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Senior Software Engineer

Company: Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Lord Abbett is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to attracting, developing and promoting the most qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. In addition, as defined by the State of Connecticut we are an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer in accordance with regulations adopted by the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email us at Careers@lordabbett.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Lord Abbett is looking for a talented and experienced developer to join our development team to support the continued development of our analytics platforms. Besides regular individual contributions, Senior Software Engineers are expected to be deep technical experts in our tech stack and have a breadth of knowledge and experience on technology trends in the industry. Above all else, we are looking for a team member who is motivated to achieve results, have high standards of quality, and possess a flexible entrepreneurial spirit when faced with scope change. Be prepared to join a fast-moving team. What makes this role interesting?

  • The Investment Analytics Technology team is currently making a significant investment in building out credit analytics platforms. This project is still in its early stages, and the candidate will be given significant opportunities to make contributions at the ground-level
  • The candidate will have an opportunity to work alongside an established team of developers, quantitative analysts and portfolio managers to create analytics platforms encompassing quantitative modeling, risk analytics, ESG metrics, data consolidation and quality control.
  • The candidate will work closely with professional investment staff and get an opportunity to broaden their financial knowledge across asset classes, markets and instruments We'll trust you to:
    • Design and develop next generation equity and credit analytics platforms
    • Work closely with business partners and analysts in order to understand the data requirements and to analyze and design the necessary data flow and database design
    • Developing systems for downloading data from various internal and external sources
    • Developing robust quality control processing, monitoring and workflow dashboards
    • Integration of risk and quantitative models
    • Simplification and automation of existing manual processes
    • Provide support for overnight batch jobs
    • Works closely with a team of frontend and backend engineers, product managers and analysts You'll need to have:
      • Bachelors or master's in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or related work experience
      • 7+ years of experience programming in SQL queries, stored procedures, query optimization performance tuning (Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL or Oracle)
      • 4+ years of experience in Python
      • 3+ years of hands-on Data Architecture and Data Modelling experience
      • 2+ years of Core Java experience
      • 2+ years of experience building highly scalable data solutions using Snowflake, Hadoop, Spark, Databricks
      • 1+ years of experience working in cloud environments (AWS and/or Azure)
      • Create and maintain Conceptual, Logical and Physical data models
      • Experience in architecting, designing, integrating and understanding the characteristics and specificities of data-intensive systems
      • Identify opportunities to reuse data and reduce redundancy in data across the enterprise
      • Experience with Git/GitHub
      • Good knowledge with DevOps tools like DevOps - Jira, Confluence and CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins) Skills:
        • Strong analytical skills
        • Candidate must be willing to take full ownership of projects, covering discovery, analysis, technical design and implementation, testing, and deployment tasks
        • Must demonstrate good communication skills and be comfortable working closely with senior quantitative analysts, risk analysts and business partners
        • A strong desire to document and share work done to aid in long term support
        • Candidate must be a self-starter, a dependable partner, and team player Special Knowledge (nice to have, but not required):
          • Experience working in the finance industry
          • Experience with market data vendors - Bloomberg, Markit, ICE/BAML, FINRA, Intex, KBRA
          • Experience working on distributed system and handling & processing of large-scale data (trades, risk, market data etc)
          • Knowledge of fixed income analytics for asset types such as Corporate bonds, Treasuries, Derivatives, Sovereigns, Bank Loans, MBS, ABS and CLO Why Lord Abbett? Lord Abbett is a leading asset manager serving clients worldwide. Our purpose-securing a sustainable future for our clients, our people, and our world-fuels everything we do. Our clients trust us to manage approximately $250 billion in assets across a diverse set of investment strategies and vehicles. Inspired by our "dream big, work hard, have fun" principle, our people thrive in our vibrant culture and deliver lasting impact to our clients and communities. We are honored to have earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments and scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index, a measure of LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Keywords: Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, Jersey City , Senior Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Jersey City, New Jersey

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