January 14, 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Type


What We’re Building

The mission of Symplany is to transform how people think about financial planning and investing. Too often, a person’s investments are not aligned to their goals. Our software and philosophy enables financial advisors to help their clients better understand their unique situation and focus on the decisions that matter. Advisors and clients alike love us!

Who We Are

We're a small team working together in Minneapolis and beyond. We care deeply about our values: they’re an integral part of how we make big decisions and conduct ourselves daily. We can tell you more about these when we meet:

  • Integrity

  • Rational Optimism

  • Humble Confidence

  • 1 + 1 = 3

  • Inputs over Outcomes

  • Pursuit of Excellence

The Opportunity

Join us as employee #7 at a small company that punches above its weight. We're completely bootstrapped, with a profitable and proven business model. We aren't beholden to investors and have full autonomy over our business decisions, and can offer you competitive compensation and equity. As a member of our team, you will play a key role in shaping our company and influencing our future!

Your day-to-day work will range from iterative development to orchestrating our software development to mentoring teammates. As a development team, we work together to write quality code, create a great application, and continuously learn from one another. You might design a new database schema in the morning and implement a new UI in the afternoon. You’ll work with the whole company to design and develop new features and capabilities for our engaged user base. The code that you write on a Tuesday will be used by advisors that Wednesday.

As a team lead, you’ll eventually become responsible for the software quality and the development process. We are also planning to grow our development team further, so one of your first tasks will be to help with our next development candidate search.

Desired Skills and Requirements

  • Self-starter: You identify what needs to be done and you jump in and do it.

  • Goal-oriented: You create effective goals, you're energized by them, and you accomplish them.

  • Organized orchestrator: You seek to understand the development work in the broader context of the business. You’ve successfully managed a development process before.

  • Self-disciplined: You can manage your time and tasks effectively with the team. We trust each other to get our tasks done with minimal oversight, but are happy to help a teammate out if they’re stuck.

  • Adept software engineer: The majority of our application is in PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. We manage our infrastructure in AWS using Terraform and Ansible. You don’t need experience with all of these languages and tools, but it helps!

  • Ability to architect systems: You have extensive experience as a software engineer, creating new products and features while improving the architecture of existing code.

  • Technical leader: You are a force multiplier, able to guide a cross-disciplinary team to success. You understand the context of the overall business and make appropriate technical decisions in light of the broader context.

  • Desire to learn: Whether it's algorithms, the tax code, or how colors can impact human behavior, we'll pick up where your formal education left off.

Talk to Us

We’re looking forward to chatting with you: [email protected]

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