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Authorities Investigating After Man Killed in Suspected Gang-Related Shooting in Maywood

An investigation is underway after a 24-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Maywood early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. Deputies responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 5500 block of Gifford Avenue at about 7:25 a.m. and found the man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, authorities said. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his […]

Redondo Beach 17-Year-Old Found Dead in Lake Havasu After Being Struck By Boat

A 17-year-old boy from Redondo Beach who was struck by a boat in Lake Havasu was found dead Friday following a two-day multi-agency search, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said. Adam Gomez “departed from a vessel” while it was moving Wednesday and was struck by the vessel and its propellor, Arizona authorities said on Facebook. The teenager then disappeared below the water’s surface near Thompson Bay and did not resurface. Sheriff’s deputies responded and began a search for Gomez, who […]

Ex-USC Gynecologist Charged With Assaulting Patients Posts Bail, Released From Jail

A former USC gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patients posted bail Friday and was released from jail. Dr. George Tyndall was freed just after 5 p.m. Friday on $160,000 bond. He was arrested in late June on 29 felony counts and faces up to 53 years in prison if convicted. The doctor is charged with assaulting 16 patients at USC from 2009 to 2016. Tyndall’s arrest was the capstone of a yearlong investigation that ballooned into the largest sex crimes […]

Dog Rescued From Arizona Shelter Starring in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Remake

An Arizona rescue dog will make his film debut in Disney’s live-action remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” And he certainly looks the part. Monte, a 2-year-old terrier mix, will play the titular Tramp in the film, set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in the US on November 12, CNN affiliate KTVK reported. The pup was sent from a municipal shelter in New Mexico to Phoenix’s HALO Animal Rescue in April 2018. Monte was beloved among staffers for his good behavior […]

2 Metro Expo Line Stops Reopen in Downtown Los Angeles

Two stops along the downtown stretch of Metro’s Expo Line that were closed for construction work over the summer reopened for business Saturday, officials said. The Expo Line platform at the 7th Street/Metro Center station and at the Pico station were closed in June because of a $350 million renovation of the Blue Line, which includes track upgrades to improve efficiency and reliability. The Blue Line, which shares tracks with the Expo line, runs from downtown to Long Beach and […]

‘Black Panther’ Sequel to Be Released in May 2022

The Latest on Walt Disney Co.’s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Writer and director Ryan Coogler says that “Black Panther 2” will hit theaters on May 6, 2022. Coogler made an appearance Saturday at the Walt Disney Co.’s D23 fan convention in Anaheim. Coogler said he wasn’t ready to reveal a title or a plot yet for the highly anticipated sequel to “Black Panther,” which became a cultural phenomenon and grossed over $1.3 billion […]

Unity Among World Leaders Tested in G-7 Summit in France

The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A French diplomat says President Emmanuel Macron tried to reduce the pressure exerted by President Donald Trump over a new digital services tax the country is imposing on internet giants. The official, who spoke anonymously in accordance with the French presidency’s customary practices, said Macron told Trump the tax is not an anti-American policy. During a 2-hour working lunch with Trump, Macron stressed the need for every country to […]

High School Athletes Fight Off Woman Who Assaulted Them, Tried to Push 1 Over Bridge in Ladera Ranch Area: Sheriff

A woman was arrested after she assaulted two high school boys and tried to push one over a bridge in the Ladera Ranch area Friday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. The boys, part of Capistrano Valley High School’s cross-country team, were running on Crown Valley Parkway between O’Neill Drive and Jardines at about 4 p.m. when the woman assaulted them, authorities said. Deputies responded to the area after multiple callers reported someone trying to jump off the Crown Valley […]

CA Officials: Residents Can’t Keep Invasive Giant Rodent as Pet

California wildlife officials say residents cannot keep an invasive beagle-sized rodent as a pet. The Sacramento Bee reports that the California Fish and Game Commission are taking preventive action to avoid the South American nutria from spreading. The commission says they will discuss adding nutria to a legal list of prohibited pets in December. Officials say California could see about 250,000 rodents in five years. Scientists say they captured hundreds in multiple counties already as part of a $2 million plan to […]

