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Software Engineer Advisor at American Century Investment Services, Inc.

Software Engineer Advisor

American Century Investment Services, Inc. Kansas City, MO (Onsite) Full-Time
Our Firm

American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm's 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.

We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.

Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.

Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends-more than $1.8 billion - to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute's work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.

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Our IT teams support that mission by building applications and products that serve our customers. We're looking for an Investment Management Software Engineer that's interested in leading and directing software evolution and innovation for multiple product teams. The ideal candidate would be passionate about leadership and excited to build relationships with various business segments to partner in delivering software to market.

Primary responsibilities of this position are to translate business requirements into technical design, work with Enterprise Architecture business units to form a cohesive architecture, coordinate with upstream and downstream consumers for a comprehensive implementation plan, lead the development team during implementation. Our engineers work closely with Business Partners, Product Owners and Enterprise Architects to identify solutions and lead team members to deliver enhancements to our clients through Agile development.

At ACI, our Software Engineers combine the best cloud native (AWS) tools to build ETL pipelines, data analysis applications, scalable microservices, and message driven applications. The goal is to deliver applications for risk management, investment analytics, investment operations and alpha generating portfolio construction for equities, credit, and multi-asset (FOFs), and alternative investment strategies. The Software Engineer at ACI need to take a BFF approach to manage a cloud first technology stack:
  • React (Create React App, Yarn, NodeJS, TypeScript)
  • Python (Flask, Pandas, NumPy)
  • AWS S3, Lambdas, Glue, Athena, Aurora/RDS (PostgreSQL), Redshift
  • Apache/Confluence Kafka and JMS
  • Java Spring Batch and Spring Boot
  • Mule ESB
  • SQL Server, IBM LUW DB2, and Couchbase (NoSQL)
  • OpenShift (Kubernetes, Docker) with Tekton, Jenkins, and ArgoCD
  • Engage with Product Owners/Managers to understand the timeline and resources required for delivering business features to existing and new systems
  • Create solution architecture plans that document the business, architectural, and technical specifications of systems
  • Partner with Product Owners and Business Analysts, and QA engineers to create technical acceptance criteria for User Stories from business requirements
  • Assist the development team during the implementation phase by removing technical roadblocks, improving performance, and ensuring code quality
  • Provide technical leadership for application developers, including mentoring, team building, and driving best software development practices
  • Lead project execution. Create an execution plan for the proposed solution architecture and work with upstream and downstream consumers to timely delivery of technical artifacts
  • Provide consultation to business partners and IT peers on projects, opportunities, and problems.
  • Participate on the Application Development leadership team. Actively influence strategic direction and architecture for the Application Development organization and ensure all tactics are in support of the long-term strategy
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, finance or business or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • A minimum of eight years of experience in building and designing applications for investment management, trading, portfolio rebalancing, and risk analytics
  • A minimum of five years application development and support experience in the following:
    • Python (Pandas, Flask, NumPy)
    • React and Node
    • AWS S3, Lambdas, Glue (or Apache Spark)
    • Java (Spring Boot and Spring Batch)
    • MuleSoft ESB
    • Kafka
  • Strong, demonstrable experience in data modeling for relational (SQL) and NoSQL applications. The following is preferred
    • SQL Server, PostgreSQL
    • Couchbase
    • Redshift
  • Cloud native and AWS development is a strong plus
  • Strong understanding of architectural and software design patterns (Microservices, CQRS, DDD, Hexagonal/Ports and Adapters)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a passion for architectural and technical documentation
  • Broad knowledge of software engineering and testing methodologies.
  • Experience working in an Agile framework.
  • Proven technical leadership and communications skills.

This position will work in a hybrid work environment. Position may be filled in New York, Kansas City, MO, Santa Clara, CA or DFW/Southlake, Texas. For those hired outside of KCMO, there will be some travel, at least once per quarter, to ACI Headquarters (KCMO)

The salary range for this position is $150,210 - $191,070 depending on qualifications and work location. This position is eligible for cash incentive providing the potential to earn more.

Additional Requirements:

As a global firm with offices in several cities, we will uphold any local regulations regarding COVID-19 precautions and/or vaccination requirements for the workplace.

American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.

American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.

©2019 American Century Proprietary Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.

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