Senior Software Engineer at Ascensus in Newton, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Job Description:

Section 1: Position Summary

As a Senior Software Engineer at Ascensus, you will be working in a high-energy team, writing beautiful code by using the best engineering practices in the industry today (e.g. unit testing, source control, continuous integration, automation, design patterns). Passion for all aspects of software development is critical. We are building teams that are empowered to solve the business needs by having a rapid development and deployment pipeline with a focus on automation and releasing software.

As a Scrum team contributor, you will be responsible for delivering solutions that adhere to the software architecture strategy, coding standards, and established organizational policies and procedures.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.

  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

  • Design, build, and maintain scalable and robust applications

  • Independently analyze, implement, test, document and maintain new and current software applications in support of achieving the business goals.

  • Create estimates and assist with planning throughout the software development life cycle.

  • Lead or assist in technical initiatives working with multiple groups

  • Establish and enforce development best practices

  • Coach and mentor other developers, provide continuous feedback

  • Expect and require innovation of her/his team

  • Demonstrate passion and convictions and the innate ability to inspire passion in others

  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned


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Section 3: Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • 5-10 years of experience developing software & systems for medium to large business environments

  • Strong experience in multiple programming languages, technologies and software platforms, such as Java 7-8+, Angular 8+, Ionic 3+, Typescript, JavaScript, jQuery

  • 4 or more years hands-on experience with Angular, Javascript Libraries.

  • Experience with mobile development

  • Over 5 years with experience with Java

  • Developer level database handling experience including but not limited to Oracle
    • Understanding of ANSI-SQL, stored procedures, functions, packages

  • Experience with Mobile development and Cloud technologies

    • Working knowledge with at least one large cloud services provider such as AWS, GCP or Azure

    • Understanding of cloud first design

    • Experience with Cloud native APIs

    • Working knowledge of at least 1-2 cloud services

  • Strong and extensive experience with design principles (patterns, cohesion/coupling, S.O.L.I.D.)

  • Strong background and experience with object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithms

  • Experience and worked with Services Oriented Architecture and REST development

  • Experience with writing clean and maintainable code using engineering best practices (unit testing, TDD, continuous integration and deployment, automation, design patterns, refactoring etc.)

  • Proven record of mentoring and guiding less experienced team members

  • Strong experience working with other developers, quality engineers (QE), ops engineers and support engineers to ensure smooth deployment, continual operation and passion for developing good software.

  • Expert in leading and participating in design discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Experience documenting business solution in technical documents and diagrams

  • Familiarity or experience with Agile engineering practices

  • Working experience with

    • Webservers: Apache, Nginx

    • Caching frameworks: Redis, EHCache

  • Good understanding of web technologies (HTTP 1.1, Apache 2.4.x+)

  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)

  • Strong experience with multi-threaded applications and memory management

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Ascensus, we aspire to make a difference for others. We are a technology-enabled services company that helps people save for retirement, education, and healthcare through our network of institutional, financial advisor, and state partners. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity-housed within our Core Values: People Matter. Quality First. Integrity Always.

As a leading independent recordkeeping services partner, retirement plan third-party administrator, and government savings facilitator, we aim to hire associates who find pride in going to work every day knowing that they help more than 12 million people save for what matters.

Ascensus provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to ancestry, race, color, religion, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws ("Protected Status").