Android Engineer at Wealthfront | Powderkeg

Location: Palo Alto, CA (Open to US-based Remote)

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

We're looking for Android software engineers to join our teams:

Banking – In this role, you will build the user experience that drives our cash account and the automation of money movement between all Wealthfront accounts. Projects include expanding our cash account with new features like debit cards and direct deposit, optimizing money movement to make it faster and simpler, and automating our clients’ finances to route money more intelligently.

Investment – As part of a cross-functional scrum team in the Investing area you will design and develop features of our Android app, focused on new investment products. Build code in Java/Kotlin, write tests, and integrate with our in-house design systems and our backend API. The team uses Agile methodology to iterate quickly on projects and releases updates on a regular basis. We are looking for a team player that is interested in learning and exploring new technology, who will help us achieve our vision to make investing delightfully easy and understandable for our clients and prospective clients.

As a core member of the team, you will:

  • Build a premier native Android application
  • Collaborate with other engineers and designers to build new features and enhance existing features for our world-class app
  • Work with frontend and backend engineers to design, build and test reusable REST APIs
  • Design and build high-quality infrastructure; making the right tradeoffs for risk and long-term maintainability
  • Collaborate with design and product to define a delightful Android experience using material design
  • Get an opportunity to work with leadership to define the team's priorities and initiatives
  • Work independently, use available resources to get unblocked, and complete tasks on schedule by exercising strong judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to peers

This role could be a fit if you have:

  • 2+ years of professional Android development experience
  • Proficiency with Java or Kotlin
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Experience writing unit tests and testable code
  • Knowledge of Android SDK performance tools and optimization techniques
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • BS or MS in computer science, related field, or equivalent professional experience

Once you join, Wealthfront will:

  • Pair you with a mentor who will guide you through our structured onboarding program

  • Encourage you to work on projects that match your professional goals

  • Support your professional development by providing feedback during weekly 1:1s and our semi-annual reviews

  • Provide you autonomy so you can be a happy and successful member of our team

  • Note: This role can be U.S.-based remote or based in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA or Boston, MA.

About the stack

  • Kotlin
  • Coroutines/RxJava
  • Swagger / Retrofit / OkHttp
  • Dagger
  • JUnit/Mockito/Espresso

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.

About Wealthfront

Wealthfront started with the ambition to transform the investment advisory business, with the goal to unlock access to high quality investment advice for millions who were underserved by the traditional institutions. We built the first automated investment product that allows you to invest in a personalized portfolio of thousands of companies in seconds for a remarkably low fee; we then expanded into banking which made it remarkably easy for people to automate their finances end-to-end and eliminated the hassle of money management, all of which resulted in attracting more than $27 billion of our client’s hard earned savings, created the robo-advisor category and transformed the broader industry. And yet, we have a long way to go to achieve our mission to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions.

Wealthfront’s vision is to make it delightfully easy to build long-term wealth on your own terms. This vision is more relevant than ever because millions more people are getting into the market early and investing their hard earned savings in a handful of stocks. While this is a great way to start, it is inconsistent with building long-term wealth. We want to empower young investors to expand their horizon, and easily explore and execute on a wider range of investing strategies, make informed investment decisions that are consistent with their values and beliefs while also making it effortless to grow and compound their savings exponentially, that’s transformational to their lives and their long-term future.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Android Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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