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Senior Full Stack Engineer

The Rock Creek Group
🏢 The Rock Creek Group 🇺🇸 Leavenworth, WA, US 🕑 August 05

Company Description

RockCreek is a leading global investment management firm that applies data-driven technology and innovation to sustainable investing to generate long-term value. We believe sustainability and inclusion generate superior performance. We have stable and long-term partnerships with our clients and companies and attract the best mission-oriented team. Sustainable investing extends throughout our investments, our diverse team and culture, our office environment, operations, and travel.

Job Description

RockCreek seeks a Senior Full-stack Engineer to lead the hands-on development of our growing set of cloud-based tools and applications, including user interaction with our data store. The Senior Full-stack Engineer is a key role that will deliver critical front-end applications and strongly influence RockCreek’s engineering future, including architecture and technology choices for front-end applications.

The Senior Full-stack Engineer will:* Write code every day, including CloudFormation templates, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, shell scripts, JavaScript, React, and Node.js* Produce code and shape decisions based upon personal experience and informed by industry best practices* Engage in all aspects of design and engineering, following designer-supplied wireframes, HTML, and CSS through to implementation and deployment* Engage daily in the architecture of multiple applications across several platforms, ranging from SQL and NoSQL databases to web- and API-based applications* Interact with the RockCreek AWS estate, from starting and stopping instances, configuring AWS manages services, recommending technologies, and optimizing performance and costs of all cloud-hosted resources* Collaborate closely with technology team and non-technology users, translating user needs to requirements, priorities, release schedules and code* Communicate frequently with the engineering team and application users, both in writing and verbally

Qualifications

  • Previous experience building applications production-ready and performant React-based front-ends and applications using RESTful APIs, ideally in Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and/or Python
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, software engineering, or similar, or equivalent professional experience
  • At least 5 years’ hands-on experience as a front-end or full-stack engineer, including daily coding and application development in an Agile environment, with daily standups and ticketing
  • Experience using containers and deploying via continuous integration and continuous deployment tools in AWS, including:Lambda functions (preferably JavaScript and Python)

CloudFormation templates

Elasticsearch

ElastiCache

DynamoDB

RDS (preferably PostgreSQL and SQL Server

  • Experience with ash (or equivalent) shell scripting
  • Experience writing user and integration tests and using continuous integration systems to automate tests as part of a version management system and process
  • Experience with Jira or Pivotal Tracker
  • Successful track record leading engineering teams, interacting with end users and documenting workflows for implementation in web applications
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, with both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired Skills* Experience in investment applications or working with the investment and/or financial industry strongly preferred* Past application development using React and/or Vue.js, preferably in the context of single-page applications* Practical experience with any of the following technologies and services:GraphQL

Redux

API Gateway

Step Functions

Amazon Athena

Amazon Redshift

AWS Glue

AWS Step Functions

Amazon Athena

Amazon Redshift

  • AWS or Google Cloud certification (especially the Certified Solutions Architect track in AWS)
  • UI/UX experience and design mindset
  • Passion for data science and analytics

Additional Information

Location

This position is located at RockCreek’s main office in Washington, DC. Travel is not expected to be frequent, but may include occasional conference attendance, on-site vendor visits or in-person meetings at our New York office.

The RockCreek Environment

RockCreek is a collaborative environment that values openness, transparency, partnership, and knowledge sharing. In a typical day you will interact with team members in finance, client services and operations; engineering is neither siloed nor cut off from the overall RockCreek business. You should be both interested and capable of learning the investment business as it relates to engineering, and creatively looking to enhance the overall RockCreek service offerings.

Benefits

Consistent with our belief that our team members are our most valuable asset, RockCreek offers a competitive benefits package.* Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible* 401(k) retirement plan with company match* Paid time off, sick leave and company holidays* Wellness programs including an onsite gym and meditation program* Healthy snacks and beverages

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