Senior Software Engineer

Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
11 May 2022
10 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

The Portfolio Construction Technology team is responsible for enhancing, maintaining and supporting the application suite for the Investment Implementation team.

We are seeking an experienced software engineer to join the Portfolio Construction Technology team. You will have a solid background in application development, sustaining engineering, release management and infrastructure/environment support, ideally within cloud-based architectures. You will be part of a dynamic team that requires a keen and diligent eye for analysis, problem solving and successfully delivery within a DevOps model.

You will work predominantly with our in-house developed investment systems which cover order intent capture, target capture, order creation and submission, trading (to a limited degree) and live PnL tracking, and the various tools that support these applications and their users.


Specific responsibilities include:
  • Work with a DevOps mindset and develop acumen for sharp troubleshooting techniques
  • Incident management skills
  • Hands on experience on monitoring tools for Application, Service, Infrastructure and Data Quality Monitoring
  • Responsible for sustained engineering efforts including maintaining code quality, unit testing, continuous integration, release management, performance tuning and execution.
  • Directly contributing to agile builds and deployments to production, and provide strong team anchoring role in production stability, and work with other developers to follow best practices
  • Challenge and contribute to designs with respect to application stability (resiliency, recoverability) topics
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work with Cloud architectures
  • Being an adaptable, self-motivated learner with a willingness to take ownership of various projects to support in fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related subject
  • 5+ years experience working with Java 8+
  • Systems administration experience (Linux and Windows)
  • Strong grasp of object-oriented software engineering principles
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Comfortable working across time zones
  • Willingness and ability to work both collaboratively and independently based on the task
Not essential but advantageous:
  • Experience with Spring, JavaFX, Tomcat, JavaFX, Swing, Hibernate, Jenkins, Git, Python (including Jupyter notebooks), React.js, TypeScript, Node.js, Oracle, OpenFin, GraphQL, Postman, and Wireshark
  • Experience with web technologies (HTML, JavaScript and CSS)
  • Experience with AWS including EC2, CloudFormation, Route 53, S3, ECS, API Gateway, and Lambdas
  • Grasp of equity, fixed income, FX and derivative financial instruments
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? That's ok. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply and welcome a chance to review your background. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a diversified workforce and considering a broad array of candidates with a variety of skill, workplace experiences, and backgrounds.

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .

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