Lead Java 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. We are looking for software engineers who specialize in Java and the JVM platform to join our team, grow with us, introduce us to new ideas and develop products that empower our users. 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 Java based 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 5 years of experience leading software application development.
  • Experience scaling web-based software applications and services to 100M monthly requests.
  • Experience with functional programming concepts & reactive design.
  • Experience with Agile methodology and tools like JIRA.
  • An understanding of how to protect web applications from common security vulnerabilities.
  • Be organized and able to remain productive even when you have multiple deliverExperience with Java, Linux, and Tomcat, as well as experience with full-stack web development.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer.

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602
22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

Perks of working here

401(K)
Casual Dress
Dental
Health Benefits
Vision
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