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Principal Software Engineer (Front Office Technology/Asset Management)

T. Rowe Price Baltimore, MD
  • Posted: August 18, 2019
  • Full-Time

Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our client's success.If you're looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price.

The T. Rowe Price Front Office technology team is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our team, building a suite of next-generation, cloud native applications. In this role, you will help engineer and develop new capabilities using modern web/cloud technologies for use by our Portfolio Managers and Quantitative Analysts.

This is a hands-on Software Engineering role providing opportunities to solve complex business, logic, data and technical challenges. As a key contributor throughout the entire product lifecycle, you will be required to think outside the box and bring cutting edge technology in-house.

Designs, develops, modifies, adapts and implements short- and long-term solutions to information technology needs through new and existing applications, systems, databases and applications infrastructure. Reviews and interprets system requirements and business processes. Codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions.

  • Requires in-depth knowledge and expertise in their own job discipline and working knowledge of related disciplines
  • Leads projects or work streams within broader projects
  • Accountable for work of self and sometimes others, provides process and standards advice in area of specialty
  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

ROLE SUMMARY AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Accountable for all parts of the software development lifecycle for their projects
  • Contributes to the development of best practices within their group
  • Leads code reviews and actively participates in providing feedback on others' designs/code
  • Accountable for technical debt in their own software
  • Capable of leading a small team of developers for a specific project
  • Takes control of complex or vague problems and steps through them in a rational way
  • Makes tactical vs. strategic tradeoffs
  • Flexible in his or her thinking; able to evolve a solution when additional information or ideas are presented
  • Mentors junior members of the team
  • Identifies when junior engineers need help and provides it in a positive way that promotes confidence.
  • Proactively helps team members/make suggestions to improve practices.
  • Capable of leading a small team on for specific project(s) or task(s)

BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE
  • Able to work directly with business stakeholders
  • Decisions show a focus on current and future business priorities, together with fiscal responsibility
  • Can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions

REQUIREMENTS
  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline and 10+ years of progressive Software Engineering experience.
  • Documented experience in one or more programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, R, Python, .Net, with experience utilizing object oriented and functional programming styles
  • Proficient with a range of open source frameworks and development tools - React/Redux, Node.js, D3, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Jupyter ECS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform preferred
  • Experience building and deploying a modern web/cloud stack: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or similar strongly preferred
  • Stays current with many best-of-breed technologies
  • Programs proficiently in several languages and is comfortable switching between them
  • Shows a commitment to quality by implementing suitable software using unit/integration and acceptance testing at the time of feature development
  • Develops data models or schemas from scratch and knows of key concepts such as ACID, Normalization, and Transactions
  • Debugs large components with limited assistance and assists other engineers with debugging
  • Leads code reviews and actively participates in providing feedback on others' designs/code
  • Performs as an expert in one or more parts of the software lifecycle (e.g., coding, testing, deployment). Oversees significant pieces of development within the development lifecycle
  • Designs and develops practical APIs and abstractions.
  • Owns technical debt in their own software

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) technologies
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant database technologies - SQL Server, Oracle, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, RedShift
  • Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages
  • Strong desire to develop using TDD and BDD technologies
  • A solid understanding of tradable financial instruments (securities, derivatives) and capital markets
  • Experience of web-based development and visualization technology for portraying large and complex data sets and relationships
  • An advanced level of relevant mathematical knowledge e.g. statistics, time-series analysis, asset pricing theory, optimization algorithms.
  • Experience with algorithms and data structures


T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity EmployerT. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on-now, and over the long term.

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