Software Engineer - Investment Engineering



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Engineering at Vise has the unique opportunity to use technology to revolutionize the investment industry. Team members are given ownership and trust with the understanding that they are supported by industry experts and together can build a best-in-class product. We are a small and fast-paced team where everyone has a voice in the development of our product and technology.

As a software engineer on Vise’s Investment Engineering team you will contribute to building a world class investment management platform. Your day to day focus will be on forming requirements, communicating and iterating on design tradeoffs, shipping code and supporting that can be used to build, manage and explain thousands of individual portfolios. And you’ll do this using modern, cloud native technologies alongside experienced teammates in research, trading and financial operations. This is a high visibility technical leadership role with a tremendous opportunity to impact the company’s trajectory.

What you will own

  • Lead the implementation of the systems that power and scale our business
  • Uncover and address system bottlenecks as we mature our tech stack
  • Partner with the Product team to provide impactful, measurable and testable solutions for our customers
  • When appropriate, coach and mentor engineers on best practices
  • Advocate for best in class technology and tooling to improve the development experience
  • Contribute to operational excellence

What you’ll bring day one:

  • 5+ years of hands on software development experience
  • Prior work experience with financial data, investment tools and/or markets
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS/Azure/GCP), container frameworks (e.g. docker), orchestration (e.g. k8s) and tools like terraform are a great plus.
  • Operational excellence: you design repeatable processes, you can run through a five why’s analysis and you take into account how your work product will respond to change over time.
  • Commercial delivery: you ask questions until you understand the why behind a project and can effectively focus on what will move the needle the most for Vise’s business.

These would be great to have, but we’re sure you can learn this on the job here

  • Prior work experience with financial data, investment tools and/or markets
  • Programming in Typescript and using Redux frameworks
  • Familiarity with Airflow or an equivalent pipeline management system.

Our stack:

  • Python, Postgres, Express, TypeScript, Node, React, Redux, and AWS

Through the internal and market data Vise has collected, we expect the salary range for this position to be $200,000 - $230,000 per year, plus a competitive equity package. Your actual compensation will be determined based on your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Vise offers a wide range of comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits. To learn more about Benefits go here

About Us

Vise is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered asset management platform designed specifically for financial advisors to build, manage and explain personalized portfolios. In today's world, AI is driving personalization across various industries, enhancing the way we shop, consume content, and engage with technology. Embracing this trend, Vise is leading the charge to bring this level of personalization to how we invest. Vise ushers in Wealth 3.0, moving beyond mutual funds and ETFs to offer personalized and automated portfolios. By harnessing the power of AI, Vise enables financial advisors to create tailored investment strategies that cater to each client's unique financial needs and goals.

Financial advisors are at the heart of this transformation, as their relationships with clients are essential to understanding and meeting each client's unique financial needs. With Vise, advisors can focus on nurturing these relationships instead of spending time building and managing portfolios. Our platform empowers advisors to create institutional-grade, personalized portfolios, automate their management, and explain valuable insights that enhance their expertise and service to clients. Vise is the outsourced sub-advisor, doing trading, rebalancing, and managing client portfolios fully automated on the advisor's behalf; Vise charges an AUM fee for its services.

Our exceptional New York team comprises world-class Ph.D. quants, investment researchers, and engineers with experience at industry-leading firms like Citadel, Blackrock, Stripe, and Stanford. Combining top financial and engineering talent, we pride ourselves on delivering products faster and understanding our customers' needs better than anyone else in the market. Vise has garnered the support of prominent venture capital firms, raising over $130M from Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund, among others.

Vise celebrates and embraces diversity and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and skills. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.