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State Street Global Advisors - Technical Manager/Lead Developer, VP

State Street

State Street

Software Engineering, IT
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Who we are looking for

State Street Global Advisors is looking for a highly skilled Technical Manager/ Senior Lead Developer with financial and technical experience to lead our Performance Attribution application development team. Candidate should have from 10+ years of experience working in the asset management industry, participate in discussion with the portfolio managers and investment researchers on requirements gathering, and has good overview on how requirements can be translated into technical components for implementation. The candidate will play a key role in designing and optimizing software applications, developing innovative solutions and coordinating work effort with other application development, database architecture and Infrastructure teams. The position is in Boston, MA. Due to the role requirements, this job needs to be performed primarily in the office with some flex opportunities available.


What you will be responsible for

  • Design and develop scalable and robust software application leveraging Python, PySpark, Java, and SQL on AWS environment, ensuring alignment with business goals and industry best practices.
  • Participate in scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design following the Agile SDLC .
  • Manage application developers and analysts across different geographies in achieving implementation milestones. This position requires hands-on coding responsibility and coaching of junior staff.
  • Document and interact with business and technology stake holders/team members as necessary
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to understand the data sources and operational processes, and data dependencies. Challenge status quo, advocate for change as applicable.
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of issues, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends, providing recommendations for adopting new tools and technologies to improve our technology stack
  • Develop oneself into a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Technical and Functional domain areas.

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Demonstrated experience in Java, Python, PySpark and SQL (AWS Redshift, Postgres, Oracle).
  • Strong leadership skill, analytical problem-solving skills, quick to learn and adapt.
  • Past experience building applications in Asset Management industry, especially in the area of performance attribution, return calculation, and market data.
  • Experience working with global development teams across different geographies and time zones.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and the ability to work on multiple related initiatives.
  • Familiar with BI and data visualization tools for reporting data effectively.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of past experience implementing technology solutions, preferably with asset management firm(s).
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in dealing with all levels of the organization, both internal and external
  • Solid presentation and writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent.

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

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.

Company: State Street Global Advisors

Salary Range:

$120,000 - $202,500 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.