The Growth Engineering team is responsible for growing the number of clients using and loving Wealthsimple’s products. The team consists of full stack developers, designers, product managers, data scientists, and growth specialists, all of which work together to find new opportunities to grow Wealthsimple.
We are heavily driven by data, experimentation, and most of all curiosity. Work is a mix of quick wins and iterative improvements, combined with larger pieces of infrastructure to support our future efforts.
A typical Growth Engineering project starts with an idea for a potential opportunity, followed by rapid experimentation to validate the idea. The team works in short cycles, building first iterations in a scrappy way to maximize the rate of learning. If an experiment is successful, we explore how to scale the idea, integrate it into our product, and make it visible to the largest audience. Learnings and processes are extracted from each experiment to build infrastructure to improve the efficiency of these cycles – think A/B testing frameworks, systems to support user referrals, cross-product messaging, and other tools that make each experiment easier to implement than that last.
The Growth Engineering team is also responsible for building and maintaining our public facing website, which provides a wonderful opportunity to collaborate closely with our Brand and Marketing teams to build the beautiful, accessible, and highly performant experiences you can see throughout wealthsimple.com.
Within 1 month, you’ll:
Complete our company-wide onboarding program
Meet other new Wealthsimplers in your onboarding group learning the foundations of Wealthsimple, our past, present, and future
Gather an understanding of our technology by pair-programming with your teammates and attending engineering onboarding sessions designed and presented by your peers
Have an assigned buddy within the Growth Engineering team that will assist you in getting up-to-speed with our architecture and current projects
Work with the team to ship your first project or feature
Within 3 months, you’ll:
Learn Wealthsimple’s technical stack and apply our development patterns through your work
Buddy up for your first on-call rotation to help identify and resolve production issues and bugs clients have experienced
Contribute and support work in a new or existing product and share your work with the team 🚀
Within 6 months, you’ll:
Reliably ship new projects to support our growth efforts
Form strong opinions about our existing systems architecture. You’ll be able to provide input that shapes these areas
Develop a big picture perspective and understand how our tools and frameworks come together. You’ll feel comfortable contributing to various codebases
Work as the primary developer on a project – regularly communicating progress to stakeholders to ensure the quality and timeliness of work and work with other developers on the team to distribute the workload
Within 12 months, you’ll:
Plan, scope and implement a new tool, product, or initiative. Our roadmap for 2021 includes projects such as A/B testing frameworks, client referral programs, free personal finance tools, and building messaging mechanisms between our products (to name a few)!
Have provided leverage to Growth Marketers by shipping new tools, enabling them to build and run highly effective campaigns
Participate in our hiring process and shape the growth of the Engineering team
Have worked closely with our product and design teams, contributing your own feedback and opinions on design and UX
Skills we’re looking for:
Experience working with our core technologies – React, React Native, Ruby on Rails, and GraphQL
Ability to solve problems creatively – working diligently to find the shortest path to shipping and validating hypotheses
Relevant experience working with other Growth and Marketing disciplines (SEO, acquisition, content marketing, and/or building public facing websites)
Previous experience building marketing technology – both integrating with 3rd party tools, and building products in house
A passion for mentoring and coaching other developers. We are a growing team and we strive to ensure shared growth and success