Bodycam Video Released in Chino Police Shooting of Man Suspected of Growing, Distributing Marijuana

Body camera video released by Chino police on Friday shows an officer shooting a man apparently hiding behind a door during a search of a residence in July. The incident, which happened at a home in the 6800 block of Rockrose Street in Chino around 4 p.m. on July 3, left 49-year-old Li Xi Wang of Fontana dead, according to the Police Department. Officers were serving a search warrant involving a complaint about possible drug cultivation and trafficking at the […]

Trump Claims He Has ‘Absolute Right’ to Order U.S. Companies Out of China Under 1977 Law

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. imports sent Trump into a rage and White House aides scrambling for a response. Trump fired off on Twitter, declaring American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately […]

Amazon Rainforest Fires: Brazil Says 44,000 Troops Beginning Operations After Blazes Trigger Outcry

Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. Some 44,000 troops will be available for “unprecedented” operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to six Brazilian states that asked for federal help to contain the blazes, Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo said. The states are Roraima, Rondonia, Tocantins, Para, Acre and Mato Grosso. The […]

Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building

A Chase bank continued to smolder early Saturday after a driver lost control, slammed into the building and caused a big fire the previous night. A Torrance police officer called the city Fire Department after witnessing the crash near Hawthorne Boulevard and Carson Street, fire official Alec Miller said. The officer pulled one occupant out of the vehicle, and crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes, according to the Torrance Fire Department. A total of two people who […]

Prince Andrew, Who Visited Epstein After His Release in 2010, Denies Knowledge of Sex Crimes

Britain’s Prince Andrew responded to intense media scrutiny of his links to Jeffrey Epstein by issuing a statement Saturday denying any knowledge of criminal behavior by his one-time friend who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behaviour of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said in the written statement, […]

Woman Scammed Out of $200K in International Romance Scheme Run by 2 Nigerian Men in L.A. Area

In March 2016, a man claiming to be a US Army captain stationed in Syria reached out to a Japanese woman on an international site for digital pen pals. Within weeks, their relationship grew into an internet romance with the man sending daily emails in English that she translated via Google. The man who called himself Terry Garcia asked for money — lots of it — from the woman identified as FK in federal court documents. Over 10 months, she sent him […]

Prison Riot in San Diego Leaves 6 Inmates Injured, 2 Seriously

The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at Richard J. Donovan Correction Facility. Shoots tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that roughly 100 prisoners were in the yard at the time. He says two […]

1 Dead After Being Hit by ‘Several Vehicles’ on NB 110 in Downtown L.A.: LAFD

One person has died after “reportedly being struck by ‘several vehicles'” on the northbound 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday, officials said. The incident happened near Temple Street and will affect northbound motorists on the freeway, the Los Angeles Fire Department announced at 6:15 a.m. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Fire Department. Authorities provided no further details, including the circumstances that led to the death. SIGALERT UPDATE IN LOS ANGELES: NB I-110 […]

Lawsuit Alleges Harassment, Retaliation in the LADWP

A former Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employee filed a civil complaint this week alleging he suffered harassment and retaliation that ranged from slurs and graffiti to leaving a dead rat in his work truck while he worked as an electric distribution mechanic for the utility over the past three years. Thomas Gonzales says he was forced to resign from his job at the LADWP’s Palms yard in June due to “severe, pervasive, and relentless harassment he experienced […]

Video Appears to Show Sleeping Driver at Wheel of Tesla in Santa Clarita

A couple driving along the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita last week could hardly believe their eyes when they glanced over into another car driving alongside them. A driver at the wheel of a Tesla appeared to be sound asleep. Video of the Aug. 17 incident has been circulated on social media, where it quickly went viral. Kimberly Cheng reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 23, 2019.  

