Full-Stack Application Engineer

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Job Description

The Institutional Full-Service Transformation program is a significant, multi-year, multi-million-dollar initiative focused on modernizing the experience for our participants and plan sponsors. As part of this effort, we are assembling full-stack teams to transition our applications to a cloud-based platform. In line with our commitment to excellence, we are now looking for dedicated Application Engineer to join our team. This role will play a crucial part in ensuring the development of top-notch applications that consistently meet the needs and expectations of our clients.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide senior level system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and databases. Integrates third party products.

  • Translate technical specifications into code for complex new or enhancement projects for internal clients. Write programs, develop code, test artifacts, and produce reports. Employ software development techniques to ensure tests are implemented in a way that support automation.

  • Elevate code into the development, test, and production environments on schedule. Provide follow-up production support. Submit change control requests and documents.

  • Thoroughly understand software development methodology and development architecture standards. Train and mentor staff with less experience.

  • Participate in design, code, and test inspections throughout the life cycle to identify issues. Explain technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients. Perform systems analysis activities.

  • Thoroughly understand client business functions and technology needs. Have a broad understanding of Vanguard's technologies, tools, and applications, including those that interface with business area and systems.

  • Collaborate with cross functional team members and communicates systems issues at the appropriate technical level for each audience.

  • Thoroughly understand and follow Information Technology and Information Security policies and procedures, verifying that work meets requirements.

What it takes:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of Java, Angular and Node.js experience

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Technical leadership of end-to-end development (UI, Services, testing and Monitoring)

  • A growth mindset with a passion for trying new things and modernizing current technology.

  • AWS Cloud experience (ECS, EKS and Lambda)

  • Familiarity with agile development and unit / e2e tests

What sets you apart:

  • AWS Certifications

  • Experience modernizing UI and data application

  • Experience in REST and GraphQL API's

  • Domain knowledge in Vanguard Institutional Full-Service systems

  • Ability to read and interpret Mainframe code.

Special Factors


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.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

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