We are seeking to add a small number of talented software engineers to our team. An academic mindset is a plus. Cool side projects are encouraged.
What We Do
Smartleaf is changing the way private wealth is managed. Our hosted service generates daily trade recommendations used to manage over $50 billion in assets across more than 50,000 accounts belonging to individual investors (e.g., your neighbor, you, your parents). We are privately owned, profitable and growing rapidly.
We help service individual accounts through our clients, who are typically wealth managers at bank trusts, registered investment advisors, and broker/dealers. We are a small team of dedicated visionaries and engineers. We have stubbornly worked toward moving the needle of what a single individual can expect from wealth management services.
What We Don’t Do
We do not have a trading floor. We do not dress in suits. We are not part of mainstream finance, but hope to change the norm of what finance means to the individual investor—this is at the very core of our group DNA.
Who We Are
Smartleaf is made up of entrepreneurially minded people of diverse backgrounds and experience levels. The technical team and board include a principal author of the original Apache server, former members of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Harvard Business School professors, to name a few. Our broad mix of backgrounds and experience allows us to keep our service both stable and innovative.
Our alumni have gone on to do great things, both as academics and entrepreneurs.
You are driven, smart, and collegial. Most of your peers hold you in high regard.
Specific qualifications include:
- BS/BA or higher in CS or a related field
- Preference to solve causes, not symptoms
- 0-5 years of postgraduate experience
- Ability to close projects
Note that we do not mention our technology stack above. We believe the right people will be successful regardless of the specific technologies they have used in the past. That said, you do get bonus points for experience with: Ruby, Rails, Perl, C++, Apache, Oracle, Postgres or git. More bonus points for contributions to open source projects.
This is a junior to mid-level position. Applicants with a few years’ work experience are preferred over new graduates, but we will also consider new graduates with a solid record of non-academic internships.
Our team supports in-house built systems for quantitative analysis, data processing, and user interaction. We aim to build everything for the long haul and to avoid support work by not creating a need for it.
We do not keep separate support engineers—your code is yours and you support it. As a result, you will likely write copious automated tests for your own code.
Founded in 1999, Smartleaf is still small in numbers and privately held. Our offices are a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop, in a sunny, top-floor office. In addition to competitive compensation, Smartleaf employees receive comprehensive health and dental coverage, three weeks paid time off, flexible work hours, ISOs, free food and an espresso machine better than most coffee houses’ (almost like
How to Apply
Send your resume and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Smartleaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To all recruitment agencies: Smartleaf does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Smartleaf employees or any other company location. Smartleaf is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.