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Senior C++ Engineer

Company: Morningstar
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Our Team:

Technology drives our business. Our team is made up of talented software engineers, infrastructure engineers, leaders and UX professionals. We care about technology as a craft and a differentiator. We bring our global products to market with a mix of software, cloud, data centers, infrastructure, design and grit.

Our Product Groups:

Individual Investor - building products like Morningstar.com and mobile apps for individuals like yourself

Institutional Investor - developing some of our flagship products like Morningstar Direct for institutional investors and our Advisor products for financial advisors

Workplace - this is where we build and provide our hosted digital advice platform for Retirement plans, 401K's, etc. (what some call robo-advisors)

Data - this is the heart of Morningstar where all data is sourced, collected, transformed, calculated and distributed across the world

The Role:

At Morningstar, empowering investors is what brings us together and drives our work. We are looking for senior software engineers who specialize C++ join our team, grow with us, introduce us to new ideas and develop products that empower our users. You will have product ownership and responsibility for ensuring process and quality adherence through peer reviews, code reviews, test coverage and best practices. You will act as the software guardian, owning non-functional requirements, architectural direction, and the quality of the code while addressing technical debt. Every day, you'll work with team members across disciplines developing products for investors. You'll interact daily with our product managers to understand our domain and create technical solutions that push us forward. We want to work with other engineers who bring knowledge and excitement about our opportunities.

These positions are based in our Toronto office.

Responsibilities:


  • Build well designed, well-engineered, stable, scalable products across a variety of markets
  • Enforce good Agile practices (using JIRA) including test-driven development and continuous integration.
  • Analyze and remediate production issues, and build instrumentation and operational readiness into the systems architecture.
  • Good working experience in OO analysis & design using common design patterns
  • Solve investors' problems with technology, understanding market chaos at work and crafting technically appropriate interactive experiences to communicate effectively with individual investors.
  • Be passionate about quality, process, programming, and investing in general, seeing opportunities for improvement, seizing them, and then sharing your findings with others.
  • Familiarity or desire to become an AWS certified developer
  • Take ownership of the success of the team with a "gets things done" attitude; the ability to understand and leverage new technologies, potentially wearing many hats including business analyst, DBA, QA, and project manager.
  • Create and maintain automated test suites against web applications and services, using C/C++ frameworks.
  • Implement test case automation for test cases as identified by manual and automated test engineers, maintaining test automation to a standard of coverage
  • Work with manual test engineers to identify test cases to automate and prioritize the automation work backlog
  • Partner with QA and DevOps team to build and improve QA tools and infrastructure
  • Write/revise/verify test standards, monitor performance metrics during testing, utilizing various testing software
  • Experience with DevOps engineering concepts
  • Help to shape product vision.

    Requirements

    • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in a technical discipline with strong academic credentials.
    • Experienced in C/C++ development (minimum of 7 years commercial experience).
    • Strong knowledge of STL and Boost.
    • Knowledge of communication protocols (TCP, UDP, multicast, etc).
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience with real-time data feeds and financial information desirable.
    • Experience developing on Windows platforms an advantage.

Keywords: Morningstar, Chicago , Senior C++ Engineer, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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