Vanguard | Senior DevOps Engineer – Center for Analytics and Insight -

Senior DevOps Engineer – Center for Analytics and Insight

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Dev / Eng

Job Description
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The Center for Analytics and Insights IT team is looking for a Senior engineer that is well-seasoned in engineering solutions on AWS that also has a passion for AI and Machine Learning. The chosen candidate will partner with the Center for Analytics and Insights Data Scientists and Data Engineers to engineer features on CAI’s custom Machine Learning Platform, and productionize AI and ML models. The chosen candidate will provide senior level IT services, including the direction, evaluation, selection, configuration, implementation, and integration of new and existing technologies and tools while working closely with IT team members, data scientists, and data engineers to build AI, ML, and Data products.

For this role, you should be…

  • A graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, IST, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Proficient with Python and/or other scripting languages
  • Experienced with building automated solutions on AWS, particularly through use of Cloud Formation Templates (CFT’s) and creating Infrastructure as Code (IaC) via CI/CD

To really excel in this role, you should be…

  • Passionate about the application of Data Science, AI, ML to solve problems and particularly passionate about building and scaling the infrastructure that supports it
  • Resourceful, able to drive towards results in a start-up style environment
  • Is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and collaborating with other teams
  • An enthusiastic self-starter and team player
  • An excellent analytical and problem-solver

Required Skills

  • 3 – 5 years of experience building, deploying and scaling applications in AWS
  • Strong problem solving skills and capability to understand and set direction for complex technology integration
  • Understanding and focus on business outcomes
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Proficient with Atlassian and AWS

Desired Skills

  • Experience with software engineering processes and software development life cycles
  • Experience using Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Experience with Atlassian
  • Knowledge of data engineering and experience with big data
  • Linux and shell scripting expertise
  • Proficiency with SQL and NoSQL database setup/support
  • Proficiency with scalable data extraction tools (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB) setup/support
  • Proficiency with Scala, Spark, Java and/or SAS setup/support
  • Experience developing, testing and deploying APIs0
  • AWS Certification
  • Experienced with deploying and managing infrastructures based on Docker, Kubernetes, or OpenStack, and public Clouds such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud Platform.

Vanguard does not offer Visa 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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