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Engineering Intern



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Engineering Intern

Location: New York, NY or Hybrid Remote

This position can be based in the office, hybrid remote, or within a commutable distance to our NYC office. Our strong preference is for the person in this seat to sit in the Eastern time zone (subject to your existing right to work within the jurisdiction).

About OpenFin

OpenFin is a high-growth enterprise productivity tech company backed by the world’s largest banks and most respected FinTech VCs, including J.P. Morgan, Barclays, HSBC, Wells Fargo, SC Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, DRW, Nyca Partners, and Pivot Investment Partners. OpenFin modernizes and democratizes app development and distribution in the finance space. We provide a secure OS that brings a fast and intuitive app experience to the financial desktop. Built on Google’s Chromium, OpenFin combines native experience, data sharing, lightning-fast distribution, and robust security with an agile web development and deployment model to accelerate digital transformation and innovation. Within finance, the number of firms utilizing OpenFin technology has grown from 2,400 to 3,800 since the launch of Workspace in May 2021. Having recently closed our Series D funding, we are paving the way for exciting times ahead!

About the Role

We are seeking out Engineering Interns for our Internship Program. The ideal candidate will be interested in developing their skills, while becoming a contributing member of our Engineering team. You should be excited about learning new languages, frameworks, and technologies. At the conclusion of the Internship Program, successful candidates will be considered for a full-time permanent position, or given the opportunity to continue on in a part-time capacity.


Your work here at OpenFin will cover a range of interests and areas of expertise that can scale to what you would like to learn! The following are three key areas where you could contribute:

Contribute to the OpenFin UI Library:

  • Architect and build accessible, extensible, and well-tested React components used in several OpenFin products shipping this year.

Help shape the OpenFin Developer Experience:

  • Build out automation and testing, documentation, prototypes, and have the opportunity to give tech talks. Here you can help optimize and build out our engineering processes.
  • You will also create community knowledge with product engineering teams, working with the UI Library.

Contribute to building new features:

  • Deliver a best-in-class user experience in OpenFin products.

What We’re Looking For

  • A user-focused, empathetic person who wants to collaborate, write, talk, and dream about code that people will love to use.
  • Comfortable building React components and a passion for making them pixel perfect.
  • Awareness of accessibility best practices, progressive enhancement, the DOM / Shadow DOM and how React “works” under the hood.
  • Familiarity and an interest in using Typescript, Styled Components, and Framer Motion.
  • An interest in learning cross-platform development for Mac and Windows using Electron and modern tools and frameworks like Webpack and NextJS.

A Few Of Our Product Engineering Values

  • Code with Empathy—write your code thinking about the person who might use it next, that person might be you ;)
  • Don’t follow the GPS into the lake: we like when engineers are intuitive, critical and opinionated on what they want to work on and how they think things should be built. Design debates as a way to continually improve our processes and software are a core element of our Engineering culture. We want people who strive to make things better and are always willing to learn from others.
  • Don’t take all of the blame—when software breaks, we’re all on the hook. We share knowledge, responsibility, and an excitement for fixing things when we discover them.

Life at OpenFin

At OpenFin, our mission is to stay on the cutting edge of web technologies and to enable our customers to do the same. We pride ourselves on our friendly, diverse, understanding and supportive culture. Our goal is to create a space where employees can learn and innovate, and overall, have a good time doing it. We value and appreciate that our employees have a wide set of interests and experiences. Getting to know each other and forming relationships is important, which is why we regularly host offsite events, happy hours and virtual social hours, in addition to having a variety of Employee Resource Groups to participate in. Our environment is conducive to a productive and enjoyable learning experience -- aligned together, moving fast and working to create compelling solutions for our clients.

*Voted “Top 50 Best Startups to Work For in the US & in NY” by BuiltIn (2023)
*Voted “Best FinTech Company CEO” at the FinTech Breakthrough Awards (2023)
*Voted “Most Influential Financial Technology Firm” by Harrington Starr (2023)
*Voted “Best Workplace for Technologists” in the Top 1% Awards by Harrington Starr (2022)
*Voted “FinTech of the Year” at the US FinTech Awards (2022)
*Voted “FinTech Innovation of the Year” by Financial News (2022)
*Voted “Best Workplace for Change & Transformation” by Harrington Starr (2021)
*Voted “FinTech of the Year” by TradeTech (2020)

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