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Lead Java Architect

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: Using discretion and judgement, functions as an architect and development lead supporting our Fund Treasury and Finance departments by analyzing requirements and collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver software solutions. Serves as technical lead for the team throughout the software development lifecycle. Responsible for ensuring that development and security standards are established and adhered to across applications. Collaborates with Agile team and management to prioritize work based on business demand. May lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Translates business requirements into technical functional specifications for the development of new functionality , primarily of custom built, Spring-based Java applications.
  • Solves complex programming challenges.
  • Leads team members in implementation of system solutions.
  • Directs resources in their participation in projects; monitors assignments and makes recommendations regarding training, development, and technology implementations for areas of responsibility.
  • Understands business processes and recommends ways to increase efficiency or effectiveness.
  • Helps to standardize processes across projects.
  • Troubleshoots system, software, and production problems.
  • Has input to strategic project planning and develops short- and long-range plans to satisfy departmental and client objectives.
  • Works with Management to develop and implement strategic solutions in adherence with accepted architectural standards.
  • Keeps technical skills current; well-versed in several areas of technology.
  • Meets with vendors and evaluates products or services where appropriate.
  • Able to guide and advise junior colleagues through technical issues.
  • Helps develop and manage technology from the business unit perspective in partnership with IT to provide best solutions for MFS.
  • Provides input to budget planning process.
  • Recommends cost saving solutions where appropriate.

Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 to 10 years of full stack development experience working on Java-based applications, preferably using Spring framework.
  • Development experience with relational databases, preferably Oracle.
  • Experience working within a mature SDLC model; working closely with BA and QA ream members as well as end users to drive solutions to completion.
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment, i.e., automated build and code scanning is preferred.
  • Experience with reporting or BI solutions a plus. Strong collaboration as well as oral/written communication skills is a must.


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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