Front Office Engineer

Western Asset

New York, NY 10176

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Your skills will shape our future

Western Asset Management’s proprietary Front Office and Risk Systems drive the firm’s ~$500B of client investment portfolios. Nearly every aspect of our global fixed-income investment management process is touched by these applications which put your software engineering capabilities at center stage of our firm. Our current effort to cloud modernize our applications provides great opportunities to significantly learn, grow, and contribute to your career and Western’s success.

As a senior software engineer you will be responsible for leading design, coding, implementation, quality control and the overall software development process across a variety of Front Office applications. Your key responsibilities will include contributing to the application portfolio that supports our mission critical Trading, Risk and Portfolio Reporting functions. You will help the team accelerate delivery of critical features and functionality, while also making material contributions to technical modernization initiatives.

What you will do

+ Own full stack software development efforts aimed at providing Portfolio Management with robust analysis, reporting, trading tools and workflow efficiency

+ Advance and develop proprietary applications that support Risk Management & Analytics model development

+ Play a key role in architecting future trading systems and risk applications

+ Engineer applications based on cloud native principles

+ Work effectively with our infrastructure engineering teams to implement software solutions with high degrees of scalability and resiliency

+ Execute and migrate existing workloads to cloud

+ Collaborate with portfolio managers, risk managers, financial engineers and senior management to align program focus and prioritization

+ Mentor and grow team members across IT

What you will bring

+ 7+ years of Core Java experience, system design and service-oriented architecture

+ Expert knowledge of Spring/Spring Boot, Hibernate, Messaging technologies

+ Deep understanding of public cloud implementation and services

+ Knowledge with Kafka, Flink, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, GitHub and CICD tools is a plus

+ Skilled with Oracle DB, or Sybase, or Snowflake, or SingleStore, or MySQL

+ Financial and investment management industry knowledge

+ Excellent communication and team building skills

+ BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent education required

About Western Asset

At Western Asset we’re saying hello to the future. Committed to being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the world, we’re investing in new technologies, methodologies and markets. We’re also investing in our people. Our business is guided by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We’re building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our people and ideas can bring.

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