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Sr. Developer, API & Architecture AVP- State Street Global Advisors

State Street

State Street

Software Engineering, IT
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Who we are looking for

We are currently seeking a senior developer for our GA GMH team. The GMH team works on our internally developed GMH and Trade Portal 2.0/Fixed Income applications for our GA business partners in the Portfolio Construction, Compliance, Trading and Research business lines.

As a member of the team you’ll be responsible for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and supporting against new and existing application demands to support business, IT, and project requirements. The role will sometimes require you to work as an individual contributor and other times partnering with others on the scrum team. The scrum team consists of members both in Boston, India, and China.

The successful candidate will have strong business and technology acumen, build partnerships, foster close collaboration and work well within a small team dynamic. The candidate must possess an inherent understanding of technologies, relationships between technology, data, operations, and business areas.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are ready to take on.

What you will be responsible for

As a Senior Developer within the Architecture team, some areas of responsibility include,

  • Take lead on POC’s that bring value to IT and application teams.
  • Be an SME on API driven architecture, advocating, POC’ng and help advancing robust API Best Practices and Security Standards.
  • The candidate will play a key role in designing and optimizing software applications, providing innovative solutions and co-ordinate work effort with other teams
  • Lead the design and development of scalable and robust software application architecture, ensuring alignment with business goals and industry best practices
  • Design, implement, and manage AWS Cloud architecture, focusing on scalability, security and cost efficiency
  • Architect and oversee the development of web applications using ReactJS and other modern web technologies, optimizing for user experience and performance
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define technical requirements, resolve architectural issues, and ensure successful project execution
  • Create and maintain comprehensive architectural and design documentation, ensuring that all technical solutions are well-documented
  • Monitor and optimize application performance, ensuring scalability as user demands grow
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends, providing recommendations for adopting new tools and technologies to improve our technology stack
  • Communicate with all parties involved including senior management, developers, architects, and end users, who may be based in different locations and time zones

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • People who (1) choose to own it, (2) break through silos, (3) deliver results with integrity and speed, (4) do better every day, and (5) care for colleagues, clients and community
  • Excellent communication skills (oral/written)
  • Ability to prioritize effectively
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Experience working with globally dispersed teams (Boston, India, and China) in a hybrid (in office/out of office) working environment. We require 4 days working within our Boston office.

Technology and Knowledge Qualifications

Must Haves

  • Demonstrated experience in Core Java / J2EE technologies such as concurrency, JDBC, Spring, Hibernate etc., and Python programming languages
  • Strong expertise in AWS Cloud architecture, including EC2, S3, RDS, LAMBDA etc
  • Extensive expertise in web technologies particularly React JS and related frameworks
  • Proficiency in messaging frameworks including Kafka, JMS, MQ, and Active MQ
  • Experience with data modeling and database development including SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of Microservices architecture, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Development and build tools (GIT, Jenkins, Maven, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Front, Middle and back-office functions and applications
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle for Iterative, Agile, and traditional approaches
  • Experience with release management and an understanding of architectural schematics
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect will be a plus
  • Experience working with remote offshore teams based in India or China would be helpful

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with Perl, Python, Java
  • Experience with Postman, WSO2/Apigee/Kong
  • Experience with SonarQube, Black Duck, Veracode
  • Experience with React, Java Script
  • Knowledge of Redshift, Databricks
  • Knowledge of Autosys Job Scheduler, Cron
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of AWS and understanding of Cloud concepts

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related fields
  • Financial Services background, including investment or asset management
  • Experience with vendor integrations a plus

About State Street

What we do. 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 on 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 by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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:

$100,000 - $160,000 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.