity to make a real impact through your contributions. As an early team member at a game-changing, growing company, you'll have a significant influence on how we deliver on our mission.

Altruist believes the best work comes from a happy team who's continually encouraged to grow and develop their expertise.

We take pride in our culture, built on a foundation of mutual respect and transparency, and rooted in our three core values:

Kindness: The equal and kind treatment of all is of foremost importance to us, and we continually strive to bring diversity in thought and background to our team to strengthen our company.

Brilliance: Constantly striving to better your craft and broaden your boundaries through consistent learning and growth.

Grit: Our team is driven, has a bias towards action, and an insatiable appetite for getting things done to bring us closer to realizing our mission.


  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Premium Healthcare, Dental, and Vision insurance plans
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
  • Flexible paid time off

Total compensation includes a competitive benefits package along with equity in the form of Stock Options (ISOs). A salary offer will be determined by a number of factors including experience, skill level, internal pay equity, geographic location, and other relevant business considerations. We review all employee pay and compensation programs regularly to ensure fair, equitable, and competitive pay. At Altruist, we are committed to providing fair, equitable, and competitive compensation by leveraging market data to inform our pay bands. Base salaries will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout the year, typically in conjunction with performance review cycles. By evaluating compensation on a regular basis, we are able to reward high performance and ensure all employees have opportunities for growth.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Altruist we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.