Software Engineer - Data Platform (ML pipeline)

Wealthfront, Palo Alto, CA

Plan your future and invest your money with an automated advisor

Wealthfront is an interactive financial platform that helps people plan for and manage their financial lives. Our clients trust us with more than $20 billion in total assets (up from less than 11 billion earlier this year), and we are well on our way to realizing our vision for self-driving money.

We’re looking for engineers excited to help scale our existing data infrastructure and build out new capabilities. This includes making tradeoffs between online, offline, and streaming architectures, as well as learning the product well enough to understand the impact these decisions will make on clients. Remote candidates are encouraged to apply!


  • Design and develop a framework for easily assembling training workflows and data pipelines for machine learning.
  • Lead adoption and integration of new technologies to improve our Machine Learning Development and Production Spark pipelines
  • Write efficient implementations of ML algorithms over CPUs & GPUs and advise on data science code quality
  • Work with Data Scientists to improve tools to debug, visualize and inspect various features and models in production and testing


  • 3+ years software engineering/  BA in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field | Equivalent training
  • Exquisite SQL
  • Strong grasp of available data pipeline and machine learning technologies (Spark, Tensorflow, AirFlow, SageMaker etc. - experience with AWS ecosystem a plus)
  • Ability to lead technical architecture discussions and help drive technical decisions, as well as implement day-to-day changes
  • Experience working in cross functional teams

Everyone across the financial spectrum deserves to live secure and rewarding lives. In order to successfully serve clients across the United States, the Wealthfront team is focused on hiring team members with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. 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.

Wealthfront is a nextgen banking service. We help you manage your money for both your short-term and long-term goals by providing a cash account with a top-of-market APY, best-in-class automated investment management, and free financial advice, anytime you want it. We entered into the banking space in a big way this year with the launch of our cash account that offers an interest rate 23x greater than the national average. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and have grown nearly 100% this year already to manage nearly $20 billion in total client assets.  

Our ultimate vision is to optimize and automate all of our clients’ finances and build what we call Self-Driving Money™️. We want clients to be able to automatically deposit their paycheck into their Wealthfront account, and let us take care of the rest — paying their bills, topping off their emergency fund or 401(k), and investing the rest based on their specific goals and lifestyle. To get there, we’ll be focusing the bulk of our 2019 efforts on creating a better alternative to what the banking industry provides. Join us so you can help us turn this industry on its head and build a service that our clients don't just like, they love.

About Wealthfront

Our mission at Wealthfront is pretty simple: we believe that everyone deserves access to sophisticated financial advice. Over the past five years, Wealthfront has built a technology company focused on re-architecting the finance industry. Some might call us ‘robo-advisor’, but we promise we’re made up of humans. Our world-class research team develops sophisticated and time-tested investment strategies, and our product and engineering teams build the software that enables us to deliver them automatically and at scale, right to your phone.

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