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Senior UX Architect

Edelman Financial Engines

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At Edelman Financial Engines, we believe everyone deserves to move their financial life forward.

We know that assets have the power to fund goals. Those numbers represent individual lifetimes filled with hard work and dreams for our clients and generations to follow. Our clients trust us to guide them forward with empathy, integrity, and invention. We uphold that same standard of respect and dedication for clients and colleagues alike.

Founded on the idea that financial education is a fundamental right for everyone—not just the wealthy, Edelman Financial Engines continues to grow and challenge the status quo. We’re moving forward, together. If our purposeful commitment inspires you, we invite you to consider joining our team!

Our product and technology organization builds solutions that provide personalized financial planning and advice for over 1.3 million clients, accounting for over $290B in assets under management and is used daily by our team of 340+ planners. The Architecture team is a core part of our P&T organization and is responsible for the technical direction of our software and systems across all teams. Our UX architects set the technical vision for our front-end engineering teams and helping them to build the best possible solutions using modern tools and an agile process. A recent example saw us standing up a monorepo for our single page applications and front-end components using Nx. Our architects developed a strategy, built the frameworks and tools, and worked with application teams to ensure a successful rollout.

We are looking for a Senior UX Architect to join our Architecture team. This is a hands-on role for a front-end engineer and leader. Building things right, adhering to best practices, and setting high standards are integral qualities for successful engineers in this role.

You will be expected to own solutions from design through development and deployment. You will spend a lot of time writing code, but you’ll also work collaboratively with other architects, engineers, and leaders across multiple teams, so strong communication and collaborative skills are crucial. As a leader and role model, you will ensure that applications implement modern, inclusive, and future-forward solutions, accounting for the best front-end practices such as accessibility, web performance and optimizations, and good user experiences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building scalable, maintainable, tested software in collaboration with a team that embraces a vision of engineering excellence!

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop shared components for our design system to be applied across other engineering teams
  • Solve the hardest front-end problems that impact our entire product and technology organization
  • Stay up-to-date with front-end technologies as they evolve and instill changes as needed
  • Work with our engineering leadership team to prioritize work quarterly
  • Actively collaborate with other architects to tackle problems together and establish shared patterns
  • Provide leadership to technology teams, consulting on modern front-end architecture, and design patterns
  • Partner with engineers through code reviews, pair programming, interactive design sessions and team retrospectives

Requirements:

  • 5+ years software development experience, including significant experience with modern single-page-application frameworks and libraries, Javascript, and HTML/CSS
  • Experience working with design systems and component libraries at a large scale
  • Experience crafting and developing complex React applications
  • Experience mentoring other engineers and helping their growth
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively with other team members
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

About Edelman Financial Engines

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interests of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all investors – not just the wealthy – deserve access to personal, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America’s top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, as recognized by Barron’s,1 with 145+ offices2 across the country and entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage $291 billion in assets.3 Our outstanding approach to serving clients combines our sophisticated methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client’s situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves.

For more information, visit www.EdelmanFinancialEngines.com

© 2021 Edelman Financial Engines, LLC. Edelman Financial Engines® is a registered trademark of Edelman Financial Engines, LLC. All advisory services offered through Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA), a federally registered investment advisor. Results are not guaranteed.

For California residents, please see the link for the Privacy Notice for Candidates. California law requires that we provide you this notice about the collection and use of your personal information. Please read it carefully and contact Jigi Dahagam (703-460-2693 or jdahagam@edelmanfinancialengines.com with any questions.

Edelman Financial Engines encourages success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital, domestic partner, or civil union status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, ethnic heritage, genetic information, age, legally recognized disability, military service, or veteran status.

1 The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron’s is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Investor experience and returns are not considered.

2 Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.

3 Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.

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