Senior Front End Engineer - FinTech

Posted 07 Sep 2018


San Francisco, CA United States

frontend front-end

We are: A team of engineers and finance geeks revolutionizing the finance service industry. Backed by BlackRock, we are a B2B2C enterprise SAAS company making software that allows our customers to retire in style.

Were growing at a rapid rate and we are looking to build new technology and processes to scale our business. Were looking for team members who want to build impactful solutions to a really challenging problem: producing better financial outcomes for families.

Job Description:

We want you to know that we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and invite you to read more about us and our parent company, BlackRock.

We are a team of engineers and finance professionals revolutionizing the finance service industry. Backed by BlackRock, we are a business-to-business, software-as-a-service (SAAS) company building a platform that allows our end-users to achieve their retirement and savings goals.

We are growing at a steady rate and we are looking to build new technology and processes to scale our business. We are looking for team members who want to build impactful solutions to a really challenging problem: producing better financial outcomes for families.

About the Team

The Client Experience Engineering team is responsible for building the FutureAdvisor client facing web applications and tools. Our developers work closely with other engineering teams, product management and UX designers to deliver compelling web and mobile experiences for our partners and their users. This includes turning requirements into technical specs, development and testing of new features, bug fixes, and building internal tools and workflow enhancements.

Our Tech Stack

We use a React and Redux stack on NodeJS, including Flow for Static Typing and Jest for unit tests and are migrating to Webpack 4 and completely dockerized continuous deployments. Our backend stack includes Ruby on Rails and MySQL and there is opportunity for full stack development.

Mid-Level/Senior Front End Engineer -

We are looking for the right person for the job. For this position we are looking for a mid-level or senior level front end engineer that can help guide the technical direction of our team and platform. There is room in this position to take on more web platform and front end build & deployment work or more backend work if that is your career goal.

Role & Responsibilities

Architecting, designing, coding, testing, and supporting mobile-responsive web applications that are highly scalable and secure
Participate in the full software development life-cycle
Performing code reviews and providing timely feedback to other engineers
Participating actively in cross-functional feature requirements gathering, design, and implementation
Collaborate iteratively with PMs and UX designers to help define and clarify requirements and scope and define the right units of work to include in each development sprint
Focus on unit and automated testing, so teams can iterate quickly while maintaining a high quality bar
Help establish front-end best practices and guidelines

About You
You are a front-end focused developer with 5 to 10 years of practical experience
You are self-motivated, curious, and passionate about building products that scale
You understand every line of code you write
You write documentation when it can help other developers at scale
You are an optimist and bring solutions
You believe in testing your code
You are looking for a firm that is small enough where you can have a direct impact on the business and large enough to be full stack with room for growth
You are interested in finance and want to work for a firm that is best-in-class
You enjoy having the perks of both a small company and a large company: we have a small company culture without crazy start-up hours and large company benefits like HR and IT support, Employee Networks, speakers, workshops, and more.


Advanced level knowledge of JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5.
Experience with ES6 and current JS frameworks like React or Angular2+
Experience with Scrum and Agile development tools
Experience with CSS and CSS preprocessors (e.g. Sass, Less)
BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience


Prior experience working in financial service/fintech
Experience with Redux and Webpack
Experience working with Ruby on Rails and MySQL
We are only considering local candidates at this time

How to stand out during the application process
Highlight any education or experience you may have in finance, banking, economics, statistics, etc.
Send us a cover letter! Cover letters dont have to be a lost art. Tell us a little about why you are interested in FutureAdvisor and what you are looking for in your next role
Dont send us a Linkedin download as a resume. We are looking for engineers with an eye for quality user interfaces and who are continually looking for ways to optimize existing processes and toolsets.

About Our Parent Company BlackRock

BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Our clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their childrens educations, and a better life. BlackRock is passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. BlackRock employees from around the globe are students of the market and students of technology, respectfully anti-bureaucratic, and innovative at the core.

FutureAdvisor is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We recruit, hire, train, promote, pay, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including assumptions about a persons appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. We interpret these protected statuses broadly to include both the actual status and also any perceptions and assumptions made regarding these statuses. BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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