Backend Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Signal Advisors

Let's reinvent the IMO together

Backend Engineer
Signal Advisors, Detroit, MI / Remote

Signal Advisors is on a mission to solve the retirement crisis. 69% of Americans do not work with a financial advisor today and only a quarter of Americans have a financial plan. Our team is reimagining a 60-year old industry—bringing new technologies, comprehensive services, and an inspired vision to financial advisors. Supported by our incredible investors, we’ve grown from a small Detroit-based team in 2020 to over 80 team members distributed across the country.

We are: Empowering Leaders. Client Advocates. Entrepreneurial Champions.

Our team is a blend of industry experts and technologists building a better business, together. We’re in it for the long haul. Are you looking to be part of a dedicated, distributed team where you can architect your impact and shape the company’s vision? Join us at Signal!

About this Role
We are seeking a Backend Software Engineer that can create and manage cutting-edge APIs and serverless computing resources for the Signal Advisors platform. Our vision is to create an industry leading microservices platform on GCP and AWS to quickly deliver resilient scalable software for a quickly growing financial services business. These services for our Independent Financial Advisor platform handle sensitive business data in a secure fashion and help expose functionality like paying commissions, encrypting documents, or sending notifications. Experience in the financial services sector is desired, but not required.

You will

  • Work with product managers, software architects, and site reliability engineers to deliver functionality to the platform that is highly available
  • Be responsible for identifying potential 3rd party integrations that could streamline backend feature delivery
  • Take ownership of the platform and look to continuously improve our services and integrations to create a best-in-class platform
  • Design and develop HTTP APIs in a microservices architecture
  • Document APIs to enable quick consumption from multiple clients
  • Manage backend infrastructure in GCP and AWS
  • Ensure observability across backend systems to enable quick debugging and diagnosis of issues

You have

  • Experience with GCP and AWS managed services like Cloud Run, Cloud Datastore, Lambda/Cloud Functions, and Firebase
  • A good understanding of Node.js, TypeScript, and asynchronous server-side software
  • Used terraform to provision services across cloud platforms
  • A good understanding of API design fundamentals
  • Used tooling like curl and postman to develop and diagnose issues with backend APIs

Nice to have

  • 2+ years experience working with Kubernetes and GKE to host microservices and other programs
  • Understanding of event-driven architecture
  • Understanding of relational databases and document databases
  • Experience with OpenAPI or other API design and documentation tools

We’re committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage you to apply regardless of your location, background, race, gender, sexual orientation or any other personally defining attribute. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply. Take the leap – you never know, you might just be the perfect person for one of our open roles, even if you don’t match 100% of the job description.

Tagged as: API, backend, fintech, kubernetes, node.js, typescript

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