Democratizing Private Equity Fund Investing through Lowered Minimums

Founding Engineer at Aqua

$100k - $150k / 0.50% - 1.00%
NYC (WFH/In-person with tons of flexibility)
Job Type
1+ years
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Rohan Marwaha
Rohan Marwaha

About the role

Who we are:

Aqua is building an investment platform that allows high net-worth individuals to invest in private equity (PE) and other alternative asset funds at lowered minimums as low as $10,000 (down from minimums which can be as high as $10M). Aqua is democratizing access to an asset class historically only open to institutions and ultra high net-worth individuals.

We’re a passionate, growing team backed by world-class institutional investors and rockstar angel investors. We’re looking to revolutionize the world of private equity investing, and we want you to join us in making that dream a reality.

The Role:

Financial barriers aren’t the only thing preventing individuals from investing in PE funds. The traditional process of investing in PE funds is extremely daunting and lengthy, often deterring individuals from even considering the asset class as a viable investment option. We aim to solve this by using technology to simplify and streamline the entire investment process including viewing and diligencing opportunities, reviewing closing documents and funding investments, and tracking investment performance. Our users are at the core of everything that we do, and we want our platform to deliver them the best possible experience.

We’re looking for an engineer with a strong product sense to help us build amazing products for our users.

What you will do?

  • Work closely with co-founder and CTO Dev to help define engineering culture/processes, guide product vision, and make engineering decisions/evaluate tradeoffs
  • Continually iterate on product and ship new features driven by both product roadmap and user feedback
  • Build out integrations with payment processors, document signing services, banking services, etc.
  • Scale our backend infrastructure as our user base grows

For this role we’re looking for someone who:

  • Has 2+ years professional experience building & shipping full-stack responsive web applications (excluding internships)

  • Experience coding in javascript and python, using frameworks like ReactJS and Django, working with PostgreSQL, and deploying applications using AWS

  • Moves fast and ships code quickly

  • Has some system design experience

  • Has a strong sense of ownership around building a product users want

  • Values teamwork and collaboration

    Nice to haves:

    • Experience working with FinTech products
    • UX experience
    • Experience working in a startup environment


  • WeWork all access membership

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 401k accounts for all employees

Why you should join Aqua

Aqua is a graduate from YC’s S21 batch. We just finished raising our seed round and are looking for people who want to help us revolutionize the $11T private equity industry.

We want people who will make a difference in the earliest stages of the company. As an early employee of Aqua, you will have an opportunity to make a major impact across areas including engineering, product strategy and culture. You will play a key role in the product decision making process alongside the founders and have ownership over critical parts of the product.

If you are inspired to solve challenging problems and passionate about making private equity investing more equitable, come join us!