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Senior Frontend Engineer
Who are we?
Vestwell provides every employee in America with access to a retirement account by removing the friction points financial advisors and companies have in establishing and maintaining defined contribution & benefit programs. We look out for everyone’s best interest, including financial advisors, companies and employees.
Vestwell is at the forefront of change in the $6 trillion 401(k) market; creating a platform that lowers fees and ensures that individuals retire wealthier. We’ve raised capital from industry leading investors in the Fintech and Finserv world to achieve this goal and are already getting a great response from customers.
Who are we looking for?
You’re a great fit for our team if you can balance detail-oriented tasks with long term strategy and growth initiatives. Most of all, you must be passionate about what you create and about the impact it can have. That matters to us, a lot.
Experience using Node.js tooling
Experience building, specifying, and consuming RESTful APIs
Experience working in a dynamic, fast paced environment
Solid foundation of HTML, CSS, vanilla JS, and other browser technologies
Intermediate SQL — we use PostgreSQL
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Personal initiative and motivation to start and own projects end-to-end
Day-to-day you may additionally…
Design and develop new features and improvements working across Node.js services, AWS Lambda microservices, and the browser
Investigate, fix, and proactively avoid defects
Contribute to Scrum activities within your team: groom the backlog, plan and execute work in progress, and refine your team's process
Collaborate with backend Scala developers on solutions, integration points, API contracts, etc.
Collaborate with product analysts and designers on UX and overall solution
Collaborate with QA testers on end-to-end testing coverage of your work
Write unit and integration tests of your work
Contribute to internal libraries such as a React-based UI component library
Contribute to technical and process improvements that help us and you level up, e.g. helping to optimize our build, release, and test processes
Provide production support at times
Experience in any of these tools and services: Docker, Sumo Logic, Jenkins, Jira, Confluence, GitHub, SwaggerHub, Abstract, Sentry, Jest
Experience working on an Agile x-functional team
Experience with Node.js and frameworks such as Hapi, Express, Restify
Experience with other languages such as Python, Scala, Java
Experience with Amazon Web Services services such as EC2, S3, SES, Lambda
Experience with emerging technologies we have adopted recently or are considering: JSON:API, GraphQL, OpenAPI, TypeScript
Experience working within a microservice architecture
Experience optimizing for accessibility — we are working to meet WCAG 2.1 Level AA
Good eye and passion for quality UI/UX design
Financial Services experience, understanding of key concepts, instruments and basic workflows