Senior Software Engineer

About the Role

Options AI is a technology-first brokerage firm seeking a dynamic and experienced engineer to play an integral role contributing to its rapid growth. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of building reliable, back-end trading or finance systems to support internal and external stakeholders.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll build out the technology that powers our retail brokerage business. Our technology stack is consistently evolving as our business grows and we face different technical challenges. You'll help by modifying existing systems, taking on ownership of current systems and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Our team work with a wide range of tools including Java, Javascript, and Python. You'll work with the founders, UX designers and front-end developers in an effort to expand and improve our product suite.


  • Design low latency, secure, large-scale systems for our customers and application teams
  • Owning features through inception, design, implementation, and launch
  • Work with our web application teams to design and maintain APIs
  • Work in multiple languages across different parts of the Options AI stack and / or front-end trading client applications
  • Coordinate with off-shore development team members and oversee their output.
  • Translate requirements and technical direction into production-quality code
  • Contribute to scaling existing technology by profiling current architecture and refactoring existing code and / or leveraging new technology within existing systems
  • Write comprehensive tests for your code
  • Perform infrastructure work as necessary with support from the infrastructure team to support application development projects
  • Take ownership over back end systems
  • Provide technical leadership for more junior members of the team, by both managing small project teams and providing general technical mentorship

Required skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge in Java, Python or Node.JS
  • Knowledge of design patterns and software architecture
  • 7+ years of industry experience
  • Capable of communicating effectively. We're a small remote team; you will be involved in every aspect and there is a lot of scope to learn new skills.
  • Ownership mentality - you want to get it done and be responsible for outcomes.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in FinTech/Cryptocurrencies products or companies
  • Experience in processing large streams of data
  • Experience in distributed systems

Our Technologies

  • Java/Dropwizard as the main language and framework
  • PostgreSQL as our primary data store
  • Redis and Memcached as our caching layer
  • RabbitMQ as our task queue
If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out with your resume to [email protected]