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Principal Engineer, Application Development (Seattle)

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Business Unit:

Global Information Technology

Job Description:

Every day, we seek to improve financial security for people. Joining our Digital Marketing Technology team means you will be a part of a passionate and supportive team that believes what we do matters to our clients and investors.

Base Salary Range: $150,000 - $180,000

The Principal Architect is responsible for architecting software solutions built and supported by the Digital Marketing Technology team, that are used by internal as well as external clients. This role architects and develops technical solutions for new and existing applications working with several internal business stakeholders and IT team members. This person succeeds in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and agile software development environment. They will work collaboratively and independently throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle including requirements gathering & analysis, design, development, unit testing, code review, and deployment. They will provide industry best-practice guidance and incorporate Russell IT standards, tooling, and practices while working to improve our code quality, performance, and delivery.

Your Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the solutioning and delivery of large projects with multiple underlying systems and deliverables
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the business and work across multiple application development teams to align system architectures with high-level business and technology strategy
  • Anticipate how different solutions will ultimately impact the business and work with business partners to explain the tradeoffs and make optimal decisions
  • Contribute to the technology roadmap by matching short-term and long-term goals with specific technology solutions
  • Deliver technical consulting and leadership, identifying and implementing new uses of technology to help the business meet its strategic objectives
  • Visualize system and data architectures using standardized modeling techniques
  • Research and evaluate new technologies for potential inclusion in our software stack
  • Assess existing systems architectures and drive continuous improvement
  • Optimize application performance and stability by identifying, investigating, and resolving problems ahead of time
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical or business discipline, or equivalent work or education-related experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years of software development experience required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an architect or similar role
  • Advanced technical expertise and 8 or more years practical experience in
    • .NET Framework (4.0 or later)
    • C#
    • SQL Server
    • JavaScript/TypeScript
    • HTML5 and CSS
  • Strong experience with the following required
    • ASP.NET MVC (3 or later)
    • ASP.NET Web API (2 or later)
    • Building single page applications using React (or similar)
    • JSON
    • SOA
  • Experience with Sitecore or similar CMS solution will be a plus
  • Experience in SEO preferred
  • Experience visualizing application design in the form of use cases, activity, sequence, entity relationship, etc. diagrams
  • Experience leading the design and implementation of distributed, resilient, service-oriented application architectures
  • Experience leading technical design across multiple, dependent projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively explain complex technical subjects to a diverse range of audiences
  • Strong knowledge of secure coding standards and best practices required
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery required
  • Experience in Test Driven Development concepts, methods and tools required
  • Proven ability to learn and to deliver solutions in multiple programming languages and technical environments required
  • Proven ability to stay current with emerging technologies and new applications of existing technologies, through work or continuing industry or education involvement required
  • Excellent technical and communication skills and ability to interface with all domains and seniority levels in the organization
  • Proficient verbal and written skills to effectively communicate in the English language

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and build trusted relationships with others
  • Demonstrated ability to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm
  • Decisions and actions are determined by the (external or internal) client’s perspective
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative team player with the ability to interact well with all levels of internal and external personnel and adapt to rapidly changing requirements
  • Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary

Equal Employment Opportunity

Russell Investments is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all associates and employment applicants regardless of race, religion, ancestry, creed, color, gender (including gender identity which refers to a person's actual or perceived sex, and includes self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not different from that traditionally associated with a person's biological sex), age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, past or present unemployment status , or any other characteristic protected by law.