Financial Technology Partners
Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and London, Financial Technology Partners is dedicated to providing world-class advisory services to our FinTech clients. Founded in 2001, FT Partners is among the earliest firms to recognize the convergence of financial service and technology and our strategy to focus on this area provides our firm with unmatched insights into the vertical and enables our team to help clients obtain the absolute best results.
Having long been in a front-row seat to witness software's impact on the financial sector, FT Partners has a technology-forward stance like none other in the space. The engineering team is provided tremendous support and autonomy to make great software product decisions. This has led to a cycle of increasingly strong foundations, which has led to highly impactful feature development being achievable in sustainable timelines. 💪
FT Partners is continually recognized across the industry for its expertise, specialization and impact on the broad FinTech market and we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. We continue to prove that our unique approach to investment banking delivers optimal outcomes for our clients and fosters an exceptional learning environment for our passionate and dedicated team who have unparalleled experience in this dynamic FinTech vertical.
Backend Engineer, Python/Django Remote Remote
Backend Engineer, Python/Django San Francisco On-site Hybrid San Francisco, CA, United States
DevOps Engineer (Hybrid in SF, or Remote) San Francisco, CA, United States or Remote
Why join us?
We are a profitable, successful company with an engineering team that operates like a well funded startup inside the organization.
The internal software we develop is highly visible and impacts all departments of the company. We work closely with investment bankers to create industry leading tools to automate and improve the deal making process. The stakes are high and we are surrounded by smart, driven professionals.
Our software stack and processes are modern and we continually work to follow the best practices of the tech companies (not just finance companies).
Our engineering team is small but will be growing. It is a great time to hop on board and be a foundational member of a growing engineering team.
Engineering at Financial Technology Partners
Our philosophy is to continually simplify our system while providing increasingly powerful features. We are committed to constant research of tooling and approaches that provide more elegant solutions than our previous iterations. Whenever our research leads us to a high quality standard solution to a challenge we implement it. And when it doesn't we build something ourselves, and we make it robust and readable, and easy to evolve and simplify as new options become available in future.
We use a ticket system similar to Jira called Shortcut (until recently it was called Clubhouse). We discuss a week's worth of tickets in a sprint planning meeting every Monday, but we ship almost every day.
Our primary purpose as an engineering team at FT Partners is to build the (web-based) operating system that the company runs on, as well as its data infrastructure. This is particularly exciting given the company’s focus on research, data and technology, and the large impact our small team can make when our tooling contributes to the success of a huge high-profile deal. High expectations are placed on the engineering team, but we are also afforded substantial autonomy and context to provide real solutions to investment banking operations and data challenges.
Adding new tables / models / api to our Python Django codebase to support a new collection of data
Setting up programmatic tasks to parse our project emails and save useful information like new contacts into the database
You would help us iterate our technology stack by investigating lambda functions on AWS as an alternative to tasks being run using cron on our AWS Elastic Beanstalk spawned EC2
Extending our test covering or upgrading the versions of the libraries we use
Deleting an old solutions in favor of simpler ones afforded by a modernizing system.
Working at Financial Technology Partners
We have high standards of work, and we take pride in our craft. We're a company of smart, driven people, supportive of one another. People opt to take responsibility for tasks whenever possible instead of assigning to someone else. In communication, we distill information ourselves, to save a recipient time and effort. In whatever we create, we double check before sending something or deploying something. The engineers work a regular full time week on average, with flexibility for things like errands. We do not have an on-call schedule, as after-hours outages have been exceedingly rare, but we do have ownership and accountability for our code and it is not uncommon to see engineers deciding to put some extra time to take a feature from good to great. The bankers work longer hours as part of a rewarding professional development program.
We are hiring individuals based on their skills and experience, and on what the team would become after they are added to it. We know diversity is beneficial to our team and actively work against any potential unconscious biases we may have.
Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment: Financial Technology Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact email@example.com.
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