Principal Software Engineer

| Chicago

Our Team: 
Technology drives our business. Our team is made up of talented software engineers, infrastructure engineers, leaders and UX professionals. We care about technology as a craft and a differentiator. We bring our global products to market with a mix of software, cloud, data centers, infrastructure, design and grit. 

Our Product Groups: 

Individual Investor – building products like Morningstar.com and mobile apps for individuals like yourself 
Institutional Investor – developing some of our flagship products like Morningstar Direct for institutional investors and our Advisor products for financial advisors 
Workplace – this is where we build and provide our hosted digital advice platform for Retirement plans, 401K’s, etc. (what some call robo-advisors) 
Data – this is the heart of Morningstar where all data is sourced, collected, transformed, calculated and distributed across the world. 

The Role: 
At Morningstar, helping investors is what brings us together and drives our work. You will have product ownership and responsibility for ensuring process and quality adherence through peer reviews, code reviews, test coverage and best practices. You will act as the software guardian, owning non-functional requirements, architectural direction, and the quality of the code while addressing technical debt. Every day, you’ll work with team members across disciplines developing products for investors. You’ll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward. We want to work with other engineers who bring knowledge and excitement about our opportunities. These positions are based in our Chicago office. 

Responsibilities: 
Build well designed, well engineered, stable, scalable products across a variety of markets 
Architect and develop highly scalable API’s using REST principles. 
Enforce good Agile practices (using JIRA) including test-driven development and continuous integration. 
Apply DevOps practices in area of continuous and automated deployment. 
Analyze and remediate production issues, and build instrumentation and operational readiness into the systems architecture. 
Solve investors’ problems with technology, understanding market chaos at work and crafting technically appropriate interactive experiences to communicate effectively with individual investors. 
Be passionate about quality, process, programming, and investing in general, seeing opportunities for improvement, seizing them, and then sharing your findings with others. 
Familiarity or desire to become an AWS certified developer 
Take ownership of the success of the team with a "gets things done" attitude; the ability to understand and leverage new technologies, potentially wearing many hats including business analyst, DBA, QA, and project manager. 
Help to shape product vision. 

Requirements: 
A bachelor's in Computer Science or related, plus 15 years of experience leading software application development. 
Wide experience across programming languages (Java, JavaScript, C#, C++) and platforms (Tomcat/Netty/Jetty, Node/Express, IIS, 
Understanding of OLAP, OLTP, and Data Warehouse solutions and implementations specifically MS SQL, postgresql, and Amazon's RDS 
Familiarity with the financial services domain (accounts, portfolios, holdings, returns, performance streams, traded instruments, etc) 
Familiarity with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) secure coding practices

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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