Software Engineer, Investment Systems Technology

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Jersey City


About Lord Abbett:


Founded in 1929, Lord Abbett is an independent firm with a singular focus on the management of money. Over the course of our history, we’ve earned a sterling reputation for our leadership, influence, and innovation in the asset management industry. Today, our independent perspective, our commitment to active management, and our intelligent product design continue to make us relevant to individual and institutional investors.


From the very beginning, we’ve recognized that our people are our greatest asset. As an investment-led, investor-focused firm, we value intellectual curiosity, teamwork, and collaboration across the organization.


We’re looking for people with a keen interest in working for a trusted leader in the asset management industry, a desire to expand their knowledge, and a passion for delivering a client experience that exceeds expectations.

Now that you know our history, are you ready to be part of our future?


Job Overview:


Lord Abbett is seeking a Software Engineer to build new applications and drive the evolution of existing systems. The Software Engineer will work as part of a multi-faceted team to build end-to-end solutions, and will be engaged throughout the entire project lifecycle. The Software Engineer will also closely interact with Portfolio Managers, Traders and Quantitative Research analysts, and will be exposed to various Fixed Income products and analytics. This is a great opportunity to gain a breadth of knowledge in the Asset Management industry.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Requirements Gathering and System Design
  • Software Development, Maintenance, Support 
  • Technical Documentation
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Coordination with Infrastructure teams for Production rollout


Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of application development experience with a desire to continue in a hands on technical role
  • Proficient in Java and object oriented programming
  • Writing SQL queries on a major database platform (MS SQL Server, Oracle etc.).

Preferred Skills:

  • Web Development
  • Batch process automation using a scripting language (Python, Perl)
  • Asset management experience (understand trades/positions/portfolios/SMF)
  • Object and relational modeling



Personal Characteristics Required:

  • Good communication skills
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Fast learner



Lord Abbett is an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, caregiver status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. All employment decisions at Lord Abbett are based solely on the applicant’s relevant experience, skills and qualifications.


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