Fidelity Investments

Software Engineer

Posted on: 20 May 2020

Boston, MA


Job Description

Job Description:

The Fidelity Retirement Income Experience tribe is looking for a software engineer to help to develop a new web experience that guides customers through all aspects of a personalized plan for living in retirement. This product will dramatically improve our customers' financial lives throughout retirement and allow them to focus on what is important to them. This role is primarily remote, but eventually you will be expected to join in full team meetings and events in our Boston office approximately once every two weeks (when it is safe for our team to meet again).

The Team

The Fidelity Retirement Income Experience tribe is a new team that formed within Fidelity Labs, which has been tasked with meeting the financial planning and investment management needs of our customers as they transition to retirement. Our focus is building self-directed, end-to-end solutions that push the bounds of financial and technical innovation and improve the financial lives of our customers. Our team continues to operate like a startup, moving quickly, solving difficult problems in new ways, and empowering everyone to have a voice in the direction of our products. Because we are passionate about building quality software, we follow agile development practices, invest heavily in automated testing, take code reviews ­­­ and prioritize refactoring. We invest in the improvement of the skills of our team members every sprint and provide opportunities to use new technologies or work in different areas of our codebase.

 The Expertise You Have

1-3 years’ experience developing modern web applications using JavaScript-based tools
Experience using node.js to develop web application backends and / or experience with Angular or React to develop frontend experiences
Experience writing automated tests as part of development
Bonus points for AWS experience

The Skills You Bring

You are comfortable working in a fast-moving environment and are adaptable to change
You embrace customer-first mentality and enjoy developing user-friendly web applications that solve real life problems
You have a passion for clean, maintainable code and are always looking to improve your engineering skills
You see testing as a core part of your development process, experience with Jest or Cypress is a strong plus
You collaborate with your peers through code reviews, pair programming or interactive discussions daily
You are comfortable working remotely, collaborating regularly with your peers through video and chat

The Value You Deliver

Developing features for our Guided Retirement Experience application using node.js and Angular
Taking stories from idea to implementation including work estimation, collaboration with our product team, development, testing, code review and deployment
Actively collaborating with the other engineers on the squad through code reviews, pair programming, interactive design sessions and team retrospectives
Developing automated tests using Jest, Cypress and other tools
Working with our product team to ensure we are building the right features based on scope and customer value
Contributing back to the team by developing solutions that help improve developer efficiency or sharing knowledge about new techniques and technologies



Information Technology

Fidelity Investments

Boston, MA

Fidelity Investments is a privately-owned investment management company that was established in 1946 as a mutual fund company. Fidelity now offers a range of services including fund distribution and investment advice, wealth management, life insurance, retirement services, and securities execution and clearance. It manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for individual investors, businesses, financial advisors, and institutional investors.

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, it is one of the largest investment management firms in the United States, with over 26 million customers, $6.5 trillion in total customer assets, and more than $2.4 trillion in global assets under management

History of Fidelity Investments

The Fidelity Fund was established in 1930, a year after the stock market crash of 1929 and before the Great Depression of 1933. The fund continued to operate until 1943 when it was acquired by Boston-based lawyer Edward C. Johnson II. At the time, the fund reported assets under management valued at $3 million. In 1946, Johnson II founded the Fidelity Management and Research Company, now Fidelity Investments, to serve as an investment advisor to the Fidelity Fund. When running the fund, Johnson’s objective was to buy stocks with a potential for growth, and not necessarily blue-chip stocks.

Fidelity Investments Operations

Fidelity Investments operates several businesses, with the main ones being mutual funds and brokerage services. The mutual fund division comprises three divisions – equity, high-income, and fixed income divisions. The company operates Fidelity Contrafund, the largest non-indexed mutual fund in the United States, with over $107.4 billion in assets. Fidelity Investments also owns Fidelity Magellan, which was at one time managed by former CEO and President Ned Johnson. Fidelity Magellan manages assets totaling $15.5 billion.