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Senior Backend Developer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

CAIS is building the first truly open marketplace for alternative investments, where financial advisors and asset managers can engage and transact directly on a massive scale. CAIS provides financial advisors with a broad selection of alternative investment strategies, including hedge funds, private equity, private credit, real estate, digital assets, and structured notes, allowing them to capitalize on opportunities and/or withstand ever-changing markets. Additionally, CAIS provides an industry leading learning system, CAIS IQ, that helps advisors learn faster, remember longer and improve client outcomes.

We are seeking a Senior Backend Developer to join our Identity & Access Management (IAM) team. As a Senior Backend Developer you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining new and existing applications that span across our portal and platform. This is a hands-on position in a cross-functional team; you will be providing elegant solutions to complex open-ended problems.

You will mostly be coding in Kotlin, utilizing GitHub and ArgoCD for CI/CD, and working with Spring, GraphQL, Kafka, and deployment to Kubernetes on AWS.

Skills & Experience

  • Computer science or software engineering degree OR relevant industry experience
  • 5+ years working as a software developer with Java or Kotlin server-side applications
  • Experience working in a geographically dispersed, cross-functional, agile software delivery team on mission critical applications
  • Proven success working on cloud native applications and solutions in an environment implementing CI/CD
  • Strong multi-threading and concurrent programing knowledge
  • Experience with Kafka or similar, and Spring, Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Security, etc.
  • Relational database design experience
  • Success designing and delivering REST based APIs
  • Gradle/ Maven build tools
  • Experience with Typescript, Javascript (React), Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, Terraform, or GraphQL would be an advantage.

CAIS’ compensation package includes a market competitive salary, a performance bonus, and exceptional benefits. For candidates located in New York, New York, the base salary range for this role is $165,000 - $230,000. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.

CAIS offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes generously subsidized healthcare with 100% employer paid dental and vision insurance, an employer matched retirement plan, wellness programs, and generous PTO and parental leave. Additionally, CAIS offers a flexible, hybrid in-office model; for most roles, we do not require a minimum number of days in office per week. For more information on our benefits and career opportunities, please visit our website: .

CAIS is consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, and our culture is at the heart of our success. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where employees can be their most authentic selves and feel inspired and supported to bring their voice forward to drive community, growth, and innovation. We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at .