Vanguard | Cloud Engineer – Developer -

Cloud Engineer – Developer

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Dev / Eng

Job Description
Company Culture Coverage

The Cloud Construction team is looking for talented individuals who are passionate about software development. Our mission is to build and maintain a platform that enables lambda based applications allowing developers to easily build, test, and release their software. Members of our team are involved in full stack development and enjoy the fact that we have true product ownership of the tools we support. If this kind of innovative work interests you please consider our team.

As the member of the Function as a Service team (FaaS) you’ll be enabling a serverless based architecture. We’re looking for an individual who can evaluate new tooling, create coding exemplars, and define best practices around coding in Lambdas. AWS server less based architectures are highly available, automatically scale to meet demand, have a consumption based cost model, and are widely available across most AWS regions. We believe the work we do is critically strategic to Vanguard and will enable fellow developers to be highly productive.

On your first day we’ll expect you to:

  • Be fluent in a modern object oriented language (Java, JavaScript, or Python).
  • Familiarity with core AWS concepts and services
  • Be able to troubleshoot a bug that another development team is facing.
  • Be able to self-train on emerging technologies and share what you learn with others.

It would also be great (but not required) if you had:

  • Experience building apps and services using Lambdas
  • Experience provisioning architecture in AWS
  • Experience monitoring and alerting production workloads in AWS
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and/or Continuous Delivery pipelines


Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience

Minimum 3 years developer or systems analyst experience

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong analysis and problem solving skills

Strong planning and organizational skills

**Vanguard is not offering sponsorship for this position**

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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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