Who we are
M1 is a personal finance platform made for the modern era, uniting individual perspective with automated ease. Hundreds of thousands of investors take control of their long-term wealth with M1 and have already trusted us with over $6 billion of assets. As the Finance Super App™, we empower financial well-being with all the tools to invest, borrow, and spend: low-cost borrowing, high interest checking, and high cash back Visa® debit and credit card rewards.
We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being and strive to deliver products that are simpler, smarter, and stronger than those created by our competitors. We've been named a top app for investors including 2022 Best for Low Costs and Best for Sophisticated Investors by Investopedia.
As a fast-growing fintech company, we’re looking for talented and smart individuals who are excited about rethinking what’s possible with personal finance, invested in their personal and professional growth, and take ownership of the work they want to do – all while helping others create something meaningful and sustainable for their futures. Our award-winning workplace culture has been recognized by CB Insights (Top Fintech Companies of 2021), the Chicago Tribune (2021 Top Workplace), and Built In Chicago (2022 Best Places to Work in Chicago).
We mean it when we say, “M1 is yours to build.”
If this sounds interesting to you, read on!
What we are looking for
We are seeking an experienced Staff/Principal level individual contributor to join our Web and API Engineering
team. You’ll work with a cross-functional team to ideate, design
, test, and ship new and improved features within our core customer-facing applications. These teams work on everything from our Invest product
, to new banking features, and more. You will own the work for both our Web application and public API that your team ships. We are also looking for those that have on-call experiences.
We’re a high-performance, high-impact team that values curiosity, collaboration, and transparency. Everyone has a direct hand in shaping the success of our product
. If you’re the kind of engineer
who is looking to both help us grow and grow with us – then we’d love to talk to you.
What You’ll Do
Build new and improve existing features within either our React frontend
Lead the discovery, design
planning for various projects.
Provide technical mentorship to other junior and senior software engineers.
Work closely with product
managers, designers and quality engineering
throughout our software development
Be a resource to the broader Product Engineering
team; Pair program, solution architect, and draft technical documentation.
Suggest, and contribute to, architecture and infrastructure improvements.
application development experience, either frontend
2+ years of experience in building and maintaining large consumer-facing production applications.
Structured, organized thinker that is both attentive to detail and mindful of the big picture.
Adaptable, self-starter, goal-oriented, and growth-minded.
Excellent communicator and collaborator.
Bonus Points/Nice Haves
Experiences in large code refactors, monorepos and design
An advanced GraphQL
query user and understanding of both Relay and Apollo clients
M1's Commitment to Diversity
M1 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate different experiences and we're committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at all levels of the company. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. With our three DEI task forces (internal education, recruiting, and community involvement) and five Employee Resource Groups (Mental Health, Pride, Black, Latinx, and Women at M1), M1 employees and leaders set aside company time to tackle DEI projects and achieve goals every quarter.
Our team embodies our eight core principles and if these principles speak to you – we’d love to talk with you.
We will passionately apply ourselves to deliver immense value to our customers, knowing if they succeed, so too will the company
We think and act like owners. Our focus is building long-term value, not scoring short-term marks. We own everything in our domain, including the outcome and everything that affects it
We want to do things of consequence. Make a difference. We would rather fail at something meaningful than succeed at something trivial
Bias for action:
The best way to make progress is to act
Efficiency is important, and we consider both the costs and benefits of our actions
In working together, we maintain a low ego, make everyone feel welcome, assume good intent, trust one another, and seek out different perspectives. We empower our teammates to be at their best.
Challenged, but not overwhelmed:
We are curious people who always want to grow. Growth happens outside our comfort zone. We achieve our potential through consistent, manageable growth
We do the right thing. When we make mistakes, we own and correct them. We would be proud of our actions are shared with our family, friends, and strangers. Everyone can count on us to act according to our values, beliefs, and principles we state we hold. This trust must never be broken.
Competitive Pay and Stock Options
Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
Retirement benefit with employer match
$500 to spend on home office equipment while working from home
Stylish M1 swag
Socially distant team outings, celebrations, and events
Transparent and open communication with leadership
Office in the Loop with a Game Room and Gym