Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Backend Engineer - Python, Django, Airflow



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024
About YCharts

YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications, serving a client base of more than 5,000 RIAs, financial planners, and asset managers who oversee more than $750 billion in assets. YCharts helps investing professionals easily demonstrate their value to clients and prospects with tools that enhance client engagements and simplify often complex financial topics using visuals. A leading financial research platform, YCharts offers comprehensive data, powerful visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF data and analysis. As a modern, user-friendly platform for security research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring, YCharts enables vast time savings and serves as an affordable alternative to terminal-based tools.

About The Role

As a backend engineer on the Data team, you can expect to work with technologies that ensure our data pipeline efficiently maintains and calculates data for the 200,000+ securities in our universe. Engineers on the Data team typically work on features that ensure financial data is consistent, reliable, timely and accurate by importing data from third party data providers, performing custom calculations on this imported data, and efficiently storing this data.

As an engineering organization, we put a lot of focus on collaboration, building new products, and refactoring our codebase which has allowed us to scale and grow with as little pain as possible. We look for engineers who have an attention to detail and have a strong desire to do things the right way even if it requires taking a step back rather than the first thing that comes to mind.

You will be working alongside other high-performing engineers and there is never a shortage of challenging and interesting projects that will keep you busy and keep you constantly learning new things both from a technical and domain perspective!

What You’ll Do

  • Write code (and unit tests!) in Python and the Django framework to implement complex backend features.
  • Use tools like Airflow to build / enhance financial data pipelines for over 200,000 securities.
  • Make use of pandas and asynchronous task tools like celery to efficiently calculate 4,000+ unique data points for each security.
  • Design robust data models that account for the structure and type of data to store.
  • Design, plan, estimate, and ticket features that are scoped by our product team.
  • Perform code reviews for other engineers on the team.
  • Document the work you have done both in repo as well as outside of the repo for future engineers.
  • Collaborate with other engineers both verbally and in writing to plan, design, and build a world-class financial research platform.

What You’ll Bring

  • 3+ years of relevant industry or academic experience
  • Experience developing in Python (knowledge of the Django framework a plus)
  • Experience designing, building and maintaining application features on the backend
  • Experience participating in multi-month projects from conception to maintenance with multiple team members
  • Desire to take ownership and responsibility when a problem or opportunity arises
  • Experience working with non-technical teams (product, business, etc) where explaining technical concepts is needed
  • Self-organized and able to work independently