Lead Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area

Lead Backend Engineer

New York

At Clear Street, we are disrupting the institutional brokerage and clearing market by modernizing archaic industry segments with brand new technology. We’re changing the way institutional investors interact with the markets; offering an alternative to working with big banks. Our cloud-based API technology will empower clients to clear, settle, and finance trading activity while accessing real-time risk and position information. Our platform is built on an incredibly modern tech-stack, by pragmatic engineers focused on building intuitive and frictionless user experiences. Our tech-infused suite of customer experience-oriented prime service offerings will increase our clients’ efficiency and provide real-time insights they’ve never previously experienced.

It is time to grow our team!

Working at Clear Street gives you a phenomenal opportunity to join our dynamic team of open-minded, forward-looking technologists and savvy veteran business operators. We value ingenuity, passion, and elegant simplicity. Our goal is to build a team of individuals who are as excited about our tech and revolutionary goals as we are.

As a Lead Backend Engineer, you will lead a passionate and collaborative team of engineers that are building a highly distributed system. You will skillfully architect, design, and lead the team to get new features and services into production - choosing technologies with the full knowledge that these decisions matter. You can dive deep into our cloud infrastructure and help lead the adoption of our DevOps culture.

We all code. We all constantly explore new frameworks and languages and push each other to find optimal solutions to our problems. You’re thrilled to share this mindset of exploration and drive to build clean software with the team.

Be motivated. Be curious. Be ambitious. Be part of the Clear Street team!

Lead Backend Engineer Characteristics:

  • You lead small teams that deliver and maintain service-oriented architectures. Here, you’ll mostly be learning and using Golang (GO)
  • Borne from your experience building distributed systems from the ground up, you’ve become mindful of how systems scale and it shows in your architecture, design, and tooling decisions
  • You enjoy nurturing and mentoring your team. You invest yourself in their collective growth
  • Ideally, you have experience with enterprise messaging through Kafka
  • You've deployed services on Amazon AWS, Goolge GCP, or Azure
  • You built a solid foundation in Computer Science
  • You possess a drive to improve processes, learn from past experiences, and innovate

We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a small and growing exceptional team of good people, where you can make a difference
  • A new code base with little technical debt and room to build new services and features
  • An environment that embraces the utility of a DevOps oriented culture and combines it with a focus on CD/CI methodology
  • A meritocratic philosophy that champions collaboration
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and perks
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Technology we use

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What are Clear Street Perks + Benefits

Clear Street Benefits Overview

At Clear Street, we understand the importance of showing employees they are valued through competitive benefits and perks. We offer extensive medical and dental coverage at little to no cost to our employees, 401k match, commuter benefits, and a lunch allowance, to name a few. At Clear Street, we consistently strive to improve; exploring new ways to support growth and well-being.

Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Clear Street employees can contribute up to an FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers up to $2000 of expenses, annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Clear Street covers 100% of our employees' monthly premiums.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Clear Street matches contributions of up to 2% of our employees' salaries.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast options daily. Employees are also given $15 per day to order lunch through our Seamless account Monday through Thursday. On Friday, we offer a pizza lunch, enjoyed together.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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