Staff Back End Engineer, Firm Management



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 entering an exciting phase, and we're looking for a Staff Back End Engineer to join our Firm Management team. The Firm Management team is responsible for building innovative and streamlined systems and workflows for Altruist's clients to be able to best manage their firm's authorization and authentication. As a Staff Back-End Engineer, you will work closely with engineering leaders, product, and other cross-functional teams to prioritize and deliver product requirements.

What you’ll do

  • Act as a leader and steward of engineering best practices, helping to mentor other engineers and develop impactful solutions.
  • Analyze and solve complex problems spanning multiple user personas and workflows
  • Focus on building and scaling services and user facing web applications
  • Aggregate and transform financial data within ELT pipelines and optimize data for performance
  • Lead Work on complex Design and Implementation of secure and robust authentication and authorization platform for Altruist’s enterprise customers calculations to produce performance reporting in a consistent and accurate manner
  • Buiild customer centric scalable and performant applications and featuresDevelop and maintain scalable data pipelines and ELT processes
  • Build new data integrations based on established requirements
  • Perform data analysis to investigate and resolve data issues

What you’ll bring

  • 8+ years of building scalable RESTful back-end services, we use Java and Spring Boot framework
  • Strong grasp over SQL and NoSQL database technologies databases like Postgres, Snowflake; data tools like Airflow, DBT
  • Strong understanding of caching technologies like CDN, Redis, and Memcache
  • Solid knowledge of Docker and Container orchestration tools like Kubernetes
  • Experience working with data lakes and data warehouses
  • Experience building cloud infrastructure on cloud technologies like AWS
  • Problem solver mindset and ability to flex across the stack, from frontend to data
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Bonus points

  • Strong data modeling and data analysis skills
  • Experience in leading teams of 5+ engineersworking with huge data sets and being able to consumer/aggregate and summarize results will be a huge advantage
  • Domain knowledge of brokerage platforms and financial services
  • Prior experience working at a startup
Los Angeles, CA salary range
$181,000$226,000 USD


  • 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.