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Senior C++ Software Engineer at Peak6 Investments

Senior C++ Software Engineer

Peak6 Investments Chicago, IL Full-Time
Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and WeBull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:

2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

This is an incredible opportunity for a Senior C++ Software Engineer who will work closely with software development and business teams building products and services for customers of Apex Clearing's suite of financial back office solutions.
We're looking for someone who:

Is experienced and introspective. You have extensive experience developing software products and services across a variety of tools, frameworks, and environments. You recognize your strengths and also know when to reach out for help
Is passionate. You have a genuine passion for solving interesting technology problems with creative and simple solutions.
Is pragmatic. You'd rather deliver a 40% solution in 2 weeks than an 80% solution in six
Is collaborative. You're excited to work with fellow engineers, but also know how to partner across departments to get things done
Wants to make an impact. You're looking to do amazing work. You're all about using technology to improve the customer experience and affect the company's bottom line, but also want to mentor and coach those within your team

What you'll do all day:

Deliver results. Collaborate with those around you to produce lean, pragmatic solutions in a predictable and transparent way. Using modern tools and techniques with lightweight agile process, you will join a team of engineers writing, reviewing and shipping high-impact solutions for Apex customers.
Become an expert. You'll be a strong backend engineer, but also learn the industry and earn your Ph.D. in Apex products, tools, and software stack
Blaze trails. Discover and define business and technical requirements for new features and products
Live the culture. Embody the Apex company values and work to positively impact those around you

A few reasons why you might love us:

We're a leader in the space. Apex is recognized for disrupting the financial services industry, enabling fintech standouts like Stash, Robinhood and Betterment. We've got an amazing track record of success and we foster ongoing innovation. So you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture
We see tech differently. You'll work with people who are leaders in the tech industry. We are passionate engineers dedicated to finding new and different ways to use technology to solve our customers problems.
Your work will have immediate impact. You'll be able to see your direct impact on our tech department and with our clients. You won't be just another talented engineer chained to a desk slinging lines of code.

The skills you'll need to succeed:

8-10 years of experience in software engineering
Deep expertise in at least one modern language (Java, C#, C++)
Ability to learn new things (languages, tools, frameworks) very quickly.
Expertise working with databases (SQL and/or noSQL)
Proficient using version control systems
Proficient with software test and automation tools
Readiness to travel occasionally
Proficient in Java preferred
Experience with noSQL databases preferred
Proficient in Git and automated build/deploy environments preferred
Experience with service-oriented architectures preferred
Familiarity with functional programming preferred
Financial services background preferred


Recommended Skills

  • Automation
  • Backend
  • C Sharp (Programming Language)
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • Coaching And Mentoring
  • Curiosity
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