Lead Software Engineer - Python/AWS - Asset Management

Job Title: Lead Software Engineer - Python/AWS - Asset Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: US$150000 - US$175000 per annum
REF: T - 1_1596665455
Contact Name: James Thomas
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Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

We are looking for an accomplished Lead Software Engineer who is committed to building specialized ETL pipelines which are used by the Global Fixed Income Investments team. This is a hands-on role. Are you passionate about data, and has a strong desire to create best-in-class enterprise solutions?

Our firm has made an investment into the future of our technology and data. We have a vision of what we can achieve and have ambitious plans to get there. We hold collaboration as a core tenet of how we accomplish our goals. Are you a curious and enthusiastic learner? We are a group of diverse problem solvers all working together to with different perspectives to build solutions to continue to propel T Rowe Price to great heights.

You must demonstrate a willingness to overcome technical challenges in a fast-paced environment. The role will provide architecture, design, and implementation expertise to a multi-functional team. You will play a key role in supporting and modernizing the legacy Microsoft stack and platform into a modern AWS platform.


Demonstrates master hands-on capability to drive software components to delivery

Recommends and contributes to software engineering best practices, including those that have enterprise-wide impact

Capable of leading regular, ongoing development projects and teams

Innovate design and deliver high reliability, scalability and extensibility

Solves unique problems that have a broad impact and delivery of business value

Build large scale distributed computing programs to generate insightful analytics and present results in user-friendly visualization

Leads disciplinary or multi-functional initiatives of notable risk; uses sophisticated analytical thought to identify innovative solutions

Operates as a hands-on technologist, delivers within a team as an individual developer

Business and Analytical Skills

Demonstrates outstanding awareness of the complexities of the domain - Portfolio Management, Quantitative Research, Risk, etc.

Balances strategic and pragmatic concerns when solving problems

Makes decisions that are cognizant of the firm's broader business strategy

Technical Skills

Converses in many technologies and learns new technologies quickly

Demonstrates deep experience in automated testing and techniques

Performs as a specialist in multiple parts of the software lifecycle (e.g., coding, testing, development) and coaches other around such practices

Conversant in multiple styles of architecture (e.g. real-time, batch, orchestration)

Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs or implementation to a non-technical audience

Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately

Leadership and Influence

Effectively formulates strategy and successfully executes against it

Capable of leading large software development projects in terms of team size, technical complexity and/or organizational complexity

Drives consensus at senior levels and diffuses technical conflict when it arises

Provides feedback and mentorship to others who have management responsibility of resources

Holds associates and teams accountable for adhering to practices and policies

Able to overcome differences of opinion and drive team alignment around a specific goal or solution

Expert level Python development

Experience designing and delivering frameworks, focused on data pipelines, data catalogs, data distribution

Knowledge of one or more relevant data processing and database technologies. (e.g. Postgres)

Proficient on Linux platforms with knowledge of various scripting languages

Proficient with a range of development tools - e.g. Git, Artifactory, Terraform, Jenkins.

Strong Test-Driven Development and desire to write simple, adaptive and iterative code

Experience with front office software development with an Asset Management, Hedge fund or Investment Bank

A solid understanding of tradable financial instruments (securities, derivatives) and capital markets

Preferred qualifications:

Experience with other programming languages helpful: Java, Node, C/C++

Experience with front end development helpful. JavaScript, React, Redux, Material UI

Experience building containerized applications and deploying to public or private clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or similar providers.

Experience with web based development and visualization technology for portraying large and sophisticated data sets and relationships

An advanced level of relevant mathematical knowledge e.g. statistics, time-series analysis, asset pricing theory, optimization algorithms.