Software Engineer

Alumni Ventures Group is a fast-growing organization with 100 employees across the country and a widespread, engaged community of over 400,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. We are disrupting financial services by bringing smart, simple venture capital investing options to 15 million accredited investors who currently do not have a good option enter the asset class. Our corporate headquarters in Manchester, NH provides back-office support and resources to our fund teams in Boston, Manchester, NH, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Austin, TX.  On an annual basis, these teams raise funds from their respective communities to invest in diverse, promising startups and growing businesses. Our key competitive advantage as an investor is the combined scale and connectivity of our vast network, our connected capital, which provides capital, sources deals and adds unique value for our portfolio companies. AVG has successfully launched 25 venture funds to date and will build another dozen or so funds over the next few years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

As AVG continues to grow, we are seeking a Software Engineer that will help lead a team of developers responsible for building new and supporting existing applications. You will develop information systems by studying operations; designing, developing and installing software solutions; support and develop software team. Beyond your technical skills, you will need to be able to balance your engineering creativity with high quality and a customer focus while continually juggle many projects.

In addition, you will work with an incredibly talented group of individuals in a highly collaborative environment, and report to our SVP of Engineering, and collaborate closely with our engineering team as well as all departments across AVG. If you are a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, strategic, analytical, and detail-oriented engineer we'd love to talk to you.

Basic Qualifications

  • College degree required
  • 3+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Adept at managing a wide variety of projects, managing to and meeting business needs and client expectations independently and as part of a team

Requirements

  • Experience with building and maintaining AWS hosted solutions
  • Fluent with functional, imperative and object-­oriented languages; knowledge of Java, Scala, or Clojure, or JavaScript would be especially useful
  • Either strong OOP or Functional Programing and modeling skills
  • Fluent in JavaScript and PHP
  • Working in an agile environment
  • Experience building complex web systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
  • Ability to communicate with users, other technical teams and management to collect requirements, identify tasks, provide estimates and meet production deadlines
  • Experience with mission critical, 24x7 systems
  • Background in implementing and consuming large scale web services
  • Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
  • Experience developing software utilizing workflow or ESB software
  • Experience with professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing and operations
  • Eagerness and willingness to learn new technologies

Responsibilities

  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development and proposed solutions
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards and programming
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing development and service issues
  • Accomplish engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Support and develop software engineers by providing advice, coaching and educational opportunities
  • First and foremost, developing software our users need
  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
  • Collaborate with team to brainstorm and create new products
  • Grow engineering teams by interviewing, recruiting and hiring
  • Make informed decisions quickly and taking ownership of services and applications at scale
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve goals
  • Be a persistent, creative problem ­solver
  • Remain cool and effective in a crisis
  • Stay on the leading edge of development practices
  • Passionate about great technologies, especially open source
  • Understand business needs and know how to create the tools to manage them

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