R&D Software Engineer, Advanced Tech

Company: TD Ameritrade
Location: Saint Louis , Missouri, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 08.NOV.2018


The Research and Development Engineer, Advanced Tech is responsible for the research, prototyping and development of new technologies to inn...


The Research and Development Engineer, Advanced Tech is responsible for the research, prototyping and development of new technologies to innovate and improve the capability of various functions at TD Ameritrade. This individual will work closely with our business and technology teams (including Retail, Marketing, Engineering, Application Development and Operations) to identify opportunities where transformational technologies like Blockchain, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Smart Robots can help produce better business outcomes. The R&D Engineer will have a deep background in a specific technology, or a wide breadth of experience across several domains.

+ Research vendor products and new technology concepts to improve capabilities of infrastructure and application development products for TD Ameritrade

+ Work with venture capital firms, universities, within TD Ameritrade, and tap into advanced technology forums to develop new ideas to pursue at TD Ameritrade

+ Develop prototypes of selected technologies leveraging partners, consultants, students, or Associates to demonstrate capabilities of new concepts within TD Ameritrade environment

+ Present prototypes to Senior Consultant and Director to demonstrate capabilities, value proposition, and alignment to strategy

+ Research and develop business case and value proposition to facilitate ?go/no go decision? for new technology introduction into TD Ameritrade

+ Partner with business, application development, engineering, security, planning, and operations to ensure alignment and charter a formal project with the intent to launch new solution into production

+ Partner with appropriate parties within TD Ameritrade to provide technical guidance to launch solution into production

+ Document technical design and specifications to provide initial plans for new product

+ Work with product and services team to define new service offering

+ Participate in the development, planning and execution of firm-wide hackathons, innovation contests, and other innovation related events

+ Be a spokesperson and facilitator for firm-wide participation on innovation projects and events

+ Participate in the development of innovation management processes, evaluation of innovation management tools, and architecture alignment

+ Mentor junior team members in technical research projects

+ Strong experience with multiple programming languages, infrastructure, automation, and security

+ Experience working in an agile, iterative manner to foster innovation

+ Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work across multiple groups within organization

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Knowledge of common software design patterns

+ 5 years? experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design

+ 5 years? experience with distributed systems development

+ 2-4 years? experience with real time, high volume transaction systems

+ Experience working with highly concurrent systems preferred

+ Full knowledge and experience of multi-threading and concurrency

+ Experience with Unix/Linux, Windows

+ Demonstrated experience working with core business logic within applications

+ Keen awareness of current technology trends and emerging standards

+ Independent person able to handle all phases of research, build and present technology concepts

+ Preferred Skills:

+ Knowledge or experience with Blockchain technologies or Crypto-currency

+ Experience conducting formal R&D on emerging technologies

+ Experience in Mobile development with Swift or Android SDK

+ Strong Javascript, Python or Java programming skills

+ Experience working with networking programming and sockets preferred

+ Financial services experience preferred

+ Military education or experience may be considered in lieu of civilian requirements listed

TD Ameritrade is an equal opportunity employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe that people matter. We value diversity and believe that it transcends race, national origin, age, marital status, gender identity / expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, service in the armed forces, disability, thoughts, ideas and perspectives. Our commitment to building an inclusive culture is aimed at attracting and retaining diverse talent, clients and shareholders to the firm. It's a belief that's core to the success of our organization.

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