Staff Software Engineer, Capital Markets

At Forge Global
  • Full Time
  • Employee
  • Remote*

Posted on January 10th

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At Forge, we know our team is our greatest asset. As innovators in the private market, our vision is to deliver a richer future for everyone. We live that vision through our values of being bold, humble and accountable. We experience the value that our vision brings to the world every day, helping the teams behind the greatest innovations of our generation, from space travel to planet-saving, plant-based nutrition and more.

With liquidity solutions, exclusive data and insights and a vibrant marketplace, Forge’s goal is to power a global private market that is transparent, accessible and seamless for companies, their employees and investors. Through Forge, employees can sell their private shares, employers can reward shareholders with pre-IPO liquidity and individual and institutional investors can participate in private unicorn growth.

Forge's differentiated global marketplace addresses rising demand among individual and institutional investors for exposure to private company stocks and it is building a growing network effect with defensible competitive advantages. The Forge marketplace has over 400,000 registered users, including over 123,000 accredited investors. Private shares have traded in more than 400 companies since inception, representing over $12 billion in volume across 19,000 transactions with buyers and sellers in 70 countries. Through its custody offering Forge Trust, the company has approximately $14 billion in assets under custody and about $600 million of cash across 1.9 million customers.

Needless to say, our ability to offer these powerful financial solutions has generated incredible interest from investors, demand from customers, and a need to grow our team to meet the needs of more companies, teams and innovators in this way.

The Role:
Forge’s software engineering team is passionate about innovation and building scalable solutions that drive liquidity and growth in the private market. Our teams are leveraging a broad range of new technologies and are well-versed in delivering high quality, innovative solutions. We thrive on moving fast, delivering value, and living our values of being bold, humble and accountable.
We are seeking passionate engineers with at least 5 years of experience delivering innovative software solutions that are scalable, secure, and easy to maintain. The ideal candidate thrives in team settings and is motivated by creating success all around them through strong communication, shipping great product experiences, and making data-driven decisions. 
We are a full stack shop and our primary web applications are React + Ruby on Rails. 

  • Design, implement, and maintain data-driven web applications
  • Work with Architects, Tech Leads, and Stakeholders to arrive at solutions that drive business value
  • Mentor members of the development team on internal and external frameworks, software development best practices, and new technologies, while emphasizing outcomes over specific technologies
  • Gain an understanding of business requirements, current system operations/functionality and proposed new requirements
  • Collaborate with Forge’s product, design, information security and business team members to quickly grasp domain knowledge
  • Design, build and maintain automated unit and integration tests
  • Develop concise, articulate and detailed documentation
  • Present engineering proposals, concepts, wins and outcomes to a variety of audiences including internal engineering groups, cross-functional teams and other organizations within Forge
  • Support healthy system operations and ensure high levels of availability are achieved

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Experience developing, building, testing, deploying, maintaining, and operating, multi-tier web applications using modern techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and help drive innovation
  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time in an office setting or in home office setting while working

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant practical experience
  • Fintech or Financial services industry experience
  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers
  • Proven track-record of teamwork and delivery
  • Experience at high-growth, venture-backed startups
  • Working knowledge of the private market
  • Working knowledge of financial regulators and their concerns
  • Experience developing with Ruby on Rails, and Typescript/JavaScript a big plus
  • Experience with Event-Driven architectures a big plus

Forge is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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