Morningstar Residency Program

| Chicago

The Program: The Morningstar Residency Program is designed to provide those with an associate’s degree a full time salaried opportunity to gain experience while they attain their Bachelor’s degree. It will provide participants with experience across Morningstar’s technical core competencies including software engineering, quality assurance, DevOps engineering, information security, and infrastructure/network engineering.

 

Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company’s infrastructure, the Technology team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of Morningstar’s core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications, to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology’s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.

 

Our Product Groups: 
Individual Investor – building products like Morningstar.com and mobile apps for individuals like yourself 
Institutional Investor – developing some of our flagship products like Morningstar Direct for institutional investors and our Advisor products for financial advisors 
Workplace – this is where we build and provide our hosted digital advice platform for Retirement plans, 401K’s, etc. (what some call robo-advisors) 
Data – this is the heart of Morningstar where all data is sourced, collected, transformed, calculated and distributed across the world 
 

The Role: The team is looking for forward-thinking problem solvers who thrive in a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will collaborate with the team lead, Scrum Master, business analysts, QA, and other developers to build technology solutions for Morningstar’s Indexes applications using a variety of frontend and backend technologies including AWS (ECS, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, RDS), Spring-boot microservices, Kafka, Docker, Node.js, and Vue.js. You will also support existing systems, study their enterprise complexities and develop/implement better systems with modern software development practices. You will need to develop a good understanding of the platform and the data model over time. You need to be passionate about technology, curious, and able to learn and experiment independently.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Agile ceremonies, design sessions, and help develop and maintain the software code base of Indexes in both traditional and cloud-based architectures.
  • Help implement software solutions that meet product requirements and quality needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, schedules and adherence to Indexes goals and principles.
  • Continually improve your skills by learning independently and from the members of your team
  • Follow good development practices like test driven development and continuous integration
  • Bring new ideas to the team and promote innovation

 

Requirements:

  • Completed associate’s degree
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science or related
  • Excellent listening, written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate about technology and self-learner

 

Good to Have:

  • Experience in Java, C#, Python, or Node.js
  • Knowledge of more than one programming language.
  • Experience with modern development practices in areas of product design, requirement analysis, test driven development, and test automation
  • Strong computer science fundamentals
  • Hands on experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases (preferably MS SQL/RDS/DynamoDB/Athena).
  • Knowledge/Certification of AWS (ECS, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, Athena, RDS, Glue)
  • Knowledge of Docker, Kubernetes, or other containerization platforms
  • Knowledge of web UI frameworks like Vue.js, React, or Angular
  • Awareness of or contribution to open source is a big plus.​

 

Employment is contingent on continuous enrollment through the length of the program.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Maria DBDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Morningstar Benefits Overview

Morningstar is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees in the United States who work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Our benefits are designed to invest in your -- and your family's well-being, including investments in your health and financial future.

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
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
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
Remote Work Program
The safety of our employees is very important to us. We have been operating remotely due to COVID-19.
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
Time allotted for learning
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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