Software Engineer - RIA Custody

Location(s) US-VA-McLean
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Full-Stack/Back-End Engineer - Skillset, Software Engineer, Systems Engineer
Global Markets
Business Unit
Operations Engineering
Employment Type


Global Markets

Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

RIA Engineering

The Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Engineering team in Global Markets is responsible for delivering digital services to our Registered Investment Advisor clients. We design and build sleek, modern frontends, powered by scalable, reliable, and secured backend API services to provide clients trading, portfolio management, asset custody and clearing services. The RIA Engineering team builds new features, and continues bringing new financial products to our RIA clients, giving them necessary services and tools to serve their clients’ needs.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

As a member of the RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) engineering team, you'll be responsible for building out custody and trading systems that service institutional client needs at scale. As an engineer within RIA, you will be working in a close knit team at the forefront of shaping our client's experience by creating new technology driven businesses. This is an opportunity to work closely with experienced engineers, business developers, and a diverse client base to deliver APIs, services, and technology solutions that scale to meet a broad range of client needs. We are looking for engineers who thrive in a client-driven, agile environment.


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline.
  • 3+ years of software development experience, or 1 with an advanced degree
  • Experience in Java, C/C++, JavaScript, Objective C, C#, Python or Go
  • Excellent object oriented or functional analysis and design skills.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking, managing multiple stakeholders and working as part of a global team.
  • Experience advocating for customer issues/needs

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with AWS / Azure or similar Cloud platforms
  • Experience building scalable and distributed microservices
  • Experience working with relational and no-SQL database systems
  • Interest and ability to learn frameworks, technologies, and programming languages as needed. 




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