Vanguard | Mid-Level Software Developer - Technical.ly

Mid-Level Software Developer

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Dev / Eng

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Innovate the way we work

At Vanguard, we are changing how the world invests. And Technology gives us the power to change it for the better. As you launch your career as a Developer, you’ll help build custom solutions that will change the college funds, small businesses, and retirements of over 20 million investors. Make it count.

In this role you will

  • Build your technical and strategic skills as you work alongside crew from across the business
  • Design front-end and back-end solutions for test-driven development
  • Champion innovative ways, from concept to execution, that will help give crew and our clients the best chance for success
  • Share your ideas and make your voice heard in an open collaborative team environment
  • Use your agility and curious mind to respond to new challenges in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Follow agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban or adopt Lean principles
  • Build Angular web applications and Restful micro-services using Java hosted on the AWS cloud
  • Work on continuous delivery pipeline using Bamboo and run automated tests using Junit, Protractor, Jasmine and Selenium

Expand your career horizons

Working in Technology instills you with a constant desire to learn new abilities and adapt to emerging trends. Vanguard gives you the freedom to explore new career possibilities, helping develop the skills and confidence needed to let a career in technology flourish. Utilize your creative approach to finding solutions in an open and inclusive environment where we value your unique perspective and natural curiosity.

What it takes

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good analysis and problem solving skills

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About VanguardWe 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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Health & Wellness Benefits
  • Dental
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Vision
  • Wellness Programs
Other
  • Travel
  • Work from Home
Parental Benefits
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Mother Rooms
Perks & Discounts
  • Company Outings
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Online Trainings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401K
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days

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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