Senior Software Engineer, Clear Street® Studio

Clear Street

Clear Street

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023

About Clear Street:

Clear Street is building modern infrastructure for capital markets. Founded in 2018 by top Wall Street and Silicon Valley veterans, Clear Street is an independent, non-bank prime broker designed to solve the industry’s most neglected problem: legacy technology.

We have built a proprietary, cloud-native clearing and custody system from the ground floor to replace the outdated infrastructure used across capital markets. Our platform is fully integrated with central clearing houses and exchanges to support billions in trading volume per day. We’ve agonized about our data model abstractions, created horizontal scalability, and crafted thoughtful APIs. All so we can provide a best-in-class experience for our clients.

By combining highly-skilled product and engineering talent with seasoned finance professionals, we’re building the essentials to compete in today’s fast-paced markets.

The Role:

As a member of our new client-facing multi-broker/multi-prime institutional platform engineering team you will play an integral part in the design and development of the platform. We are looking for someone who is experienced in building external-facing web-applications and microservices with modern best practices, and passionate about solving complex business and technical problems with traditional and emerging technologies. You will write code and collaborate with fellow engineering team members, product managers and business users in an agile/iterative environment. As an experienced member of the team, you will have the opportunity to mentor your fellow teammates and provide valuable insights on best practices and architectural leadership for our backend applications.

The Team:

We are a small team of high performing engineers, mostly based in New York, with a good mix of deep domain knowledge and software engineering expertise. Clear Street is building out this platform from the ground up. Members of the team have the unique opportunity in the industry to build a large-scale, client-facing platform on a modern and scalable technology stack from scratch.We employ a wide variety of technologies including latest versions of Java/Spring Boot, React (front-end), Kafka and Postgres. Clear Street Engineering provides a modern developer experience for engineers, including excellent CI/CD tooling and a managed k8s environment.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 7+ years industry experience designing, building and supporting large scale systems in production.
  • Strong CS fundamentals including data structures, algorithms, and distributed systems.
  • Experience utilizing Java, Spring, Spring Boot, Kafka, RDBMS, and microservice based server side application development.
  • Ability to create clean, concise, readable, maintainable code with modern best practices.
  • Effective and concise oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with containerisation, microservices architecture, continuous integration and deployment.

Tech Stack: Java, Spring, Spring Boot, RDBMS, and microservice based server side application development.

We Offer:

The Base Salary Range is $170,000 - $240,000. These ranges are representative of the starting base salaries for this role at Clear Street. Which range a candidate fits into and where a candidate falls in the range will be based on job related factors such as relevant experience, skills, and location. These ranges represent Base Salary only, which is just one element of Clear Street's total compensation. The ranges stated do not include other factors of total compensation such as bonuses or equity.

At Clear Street, we offer competitive compensation packages, company equity, 401k matching, gender neutral parental leave, and full medical, dental and vision insurance. Our belief has always been that we are better as a business when we are all together in person. As such, beginning on January 2, 2023, we are requiring employees to be in the office 4 days per week. In-office benefits include lunch stipends, fully stocked kitchens, happy hours, a great location, and amazing views.

Our top priority is our people. We’re continuously investing in a culture that promotes collaboration. We help each other through challenges and celebrate each other's successes. We believe that modern workplaces succeed by virtue of having high-performance workforces that are diverse — in ideas, in cultures, and in experiences. We put in the effort to make such a workplace a daily reality and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. #LI-Hybrid