Application Engineering Chapter Lead @ Vanguard - Malvern, PA

Job Overview

a month ago

Application Engineering Chapter Lead

Vanguard - Malvern, PA

Modernizing the “face” of Vanguard’s Retail website. Specifically, you will be part of a team that is completely rebuilding some of the most important applications that Vanguard’s clients use on a daily basis (e.g. checking their balances). This includes redesigning the applications with Vanguard’s new brand design system and moving all the applications to cloud-native technology (e.g. AWS Serverless, ECS, etc.).

Day to day responsibilities:

This role is a split of engineering and management

  • Development (writing code and automated tests)

  • Reviewing team Pull Requests

  • Pairing and collaborating with other members of the team on work

  • Coaching and mentoring other engineers

  • Ensuring best practices and training other engineers to lead

  • Interacting with Product Owners on product requirements to ensure excellent client experiences

  • Helping guide Product Owners on feasibility of features and suggest improvements or changes

  • Interacting with team designers to create optimal UX experiences

  • Meeting with your direct reports (4-5) on a regular basis for career conversations and feedback

  • Writing reviews occasionally for your direct reports

  • Helping with hiring process and ensuring a high-bar is maintained

  • Responsibility split should be 60% development/ 40% management tasks

Skills needed for this position:

  • Expertise in frontend development technologies (JavaScript/Typescript, HTML, CSS, Jest)

  • Expertise in NodeJS development

  • Ability to work in a Agile team environment

  • Ability to work with non-technical teammates (product owner, designers)

  • Ability to coordinate needs with outside teams

  • Ability to provide information to senior stockholders outside the team

  • Ability to give clear and precise feedback to other engineers on how they can grow and progress career wise

  • Ability to have tough conversations with your reports if necessary

  • Ability to coach and mentor engineers to achieve technical expertise and become leaders within the team

  • BONUS: background using modern frontend frameworks: Angular, React, or Vue

  • BONUS: background working with AWS technologies: CloudFront, S3, ECS, IAM, Dynamo

Vanguard is not offering 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.

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