Senior Software Engineer

| Chicago

The Role:
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for Morningstar’s Power Forecasting code base with wide-ranging programming skill levels. The Power Forecasting model is currently implemented in Python and executes on AWS EMR. Deep and expert experience with both is a must. You will be expected to be an authoritative resource for both Power Forecasting and, on occasion, the wider C&E group, in all areas, including code architecture, code performance, design patterns, best practices, testing frameworks, and code review.

Responsibilities:
• Design & develop enterprise solutions to be flexible, scalable & extensible
• Collaborate with methodology experts to build out a comprehensive commodity analytic solution.
• Design clear system specifications and maintain a robust development environment via strong documentation and version control.
• Find creative solutions to complex development problems using all technologies at your disposal, especially big data and cloud technologies.
• Recommend improvements to existing development practices and processes.

Requirements:
• Minimum 5+ years of full-stack development
• BS degree in engineering, computer science, statistics, mathematics or equivalent practical experience
• Knowledge of programming in Python (Pandas/ Numpy/ SciPy) and OOPS principles.
• Deep experience with at least one programming language. If this deep knowledge is in Python, that is a plus, but deep experience in any language (e.g. Java, C#) will do.
• Minimum 3+ years of AWS (Lambda, EC2, EMR, and DynamoDB) or other Cloud Computing development experience.
• Solid engineering, coding, and debugging skills. Ability to build, QA, and maintain high-performance production-quality code.
• Familiarity with common data cleaning, data modeling, data warehousing, and munging techniques.
• Demonstrated experience with DevOps or Continuous Integration/Continuous Development tools – Splunk, Git, Jenkins, Code Pipeline, Infrastructure as code (Terraform/Cloudformation).
• Experience working and collaborating with development teams across different regions.
• Proven knowledge of the OWASP principles and enterprise software concerns such as security and scalability.

Preferred:
• Working knowledge of quantitative methods.
• Working knowledge of the commodity and energy markets
• Amazon web services solutions architect/developer certification.
• Experience with at least one statistical modeling language such as R or Julia
• Experience with AWS, Docker, Kubernetes
• Experience with infrastructure as code tools. Terraform is a plus, but any tools in this area such as CloudFormation, Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
• Experience with Spark, EMR, Athena, Glue
• Experience building/using RESTful APIs
• AWS Certification (Solutions architect) is a big plus
• Experience working in Agile Scrum-based methodologies is a plus.
• Excellent debugging skills on Unix/Linux and Windows-based operating systems.
• Ability to learn new technologies or programming environment.

 

 

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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