Software Development Engineer

Date: May 16, 2022

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 33445 

Location: London

Other location(s): N/A 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


COVID-19 HIRING: Our recruiting and onboarding activities are virtual during the pandemic and we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home environment until further notice. We are offering generous work-from-home benefits to improve our associate’s ability to work remotely.


Capital Group in London are looking for Software Engineers to join our growing team!


As a Software Engineer within the Investment Group Technologies organization, you will build systems, services and tools that improve the lives of tens of millions of people every single day. The Investment Group Technologies organization applies software and data engineering, as well as data science to long-term fundamental investing at > $1 trillion scale. In the Software Engineer role, you will work with experienced software engineers while making technical decisions around how best to serve our customers. If you are looking to join a team that offers autonomy, plenty of space to run with new ideas, working in a nurturing environment, and challenging problems to solve at a significant scale, this might be the job for you!


Capital Group’s mission since 1931 has been to improve our customers’ lives through successful long-term investing. Looking to the future, we are in a unique position to make an even bigger difference to these investors, harnessing our distinctive investment research process, built on 8 decades of proprietary data and research insights, and coupled with our data-grounded and customer-focused approach to building software. The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about our mission, driving for superior long-term investment results through the application of modern engineering and analytical methods.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Writing Code (Python, Java, Javascript, etc)
  • Utilizing AWS technologies such as Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, S3, Glue, Redshift, EMR, Sagemaker, EKS/ECS.
  • Working in a team with experienced software engineers to identify great projects and features that will help you grow in your career.
  • Building relationships with your customers, partner teams and the engineers on your team.
  • Measuring the quality of your software and systems via instrumentation, observability, and customer usage patterns.
  • Influence your team’s technical decisions by making insightful contributions to team priorities and approach.
  • Help in identifying and solving ambiguous problems, or areas where your team’s software bottlenecks the innovation of other teams.


Your background and who you are:·

  • You have a background in software engineering and a passion to learn.
  • You've made mistakes in the past and have learned a lot from them. You apply this learning regularly.
  • You believe there are generally multiple ways to solve a technical problem, each with different trade-offs.
  • You approach projects, tasks, and unknowns with curiosity, and enjoy sharing what you know and what you learn with the people around you.
  • You believe that a team is strongest when it is diverse and includes multiple perspectives.
  • You are able to put yourself into your customer's shoes. You frequently immerse yourself in the customer experience to understand how you can better serve them.



  • 1-5 years experience in a similar role.
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, or an equivalent in relevant work experience.
  • Experience in software development, including experience with at least one modern language such as Python, Java, C++, or C# including object-oriented design with an understanding of advanced design patterns.
  • Experience in cloud-first design, preferably AWS (VPC, Serverless databases and functions, dynamic autoscaling, container orchestration, etc.).
  • Experience in data architecture, databases (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL), SQL and DDD/ER/ORM design.
  • Interest and curiosity in emerging technologies on the web like GraphQL, web assembly, Lambda functions, MLaaS etc.
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices & best practices for the software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.


Capital Group are committed to be an equal opportunity employer. In Europe, we endeavour to make reasonable adjustments at any point along the recruitment process for candidates in need. Reach out to the recruiter in the first instance to discuss your needs. Any information you share will be treated sensitively, confidentially and in line with our data privacy policy available on our website.


“I can apply in less than 4 minutes.”


You’ve reviewed this job posting and you’re ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.


“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


Do also visit our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion site to find out what Capital Group are committing to and championing.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We are an equal opportunity employer and are able to make reasonable adjustments where required throughout the assessment process. If you require adjustments please respond to this email (or your CG recruiter). Any information you share will be treated sensitively and in line with our data privacy commitments/policies as received during your application.

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