Investing is commission free. Now what? There are +100 million brokerage accounts in the US and while it’s easier than ever to invest, it’s still too hard to set up and track a quality investment strategy yourself. This is where Propelor comes in.
Propelor is an AI for the self-directed investment management industry that makes it easier to manage a portfolio. Based on what the investor owns and our proprietary data-sets, we can help investors save time researching while also managing risk and planning for income.
We are looking for a Senior Developer to join our core product team. If you want to build the AI for brokerage accounts and have solved hard technical challenges with ruby, please apply via LinkedIn or send an email directly to our CTO Haifeng Cao ([email protected]).
At most companies, software developers follow routines like point tracking and grooming and are isolated from non-developers. At Propelor, we do things differently.
We believe in the original spirit of Agile, but follow a more light-weight product approach called ShapeUp across an integrated team. We don’t believe in distinguishing between the “dev team,” “product team” or “business team”, instead, those responsible for building our products are on the “build team”. We give people more trust, flexibility and responsibility to get things done, not less.
Each product cycle depends on having everyone aligned on what we want to build and how long it’s going to take. At that point, the build team self-organizes and manages their own schedules around the deliverable. We don’t get it right every time, but we find that giving people more control and freedom day-to-day leads to a better work life and more progress over time.
As a Senior Developer you’ll be working within our microservices architecture, based on the Rails framework and work in 4-6 week product cycles. As an open source guru, you’ll design and implement new systems, introduce new technologies, make calls, take ownership of the code and get things done.
You’re a developer at heart, but are also interested in the big picture and care a lot about users. You communicate clearly with colleagues, easily work across teams, and lend a helping hand when needed. You understand the importance of teamwork in building something bigger than yourself.
Here are some things we’ve worked on recently to give you a sense of what you’ll be doing day-to-day:
Propelor is a privately held company. We own a network of financial media sites that we use to launch new products, learn from users and harden our core technology. We’re a small team with big ambitions and offer top notch salaries with benefits (health, dental, vision).
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