Senior Engineer - Java and AWS

Vanguard Malvern, PA

About the Job

The Engineer will provide senior level system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications, services and databases for Web, and PC-based systems. This is a high performing team, replacing and modernizing the current Vanguard Infrastructure using cutting edge technologies.

If you are interested in the latest technologies, especially AWS (Dynamo DB, Lambda, Step functions, etc.), Angular, are well versed with Java and Web development, and optionally with Python and Linux, and motivated to design and implement solutions for the business, this is your opportunity!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior level system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and databases for client/server-, Web-, and/or PC-based software or middleware. Integrates third party products.
  • Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design into code for new or enhancement projects for internal clients.  Develops code and test artifacts that reuse subroutines or objects, is well structured, backed by automated tests, includes sufficient comments and is easy to maintain. Writes programs, appropriate test artifacts, ad hoc queries, and reports.  Employs contemporary software development techniques to ensure tests are implemented in a way that supports automation.
  • Elevates code into the development, test, and Production environments on schedule. Provides follow up Production support. Submits change control requests and documents.
  • Thoroughly understands software development methodology. Thoroughly understands architecture standards. Trains and mentors staff with less experience. Resolves issues elevated from staff with less experience.
  • Participates in design, code, and test Inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues. Explains technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients.

Technical Skills:  

  • Demonstrated track record of strong analysis, design and implementation capabilities.
  • Proficiency developing applications using Java and AWS Cloud computing.
  • Knowledge in UI technologies, Angular, JSP, JSF and Faces is highly desired.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in automated testing using JUNIT, Test Driven Development using Cucumber.
  • Experience in SpringSource Tool Suite (STS) and BitBucket, Bamboo is preferred.
  • NoSQL and Relational Databases

Preferred skills

  • Python
  • WebStorm, SVN, Jenkins, Maven, Nexus
  • Unix commands and scripting
  • Design Patterns (e.g. Delegate, Facade, Adapter, Singleton, etc.)
  • Experience in Angular front end development
  • Experience in automated testing of Java and Typescript apps
  • Experience with RESTful Web services
  • HTML / CSS


Works on critical business applications/databases with the largest numbers of interfaces and users.

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.