Lead/Senior Developer (FinTech)

StartEngine, Los Angeles, CA

Own the Future of Finance

Drive the design and development of StartEngine’s equity issuance and trading platforms by joining StartEngine as a Senior Developer.

StartEngine helps companies get the capital and resources they need to grow and scale. In technical terms, StartEngine is the leading equity crowdfunding platform in the U.S., connecting companies in need of resources with aspiring accredited and unaccredited investors. StartEngine is disrupting the startup and growth business models. 

The team at StartEngine is highly focused on creating and iterating products and features that have significant and lasting market impact. Like any high growth startup in a new interesting space, our plans are evolving with changes in customer demand, sometimes at a very rapid pace. We value people who are highly flexible, like being in a learning environment, and actively contribute to the planning and execution of new, big things.

Responsibilities Include

  • Collaborate with the Product and Technology Team to build new products and improve existing products on an ongoing basis
  • Clearly translate and communicate business needs and problems into product and  technical requirements
  • Work with engineering and design to define the specific details and requirements of the items
  • Contribute to, improve upon, and maintain our software architecture and design best practices
  • Identify and implement solutions for scalability, performance, and speed
  • Research newest hardware and software available, while keeping the infrastructure as updated as possible
  • Work with team members to determine what technologies they need to be more productive

The Basic Requirements

  • FinTech experience is required
  • Significant experience leading the design (and development) of new products
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a similar field of study
  • At least 6+ years experience leading large development efforts
  • 6-8 years architecting and developing distributed applications, preferably at an enterprise level or similar
  • Significant experience leading the design (and development) of new products

Your Long Term Experience

  • Strong capabilities for architecting and developing products in a cross-functional team setting
  • Robust skills in architecting and developing products in a highly regulated environment
  • Polished in designing and working with complex REST APIs
  • Accomplished in designing, architecting, and tuning distributed and relational databases
  • 6-8 years working with a modern and well-used web application development framework. Ruby on Rails is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrable experience working with distributed databases (like  MongoDB), complex queries for writes, and performance-based queries for reads

The Meta Requirements

  • Understand the product vision and business needs to define and architect solutions
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements and turn requirements into working platforms and features
  • Fail fast and learn from what does and does not work
  • Research new and unfamiliar technologies
  • Get stuff done

About StartEngine

StartEngine is the leader in OPOs (Online Public Offerings). We help individuals invest in private companies on a public platform, thereby helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Our mission is to empower 5,000 companies to raise capital and create 1 million jobs in the next 5 years.


Want to learn more about StartEngine? Visit StartEngine's website.