Vanguard | AWS Technical Lead - Technical.ly

AWS Technical Lead

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Other

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Vanguard is currently going through a robust hiring initiative and Lead Engineers are at the top of our list! We have multiple opportunities across our enterprise for Tech Leads that bring different specialties. If you have touch on following areas please continue to read on and apply to learn more; Full-Stack, UI, Mid-Tier, Back-end, AWS, DevOps, Mobile and Infrastructure!

In this role you will:

We will look for you to make the most of your senior-level expertise in Full-Stack applications by managing a team charged with developing solutions that integrate with existing IT systems. Furthermore, increase our understanding of how we can use data to help clients by building effective ways to monitor product health, business metrics and consumer usage patterns. You will keep projects on track by communicating with project managers, spotting potential issues, and generating realistic estimates of costs and time. Lastly, you will recruit, mentor, build and motivate the IT teams that will positively impact our business.

Impact

Bring invention to investing

You’ll continuously deliver imaginative solutions that also satisfy business needs. Your fresh ideas will directly impact one of our strategic focus areas and help us redefine the world of mutual funds. Your analytical approach to problem-solving, underpinned by strong interpersonal skills, will make you a valuable member of a reciprocal team that shares ideas and solves problems in new ways. And at every stage of the process you’ll enjoy many opportunities to deepen your knowledge and widen your experience

Qualifications

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 5+ years software engineering experience
  • 3+ years of Leadership responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong, proven analysis and analytical skills
  • Strong planning and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to implement instrumentation to capture business-specific metrics around consumer usage patterns

Specializations that’ll make an impact

  • Cloud, AWS development standard methodologies
  • Cloud data stores – S3, Dynamo DB and/or Amazon RDS
  • Experience with developing Java REST services – Spring, Jersey
  • Experience with test automation and test driven development practices and frameworks – mutation testing, functional testing (NodeJS, Jasmine, JUnit, Cucumber), mock frameworks (Mockito, etc.), contract testing
  • Familiarity with DevOps concepts, tools and continuous delivery pipelines – Bamboo, Jenkins, Maven, Bitbucket, Jira, GIT, etc
  • Experience with API management platforms, design standards, and patterns is a preferred
  • Knowledge of front-end experience with Angular, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JQuery, TypeScript, ES6

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

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What’s uniquely challenging about building Vanguard products?

Applications and systems directly related to investment management require Vanguard crew members to have both business and technical skills. They need to have soft skills in order to listen to clients’ needs as well as hard skills that will translate those needs into technical requirements that deliver results.

What is the pace like at Vanguard?

The technical team at Vanguard works in an agile work environment, so they work quickly and intelligently. Over the last couple of years, Vanguard has enabled a robust continuous delivery system where folks can get new feature updates into production in less than 15 minutes to begin testing in live product environments, where in years past it would take months to get something into production.

What features is the team working on at the moment?

A tool for our portfolio managers to analyze client and market data and make better trading decisions. In addition, the team is engaged in moving legacy applications to the cloud.

What qualities does Vanguard value in an employee?

Vanguard values passionate individuals who are open-minded and always looking to improve themselves, their community and the products offered to clients.

What can new employees expect?

In addition to a thorough one-day corporate orientation, new employees can expect to enter into a supportive, welcoming work environment where they will feel appreciated and valued.

How do Vanguard employees stay connected and engaged with each other?

From the annual employee 5K run and community service campaigns through “Vanguard Gives Back” to happy hours, board game nights featuring D&D-style games like Gloomhaven, beverage clubs and barbeques, there are ample opportunities for Vanguard crew members to connect with each other throughout the year.

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