Front End Engineer

Front End Engineer
(more about Peak6 Investment)

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 Front End Engineer who wants to work closely with software development and business teams to build software user interfaces for a variety of financial solutions. This work will involve the definition, creation, and utilization of reusable components that can be used internally or white-labeled for external use. We are looking for experienced, passionate, pragmatic, and collaborative people that want to make a significant impact on how Apex Clearing builds and designs software solutions. You will encounter challenges on a daily basis that require creativity, assertiveness, and domain experience to solve. You should have a good eye for detail and a desire for clarity, as well as a good understanding of front end behaviors and heuristics. You will be responsible for translating visual and written requirements into pixel-perfect, responsive, and stateful user interfaces.

What you will do all day:

  • Build sweet UIs – and the frameworks that drive them – on top of APIs designed in collaboration with domain product teams.
  • Think through hard problems and solve them at all layers of the enterprise
  • Write self-documenting and well-tested code with an emphasis on sustainable development practices
  • Work as part of a small, productive development team that cares most about delivering value to the business while emphasizing code quality, peer reviews and strong engineering practices

What you need to succeed:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other demanding engineering degree (or equivalent work experience)
  • 2 or more years of professional experience working as a part of a multi-person development team that utilizes automated testing, CI pipelines, peer reviews ideally in an Agile Environment
  • A strong proficiency and in-depth understanding of front-end technologies, especially typescript, react, and CSS
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • A passion for UX: you understand in your bones that page speed, asset size, and critical render path all affect your users. Pixel-perfect layout may or may not be your thing, but you know that a subtly bad form can ruin a user’s impression of your application.
  • Adaptability: while you enjoy establishing processes and standards, you understand the need to be flexible and enjoy trying new things.
  • Ability to learn new and unfamiliar technologies quickly, as required
  • A practice of writing technical documentation, whether ADRs, design docs, or just sequence diagrams