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Software Development Engineer

Capital Group
United States, California, Los Angeles
January 28, 2023
In this software engineering role, you will design and implement distributed systems to make Capital Group's investment process measurably more efficient and effective. You will design and own services and launch critical features to impact over $2 trillion in assets under management.

Capital Group's mission since 1931 has been to improve our customers' lives through successful long-term investing. As a privately held company with over eight decades of proprietary research and trading data, we are in a unique position to leverage large-scale cloud computing to deliver even more value to our funds' investors. The ideal candidate for this senior engineering role will be passionate about our team's mission of applying modern engineering and quantitative methods to drive superior long-term investment results.

  • You successfully design and build projects from inception to completion, as well as operate them.
  • You bring a high level of craftsmanship to your work, ensuring integrity in both form and function.
  • You collaborate effectively to support team strategy, contributing to architecture and technology choices.
  • You bring a cloud-first approach to designing robust, distributed, and scalable services for both data processing and calculation.
  • You set the standard for quality, simplicity, test coverage, and documentation.
  • You work to identify and resolve the root causes of endemic problems, and collaborate effectively with other teams to implement correct, long-term fixes.
  • You work with a sense of urgency, and design and build simple and pragmatic solutions which solve complex problems.

Required Skills & Experience
  • 2+ years of professional software development experience in at least one modern language such as Java, Go, Typescript, JavaScript, or Python.
  • Strong OO and functional design skills with an understanding of common design patterns.
  • Experience with low-latency Software Oriented Architecture (SOA) designs.
  • Experience with cloud native development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and high emotional intelligence.
  • Experience working collaboratively within an agile team, including test-driven development.
  • Track record of successfully delivering enterprise-grade software into production.

Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Experience designing and building recommender systems and machine learning systems.
  • Experience proposing, implementing, and analyzing controlled A/B experiments, and/or experience building experiment analysis systems.
  • Experience building or designing scalable software frameworks and APIs to enable other engineers.
  • Experience building in AWS.
  • Experience proposing new customer facing products and features to senior business leaders.
  • Experience creating financial analytics systems.

Southern California Base Salary Range: $140,995-$225,592

San Antonio Base Salary Range: $115,910-$185,456

Seattle Base Salary Range: $140,995-$225,592

In addition to a highly competitive base salary, per plan guidelines, restrictions and vesting requirements, you also will be eligible for an individual annual performance bonus, plus Capital's annual profitability bonus plus a retirement plan where Capital contributes 15% of your eligible earnings.

You can learn more about our compensation and benefits here .

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
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