Lead Backend Engineer

Posted 07 May 2024
Salary Competitive
LocationNew York
Job type Permanent
Discipline Software Engineering
Contact NameAndy Burgess
Remote working Hybrid/Flexible

Job description

Lead Backend Engineer

A Series-C FinTech scale-up in Manhattan is expanding its new product technology team, and looking to hire a Lead Backend Engineer

The unicorn-status company provides its customers with a digital wealth management platform for investment activity, guided by innovative AI-driven technology.


  • Maintain and expand their trading and account management infrastructure to cater to the needs of our vast client base, facilitating transactions worth millions of dollars daily.
  • Enhance support for new financial products and account types, develop automated portfolio management systems, and manage the flow of thousands of daily messages to ensure account synchronization.
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering Management and fellow engineers to uphold the stability, scalability, and security of their systems.
  • Work collaboratively with design, product, and customer experience teams to create innovative and delightful user experiences unprecedented in the financial industry.


  • Strong technical proficiency with over 7 years of experience in building applications using JavaScript/TypeScript.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills, with experience guiding and developing engineers.
  • Proven track record of working with complex, real-time external APIs.
The firm offers hybrid working from their downtown Manhattan HQ as well as a very competitive compensation package including equity. Work-life balance is great and they have a well-established engineering culture.