Lead Software Engineer (Vermont)

3+ months agoBurlington, VT


NextCapital, headquartered in Chicago, is the leader in enterprise digital advice. NextCapital partners with world-class institutions to deliver personalized planning and managed accounts to individual investors, whether they're 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 senior software engineers to join our team at our sateliite office in Vermont. 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
  • Grow professionally and learn from other accomplished software engineers through pair coding while helping your peers to do the same
  • Collaborate on critical system architecture decisions
  • Review and provide feedback on other developers' code and design
  • Evaluate new technologies, prototype new approaches to problems and make the business case for change

  • You love tackling really tough problems, and value doing things the right way
  • You have a passion for software development and value learning
  • You understand test-driven development and are a capable debugger
  • You're passionate about our mission to democratize financial advice
  • You have 2+ years leading a group of software engineers in a professional setting
  • You can maintain a constructive attitude and negotiate a path forward when there are conflicting ideas
  • You have a BS or MS in Computer Science, related field (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Math/Physics, Software Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering), or equivalent professional experience

At this time, NextCapital will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


While most engineers lean toward frontend or backend development, we encourage full-stack learning which enables our engineering team to tackle a diverse set of challenges in an agile fashion. Here are the key technologies that we use every day:
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Ruby/JRuby
  • AngularJS
  • Rails
  • React
  • Sinatra

Job ID: next_capital-6FC5D1FB8C