Software Engineer


Purpose Financial

Toronto, Canada
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Purpose Financial is an independent financial services company with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation, delivered through technology-driven solutions. Led by entrepreneur Som Seif, the company is developing a diversified product platform aimed at addressing historically underserved segments of the market. Purpose Financial's businesses include Purpose Investments, Purpose Advisor Solutions, and Thinking Capital.

Who is Purpose Advisor Solution:

Purpose Advisor Solutions is an innovative financial services company focused on creating the tools, services, and support to help financial advisors build their own businesses.  Our team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed.  Purpose Advisor Solutions is owned by Purpose Financial, an independent financial services organization with an unrelenting focus on customer-centric innovation driven through technology.

Job Description

We are looking for Software Engineers (Backend) to help develop an innovative wealth management platform. If you enjoy collaborating with a team, being innovative and are excited about an opportunity to work within a growing company, we would like to speak to you!

In this role, you would be responsible for building APIs and backend services that would serve as the core of our various products. You will be working with other team members to evaluate design approaches, prototype technologies, and build new systems. You will be heavily involved in technical implementation and architecture of our system and collaborating with stakeholders to solve multiple problems.

What you’ll do:

  • Write clean, testable, and scalable code for our products.
  • Execute on the technical and product roadmaps.
  • Influence the working culture of your team and champion innovation.
  • Prototype new technologies and solutions.
  • Develop backend systems and APIs with focus on high availability, security, and reliability.
  • Build interfaces and services on top of our data systems.


  • Experienced developer with at least 3 years of experience.
  • Experienced with building systems using Python and Django.
  • You can work with relational databases (we use MySQL).
  • Have deep understanding of software architecture, API design, and scalable systems.
  • Keen to build and promote microservices and service-oriented architecture.
  • Able to work in an agile development environment focused on iterative delivery.
  • Bonus points if you have experience working with cloud native infrastructure (AWS, Docker, etc.).

Why Should You Apply:

  • Work for an innovative fintech start-up
  • Competitive Total Compensation Package
  • Paid Benefits
  • Flexible/Unlimited Vacation
  • GRRSP Matching Program
  • Equity Program

Additional Information

Why you should join us?

  •  We believe in innovation and vibrant culture - work for an innovative, people-first, financial services firm that values entrepreneurialism
  • We believe in a flexible work structure – A flexible hybrid work model that empowers you to do your best work whether at home or at the office
  • We care about your rewards - Competitive compensation including equity programs
  • We care about your health – comprehensive group health and dental benefits and life insurance, including a Lifestyle Spending Account for all your wellness needs
  • We care about your rest - a flexible paid-time-off policy with unlimited vacation days, flexible sick and mental health days
  • We care about your family - Paid parental leave for eligible employees with top-up
  • We care about your future – Group RRSP matching and TFSA program in Purpose funds
  • We care about your development – subsidies are available for courses and tuition

Purpose Financial is an equal employer and we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and barrier-free work environment for all employees and candidates. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply and if accommodation is required during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact any member of the Talent team. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently working from home. The safety and wellbeing of our teams is our top priority and office time is currently available on a voluntary basis. Our future work philosophy will be a hybrid model allowing for flexibility and collaboration.

For safety reasons, Purpose Financial has adopted a vaccination policy that allows only fully vaccinated employees to enter our offices.

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