Platform Software Engineer

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

Want to work at the forefront of a fast-growing and award winning FinTech company?  With an incredible team and partners looking for innovative results, we’re rapidly growing and continue to add new asset classes to our offerings. 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 still hiring and are currently on the lookout for smart and collaborative talent to join our team. We are currently operating remotely, and will transition to a flexible and hybrid model later this year. 

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 New York City’s Hudson Yards district, but are operating remotely through at least summer 2021.


SIMON Markets is an award-winning fintech company that is committed to transforming the digital experience for financial professionals, enabling them to better serve their clients. SIMON’s intelligent and innovative platform delivers an end-to-end digital suite of tools to over 100,000 financial professionals, who serve $5 trillion in client assets, empowering them with on-demand education, an intuitive marketplace, real-time analytics, and lifecycle management.

With a focus on reshaping the advisor experience, SIMON is setting new industry standards, simplifying the complex, and delivering structured investment, annuity, and defined outcome ETF solutions to investment professionals, centralized within one unique ecosystem.

Originally incubated within Goldman Sachs, SIMON launched as an independently operating company in December 2018 under the shared ownership and direction of seven leading financial institutions—Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Prudential, and Wells Fargo. Growth equity firm WestCap became an investor in 2021. The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with an additional location in Birmingham, AL.

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