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Cloud-based Financial Platform

Software Engineer

$70k – $85k • 0.05% – 0.1%
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About Kooltra

Years working in a foreign exchange brokerage taught our founder, Adam, firsthand about the barriers smaller institutions face in the FX market. To compete in a system built for larger players, they had to piece together rigid, enterprise stand-alone software, build everything themselves from scratch, or make do with emails, spreadsheets and grit. Believing that capital markets should encourage as much competition and innovation as possible, Adam founded Kooltra in 2014 with a vision of building technology to democratize capital markets.

Today, Kooltra’s cloud-based platform automates workflows, provides real time analytics, and seamlessly connects customers and their clients. Using the most innovative cloud-based technology, our platform increases efficiency and transparency, improves connectivity, and reduces risk, both internally in an organization and across the entire ecosystem. If you want to join a rapidly growing fintech team that is delivering next-gen software to customers in a $5 trillion a day market, then we’d like to hear from you.
You don’t need foreign exchange experience to succeed- just a curiosity to learn and the drive to make those around you better.

Engineering at Kooltra

The Kooltra development team are a small but mighty group of engineers that are passionate about fintech. We practice Agile and TDD methodologies with short iterations, continuous delivery, and code in Apex, Java (Spring, Hibernate, Gradle), Python (Behave), ES6, React deployed on Amazon Web Services and Salesforce. We have a micro-service architecture and we practice continuous integration. We ship frequently, deploying our code continuously.

In this role, you will

• Build new applications and maintain components on the platform, including trading, accounting, risk management, integrations, REST API, etc.
• Work on product focused scrum teams to identify requirements and specifications and contribute to design and architectural decisions
• Collaborate with other developers on cross-functional scrum teams working on features for our customers

We are looking for people who have:

• A love of development and improving their craft
• 2+ years of experience building and delivering new features, processes, and tools (ideally with Java or Apex)
• Excited about working with large codebases and writing robust and testable code
• Ability to identify problems and take initiative in solving them
• Ability to balance desire to ship code quickly to our customers with responsibility of making good technical decisions
• Familiarity with Agile, Software Engineering best practices and Object-Oriented Programming

Why Kooltra:

• The opportunity to work on an unprecedented foreign exchange platform, from the ground up
• We are growing quickly, and you will have an opportunity to grow with us
• You will have autonomy to iterate and improve
• You can make an immediate, visible impact from week one

What we offer:

Investing in our people makes sense. That's why we provide:

Competitive comp and equity
An office in the heart of downtown Toronto
Educational stipend
Medical and dental coverage
Office snacks
Friday team lunches and biweekly team socials

To apply, please send your resume and a short cover letter telling us about you. The interview process for engineering at Kooltra includes a culture-focused phone screen, a timed 2 hour technical at-home task, and one 3 hour visit to our Toronto office to meet our team. We thank all applicants, but will only be reaching out to those who qualify at this time.

Kooltra is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, one which reflects the world in which we live. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups including visible minorities, members of sexual minority groups, first nations persons, persons with disabilities, and women to apply. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please let us know and we’ll be happy to oblige.

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Payam Izadpanah

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Electrical Engineer, Software Developer, Startup enthusiast, UofT Engineering, MASc and BASc (Honors)

Ryan Dewsbury

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VP Engineering @Kooltra

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