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Application Developer

Location: Seattle


Role Summary:

This position will be responsible for custom application development following industry best practices. A Senior Application Developer is expected to produce custom application solutions by working closely with business users throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle. Along with these custom applications, this position will lead and/or partner with peers to improving the current processes in place and recommend/implement changes to the current application environment. This person may be assigned a lead role among a team of other application developers in the areas of requirements gathering, industry best practice, architecture and software development methodology.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

  • Deliver production quality code in a high risk trading environment using Agile development practices.
  • Review, analyze, and modify systems as needed.
  • Produce scripts/scripting to integrate with team’s automated process and tooling for build/deploy.
  • Collaborate with users and other IT teams to maintain, develop and deploy the best solutions.
  • Establish technology standards with the team and other development managers.

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • Application design, development, delivery and support on Microsoft Windows platform:  Windows, IIS, SQL Server, .net.
  • Agile software development practices, i.e., Scrum/Lean/Kanban/XP, TDD/BDD, CI/CD.
  • C#/.net, Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and open source frameworks (Nuget) to build MVC web applications and .net services.
  • MS-SQL Server and related services: SSIS, SSRS.
  • Utilize development tooling to track and automate software delivery through the SDLC: e.g., Jira, Confluence, Git, TeamCity, OctopusDeploy, Powershell.
  • Experience with alternatives to Microsoft stack: e.g, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Redis, NodeJs, AngularJs, Linux, Mac, iOS, Xamarin.
  • Proven ability to influence experience of working within Asset Management or equivalent investment institution (min. 3 years).
  • Proven ability to influence and lead software delivery efforts
  • Knowledge of derivative instruments.
  • Knowledge of investment analytics or quantitative investment experience.
  • Effectively collaborate with peer group (Scrum team).
  • Effectively communicate with our Business Partners:  end-users, user groups and product owners.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.


Russell Overview

Russell Investments is a global financial services firm that serves institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors in more than 40 countries.

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. With core capabilities extending across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures Russell Investments stands with clients to achieve their desired investment outcomes.

A pioneer, Russell Investments began its strategic pension fund consulting business in 1969 and today is a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world. With four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers, meeting annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world, Russell Investments is well-known worldwide for its investment advice.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally with 21 offices (as of August 2016) across the world, providing Investment Services in the world’s major financial centers, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, San Diego and New York.

Russell Investments offers a competitive compensation and benefit package to associates including: medical, vision and dental coverage; a profit-sharing retirement plan; sabbatical leave every 10 years; and tuition assistance. Most importantly, Russell Investments offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Russell Investments supports workforce diversity.

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