Platform Software Engineer

Backend Engineering · New York, New York
Department Backend Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Want to work at a fast-growing and award-winning fintech company? In our first two years, we’ve nearly tripled headcount and added two new asset classes to our cutting-edge platform for financial advisors. As a cloud-based company, we transitioned seamlessly into a socially-distanced workforce in 2020 and, with a pace that hasn’t slowed, we’re on the lookout for smart, passionate, and collaborative talent to join our remotely connected team.

Job Description
As a SIMON Platform Software Engineer, you will design and build core backend services, libraries and tools to power the SIMON web platform and APIs. You will help drive the architecture at SIMON and help articulate it across the engineering teams through clear writing and verbal communication. You will also help empower other SIMON engineers to build applications by providing best-in-class tools and architectural guidance.


We are looking for candidates who like working in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about writing code, sharing ideas in both written and verbal forms, and building elegant and efficient systems. 

What We're Looking For

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the field
  • Knowledge of one or more functional programming languages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passion for architecting and building scalable and performant services
  • Passion for communicating designs and architectural visions to other engineers


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Scala and experience with frameworks such as Akka
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with building applications using AWS solutions such as S3, Kinesis, ElastiCache

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, the chance to work with a curated team of top-notch, highly creative talent, and a fun and agile work environment with many perks in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021.


SIMON Markets is a fast-growing and award-winning FinTech company, on the lookout for smart, collaborative talent to join our team.  

Originally founded within Goldman Sachs, SIMON Markets spun-out in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions. Our team works to build transparency around complex, risk-managed financial products by way of a single, modern platform. Our platform provides financial advisors with access to multi-issuer solutions, a depth of educational tools, and advanced post-trade analysis that hasn’t before been possible.

By combining state-of-the art technology with the leadership of niche industry experts and an agile start-up mentality, SIMON is well-positioned to reshape our industry. We are leading the way in a space we helped create, we are passionate about pushing boundaries, and we are growing like crazy.

No matter which part of the team you join, there is something interesting to work on. Our front-end team is building out our web and mobile presence using React, Redux, and Webpack along with some very sophisticated data visualizations. Our back-end team is using Scala, Akka, Postgres and other open-source technologies to build a micro-services architecture that can scale to handle our ambitious roadmap. Our quantitative engineering team is researching and building novel financial strategies to widen our competitive advantage. Our dev-ops team is creating a development and production environment with Docker and Kubernetes to keep us nimble. Product Management sits in the middle of it all to make it happen. 

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Backend Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience