Vanguard | Senior Android Tech Lead - Technical.ly

Senior Android Tech Lead

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Charlotte, NC | Philadelphia, PA | Other

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Reimagine the mobile experience

You are a passionate Android Lead! You want to work on a state of the art application with modern design, architecture and tools in a true agile environment? Come join our growing, enthusiastic and talented Mobile development team! Vanguard is heavily investing and committing to build a world-class mobile experience for our clients and we are hiring top talent to build our new iOS and Android native apps. You will be joining a fun, collaborative and inclusive cross-functional team where individuals strong on aptitude and attitude have an opportunity to grow their professional careers through working with some of the most advanced technology, development practices.

Requirements

In this role you will:

  • Partner with architects to implement high-performance mobile applications
  • Research and summarize adjacent technology trends to provide guidance
  • Mentor the team on the “how” of better use of existing platform components and performance best practices
  • Highly collaborative, a fast learner and willing to work wherever you’re needed on the team.
  • Demonstrated experience with software engineering fundamentals including object-oriented design, data structures, dependency injection, testable code, and algorithms.
  • Able to effectively communicate technical issues in a manner all can understand.
  • Able to work with Scrum Masters and Product Owners to prioritize work relative to both delivering business value and addressing technical debt.
  • Leads system analysis, design, development, and implementation for our existing mobile native applications.
  • Translates stories into design & code.  Develops well-engineered code and test artifacts backed by automated tests
  • Research and employs contemporary software development techniques to ensure quality and improve velocity of the team
  • Elevates code into the development, test, and production environments on schedule. Provides follow up Production support. Submits change control requests and documents.
  • Leads in design, code, and test inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues.
  • Participates in other meetings, such as those for use case creation.
  • Contributes to develop and maintain an inclusive and highly-collaborative environment for the team

Impact:

Innovating for client success

Focused on creating great mobile experiences, you’ll harness your passion for technology in the interests of our investors and turn design ideas into workable mobile interfaces. Your excellent interpersonal, organizational and multitasking skills will put you at the heart of major projects, where you’ll have every opportunity to enhance your expertise. As part of our highly regarded team, you’ll build new skills as fast as you build your industry profile.

Qualifications:

What it takes

  • B.S, M.S or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent preferred or relevant experience
  • 10+ years of software experience in a global hi-tech organization
  • 5+ years as a Mobile developer
  • Experience with Native and Hybrid Mobile application development
  • Proficiency in one or more relevant programming language. (e.g. Kotlin/Android, Java, JavaScript)
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and demonstrate a hands-on understanding
  • Strong understanding of design patterns, integration patterns/practice, Data modeling principles and best practices
  • A good track record of project delivery for large cross-team projects
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to connect with engineers, managers, PMs, customers.
  • Experience with Cloud Development Platforms, Mobile/Web development frameworks, and Microservice architecture
  • Latest Android Studio
  • Java is a must. Kotlin is a plus
  • Gradle, Robolectric, Espresso
  • Dagger / Retrofit
  • Mobile Backend (NodeJS)
  • RESTful Services (Sprint Boot / Java on AWS)
  • CI/CD Pipeline (Bamboo / Fastlane)
  • Git (Bitbucket)
  • JIRA / Slack / Trello
  • Perfecto
  • Adobe Analytics
  • TeaLeaf
  • AppDynamics
  • Splunk
  • Firebase

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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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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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