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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

DriveWealth is a global B2B financial technology organization dedicated to democratizing access to financial independence around the world. Our mission is realized through an API-based platform, empowering our partners to offer seamless investing and trading experiences to clients worldwide, all from their mobile devices.

Our technology provides partners with a modern, extensible toolkit, enabling traditional investment workflows and innovative techniques like fractional share ownership. DriveWealth has evolved into a global platform offering trading of US equities, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income, and options.

We seek enthusiastic professionals to contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to our Brokerage-as-a-Service platform. Our culture blends the pace and opportunity of a tech start-up with the impact, stability, and significance of Wall Street. We encourage creativity and experimentation while ensuring institutional-grade execution and regulatory compliance in everything we do. We value diversity and inclusion, celebrating the unique differences of our employees as we scale and grow together. We’re guided by operating principles grounded in accountability, teamwork, integrity, and solutions built to scale. Join us!

About the Role

The Senior Software Engineer will work on our CoreTrade and DriveWealth Institutional teams. You’ll build an ultra-low latency, high throughput trading system and the tools to run and democratize investing globally! You’ll work with cutting-edge technologies to re-engineer our mission-critical trading stack to be industrial-grade. We aim to utilize our fintech prowess and our exchange memberships to deliver internet-scale trading applications to the floor of the exchanges.

The proper candidate will have experience building applications and working in a highly-available and scalable environment. We seek someone who has exceptional attention to detail and values simplicity over complexity in code and communication. You will confidently express your opinions about what you create while providing constructive feedback on things you haven't.

What You'll Do

  • Work cross-functionally with teams ranging from trade desks, Quants, product managers, risk management, and compliance.
  • Lead the technical design and delivery of new Java projects using cutting-edge technology
  • Work with the Broker-Dealer Operations teams to support and enhance the trading system
  • Set goals with your team, and collaborate in setting organizational goals

What You'll Need

  • Experience with low latency, high throughput distributed systems
  • Experience with multithreading and concurrency in Java
  • Java fundamentals, data structures, and best practices for modern software development
  • Knowledge of techniques fundamental to zero garbage collection software
  • Must understand how to write effective unit and integration tests with Gherkin syntax
  • Experience with a 24x7, highly-available architecture
  • Experience with application containerization tools such as Docker or Podman
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication, including clearly explaining technical concepts and designs to a diverse audience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Nice To Have, But Not Required

  • Understanding of JMS and message brokers such as Kafka and ActiveMQ
  • Understanding of Unsafe and buffer operations in Java
  • Knowledge of React & Typescript
  • Experience with FIX messaging protocol
  • Experience with Aeron or other point-to-point network communication
  • Experience with POSTGRES database environments
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in brokerage, fintech, e-commerce, or analytics companies

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. DriveWealth is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Compensation package offerings are based on candidate experience and technical qualifications, as it relates to the role. These are identified and determined throughout your interviewing experience.

Please note
: this role is expected to come into our office on a cadence set by the Hiring Manager/Team.

New York, NY (Hybrid) Pay Range
$175,000$185,000 USD


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental Health and family planning services
  • Unlimited paid time off with ten observed holidays
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • $2,500 each year to invest in continued education and personal development
  • $75 a month in fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Company-provided phone
  • Hybrid work experience that allows for flexibility
  • For in-office employees, a daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks, and engaging office space in the Financial District

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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.