Vanguard | Senior Full-Stack Engineer - Technical.ly

Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Vanguard |  Malvern, PA | Dev / Eng

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Create the products that are changing the industry:

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 a new Advice program. We are 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!

In this role, you will:

  • 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.

Impact

Bring invention to investing:

Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation are celebrated and rewarded, where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest and most trusted financial services company in the world. Computerworld magazine named Vanguard #3 in its 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2019!

Qualifications

What it takes

  • 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.

Specializations that’ll make an impact

  • Java REST services – Spring, Jersey
  • Angular, preferably Angular 6
  • Ttest 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

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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