Senior Software Engineer – Backend

Dallas, TX Vanguard

Join our dynamic and diverse team where fun meets challenge, and innovation thrives! We're passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology, always staying at the forefront of the latest advancements. With a culture that values team collaboration, we're dedicated to supporting each other and helping other teams move forward. Whether it's brainstorming sessions, cutting-edge projects, or lending a helping hand, we're committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. If you're excited about working with the latest technology, embracing challenges, and being part of a collaborative team, then come join us on our journey of innovation and discovery!

In this role, you will:

  • Provide senior level design, development, and implementation of applications. Integrate third party products.
  • Translate technical specifications into code for complex new or enhancement projects for internal clients. Write programs, develop code, unit test artifacts, and produce reports. Employ software development techniques to ensure tests are implemented in a way that support automation.
  • Elevate code into the development, test, and production environments on schedule. Provide follow up production support. Submit change control requests and documents.
  • Thoroughly understand software development methodology. Thoroughly understand development architecture standards. Train and mentor staff with less experience. Resolve elevated issues.
  • Participate in design, code, and test inspections throughout the life cycle to identify issues. Explain technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients. Perform systems analysis activities.
  • Thoroughly understand client business functions and technology needs. Has a broad understanding of Vanguard's technologies, tools, and applications, including those that interface with business area and systems.
  • Interface with cross functional team members and communicate systems issues at the appropriate technical level for each audience.
  • Thoroughly understand and comply with Information Technology and Information Security policies and procedures and verify that deliverables meet requirements.

What we're looking for:

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience.
  • 5+ years of programming with one or more software programming language experience preferably Java / Typescript / JavaScript.
  • 5+ years of leading design or architecture (event-based design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and existing systems experience using AWS services.
  • Experience as a mentor, tech lead or leading an engineering team.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 7+ years of full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, unit and integration testing, and operations experience.
  • Undergraduate / Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Experience building complex software financial domain systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.
  • Strong practical understanding of Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis.

What it takes:

  • Minimum of five years related work experience, with at least one year of development experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Factors


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.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

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