Senior Developer Engineer - Investment Technology


Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



This position is Hybrid based (on-site Tues, Wed, Thurs, work from home Monday and Friday)

We are looking for a Full-stack Engineer to join the technology team to design and execute the company’s modern software development strategy. You will work with our team of talented engineers to design and build the next generation of applications in the FinTech ecosystem (Life Insurance / Asset Management / Wealth Management) in a hybrid environment encompassing on-prem solutions and cloud hosted applications and platforms.


You will be responsible for the development, configuration, enhancement and support of applications in various areas of our business using modern programming languages to be deployed on cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. You will be involved in the design and deployment of secure, well-tested, scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems. You will also be involved in the evaluation of key attributes of existing application architectures, evolution and enhancements to the infrastructure, product ideation and technology stack selection and in the definition of future state application architectures and strategies.


The individual should have 10+ years of hands-on application development experience developing and supporting a range of front-end and back-end technologies and stacks with good experience in designing, developing and operationalizing applications using Agile and DevOps methodologies and frameworks.


Job Requirements

  • Write clean, well-tested & secure code; exhibit ownership from requirements to development
  • Deeply understand existing architecture on the back end as well as the front-end side to be able to enhance and
  • improve architecture going forward with a key focus on scalability and quality
  • Sharp focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of the requirements around user experience to be able to deliver
  • high quality, cross-platform optimized and responsive web front-end experience
  • Strong focus on creating and maintaining project documents and artifacts to capture current state
  • Focus on getting the required depth of functional expertise to be able to effectively suggest solutions to business problems/requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with designers, engineers, product management and business stakeholders to deliver & enhance new/existing capabilities
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies as needed and apply them to business solutions. Stay abreast of new/upcoming technologies in the market
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail orientation with strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Proactive ownership, troubleshooting & resolution of issues as they arise
  • Challenge the status quo and propose newer and better ways of doing things
  • Ensure compliance with NYL security standards
  • Domain knowledge in Mutual Funds


Required Skills

  • Strong hands-on experience with web application development using Java, REST-ful APIs creation using Spring Boot or Node (for Java-based tech stack) or Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3.5/4.0 (for Microsoft-based tech stack)
  • Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, and .Net
  • Proficiency with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React, React with Redux
  • Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, Oracle, and MongoDB
  • Strong hands-on experience and extensive development experience with data tools, i.e., SQL, Python, and database systems (MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL or equivalent)
  • Experience with relevant code repository and project tools such as Team Foundation Server, Git, JIRA
  • Ability to integrate APIs, write unit test cases, perform Unit Testing (UT) and System Integration testing (SIT)
  • Experience with developing Cloud-native application and very good understanding of Cloud architecture and best practices is a plus but not mandatory
  • Working experience with or understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment
  • Understanding of existing and emerging web standards such as HTML5 and Mobile
  • Understanding of and experience in developing solutions using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) tenets
  • Demonstrated ability with Application Architecture, best practices and systems engineering industry trends
  • Solid understanding of Agile application development methodologies and release management activities



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or another related technical field
  • Candidates who have completed full stack development/coding bootcamps or equivalent industry recognized
  • Certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Developer or Solutions architect) will also be considered in lieu of a hands-on experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field or any other higher degree preferred, but not mandatory


The salary range for this position is between $132,500 - $197,500. This position is eligible for a discretionary bonus and benefits.




Salary range: $132,500-$197,500 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 86262




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