The Financial Compliance Copilot

Founding Engineer

$140K - $200K / 0.50% - 1.00%
New York, NY, US
Job Type
6+ years
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Thomas Stewart
Thomas Stewart

About the role

About the Company

Hadrius allows regulated financial firms of all sizes, including fintechs, wealth advisors, funds, broker dealers, and more, to consolidate and automate their compliance processes using AI in one platform. Today, we're securing compliance for $200B+ AUM across our clients.

Our founding team comes from Google, hedge funds, and previous exits, as well as running our own SEC registered RIA with thousands of clients where we first built the powerful compliance engine behind Hadrius. We're backed by Y Combinator, Lynett Capital, Singularity Capital, and other exceptional investors, our clients cover $200B+ in assets, and we continue to grow rapidly, doubling our revenue every couple months.

About the Role

This is a full-time hybrid role as a Founding Engineer at Hadrius, located in New York, NY. As a Founding Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the core functionalities of the Hadrius platform, from handling millions of emails a day to automating hours of manual compliance tasks down to mere seconds. You will collaborate with a talented team to design and build scalable solutions, optimize performance, and ensure the stability and security of our platform.

You won’t be micromanaged or in constant meetings - we’re focused first and foremost on empowering each other to do our best work, and are flexible in the process to get there.

You'll be on a team that works incredibly hard and seeks other exceptional people excited to do the same.


  • 6+ years of professional experience as a software engineer
  • Promoted to senior-level or higher
  • Financial // Financial software // Fintech experience
  • Experience with cloud-based technologies and distributed systems
  • Proficiency in database design and management
  • Knowledge of AI and machine learning algorithms
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong experience with React, Django and/or AWS
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field

Exceptional Qualifications

  • Previously founded a company
  • Compliance software experience
  • Deep experience with LLMs for classification tasks


  • 401k (100% match up to 6%)
  • Destination Airbnb company work retreats 3-5 times a year
  • Healthcare, dental, vision, etc.
  • Unlimited PTO
  • The opportunity to get ownership in a fast-growing startup and contribute
    directly to its future success

Meet the Team

The founding team comes from big tech, hedge funds, and a previous exit before starting a robo-advisor (Quantbase) with thousands of clients. We expect each other to work at our best and constantly challenge ourselves to find ways to grow faster and deliver a better customer experience. The result is a tight-knit company growing rapidly as the cutting edge upstart in an old industry.

We take our work seriously but always find time to share a laugh and get to know each other on a personal level. The team is largely remote, but our main office is in New York City on Wall Street where you’ll be working a few days a week. We will frequently get together - either in NYC, or SF, or at a week long Airbnb in some cool location, to work together in-person 3-5 times a year.

To date, we've raised $2.5M from Y Combinator, Lynett Capital, and Singularity Capital among others.

About the interview

Evaluation Criteria

  • Technical Proficiency: Your skill in software development and contribution to our tech stack.
  • Project Execution and Speed: Efficiency and quality in delivering projects within set timelines.
  • Innovation and Contribution: Your ability to enhance our system with new ideas and improvements autonomously.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Effectiveness in team collaboration and clarity in communication.
  • Adaptability and Learning: Willingness to embrace new technologies and a commitment to continuous learning.

About Hadrius

Hadrius automates the entire SEC ongoing compliance program with AI for financial firms.

30,000+ SEC-regulated financial firms spend a combined total of $2b+ a year on ongoing SEC compliance, and with regulations tightening every year, these costs are continuing to rise. At the same time, the existing solutions can hardly keep up, with most firms paying for third-party consultants, law firms, and 2-decade-old software - while still relying on endless manual work to make up the gap.

Hadrius is a comprehensive, all-in-one platform running everything from reviewing marketing for compliance in under a minute, to filtering and flagging 100k+ emails each week - covering this critical function for these firms with the first modern solution in decades. As a result, we’re already running the compliance program of some of the most well-known financial firms in the world and are looking for exceptional candidates to join us on this mission.

Team Size:7
Allen Calderwood
Allen Calderwood
Som Mohapatra
Som Mohapatra
Thomas Stewart
Thomas Stewart