Senior Ruby Developer

Las Vegas, NV

The enormous opportunity created by the JOBS Act is leading to an explosion of firms emerging to operate funding portals, aka "platforms." FundAmerica's mission is to provide FinTech to the crowdfunding industry and deliver the highest value to our customers. Additionally, we plan to expand into other areas of service to the industry.

Our services enable people to build our technology into their websites and platforms using API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) and embeddable apps (widgets), as well as direct-use forms on our site. We are initially providing backend services that the vast majority of market participants need and cannot do directly themselves, including:

  • Escrow
  • Broker-dealer services
  • Electronically signed and stored investor subscription agreements
  • Background checks for anti-money laundering and PATRIOT Act compliance
  • Payment processing

Our Team

The engineering team at FundAmerica creates and maintains tools and applications to facilitate the sale and transfer of private financial securities. We build the UI as well as the backing JSON APIs.

We’re a small (5 engineers), agile team with a strong focus on quickly shipping MVPs and iterating later after market adoption of the feature/product. Regardless of who you are on the engineering team, you will contribute and have a big impact on the final product from day one. If you’re a self-starter who doesn’t need a lot of supervision and enjoys taking on responsibility, you’ll find a home on our team.

The Role

Your primary role will be working on our API. You’ll be helping to create and maintain a set of APIs that are used to process over $300M of transactions a year. In addition to moving funds, our products also help keep track stock ownerships and bank balances.

Working on the API, you’ll have the ability to work on the core of the company that both our partners and our own interfaces rely on. We are looking for engineers who have a passion for building scalable products, strong software design skills, and a desire to disrupt financial markets. You’ll be reporting directly to our Chief Engineer.

Tech Stack

  • Ruby
  • AngularJS
  • PostreSQL
  • HTML
  • CSS


  • Occasional work from home
  • Open and laid back work atmosphere
  • Flexible PTO that never expires and can be cashed in
  • Fully stocked drink fridge
  • Stock options
  • Get in on the ground floor of an industry getting disrupted
  • Ability to impact everything from UI design to product direction
  • Low cost of living
  • No state income tax
  • Whatever office equipment you need
  • Technology oriented CEO

Experience & Background

  • Experience building, maintaining, and documenting REST-ish JSON APIs
  • Experience working on, and an understanding of, both client-side and server-side code
  • Creative problem solving with an emphasis on financial transactions
  • Good understanding of Git
  • Understanding of the business implications of engineering decisions
  • Self-starter who requires minimum supervision
  • US citizen or authorized to work in the US
  • Extensive experience with Rails and Ruby
  • Ruby experience outside of Rails
  • Basic understanding of the public or private financial securities industry
  • Experience with Engine Yard
  • Experience with AngularJS
  • Experience with Pivotal Tracker or other Agile workflow tool
  • Experience with Desk

Kevin Lehtiniitty

Director of Product Management 
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