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Application Engineer – London, South East England

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Application Engineer – London, South East England

About Vanguard

Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies, with around 380 low-cost traditional funds and ETFs, operating in 19 locations worldwide with about 20 million clients and 16,600 crew members. Vanguard crew members come from a variety of different backgrounds and form a trusting, supportive community in which all crew members worldwide feel a sense of belonging. We believe our culture of inclusion is essential for each of us to fully thrive in our careers and to provide superior value to our clients and communities.

The role of our Attract team

The Attract team at Vanguard is a key to the development and running of the European public websites across private and professional investors. We work with exciting and leading technologies within a microservice architecture and container-based infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD best practices and BDD. Application engineers with strong angular and java skills can expect to have a key role in implementing new features that will drive customer value and business outcomes. Candidates should be interested in a fast-paced group that builds, supports, and enhances global applications.


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Core Responsibilities

  • Capable of designing solutions, writing code, testing code, automating test and deployment
  • Work effectively with a high degree of autonomy within a collaboratively minded team
  • Translates technical specifications, and/or logical and physical design into code for new or enhancement to projects for internal clients.
  • Develops code and test artifacts that reuse subroutines or objects that are well structured and backed by automated tests
  • Employs contemporary software development techniques to ensure tests are implemented in a way that supports automation
  • Provides system analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications and databases for client/server-, Web-, and/or PC-based software or middleware. Integrates third party products.
  • Elevates code into the development, test, and Production environments on schedule. Provides follow up Production support. Submits change control requests and documents.
  • Thoroughly understands software development methodology. Thoroughly understands architecture standards. Trains and mentors staff with less experience. Resolves issues elevated from staff with less experience.
  • Participates in design, code, and test Inspections throughout life cycle to identify issues. Explains technical considerations at related meetings, including those with internal clients.
  • Performs systems analysis, including system requirements analysis and definition (e.g., prototyping), and logical and physical design.
  • Writes the system/technical portion of assigned deliverables.
  • Communicates systems issues at the appropriate technical level for each audience.
  • Thoroughly understands and complies with IT policies and procedures, especially those for quality and productivity standards that enable the team to meet established milestones. Thoroughly understands and complies with all Information Security policies and procedures, and verifies deliverables meet Information Security requirements.

Key Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Angular 13+
  • Experience with Apache Maven and NodeJS
  • Strong knowledge of Java 8 and Java 11
  • Experience with AWS technologies (ECS, S3, Cloudfront, DynamoDB, Lambda)
  • Experience in an Agile processes and CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience in testing methodologies and tools such as Jest, Protractor and Cypress
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work with a large range of stakeholders eg. engineers, business and architects


  • Minimum of four years related work experience, with development experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.

Vanguard are not offering visa sponsorship for this role.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.


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