Lead Software Engineer, Java

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 17 Dec 17 2017-12-17

Lead Software Engineer, Java


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 50 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.

The Position
The Compliance Systems team is responsible for providing solutions that meet our guideline monitoring obligations.  This is a critical function for the investment and trading process to protect the firm from investment errors.  In addition, the regulatory environment is under constant pressure and this team provides solutions that ensure Wellington is compliant and able to respond quickly to a regulator's request. Members of the team play critical roles in our firm's success by providing technology solutions which improve the quality, speed, and efficiency of a highly complex industry with a sophisticated client base.  It is our strong belief that the tools developed by the Compliance Systems team differentiate us from our competitors in the financial industry.

Oversight of the technical design, build, implementation, testing, maintenance, and enhancement of the complex applications used by Wellington's Guideline Monitoring and Portfolio Monitoring teams

Partner with Business Analysts to identify and document business requirements for new capabilities. This includes working closely with the Guideline Monitoring business team and managing relationships with business owners.

Technical analysis of business requirements to provide technical designs, project estimates, and manage technical delivery.  The role requires hands-on development, problem resolution, knowledge of the software applications and various horizontal and vertical packages - spanning across all layers in the technical stack.

Partner with in-house application and data architects to implement system requirements

Team management responsibilities include the recruiting, supervision, and development of staff and consultants. 

Interaction with other IT teams within Wellington to ensure effective integration with portfolio management and trading tools


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering subject plus ten (10) years of experience in hands-on software development and delivery experience in a commercial environment:
  • 10+ years of hands-on development using core Java, J2EE, Spring with multi-threaded and real-time systems
  • 5+ years of experience managing software development teams and managing solution delivery
  • 5+ years of experience managing the application technical stack, including horizontal and vertical packages.
  • The ability and willingness to work effectively in a business-critical production environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal are required
  • Demonstrated ability to partner closely with Business Analysts and Business teams
  • Demonstrated ability in coaching and building world class development teams
  • Must be comfortable with test-driven development and continuous integration
  • Solid PL/SQL programming and SQL tuning skills
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the Spring Framework
  • Strong understanding and proven experience with technologies such as Web-Services, XML/XSLT, JSON is required
  • Experience in Financial Industry is preferred
  • Experience with AWS is a plus

Lead Software Engineer, Java

Software Engineering

100 Federal Street

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive 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 Wellington@icareerhelp.com .