Software Developer, Reliability Engineering



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
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Wealthsimple is on a mission to help everyone achieve financial freedom by reimagining what it means to manage your money. Using smart technology, we take financial services that are often confusing, opaque and expensive and make them transparent and low-cost for everyone. We’re the largest fintech company in Canada, with over 3 million users who trust us with more than $30 billion in assets.
Our teams ship often and make an impact with groundbreaking ideas. We're looking for talented people who keep it simple and value collaboration and humility as we continue to create inclusive and high-performing teams where people can be inspired to do their best work.
About the team
It sounds obvious to say, but Wealthsimple needs to be reliable. Our clients literally trust us with their life savings and we are a crucial, high-trust part of their complete financial picture. Similarly, our clients expect new, delightful features and products to be introduced to the Wealthsimple ecosystem regularly. The Reliability Engineering team empowers service owners to get their new features and products into the hands of clients while ensuring that Wealthsimple remains reliable.
This role has as much cultural influence as technical influence within our Engineering organization. We create tooling and frameworks for other teams to use and only add as much process as is necessary (and never more) to ensure services are resilient and reliable.

What we’re working on 🚀

  • Creating and maintaining a suite of Reliability tools that empower all teams across Wealthsimple to improve reliability for our clients.
  • Proactively strengthening our systems using conditioning and performance practices including load testing, stress testing, and game days.
  • Implementing solutions for tracking Service Level Objectives (SLOs) across the organization and giving hands-on support for teams to meet their objectives.
  • Strengthening our approach to development, deployment, and maintenance of services so that we increase reliability across the board.
  • Building a culture of incident management and automation during incidents.
  • Formalizing and centralizing the efforts across the company to offer consistent reliability for all products.
  • Participating in cross-team investigations related to incidents or performance degradation.

Scope & impact:

  • Actively contribute to architecture decisions and build software affecting large parts of the organization.
  • Define best practices and standards that affect multiple teams, and hold teams accountable to these standards
  • Mentor engineers at all levels.
  • Improve developer productivity and quality at the level of an engineering domain (e.g., Trade) or a particular technology (e.g., Rails).
  • Work with staff engineers to curate and evolve our company-wide technology and tools.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is able to clearly and effectively communicate, internally and externally, the organization’s vision and strategy and explain technical decisions.
  • Has experience building, evolving, and maintaining large, reliable, and scalable systems.
  • Is a mentor and who will have a large positive impact on morale and company culture.
  • Is an effective listener, consensus builder and effectively incorporates diverse ideas into a coherent vision.

Our tech stack:

  • We have a service-oriented architecture with 150+ services.
  • These services are a mixture of Ruby on Rails, Java/Kotlin, NodeJS.
  • Our front end user interfaces are written in React and React Native with TypeScript.
  • We run a containerized platform on AWS and highly leverage technologies like Aurora, SQS, SNS, S3, Kafka and GraphQL.
Why Wealthsimple?
🤑 Competitive Salary with top-tier health benefits and life insurance
📈 Retirement savings matching plan using Wealthsimple Work
🌴 20 vacation days per year and unlimited sick and mental health days
📚 Up to $1500 per year towards wellness and professional development budgets respectively
🛫 90 days away program: Employees can work internationally in eligible countries for up to 90 days per calendar year
🌎 A wide variety of peer and company-led Employee Resource Groups (ie. Rainbow, Women of Wealthsimple, Black @ WS)
💖 Company-wide wellness days off scheduled throughout the year
We’re a remote-first team, with over 1000 employees coast to coast in North America. Be a part of our Canadian success story and help shape the financial future of millions — join us!
Read our Culture Manual and learn more about how we work.
DEI Statement
At Wealthsimple, we are building products for a diverse world and we need a diverse team to do that successfully. We strongly encourage applications from everyone regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.
Accessibility Statement
Wealthsimple provides an accessible candidate experience. If you need any accommodations or adjustments throughout the interview process and beyond, please let us know, and we will work with you to provide the necessary support and make reasonable accommodations to facilitate your participation. We are continuously working to improve our accessibility practices and welcome any feedback or suggestions on how we can better accommodate candidates with accessibility needs.