Our Story | Alight Engineering

The Market Story  

What is Alight? 

Alight, Inc. is the leading provider of industry-specific, cloud-based applications that give customers the power to see the financial impact of every decision, before they make it. Alight’s solutions let CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives use real-time multiple scenario and what-if analysis to measure the financial ripple effects of business decisions and changing market conditions across the enterprise, before events take place or decisions are made, to determine future outcomes based on real-time financial and operational data.  

What’s the potential?  

We focus on industry verticals where there is a high degree of volatility and uncertainty, and where there is a lack of enterprise solutions to help senior executives make key financial decisions. Currently, we focus on the US$1 trillion American mortgage market and the US$3 trillion mining and metals market. We will expand into two more verticals in mid-2017 and will continue to expand into new industries every year. 


The Technology Story  

How is the product built?  

Alight uses open-source and commercial software, an agile development methodology, and a smart, dedicated team to deliver high quality, robust solutions to our customers. Our technology stack consists of Bootstrap, jQuery, AngularJS, RxJS, Node, Cassandra, Docker, ELK, and AWS.  Engineering uses WebStorm, Git/Gerrit, Jenkins, and OSX / MacBook Pros.  Our microservices architecture is designed with responsiveness, high availability, and scalability.  We constantly strive to keep our development cycles short, build green, and system up.  Alight “dogfoods” our own product, so real user feedback is only footsteps away.  

What’s interesting, challenging?  

We emphasize learning, teamwork and continuous improvement. We care about high quality code, relentless automation, and optimizing for iteration speed. We rely on and practice continuous integration, test automation, frequent production deployments, retrospectives, and personal growth to continually challenge our team.  We have a strong work ethic, but value life outside of work, so we don’t spend our entire lives in the office. We have monthly company events, bi-weekly all hands meetings, and have quite a few competitive ping pong players.


The Relevance Story  

Why it matters to you?  

Team members are challenged by working on different features and layers of the platform. You are empowered to learn and take ownership as much as you can. Our business is growing and there are numerous individual growth opportunities whether your interest is to stay technically focused, you aspire to join management, or you want a combination of both – we have a path for you. Team members are encouraged to learn new skills and work on different parts of the tech stack.  

Why you fit?  

We’ve signed new large clients and continue to invest in our next generation enterprise platform and must grow our Engineering team. We are seeking team member who want to build new features, continually learn and make an impact. Join us as we continue to accelerate the growth of the company.