Senior Front End Software Engineer

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Bridgewater Associates

Investment Engine Technology Department

The Investment Engine Technology team at Bridgewater engineers systems to understand the world.  These systems synthesize and industrialize our global understanding into a hive mind of macroeconomic knowledge which enables us to educate and collaborate with the world’s most influential central banks and policy makers and carefully and strategically manage the world’s most important capital.  Our technologists are engineering highly available, high performing and highly secure cloud platforms and infrastructure which support and scale our investing operations.

Client Service Technology

Bridgewater believes that the key to our organization’s success lies in creating meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our clients.
The goal of the Client Service department is to provide world-class, unmatched service to our clients solving their most difficult
investment problems and planning their investment strategies. Embedded within the Client Service department is a uniquely
talented technology team building the tools that enable and enhance the way Client Service’s business users research markets and
portfolios and interact with clients. These tools tackle problems from data pipelining, to portfolio logic, to data visualizations.

Position Responsibilities

The Sr. Front End Engineer will focus the majority of their time (~70%+) on the frontend development of these tools, but must also be able to understand and contribute to additional areas of the stack as the role requires frequent collaboration with engineers such as our backend teams building tools from the platform level, security engineers designing our systems secure architecture, and UI/UX engineers designing the ultimate product.  Users of the technology in the Client Service department are extremely sophisticated researchers and advisors who are also technically savvy and work in a deep partnership model with the engineers.  Our goal is to build highly functional, beautiful, and intuitive technologies which ultimately drive, scale, and enable our abilities to provide an unmatched level of service to our clients.

Preferred Requirements

• Strong computer science fundamentals with experience working across the entire software stack with a focus on the front end
• 7-10+ years professional software development experience in technically rigorous environment building externally facing user-focused products
• A deep understanding of the React Native stack
• Experience with extremely complex systems and a fluency with contemporary programming languages, patterns, and architectures
• A keen ability to interact with highly sophisticated users to understand their needs, use cases, and pain points


About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles.

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture.


Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.


Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks , and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
  • And more

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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