Principal Architect, SoFi Invest more...
Location:San Francisco, CA
First posted:March 23, 2021 (last updated 2 weeks 4 days ago)

Principal Architect, SoFi Invest


San Francisco, California
New York City, New York
Seattle, Washington
Murray, Utah


Position at SoFi

Who we are

SoFi is a digital personal finance company whose mission is to help its members achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions, whether that be to buy a house one day, start a family on their own terms or be debt free. We aim to be at the center of our members' financial lives, and to help every member Get Their Money Right(R). By joining SoFi, you'll become part of a forward-thinking company that is transforming financial services by embracing technology to build innovative loan products, investment tools, and more. One of the fastest growing fintech companies, we've grown from 250 employees in 2015 to over 1,500 employees today, with over 1 million members. With offices across the US, we offer the excitement of a rapidly growing startup with the stability of a seasoned management team and some of the best talent around. As an employer, we strive to hire employees who are committed to both our company's mission and our desire to build the best culture in the world. If you are driven, passionate about what you do, and excited about the SoFi mission, we would love to hear from you.

The role

We're looking for a senior-level architect to build upon SoFi's new investment platform, providing technical guidance as well as architectural best practices. SoFi Invest is SoFi's new investment platform that includes our market-leading robo-advisor, online brokerage (stock and ETF trading), and crypto investing products.

On our team, you will be in the middle of it all - implementing new functionality, architecting our system, squashing bugs, maintaining the health of our code, and continually growing as an engineer. You will be involved in the entire product lifecycle, from ideation through building, testing, deploying, monitoring and supporting mission critical systems. You'll face and solve a wide range of challenges: technical, product, and operational, shaping your personal growth and career along the way.

What you'll do:

  • Must be able to deliver high quality code on schedule, communicate with groups in and outside the development team.

  • Define best practices and uphold coding standards

  • Consistently demonstrate extremely high levels of technical knowledge, ingenuity and creativity. Develops and applies advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts. Broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of specialty.

  • Work within the Engineering team to develop features that specifically benefit our users.

  • Work cross functionally with other teams to help make their features fully accessible to all users. This role offers a unique chance to touch virtually every feature in SoFi's digital touchpoints.

  • Raise the bar on technical excellence and mentor other engineers. 

  • Define strategy for an entire product through continued expansion, production delivery, and a sustained high pace of new feature development. 

  • Collaborate closely with Product Management on features to ensure that the possible product is delivered to SoFi customers.

  • Guide the organization through continued expansion, production delivery and a sustained high pace of new feature development. 

  • Make critical decisions regarding technology selection, balance of feature and operational priorities, and setting high standards for quality and on-time delivery.

  • Define and execute against meaningful performance and operational SLAs that capture our customer experience.

  • Generate, enhance and promote ideas for useful new projects and technologies.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science or equivalent from a fully-accredited college or university

  • 10+ years with Java (or another Object-Oriented Programming language) experience

  • 3+ years experience managing teams

  • Affinity for solving problems and shipping impactful features, not polishing perfect code or architecture

  • Experience working with and managing teams operating across multiple offices

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and Agile development environment 

  • Work and play well with others; SoFi is a collaborative environment 

Nice to have:

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science or Engineering

  • Financial services experience.

  • Options or crypto currency trading experience

  • Omnibus and self-clearing

  • Experience with building a Security master as well as automating the handling corporate actions

  • Experience with market data systems

  • Familiarity with systems for Agency and Principal trading systems including regulatory reporting

  • Experience with trading systems using FIX

  • Regulatory reporting, OATs, CAT, 606, Trade Reporting Facility (TRF)

  • Experience with common order types as well as time in force

  • Pricing and fractional trading

  • Experience with margin trading, margin maintenance requirements, and buying power calculations

  • Experience participating in audits by FINRA and SEC

  • Experience building highly available, scalable systems with self healing fallbacks to handle real time failures

  • Understanding of reconciliation with clearing firm systems as well as tools/systems to automate and support any exceptions

Why you'll love working here

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits

  • Generous vacation and holidays

  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees

  • 401(k) and education on retirement planning

  • Tuition reimbursement on approved programs

  • Monthly contribution up to $200 to help you pay off your student loans

  • Great health & well-being benefits including: telehealth parental support, subsidized gym program

  • Employer paid lunch program (except for remote employees)

  • Fully stocked kitchen (snacks and drinks)

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

SoFi does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

SoFi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law


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