Lead Backend Engineer (Python)

Halo Investing

Halo Investing

Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 5, 2022

About Us:

Named by Fast Company in its Top 10 Most Innovative FinTech Companies, Halo Investing is the first independent, multi-issuer platform for defined outcome investing. Halo Investing gives financial advisors, wealth managers and RIA’s access to structured notes, buffered ETFs, and annuities. By delivering the best pricing and execution to the clients it serves, Halo is changing the world of investing by democratizing the protective investment marketplace.

In October 2021, Halo announced that it raised over US$ 100 million in Series C funding. The latest fundraising round was led by Owl Capital and included the Mubadala-backed US $1 billion fund managed by Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners, in addition to existing investors Allianz Life Ventures and William Blair.

Halo is based in Chicago, with offices in Zurich and Abu Dhabi. We’ve balanced tremendous growth with strong company culture to create a uniquely motivated, dynamic, and proactive team. Above all, we value collaboration, communication, and passion

We are looking for a Backend Engineering leader to design, architect, and engineer our FinTech Platform. Do you want to build the back-end services that will power a financial revolution? Do you have the ability to scale in the face of unstoppable growth? Then read on – you are exactly who we’re looking for. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team of developers in the design, development, and maintenance of our financial software applications. You will also be responsible for ensuring the performance, scalability, and security of our applications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of developers in the design, development, and maintenance of our financial software applications.
  • Responsible for developing, testing, and maintaining complex financial applications using programming languages (Python, Node, Java, etc), Open Source RDBMS and NoSQL databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis), Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of AWS tools and services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and design solutions that meet those needs.
  • Ensure the performance, scalability, and security of our applications.
  • Implement best practices for software development, testing, and deployment.
  • Continuously improve the development processes to increase efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers.
  • Partner with tech and product peers to navigate and drive successful delivery of work.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years experience in Python (internship experience doesn’t apply), with a strong understanding of object-oriented programming principles.
  • At least 1+ years experience with cloud computing (preferably AWS)
  • 1+ years in leading and managing a team of developers.
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile practices
  • Strong understanding of software development best practices, including testing, version control, and continuous integration and deployment.
  • Experience with database technologies such as SQL, MongoDB, or Cassandra.
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Ability to learn quickly, take ownership, and provide direction on projects that involve various functions and levels of professionals
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with front-end development using React or Vue.js.
  • Experience with microservices architecture and containerization using Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Experience with machine learning and data analytics using Python libraries.

Halo Values Diversity and Inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to disability or special need when applying for a role or during our recruitment process, please contact us.

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