Vanguard | Full – Stack Engineer-Java - Technical.ly

Full – Stack Engineer-Java

Vanguard | Malvern, PA | Dev / Eng

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Vanguard has found a lot of success since we launched our first big Advice offer a few years ago. Now Vanguard is looking to expand that offering significantly through the new Enterprise Advice (EA) program. EA is looking for strong engineers to build out an Advice API Platform in AWS to spread our trusted advice even more broadly. Engineers will work with AWS, Java, Apigee, and Angular to build out this exciting new Advice offer.

The team is highly collaborative, focuses on quality and working to just be a little more awesome every day. Don’t delay, apply today!

Experience with developing Java REST services – Spring, Jersey

Experience with Angular, preferably Angular 6

Experience with test automation and test-driven development practices and frameworks – mutation testing, functional testing (JUnit, Cucumber), mock frameworks (Mockito, etc.), contract testing

Familiarity with DevOps concepts, tools and continuous delivery pipelines – Bamboo, Jenkins, Maven, Bitbucket, Jira, etc.

Ability to implement instrumentation to gather business-specific metrics around consumer usage patterns

Experience with API management platforms, design standards, patterns and best practices is a plus

Knowledge of cloud/AWS development/engineering best practices is a plus

Knowledge of cloud data stores is a plus – S3, Dynamo DB and/or Amazon RDS

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides senior-level expertise in an initiative to build or re-platform select business services as APIs for internal and external consumption

Defines the bounded context for conceptual API models. Writes specifications for APIs.

Designs, builds, and maintains APIs in a cloud-based micro-services architecture. Re-platforms existing applications to API, cloud, and micro-services architecture with minimal impact to consuming applications.

Provides leadership and guidance to a team on developing solutions that integrate with existing IT systems to satisfy business needs

Develops automated tests for functional, performance, and security testing using TDD methodology

Implements instrumentation for monitoring product health, business metrics, and consumption patterns

Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones.

Qualifications:

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

5+ years software engineering experience.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Strong, demonstrated analysis and problem solving skills.

Strong planning and organizational skills.

Advanced knowledge of the following software engineering practices and concepts:

*Production acceptance, including elevations and change management.

*Test/Quality assurance methodology

*Systems analysis and design techniques.

*System/subsystem requirements.

*Libraries, reusable code, and/or object oriented standards.

  • Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.
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At harvest time, employees at one of the world's largest investment firms pick peppers and tomatoes and donate them to nearby food pantries like Philabundance. The community garden at Vanguard isn't a core competency, so to speak, but it does capture the financial firm's unique commitment to giving back.

Vanguard is one of the world's largest investment companies, offering a large selection of low-cost mutual funds, ETFs, advice and related services. "I wanted to work at Vanguard because I liked that there was an emphasis on volunteering and helping people," said Alexa Cain, an investment systems developer. "I never thought I wanted to end up at a financial company, but the fact that people are such an important part of Vanguard's mission really made me want to be here and makes me want to stay."

The Vanguard Gives Back program is a community service initiative where the company's so-called "crew members” (the logo, after all, is an 18th-century tall ship) rally behind philanthropic causes. Staffers donate their "time, talent and treasure" to various organizations, such as the American Red Cross and local hunger-relief groups.

Beyond those in need, Vanguard also invests in its own people.

In-house specialty programs offer crew-members the opportunity to gain new skills through hands-on experience. For example, Vanguard's Technology Leadership Program is a two-year program with three rotations and two capstones, specifically geared towards recent graduates who want to develop their technical expertise within the business world.

"My first rotation assignment was as a developer," said Carolina Blanco, a current member of the program. "Coming out of college, I only knew Java. The TLP gave me the opportunity to learn JavaScript on the job. I realized I love working on the front end, so I am glad I got that experience."

The offices at Vanguard also feature an impressive array of perks such as"galleys" (cafeterias), working nooks, walking paths, outdoor patio space and electric-car parking. There's also an employee gym, called "Ship Shape," located on campus.

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