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Posted on: 19 February 2024





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Senior Full Stack Software Developer, Tax

Your career is an investment that grows over time!

Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.

Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We're looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.

About The Team

At Wealthsimple Tax, we're not just a team, we're a movement. We're on a mission to simplify tax filing for millions of Canadians, empowering them to manage their finances with confidence. As we look forward to integrating more tax-related functionalities across Wealthsimple, such as tracking RRSP contributions and tax optimizing investment strategies, we're seeking talented individuals to join our journey.

Our team is a diverse blend of Engineers, Design/UX specialists, CX, and Tax Analyst Programmers. Together, we build, certify, and support our application, ensuring its stability and continuous improvement throughout the tax season. Our full-stack engineers are proficient in Python for server-side operations and use React/Redux/Typescript for client-side tasks.

But we're more than just our roles. We're a team that believes in innovation, collaboration, and the power of learning. Joining us means you'll have the opportunity to work on challenging projects, grow professionally, and make a significant impact in the financial lives of millions.

We’re looking for someone who:
  • Has demonstrated experience shipping user-facing features or products as a Full Stack Developer.
  • Brings experience with React, Flask, and some exposure to Python.
  • Has the ability to distill complex problems into simple solutions.
  • Is driven to ship (to quality) quickly

  • Our tech stack:
  • A front end developed with React and Redux, paired with a server-side Python backend
  • We follow the latest best practices and have great tools for profiling, logging, tracing, tracking and experimenting.
  • We have support from frontend platform, infrastructure, security and developer tools teams with a mission to help us work smarter and more efficiently.
  • We are currently evolving our architecture to adopt event-driven design with Kafka as well as using GraphQL APIs to represent our data model.
  • We host our services on Amazon Web Services and use things like RDS, Aurora, SQS, SNS, S3, etc.
  • We have a Redshift based data warehouse that integrates data from our back-end that allows you to build tight feedback loops between what you ship and how it impacts your feature, your product and the overall company.

  • Within 1 month, you'll:
  • Learn about the foundations of Wealthsimple, and our current goals for the future that you will start to shape.
  • Meet other new Wealthsimplers in your onboarding group and key people from each department, to start to build relationships across the company.
  • Gather an understanding of our technology by pair-programming with your teammates and attending engineering onboarding sessions designed and presented by your peers.
  • Have an assigned buddy within your team that will assist you in getting up-to-speed with our architecture and current projects.

  • Within 3 months, you'll:
  • Learn Wealthsimple’s technical stack and apply our development patterns and best practices through your work.
  • Buddy up for your first on-call rotation to help identify and resolve production issues and bugs clients have experienced.
  • Contribute and support work in a new or existing product and share your work with the team.
  • Learn how to query our data to measure the impact of your work.
  • Support over a million clients on their financial journey by shipping your first project or feature in a secure, and scalable way. 🚀

  • Within 6 months, you'll:
  • Reliably ship new features to our clients, following our best practices such as shipping daily, writing automated tests and monitoring.
  • Contribute to or lead the technical design of a project, while understanding how it will shape our future architecture.
  • Collaborate with other developers on the team while mentoring and providing continuous feedback via code reviews.
  • Develop a big picture perspective and understand how our tools and frameworks come together. You’ll feel comfortable contributing to various codebases.

  • Within 12 months, you'll:
  • Lead your first project: planning, scoping and regularly communicating progress to stakeholders to ensure the quality and timelines.
  • Have provided leverage to our engineering teams by shipping new best practices and tools for all to benefit from.
  • Participate in our hiring process and shape the growth of the Engineering team.
  • Have worked closely with our product and design teams, contributing your own feedback and opinions on design and UX.
  • Please apply before February 22nd, 2024 at 4pm EST

    Why Wealthsimple?
    🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance
    📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work
    🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days
    📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively 
    🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year 
    🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)
    💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year

    We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!

    Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.

    DEI Statement
    At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

    Accessibility Statement
    Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.


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