Summit Senior Developer, IM Dedicated

Areas of Interest:

Information Technology, Investment Management


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. 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 based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide. For more information, please visit

About the Team:

You will be joining a high-performing, motivated team of five technologists with a variety of skill-sets developing & managing our proprietary front-office research platforms used by Portfolio Managers, Analysts, Quantitative Strategists and other members of the Institutional Investment Management division. The job will afford the opportunity to interact closely with business partners and gain insight into our proprietary research, analytics & portfolio management processes that largely represent our competitive advantage. The suite of applications is one of our core platforms that is mission critical and represents a significant business investment in leading-edge technology.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in and contribute to front-end and back-end development & support activities. 
  • Contribute to architecture & technical design of our UI, services and data platforms in our core technology stack of AngularJS, C#/Web API and SQL Server.
  • Interact with business partners, stakeholders, project managers and senior management to understand requirements & business processes to facilitate the development of innovative and efficient systems to meet complex, changing needs.
  • Collaborate with teammates on helping define & incorporate best practices, standards & paradigms and improving operational aspects of the system.
  • Produce clean, maintainable code artifacts and work well within a team of developers.


  • Expertise with core C#/.NET, Web API and REST-based services.
  • Expertise in AngularJS framework, core JavaScript and interface design.
  • Expertise in OO architecture and design patterns.
  • Experience with CSS and SASS.
  • Experience with SQL Server & database design.
  • Experience building and supporting ETL processes.
  • Experience building large scale, multi-platform, responsive, web applications.
  • Experience with Agile Scrum.
  • Strong application development background with experience designing & building enterprise-grade web applications.
  • Excellent communication & collaborative skills – must be able to work as part of a team and collaborate effectively with your peers.
  • Experience with Highcharts preferred.
  • Experience with Tableau and Tableau Server preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing platform preferred.
  • Some exposure to MongoDB preferred.
  • Financial industry experience, particularly in asset management, preferred.

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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