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Lead Software Engineer - Frontend

Company: Edelman Financial Engines
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionAt Edelman Financial Engines, we believe everyone deserves to move their financial life forward.We know that assets have the power to fund goals. Those numbers represent individual lifetimes filled with hard work and dreams for our clients and generations to follow. Our clients trust us to guide them forward with empathy, integrity, and invention. We uphold that same standard of respect and commitment for clients and colleagues alike.Founded on the idea that financial education is a fundamental right for everyone-not just the wealthy, EFE continues to grow and challenge the status quo. We're moving forward, together. If our purposeful commitment inspires you, we invite you to consider joining our team!Our product and technology organization builds solutions that provide personalized financial planning and advice for over 1.3 million clients, accounting for over $290B in assets under management and used daily by our team of 340+ planners across the United States. Our teams are empowered to make decisions that drive business value without red-tape and push the bounds of financial and technical innovation. We follow an agile process, moving quickly, solving difficult problems in new ways, and empowering everyone to have a voice in the direction of our products. Because we are passionate about building quality software, we invest heavily in automated testing, take code reviews seriously and prioritize refactoring. We have a steadfast focus on the improvement of the skills of the team members and provide opportunities to use new technologies and work in different areas of our codebase.We are looking for an engineering lead for our Planner Productivity squad within our Financial Planning product area. Financial Planning at Edelman Financial Planning goes beyond traditional investment advice. Along with optimized portfolios, tax-smart investing from our patented investment management engine, we are on a mission to provide best-in-class comprehensive wealth planning solutions to our clients. The Planner Productivity squad strives to make our financial planning teams more effective and efficient in developing financial plans for our customers that meet their goals and provide them peace-of-mind.This is a senior leadership role within our team which requires both strong frontend software engineering experience as well as experience leading a team of software engineers. In this role, you'll partner with our product team to design solutions and will oversee the development of the work, ensuring that we have the right focus on code quality in our delivered solutions. You will also own a number of our existing Financial Planning applications and services and will be responsible for prioritizing work every sprint to pay down technical debt and improve our codebase over time. Most importantly, you will be the engineering lead for the squad and will be responsible for recruiting and hiring new engineers, growing the talent on the team through coaching and mentoring and instilling an engineering culture of collaboration and teamwork.Responsibilities:Lead a team of software engineers developing financial planning web applicationsPartner with our product team to design solutions that will meet our business goals, creating well-formed user stories together that our engineers can execute onOwn and manage a number of applications and services by developing the technology roadmap, prioritizing work to address technology debt and handling operations and incident responseNurture a culture of engineering excellence on the team through grooming, code reviews, pair programming, interactive design sessions and team retrospectivesPartner with the Product team to prioritize work for the quarter and the sprintPlay a key role in the recruiting and hiring of engineers for the Financial Planning product areaHands-on development of new features and functionalityRequirements:7+ years software development experience including experience developing modern web applications using React, Angular or a similar Javascript-based framework2+ years leading engineering teams and cross-team projectsExperience with REST API design and optimizationSkills coaching and mentoring engineers to improve their skillsComfortable working collaboratively with other functional areas such as Product and Design teamsExcellent communication skills and ability to explain complex technical concepts and solutions to technical and non-technical partnersExperience working with geographically distributed teamsBachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experienceAbout Edelman Financial EnginesSince 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interests of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personal, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, as recognized by Barron's,1 with 145+ offices2 across the country and entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage $291 billion in assets.3 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.For more information, visit - 2021 Edelman Financial Engines, LLC. Edelman Financial Engines - is a registered trademark of Edelman Financial Engines, LLC. All advisory services offered through Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA), a federally registered investment advisor. Results are not guaranteed.For California residents, please see the link for the Privacy Notice for Candidates. California law requires that we provide you this notice about the collection and use of your personal information. Please read it carefully and contact Andrea Fisher at [email protected] with any questions. Edelman Financial Engines encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital, domestic partner, or civil union status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, ethnic heritage, genetic information, age, legally recognized disability, military service, or veteran status.1 The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2 Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.3 Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.

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