Man Accused of Arson, Hate Crime Following Fire at Santa Maria Church

Deputies arrested a 19-year-old man Friday on suspicion of setting fire to a shed at a Santa Maria church in what is being investigated as a hate crime, authorities said. Gage Rowdy Tuttle was booked on suspicion of arson, vandalism and hate crimes, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said in a written statement. No hometown was listed for the suspect. Reports of a structure fire brought deputies and firefighters to the Winepress Church, 896 Cambria Ave. They found a […]

Mid Engineer, Backend (Integration)

Acorns - Irvine, CA

Posted 3 months ago
Software Engineer (Backend) | Acorns HQ (Irvine)
At Acorns, we're building a different kind of investing experience - one that looks after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming. The Acorns team is passionate about pursuing our mission and living our values. It all begins with Heart. Our Heart leads us in everything we do. It allows us to make bold decisions, build trust, grow and advance our society. Come find your place at Acorns and join us in the movement to transform an industry.
Acorns is seeking experienced software engineers for our Integration team who have a passion for building robust, scalable, software and systems for customer focused financial products, love learning new technologies on the job, and think creatively to solve complex problems and enjoy working collaboratively.
The Integration team was envisioned and championed by developers as a response to Acorns' scalability concerns. Our team is in the initial stages of working towards an ambitious vision to change the way Acorns engineering thinks about building services and delivering data; towards an event-first and event-driven architecture. We are focused on providing robust, scalable, and understandable processes, practices, and platforms to drive this paradigm shift. What we build and promote will allow teams to move quickly, efficiently, and safely with maximum autonomy and room for innovation.
As an engineer on the Integration team, you will be responsible for working on maintaining the existing API gateway used by all external clients and greenfield projects that have impact across the full-stack. You will be expected to take an active role in helping to define the evolution of these projects and work across the organization to help drive migration of existing systems and services. We have a deep passion and curiosity for learning and experimenting so technologies will change as we find better suited ones but our current stack includes: GraphQL, Node.js, TypeScript, DynamoDB, and Kafka.
Responsibilities:

  • You will help drive architectural changes across the organization

  • You will work on ambiguous and ambitious projects that will transform the way Acorns builds and integrates systems

  • You will design, develop and operationalize high performance, scalable, reliable and resilient services

  • You will take operational ownership for the software that is owned by your team


Who You Are:

  • You are objective, empathetic, passionate and curious

  • You have a strong sense of ownership over the complete software development lifecycle

  • You demonstrate the ability to work in an ambiguous environment and develop solutions that evolve iteratively

  • You have strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • You actively invest in keeping up with current best practices and new technologies

  • You insist on quality and you know what it means to ship high quality code


Desired Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience building and supporting production systems

  • Working experience with SQL and NoSQL solutions

  • API design and implementation experience (REST/GraphQL)

  • Working understanding of object oriented and functional programming paradigms

  • Proficiency in a major, statically typed, programming language

  • Experience in backend development and technologies such as Node.js or Java

  • Understanding of basic algorithms, data structures and design patterns

  • Solid grasp of good software engineering practices such as code reviews, deep focus on quality and documentation


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and stock options

  • A comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Corporate gym access

  • Daily breakfast, weekly team lunches, and an endless supply of snacks

  • Numerous career possibilities that allow you to grow with Acorns

  • Talented and motivated team members who care deeply about one another, our mission and our customers

  • The rare opportunity to create a new world. We inspire one another every day to do meaningful work that solves big societal challenges


About Acorns:
Acorns is the leading micro-investing app in the U.S. It allows users to round up their daily purchases and automatically Invest the Change® into a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds offered by some of the world's top asset managers (including Vanguard and BlackRock). Founded in Newport Beach, Calif., by father and son team Walter and Jeff Cruttenden, Acorns provides a simple entry-point using the Acorns app on iPhone or Android. Customers accumulate fractional shares in one of five portfolios constructed by world-renowned Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Harry Markowitz. Acorns' smart portfolio algorithms automatically work in the background of life, helping users build wealth naturally, pennies at a time. From Acorns mighty oaks do grow.
Mission:
With benevolence and courage, we look after the financial best interests of the up-and-coming; beginning with the empowering step of micro-investing.
Values:

  • Lead with heart

  • Make bold decisions

  • Always build trust

  • Never stop growing

  • Advance our society


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