AVP, Principal Frontend Engineer @ Synchrony - Stamford, CT 06902

Job Overview

3 months ago

AVP, Principal Frontend Engineer

Synchrony - Stamford, CT 06902

Job Description:

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

Role Summary/Purpose:

Billions of transactions—and you’ll touch all of them if you join our IT team as a Principal Frontend Engineer. Imagine the sheer scale of what we impact every second of every day. Now imagine what you can do with that influence—this is where you can shape the future of payments.

You’ll work within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver on business goals. This person will be responsible for both the development of new features and the overall success of deliveries including analysis and design, development, deployment, optimization, and day to day operations. The role can be broken down into the following key aspects:

Communicator: You act as a translator between business stakeholders and your engineering team, ensuring no miscommunications Coach: You are a mentor to your engineering team, taking every opportunity to up-skill our developers Quality control: You have battle-tested JavaScript knowledge and can dive deep into the code to provide thoughtful feedback and ensure the highest quality.

It’s the ideal time to come aboard — we’re focused on the future as we continue to evolve as a company. With so much opportunity available, this is where you can make your mark and help define the FinTech industry.

You are the right candidate if you…

  • Have passion: Love tinkering with new software, hardware, work in open source, or are involved in the engineering community?
  • Have common sense: Building is important, but do you think through designs to ensure they’re the best solutions first?
  • Are slightly obsessed with solution design: Do you focus on failure scenarios, performance, data integrity, security…all the good stuff?
  • Learn quickly and adapt to new technology: Let’s face it – technology changes by the minute. Are you able to quickly adapt and learn to be productive with new languages, operating systems, and tools?
  • Think like a customer: Central to our products is our understanding of our customers’ needs and requirements. Do you consider UX in your decision making, and think like a customer?
  • Have tech chops: You need to be ready to get into the weeds on complex technology solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead development teams through all phases of the Agile development life cycle
  • Coach & mentor junior talent
  • Influence and collaborate with software developers, UX designers, product managers, application architects, and customer application experts to create amazing apps
  • Ensure compliance with architecture, security and technology standards set by Synchrony
  • Participate in addressing root cause analyses, incident reports and provide direction in problem resolution
  • Ability to analyze production defects, troubleshoot systems, identify root cause, and implement fixes
  • Provide 24x7 on-call support periodically throughout the year
  • Identify ways to increase efficiency and improve system performance
  • Work with third party vendors to develop software and/or integrate their software into Synchrony’s products


Qualifications/Requirements:

Desired Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology trends and best practices
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Advanced knowledge of application, data, and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Proficiency in TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Redux, Styled-Components, RTL & RxJS
  • Live and breath testing
  • Extremely self-driven and can work autonomously
  • A desire to be in the FinTech space
  • Start-up or consulting experience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process
  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a “consistently meets expectations” performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 11

Job Family Group:

Information Technology

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