Remote, silicon valley
101 - 250 employees
51 - 100 engineers
$50m - $100m funding
Series b

Alpaca is a series B fintech startup that’s raised over $70M in funding. Alpaca’s technology and suite of APIs powers hundreds of thousands of individual traders and hundreds of businesses worldwide. From developers and product managers to founders and CTOs, a broad audience interacts with Alpaca’s products and uses them to start, run, and scale their companies. Removing the barriers to embedded finance helps more new businesses get started and expedites growth for existing companies. Alpaca API allows developers to build apps, services, and trading algorithms that can access US financial markets. Securities by Alpaca Securities LLC ( )

Why join us?

  • Transaction volume surpassed $1bn within a year after the product launch.

  • Our team is led by people with successful startup experiences from Greenplum and Wealthfront as well as great deal of experiences in financial industry from FINRA, HFT firms and Lehman Bros.

  • We are big fan of open source projects ( and can build compelling developer/API products

    • Competitive Salary & Stock Options

    • Benefits: Health benefits start on day 1. In the US this includes Medical, Dental, Vision. In Canada, this includes supplemental healthcare. Internationally, this includes a stipend value to offset medical costs.

    • New Hire Home-Office Setup: One-time USD $500

    • Monthly Stipend: USD $150 per month via a Brex Card

    • Work with awesome people, clients and partners from around the world

Engineering at Alpaca

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team process is somewhere between scrum and kanban. We do daily standup every morning and manage project progress with JIRA. All the code reviews are done in GitHub and release process is seamlessly built around Google Cloud Build, Google Container Registry, GKE, etc. Everyone is encouraged to review others code and have transparent access to any information to improve products from any aspect.

Technical Challenges

We have built MarketStore ( in Go from scratch that is time-series database designed for financial data and made it open source. The challenge in our trading system is that you need to deal with real-time market environment to minimize latency while you need to make sure things work correctly as money management system. The requirements and system architecture are totally different and unique which is very exciting to tackle.

Projects you might work on
  • Add new API support for advanced order types such as OCO and trailing stop. This would need to redesign some of the sub systems to deal with real-time constrains while keeping the data consistency strong.

  • Adding OAuth capability in our API. This would open up tons of interesting business opportunities as well as expand use cases for non-trader people.

  • Support micro-deposit in addition to instant bank verification in our dashboard. This would allow even more people to deposit money into our system with much lower barrier and better user experiences.

Tech stack
Google Cloud

Working at Alpaca

Unwavering, goal-oriented culture

Our teams are goal-oriented. We care about doing the work and solving the problem together. We welcome questions from all levels because we know that no one knows all the answers. Your goal isn’t to be the smartest in the room. Your goal is to help solve problems no one has solved before by driving impact in areas you’re strongest. And with a positive mindset, we set out to own the unknown and thrive in situations where we have to learn to succeed.

Our goal together is to make sure that the right questions are heard no matter who they come from, and the right solutions are built no matter who builds them.

Global mindset, globally distributed

We are living in unprecedented times – our global economy is tightly interwoven while constantly expanding and transforming. The future of financial innovation will never belong to just one country. As we work to provide access to financial services for everyone on the planet, it’s important for us to build a global team of agile talent with vibrantly diverse cultural experiences.

Our teams are not just global, we’re also 100% remote and have team members in almost every time zone and continent (except Antarctica). By joining Alpaca you'll be part of a multicultural, international organization.

Diversity and Inclusion

Let’s do this together

We’re a melting pot of diverse backgrounds from tech startup aficionados to individuals with deep financial experience. No matter your background or where you’re from, we've got a role for you.

Radical, honest, and empathy-driven

We’re a startup with products that are disrupting an old industry. We see the opportunity and it’s clear to us that our impact is going to be massive. We want to be a team that’s ready for the ups and downs. We move fast and try our best to bring honesty and clarity when we communicate. Each of us brings to the table unique life experiences and diverse backgrounds – these experiences are valued and we don’t take it for granted. We want to learn about you and want you to learn about us, working together to build empathy every step of the way.

In order for us to achieve our goal of providing access to financial services for everyone on the planet, it is critical for us to maintain high-trust partnerships and act with honesty and empathy. During this journey together, we’ll be learning about the world together, through our relationships with each other. This is just the beginning and we would love to work with you!

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Flexible Hours

    While our core office hours is 9am to 5pm, you are allowed to work from home when you need to. Output is more important than the strict hours in the office!

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    The Alpaca Herd has kids and family. We really understand how hard it is to manage it but also how valuable you could be by managing it.

  • Team Activities

    Once every quarter or so, we do team building activities (either in person or online). We also have an online weekly town hall with our entire team!

  • Work from Home
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
Our Team by the Numbers

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