Software Engineer II

Nextcapital Chicago , IL 60603

Posted 1 week ago


NextCapital is the leader in enterprise digital advice. NextCapital partners with world-class institutions to deliver personalized planning and managed accounts to individual investors, whether theyre saving for retirement in a 401(k) or IRA or investing in a taxable brokerage account. Our open-architecture digital advice solution provides better outcomes for our partners and individual investors by offering integrated account aggregation, analytics, planning and portfolio management, and customizable advice methodology and fiduciary roles.


We're looking for talented and highly motivated software engineers to join our team. As a growth stage technology company, NextCapital is seeking developers eager to be part of a team, working closely with every part of the company from graphic designers to the executive team. Learn more about us at


  • Write high quality, well-tested and scalable code
  • Evaluate the short- and long-term implications of every implementation decision
  • Learn from other accomplished software engineers through pair coding
  • Mentor interns to help them learn and grow professionally
  • Take your dev chops to the next level
  • Make an immediate impact by quickly getting up to speed and building features from start to finish


  • Participating in design of features and architecting components
  • Ownership of components of NextCapital's codebase
  • Leading a team for a project or milestone
  • Helping other developers as a subject matter expert



  • You have 2+ years experience building software or web applications with object oriented or functional programming languages. than any particular language. We do prefer experience with ruby/rails, javascript, or java. However, we care more about clean, well designed and scalable code.
  • You love tackling really tough problems, and value the correct solution over a sloppy one
  • You have a passion for software development, with side projects to prove it
  • You understand test-driven-development, and youre a capable debugger
  • Youre comfortable reading & writing code, and can describe what each part of the code is doing
  • Youre passionate about our mission to democratize financial advice and help everyone retire successfully



  • Disrupt the financial advice industry by bringing affordable, easy to use financial tools to millions of people
  • See your work move into production quickly, and avoid the bureaucracy that slows down larger companies
  • Receive great benefits like stock options, employer 401(k) match, and employer contributions to health, dental and vision coverage
  • Enjoy a laid back work environment surrounded by top quality engineers that enjoy working with each other
  • Get in on the ground floor of a growth stage company where you can have a real impact on the company's future
  • When the COVID-19 pandemic cools down, participate in company-sponsored cornhole leagues, company outings, wine tastings, fantasy football leagues, hackathons and other fun events
  • When our pandemic remoteness ends, enjoy a newly built out office on Michigan Avenue with a view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan
  • And, yes, when were able to safely re-convene in a physical space, sip locally roasted coffee, kombucha, or craft beer at your modular sitting/standing desk
  • Participate in women in tech events and service days at local organizations
  • Relax with monthly, company wide, guided meditation sessions
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