Full-Stack Software Development Engineer

The Capital Group Companies Inc Los Angeles , CA 90071

Posted 3 months ago

Req ID: 31196

Experience Level: Manager

Other Location(s): Irvine (CA); Los Angeles (CA)

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it's more than that. It's smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you'll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You'll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You'll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you'll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

The Full-stack SDE III will be a key member of the software engineering team of Investment Group Technologies, a new and rapidly growing team within Capital Group. The SDE III is a senior engineer who will drive best-in-class technologies that support all of Capital's $1.8T+ in assets under management.

The role presents significant intellectual and technical challenges with enormous opportunity for business impact. Capital is expanding the use of data engineering and data science across every facet of the firm's activities. Our core Investment Research and Management teams serve 55 million customers. Our mission since 1931 has been to improve their lives through successful long-term investing. Looking to the future, we are in a unique position to make an even bigger difference to these investors, harnessing our distinctive investment research process, built on 8 decades of proprietary data and research insights, and coupled with our data-grounded and customer-focused approach to building software. The ideal candidate for this senior engineering role will be passionate about our mission and driving for superior long-term investment results through the application of modern engineering and analytical methods.

This engineer will own the design, implementation and successful delivery of a Single Page Web Application (SPA) for next-generation, large-scale critical tools and software for the Investment Group. These efforts may be either new software or a refactor of existing software.


  • Build a highly performant and highly available next-generation Single Page Web application (SPA) working closely with technical team members, product team, Portfolio Managers and Analysts.

  • Own and demonstrate the Web application success through instrumentation-based usage metrics.

  • Working closely with team members, build and implement the technical tenets and guidelines of the IG Tech next-generation architecture.

  • Build sound and best practice application architecture with loose coupling and re-usability.

  • Influence your team's technical and business strategy by making insightful contributions to team priorities and approach.

  • Help in identifying and solving ambiguous problems, architecture deficiencies, or areas where your team's software bottlenecks the innovation of other teams. You make software simpler.

  • Provide insightful code reviews and take ownership of outcomes working very efficiently and routinely deliver the right things across the entire stack.

  • Actively recruit and participate in the hiring process for technical talent, as well as collaborate with others, improving their skills, their knowledge of your software, and their ability to get things done.


  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent in relevant work experience.

  • 7+ years of professional experience in software development, including experience with at least one modern language such as Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design with deep understanding of advanced design patterns.

  • Full-stack development and architecture experience across Web UI, Web Services, Cache, DDD, Database with specialization in at least three.

  • Experience with HTML5/CSS3/TypeScript and at least one of leading front-end frameworks (Vue.js, React.js, Angular) with loosely coupled, componentized and micro web UI design.

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  • Expertise in cloud-first design, preferably AWS (VPC, Serverless databases and functions, dynamic autoscaling, container orchestration, etc.).

  • Expertise in data architecture, databases (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL), advanced SQL and performant DDD/ER/ORM design.

  • Significant interest and curiosity in emerging technologies on the web like GraphQL, web assembly, Lambda functions, Kafka etc..

  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project.

  • Experience managing short vs. long-term trade-offs between engineering team needs vs business needs.

  • Ability to identify ambiguous problem areas in existing or new software initiatives.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems, experience providing system-wide guidance.

  • Experience in communicating with customers, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.

Company Overview:

Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world's largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers.

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Full-Stack Software Development Engineer

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