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Senior Software Engineer (Typescript)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024


There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.

Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.

Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.

Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.

As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.


With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.

Who are we looking for?

The Engineering team is looking for a Senior Full Stack Javascript Engineer to join our growing team. You're a great fit for this role if you are comfortable within the Javascript ecosystem and want to help us build modern software solutions in an antiquated financial industry.

You have a strong ability to balance detail-oriented tasks with long term strategy, are adaptable and willing to take ownership over a vertical slice of a product. You have great communication skills that empower you to collaborate cross-functionally with non-technical operational teams and are able to understand and solve their problems. You value the importance of data integrity when working with highly regulated and secure products.


The Necessities

  • Professional frontend and backend, Experience with Javascript, with a particular emphasis on Typescript, in public-facing web applications.
  • Experience designing, building, and consuming RESTful APIs.
  • Professional experience with SQL-based databases.
  • Experience with JSX/TSX (ReactJS).
  • Ability to develop, maintain, and support automation test suites using Jest and Storybook.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with product managers, engineers and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Professional experience with Nest.js (or express) and GraphQL.

The Extras

  • Professional experience with Prisma, Node.js, ReactQuery, Material-UI, and other Javascript-based technologies.
  • Microservice architecture experience using Docker
  • DevOps or SysOps experience
  • Familiarity with AWS
  • An understanding of SRE best practices, such as postmortems, logging, alerting, and toil reduction
  • Experience with Agile methodology.
  • Experience with CI/CD and automation pipelines using Jenkins

Day to day, you may additionally…

  • Partner with, understand problems of, and create solutions for business operations teams
  • Collaborate closely with other Engineers and the rest of the Vestwell team to determine architecture for upcoming projects
  • Work with both engineering and product teams to drive solution design
  • Create complex logical frameworks, workflows, RESTful API endpoints, and JSON formats to exchange key data with the rest of the platform
  • Identify opportunities and provide recommendations for improving developer experience
  • Help plan, automate, and scale our infrastructure

Our Culture

We aim to follow Agile best practices with a focus on empowering full stack development teams so that they can own a vertical slice of the product, and are empowered to make decisions and create a roadmap for a section of the product and business.

We want squads to be first class citizens, working as a team to define their roadmap and prioritization, that follows best practices in development, automation testing, deploying, and support.

The expected salary range for this position is $140K-175K for New York, $126K-157.5K for Phoenix, and $133K-166.25K for Austin.


We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!


It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 - 2 conversations about Vestwell, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but the usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an Engineer, a portfolio review for a Designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a virtual or in-person interview panel after that if the screens go well. Before making an offer, our interview process concludes with a references check stage for your recruiter to meet with a current or former supervisor and peer. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.

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