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Software Engineer

Posted: 01/28/2024

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American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.

We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.

Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.

Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.8 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.

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The American Century Investments Technology Group is looking for a talented Software Engineer Specialist with confirmed analysis and design skills to support our Portfolio Management teams. You will provide leadership and guidance in the design, development, implementation, configuration, integration, and support of the various technology tools used by Portfolio Management team. This includes working closely with a diverse group of veteran portfolio teams and research analysts to understand their needs and then translating those into solutions.

Are you passionate about an opportunity to drive continuous improvements? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment? We are seeking individuals with a real passion for problem solving and a drive for continuous improvement. Distinguishing characteristics will include curiosity, innovation, and the ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic environment.


The Software Engineer Specialist will understand the challenges of our business and be able to apply scalable technology solutions.

  • You will be part of an application development team that works closely with Investment Management, Compliance, Trading and Research/Analyst teams to provide technology solutions

  • Your responsibilities include, but not limited to, application development, systems integration, requirements gathering, documentation, and validation testing of investment applications

  • You will work with complex data sets to provide solutions with an emphasis on scalability, reuse, and analytic robustness

  • Closely follow application life cycle standards and procedures

  • Building relationships with internal business partners and vendors

  • You, as part of a team, will provide on call support and occasional overtime may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar technical field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 3+ years of IT experience developing and leading technology solutions

  • Experience building applications using Spring Framework (Spring Integration, Spring Boot), Microservices, APIs (RESTful, JSON)

  • Working knowledge of Cloud technologies (AWS), containers, non-relational databases

  • Experience working with sophisticated enterprise users to perform business analysis, extract requirements, implement solutions, and provide training and support

  • Knowledge of formal application development methodologies

  • Proficiency in the clear expression of ideas both verbally and in writing with business and technical teams


  • Knowledge of the financial services industry, including financial securities, mutual funds, and ETFs

  • Knowledge of Fixed Income instruments such as Taxable Bonds, Government Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Futures, Derivatives, and FX

  • Experience working with Python is preferred

  • Experience developing cloud native solutions is preferred

  • Experience with SQL and relational database platforms (DB2, Oracle, SQL Server)

  • Experience building applications using CI/CD pipeline

  • Knowledge of project management & Agile methodologies, especially Scrum and Kanban

  • Exhibits the American Century Investments Winning Behaviors: Client Focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively Driven, Adheres to the highest ethical standards and business practices, and Supports a culture of compliance.

Hybrid work environment. This position may be filled in Kansas City, MO or Santa Clara, CA

For CA based candidates, the salary range for this role is $125,000 - $155,000. Actual offers are based on various factors including but not limited to a candidate’s location, skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. This position is eligible for cash incentive providing the potential to earn more.

Additional Requirements:

Employees are required to be in the office on a scheduled frequency. Adherence to this schedule is essential to fulfilling the expectations of the role.

American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions.

American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.

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