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Principal Software Engineer, Charles River Development, Vice President

 State Street

State Street

Software Engineering
Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Who we are looking for.

Charles River Development is looking for an experienced Software Engineer for the platform department to work client and blotter framework that supports Charles River Investment Management Solution (“IMS”). This position will require working on multiple strategic and key initiatives including NextGen APIs, building a high performing low latency trading system, Observability, and other nonfunctional needs. This is a full-time position for the Paradigm team located at our Burlington, Massachusetts office.

Why this role is important to us.

The Principal Software Engineer will contribute to the enhancement and maintenance of one or more Charles River Investment Management Solution (“IMS”) modules or components as a technical leader of an agile scrum team. This position will also provide engineering troubleshooting assistance to customer support teams and other development teams within Charles River.

The Principal Software Engineer will contribute to the enhancement and maintenance of one or more Charles River Investment Management Solution (“IMS”) modules or components as a technical leader of an agile scrum team. This position will also provide engineering troubleshooting assistance to customer support teams and other development teams within Charles River.

What you will be responsible for.

  • Analyze, design, develop, test, and debug large and complex software enhancements and solutions within Charles River’s business and technical problem domains, including modifications to core frameworks and other primary facilities critical to system operation.
  • Collaborate with Business Analysts and Product Managers to create working and sustainable software of high complexity.
  • Provide thought leadership in the design of product architecture within and beyond the team’s scope of responsibility.
  • Direct problem solving for projects or major phases of projects to resolve advanced software technical issues.
  • Develop, test, debug, and implement software programs, applications, and projects using Java, C#, SQL, React, JavaScript, or other related software engineering languages as well as keeping abreast of emerging technologies impactful to CRDs business.
  • Provide informed guidance and critical analysis of proposed changes during code reviews.
  • Write unit and automation tests to ensure a high-quality product.
  • Identify ways of improving development test methodologies and related test methodology frameworks.
  • Conduct manual tests to ensure a high-quality product.
  • Provide expert level troubleshooting on large, mission critical client implementations.
  • Actively assist team leaders in the agile software development process by adhering to and advancing the CRD scrum methodology, including attending all daily standups, sprint planning, backlog grooming, and retrospectives.
  • Plan and coordinate cross-team activities groups to complete assignments.
  • Advise senior management on technical strategy; and
  • Provide mentoring to junior and senior staff.

What we value

  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented programming, compiler or interpreter technologies, embedded systems, operating systems, relational databases (RDBMS), scripting and new/advanced programming languages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of .Net, C#, Java, React, Web Development, WinForms, Silk4Net, JavaScript.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of development tools like Visual Studio, Profiler, Perforce;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL and Oracle.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities involving multi-tiered, high-performance database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and develop software solutions to business and technical problems of high complexity.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with peers in a collaborative team environment.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field.
  • 7 years of software engineering experience or its equivalent within financial technology.

About Charles River Development

Charles River Investment management System in an platform that provides many Front-Office functions including Portfolio Management, Order Management and Execution, Compliance, Performance & Attribution, Modelling, Scenario Analysis, and Wealth Management.

We are part of the State Street Bank. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark in the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers.

Salary Range:

$110,000 - $185,000 Annual

The range quoted above applies to the role in the primary location specified. If the candidate would ultimately work outside of the primary location above, the applicable range could differ.