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Principal Fin Software Eng

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for: Leveraging Technical expertise and business knowledge function as an Application Architect and lead a small software development team in analyzing business requirements and delivering software solutions. Work with the Enterprise Architecture and the Development manager to design and implement custom or vendor software solutions to meet the challenging needs of various business functions. Serve as a technical lead for the project teams and participate in all phases of the software development lifecycle.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional Agile team and work effectively in all phases of software development lifecycle to delivery business solutions.
  • Serve as a subject matter expertise on the technology domain
  • Analyze requirements, provide technical architecture and design, and ensure successful delivery
  • Display deep interest and understanding of the business vision and processes, and lead the design and development of the solutions.
  • As required, leads globally distributed teams, mentoring individuals while providing technical oversight for software deliverables.
  • Maintains understanding of capital markets and development skills and applies expertise to support the in-house custom or vendor solutions .
  • Develop and follow the best practices for coding standards related to reusability, application security, performance and scalability
  • Works in conjunction with other Principal Engineers and System Architects to set technical direction and enforce software development standards.
  • Serves as a mentor, guiding and advising junior colleagues through development process and support issues.
  • Documents code and processes to aid in system support and facilitate knowledge transfer.
  • Communicate effectively with the project teams and the senior management

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience programming with objected oriented development languages such as C# or Java and/or extensive relational database development expertise in Oracle, MSSQL or Sybase
  • Deep understanding of the data and data flows between Investments or Distribution applications and systems
  • Experience building integrations with multi-tiered third-party systems, both hosted and on- premises
  • Project work experience with globally distributed teams is preferred
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment, i.e., automated build an d code scanning is preferred
  • Strong oral/written communication skills and front office support experience preferred
  • Experience working within an Agile SDLC model; working closely with cross-function project teams to drive solutions to completion


What we offer:

  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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