Lead Software Engineer

Wellington Management Company, LLP
Boston, USA
22 Sep 2022
25 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

About the Role

At Wellington Management our appetite for technology is insatiable. We recognize that the world is full of fascinating questions that will impact the future of companies, economies, financial markets, and entire industries. We want you to help us find answers to these questions by building and evolving our innovative, industry leading, technology platform. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our expanding technology team. Together, you will not only dream up solutions to today's investment challenges, but you will build them to see real-life results. Technology needs are advancing, and this level of complexity requires a highly sophisticated well-managed technology platform that is built by people like you. This is your chance to build something incredible. We want you to think big, to solve challenges, and positively impact our clients.

We are currently seeking a strong Lead Software Engineer on our Guideline Monitoring (investment compliance) team. Guideline Monitoring is an integral part of the Portfolio Implementation process - investment teams look to leverage guidelines as key inputs into their decision-making process. This position requires relevant experience working in the asset management environment along with an understanding of client-server technology. This is a great opportunity for an experienced technology professional to join a strong, collaborative team in a role with leadership and advancement opportunities.

  • Design, develop and implement end-to-end platform solutions
  • Hands-on development, data modelling, code quality, static code analysis, unit testing, design and code reviews, continuous integration, release management, performance tuning and execution
  • Building a platform that will provide streamlined user workflows and scalable investment process automation
  • Participate in setting technical direction, sprint planning, release planning, and prioritization of work on the platform
  • Comprehensive involvement in application lifecycle phases including DevOps process, release deployments and support
  • Work with business teams, project managers, and systems analysts to review and qualify business requirements, functional specifications, use-cases, and test plans
  • Design, prototype and code new software components and applications based on functional specifications across the full stack - services, web and mobile clients, infrastructure, and back-end
  • Coordinate with analyst teams and vendors to execute test plans and provide support during user acceptance testing
  • Modify and enhance existing systems to incorporate new functionality and to optimize them for performance
  • Be highly collaborative, team-oriented, and strong consensus builder; demonstrate an ability to partner across groups, regions, and functions
  • Proactively engage with key stakeholders to understand business processes and how applications are used to facilitate it
  • Develop a deep understanding of internal systems and related datasets to help with solution design
  • Significant experience as a software developer within investment management or financial services industry is preferred
  • Previous experience working with investment compliance platforms (such as ION Sentinel, Charles River IMS Compliance, Blackrock Aladdin) is highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of design patterns and data architecture principles
  • Experience designing relational and document-oriented data models
  • Experience building micro services Java, Spring framework tools
  • Experience AWS services like S3, EC2, RDS (Postgres /MySQL), lambda, CloudFormation
  • Demonstrated understanding of modern software development and test methodologies including experience on GIT and Jenkins CI
  • Willingness to work both collaboratively and independently based on the task, in a fast-paced business critical environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A record of continuous improvement and affecting positive change
  • Strong client relationship skills and proven ability to build consensus
  • Experience with event driven systems is high desirable, but not required
  • Experience with Rules Engine such as Drools is high desirable, but not required
  • Experience with Python/NodeJS is high desirable, but not required
  • Experience with ReactJS is high desirable, but not required
  • Experience with document oriented datastore like MongoDB / Elasticsearch is high desirable, but not required
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at GMCANINQ@wellington.com .

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