Team Lead - Portfolio Design Engineering
Wealthsimple Financial Inc
Toronto, ON, CA
5d ago

Wealthsimple is democratizing financial investing to make smart investing easy, accessible, and transparent for everyone.

With over $4 Billion in assets under management and over 100,000 clients, we're the market leader in Canada and are fast growing in the US and UK.

Our team is working together to build one of the largest and most innovative fintech companies in the world. Join us and change the future of finance.

Read our We have a high-performing engineering team that is doing real impactful work. Wealthsimple has several engineering teams ranging from product focused to back office.

We practice Agile and XP methodologies with short iterations. We have a micro-service architecture and we practice continuous integration.

We ship frequently, deploying our code over 100 times a day. We are looking for an engineering manager with experience leading teams and delivering product.

All our engineering managers are in the code every day contributing to the product while also playing a leadership role on the team.

The Portfolio Design team works closely with our Investment Analysts to help build world-class investing products for our clients.

Our primary language is Python and the team is responsible for engineering the back-testing tools, trading algorithms, data pipelines, and other features and functions required by our Investment Analysts.

An engineering manager for this team will need to be able to work well with different stakeholders of varied technical abilities.

You'll be enthusiastic about internal tooling and scaling automation and someone with a natural interest in data, engineering, and finance.

For this role, you are :

  • Comfortable with agile development and driven to ship frequently.
  • An engineer who understands distributed systems and scale, but is also pragmatic.
  • A person with high standards.
  • An engineer who believes that simple is better.
  • Passionate about software development and self-improvement.
  • An engineer who takes ownership and see initiatives through.
  • Confident yet have humility.
  • A person with a high sense of urgency.
  • A person who believes that debate, inclusivity and transparency result in better products.
  • Able to teach and learn from your teammates. We value making each other successful.
  • Requirements :

  • Experience managing software development teams.
  • Experience with Python, Django or Flask, Numpy, Pandas and other Python libraries.
  • Experience with APIs and React a plus.
  • Proven track record of delivering software projects.
  • Experience with project management techniques.
  • Be an effective communicator and work collaboratively across teams (eg. product and design).
  • Experience growing teams.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Be an effective mentor of engineers.
  • Proven track record of delivering well-designed and tested software.
  • Able to strike the correct balance between shipping new features and paying down technical debt
  • Knowledge of agile development process.
  • Share our passion for making investing accessible for everyone.
  • What we offer :

  • An opportunity to join a company that is changing the relationship people have with money.
  • We live our values and want to set our team up for long term financial success. We offer an RRSP matching program, competitive salaries, stock options and incentives for the success of both yourself and the company.
  • We provide daily catered lunches, cold brew, snacks, and fun company offsites, but most importantly, great coworkers to enjoy them with.
  • Wealthsimple is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, one which reflects the world in which we live. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups including visible minorities, members of sexual minority groups, first nations persons, persons with disabilities, and women to apply.

    At Wealthsimple, we are dedicated to creating a culture with a diversity of talented individuals who join, stay, and work in an environment that enables them to thrive.

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