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Ascensus Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

At Ascensus, technology is more than just a solution. It powers the business that helps millions of people save for what matters—retirement, education, and healthcare. Our technology experts tackle exciting challenges in collaborative teams, but work in an environment where individual and career development is always valued. Technology associates leverage their talents and passion, building new and innovative platforms, creating programs founded in automation in agile frameworks, and driving existing and new markets—all of which supports the rapid growth of a dynamic industry leader.

Position Summary

As a Principal Software Engineer at Ascensus, you will be working in a high-energy team, writing beautiful code using the best engineering practices in the industry today. Passion for problem solving and and all aspects of software development is a critical. We are building teams that are empowered to solve the business needs by having a rapid development and deployment pipeline with a focus on automation and continuously releasing software.

As a key contributor to the Scrum team, you will be responsible for leading the team to deliver solutions that adhere to the software architecture strategy, coding standards, and established organizational policies and procedures and providing technical and architecture guidance to others in your areas of expertise

Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze software requirements to determine best solution to deliver business goals including estimating and planning throughout an agile software development lifecycle

  • Modify codebase to implement complex software modifications following appropriate standards for coding and design patterns, source code control, unit testing, and continuous integration and deployment

  • Analyze and troubleshoot complex errors in software application to determine root cause and resolution

  • Assist with testing and written description of application software changes

  • Collaborate with team members, actively participate in all Scrum ceremonies and activities including pair programming and peer code review with a constant focus on continuous improvement

  • Establishes alignment with Product Owner & Product Manager to understand, influence, and deliver on road maps with a sense of responsibility for application architecture and technical execution

  • Be a driver for innovation on the scrum team by leading or assisting in technical research initiatives, working with other teams, participating in technical architecture discussions to influence decisions and maintain consistency across the organization.

  • Lead by example, act as a role model, coach, mentor and provide continuous feedback to other team members, especially in the areas of technical and architecture expertise or when production issues arise

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients

  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture


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Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or related experience preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience developing in Java, Angular and SQL based databases

  • Experience with modern version control systems (e.g. Git) and CI/CD deployment pipelines and methodologies

  • Successfully led projects driven by a product organization, including change leadership, solutioning and incremental releases

  • Strong technical leadership skills for effective participation in design discussions with both technical and non-technical audiences creating technical documentation and diagrams

  • Experience mentoring and technical coaching less experienced developers

  • Strong experience with distributed systems, Services Oriented Architecture, RESTful services and Microservices development

  • Extensive understanding of good object oriented design principles (patterns, cohesion/coupling, S.O.L.I.D., data structures and algorithms)

  • Strong experience writing clean and maintainable code using engineering best practices such as unit testing, TDD, continuous integration and deployment, automation, design patterns, refactoring, etc

  • Strong experience with Agile SDLC practices

  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills

  • Strong trouble shooting skills

The national average salary range for this role is $100k-180k in base pay, exclusive of any bonuses and benefits. This base salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salary offered will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, performance, and internal pay alignment. We do not anticipate that candidates hired will begin at the top of the range however, from time to time, it may occur on a case-by-case basis.  Other rewards and benefits may include: 401(k) match, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid-Time-Off, etc.  For more information, please visit .

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