Senior Software Developer, Markets

  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Investopedia, is the world’s largest financial education platform, serving over 20 million unique visitors each month. Since 1999, it has been our mission is to empower the investing and financial community with the knowledge to make intelligent financial decisions. Since joining IAC in 2014, we have entered an investment period and are rapidly expanding our content while introducing new tools to further cater to our most sophisticated audience.

Job Description

The Markets team drives the vision, design, development and optimization for the Investopedia Markets experience. As part of this team you will help investors track stock performance through the Markets homepage, watchlist, and quotes pages. You will help continue to build exciting, new, and differentiating features as we aim to quickly grow and scale this product. You will use interactive web components and timely financial data from a variety of sources to help us take our Markets experience to the next level.

Some of our recent accomplishments include:

  • Launched a new Investopedia Markets experience, complete with a watchlist, quotes pages, and a markets homepage so investors can better track stock performance

  • Launched a markets callout module on tickerized content so users can quickly add stocks to their watchlists when reading news

  • Launched a real world context module on markets term pages (e.g. highest P/E stocks in the S&P 500, largest market cap stocks, greatest volume stocks, etc.)

  • Launched optimization tests, resulting in 60% higher engagement on the markets homepage

Qualifications

Development at Investopedia:

The development team at Investopedia believes in owning their impact and fighting complexity while giving back and having fun. We believe that small, empowered, self-motivated teams can do big things. Our work crosses a wide variety of teams, applications, and technology stacks within Investopedia - collaboration and communication are as important as writing new code. We work primarily with PHP but have started to extract smaller services using Node.js and Python. We are currently undergoing tremendous growth in our business and are looking for several additional software developers to help us continue to deliver exceptional user experiences.

Software development qualities that are relevant to us:
  • Exceptional ability to work anywhere in the technical stack, delivering quality code both on the frontend and backend

  • An insatiable appetite for learning new approaches, technologies and architectures and maturity to apply these judiciously

  • Fluency in a backend server language and expertise in relational databases and schema design

  • Strong motivation to drive impact through product improvements

  • Coaching and mentoring other developers to help guide their career growth

  • Get inspired on a daily basis, think of new ideas and like to share them with others

  • Interest in working within a cross-functional team and providing guidance across several teams to continuously improve the organization as a whole

Additional Information

Why It's Great to Work Here

Here are some of the highlights of what Investopedia has to offer:

  • Industry leading compensation

  • Commitment to work-life balance with flexible hours

  • Friendly, fun, supportive, and collaborative culture that encourages continuous self-improvement

  • Family friendly including maternity and parental leave

  • Benefits plan featuring medical, dental, vision, drugs, and travel and life insurance

  • RRSP contribution matching

  • Paid holidays, sick time, and personal days

  • Education assistance

  • Fitness subsidy

  • Free parking

  • Because we were voted one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 by Business Intelligence Group (http://bit.ly/1UmhijO)
  • Because our employees love us on Glassdoor! (http://bit.ly/1VN8EgG)
  • Because you get to work with this guy! (David Siegel, CEO interview with Forbes) (http://onforb.es/1Qntovl)
  • And these guys and gals! (http://bit.ly/2chB0lX)

We care about our business and want you to know everything from goals to numbers to what’s for lunch. We have doubled in size in less than a year and we’re excited for growth, innovation, hard work and fun!

We have some of the greatest benefits such as: unlimited vacation for salaried employees, medical/dental/vision options, pet insurance, 401(k) matching, commuter subsidy, tuition reimbursement, charity gift matching, huge discounts to wireless/gym/travel/much more. Our office has free snacks, catered lunch more often than not, monthly in-house massages, and themed monthly snack. More importantly – we know how hard you work so we celebrate that hard work often.

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