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Founding Engineer

Aqua

Aqua

Other Engineering
Lyon, France
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Founding Engineer at Aqua (S21)
$100K - $150K  •  0.40% - 0.70%
The Modern Way for Financial Advisors to Put Their Clients into Alts
NYC (WFH/In-person with tons of flexibility)
Full-time
3+ years
About Aqua

Aqua is a graduate from YC’s S21 batch. We just finished raising our seed round and are looking for people who want to help us revolutionize the $11T private equity industry.

We want people who will make a difference in the earliest stages of the company. As an early employee of Aqua, you will have an opportunity to make a major impact across areas including engineering, product strategy and culture. You will play a key role in the product decision making process alongside the founders and have ownership over critical parts of the product.

If you are inspired to solve challenging problems and passionate about making private equity investing more equitable, come join us!

About the role
Skills: Django, JavaScript, Python, React

ABOUT US

Aqua is a digital investment platform helping financial advisors gain access to an exclusive and curated selection of top-performing alternative assets. Aqua simplifies and digitizes all aspects of back-office work normally associated with investing in alternatives including subscription, KYC/AML, capital calls, distributions, K1 issuance, and performance reporting. We pride ourselves on providing a white-glove, service-first approach, always putting our clients first.

We’re a passionate, growing team backed by Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Soma Capital, Global Founders Capital, Hack VC, 305 Ventures, and rockstar angel investors from companies like Google, Amazon, Kirkland & Ellis, CVC Partners, and Blackrock. Our team has work experience from places like Blackstone, Bank of America, Blackrock, Siris Capital, Guggenheim Partners, BNY Mellon Pershing, and SS&C Black Diamond. We’re aiming to onboard the next $10T of HNW dollars into alternatives, and we’re excited to welcome someone to the team who can help us achieve that vision.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN AQUA?

Aqua is a graduate from YC’s S21 batch. We raised a seed round with world class investors and angel investors. We’re looking for people who want to help us revolutionize the $11T private equity industry.

We want people who will make a difference in the earliest stages of the company. As an early employee of Aqua, you will have an opportunity to make a major impact across areas including revenue, product strategy and culture. You will play a key role in the decision-making process alongside the founders and have ownership over critical parts of the product.

If you are inspired to solve challenging problems and passionate about revolutionizing alts investing, come join us!

We’re looking for an engineer with a strong product sense to help us build amazing products for our users.

What you will do?

  • Work closely with co-founder and CTO Dev to help define engineering culture/processes, guide product vision, and make engineering decisions/evaluate tradeoffs
  • Continually iterate on product and ship new features driven by both product roadmap and user feedback
  • Build out integrations with payment processors, document signing services, banking services, etc.
  • Scale our backend infrastructure as our user base grows

For this role we’re looking for someone who:

  • Has 3+ years professional experience building & shipping full-stack responsive web applications (excluding internships)

  • Experience coding in javascript and python, using frameworks like ReactJS and Django, working with PostgreSQL, and deploying applications using AWS

  • Moves fast and ships code quickly

  • Has some system design experience

  • Has a strong sense of ownership around building a product users want

  • Values teamwork and collaboration

    Nice to haves:

    • Experience working with FinTech products
    • UX experience
    • Experience working in a startup environment

BENEFITS

Swanky office in FiDi, Unlimited PTO, 401k accounts for all employees

Technology

ReactJs (Front-end framework) Python backend using Django PostgreSQL (database)

NYC (WFH/In-person with tons of flexibility)
Full-time
3+ years