Front End Developer

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Information Technology


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is headquartered in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates in more than 20 offices worldwide.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

Our IM Platform team creates and maintains the foundational applications used by our internal Investment Management systems for Portfolio managers, Analysts, and research teams. As a member of the Summit team you will work closely with the developers and IT staff to create secure, reliable, accurate, and performant Investment Management applications. 

  • Create Single Page Apps in a modern Javascript framework in support of Investment Management team.
  • Collect requirements, create rapid mockups, and iterate to a final design.
  • Provide timely support for existing frontend applications.
  • Work with POC team to translate Proof of Concepts into reliable performant and supportable production code.
  • Work with backend team to develop new, highly performant, and consistent RESTful API’s which will improve development time.
  • Create Unit tests for all frontend code.
  • Refactor or rewrite legacy code and move to a modern framework.
  • Investigate new libraries and technologies to improve our visualizations and commonly used components
  • Create new common components that can be reused. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent industry experience is required.
  • 4+ years working with web application frameworks supported by a backend.
  • 2+ years working with modern SPA framework and secured systems.
  • 5+ years developing and supporting end user facing software required.
  • Experience using Angular 1.x and/or Vue.
  • React and .NET MVC experience is a plus
  • Full stack and backend experience is a plus
  • Proven experience delivering complex, reliable, and performant systems
  • Proficient troubleshooting-skills particularly under pressure
  • Demonstrates initiative and persistence – is self-motivated
  • Financial services industry experience is a plus

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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