DriveWealth is a financial technology firm pioneering embedded finance, fractional investing in US equities with a modern API-driven brokerage infrastructure. We’ve built patent-pending technology to fractionalize US equities and were the first to receive a license to do so in 2015. DriveWealth makes it as easy to buy Starbucks stock as it is to buy a Starbucks latte.
Our partners include banking and fin-techs disruptors, RIAs, and global brands who are build investing experiences in 153 countries. By empowering our partners with solutions to embed investing into new and existing digital experiences, they turn consumers into investors. Some of our partners are Revolut, Hatch, MoneyLion, Stake, and Avenue.
The Software Architect is a technical architect in DriveWealth's Engineering and Product organizations. This person ensures that our SaaS solution aligns with our product vision/strategy, provides the anticipated business value, and is well-designed, engineered, operable... maintainable, and versatile. This role requires active and hands-on collaboration with Development, Development Operations and Data Engineering teams.
The successful candidate will be comfortable navigating challenging forces in the dynamic trading space and working in a fast-paced environment while implementing strategies and processes that enable the organization to innovate and grow.
15 - 18 years of software experience.
Advanced degree in a technical field such as computer science and computer engineering
12+ years of hands on software development experience
Design technology roadmaps, develop and manage architecture, technical solutions and mentor engineering teams to adopt and use them to create new generation of Trading applications and services.
Enable the end-to-end development efforts for on schedule, high quality, scalable innovative solutions that meet the product vision and roadmap.
Collaborate with Business teams to ensure completeness and common understanding of product vision, roadmap & requirements.
Align with architects and senior technologists on proper architecture and design.
Drive a strong client focus mindset within the team.
Significant experience with large-scale database and data management techniques and technologies.
Solid understanding of security concepts and methods for protecting data at rest and in-flight.
Deep understanding of data architecture, industry standards, and best practices.
Handle routine daily activities such as coordination, coaching, mentoring, recruiting, budgeting, planning, delivery, quality, partner relationships, performance metrics, operations, efficiency, service level management, etc.
Think strategically: See patterns and relationships in information and events; clarify and simplify complex information; anticipate trends and possibilities that may lead to new business opportunities; consistently think and act “ahead of the curve;” anticipate and effectively respond with urgency.
Reviews how current IT functions throughout the enterprise can be centralized and increase efficiency. Determines methods that aid in various technology areas working together seamlessly.
Serves in a critical role that builds, advises, and recommends purchases for technology that will help the enterprise meet its mission goals
Conduct advanced research and analysis of current systems to develop strategic implementation plans and designs, document and mitigate risks as well as lessons learned, and provide regular updates
Devise plans to mitigate the gaps between the current and future enterprise technologies and service offerings
Lead and coach our Engineering team members by showing them better ways of doing things, inspiring them through working together hands-on
Willingness and ability to roll up your sleeves to code and coach every day
Strong technical skills with service technologies (e.g., API, microservices, Kafka, k8s, docker, streaming, grpc, Java, Go Lang, batch processing)
Strong at technical goal setting for a project with actionable success metrics.
Experience with measuring a service from user experience perspective, setting and tracking to SLAs and KPIs
Ability to represent technical and business issues and solutions to multiple levels internally and externally to support organizational plans
Ability to work in a complex organization to determine business and customer needs, providing the best solution to meet those needs
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Experience in building trading / low latency systems
Insurance – Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Legal. HSA and FSA options.
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Paid time off and holidays
Reimbursement for continuing education and conferences
Snacks and beverages available in the office
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation