IT Technical Lead

IT Technical Lead (Encino)

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Directing an applications development solutions group, including onshore and offshore contractors:

    • Review of business requirements and creation of technical specifications for systems delivery and enhancements

    • Accurate estimation of work products to management

    • Development and oversight of project plans for applications development projects

  • Experience in architecting, designing, testing and implementing large-scale, high volume transactional and highly available systems in the Retail, Web or Financial Services Industry

  • Demonstrated ability to manage team of 3rd party contractors (onshore and offshore) for delivery of assigned projects

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and manage 3rd party vendor relationships and develop suitable integration solutions

  • Supplement internal resources with outside expertise as required

  • Build upon our iterative development initiatives to further empower teams to be more self-sufficient and deliver code without fear

  • Champion our cloud, containerization, continuous integration and deployment initiatives on behalf of strategic delivery

  • Establish development best practices for technical documentation, code management and proper branching and release strategy. 

  • Provide technical thought leadership and be a strong collaborator with domain SMEs, application architects and less senior development teams for delivery of technical solutions

  • Participates in trouble-shooting complex issues and resolving defects

Required Qualification:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ progressive technology engineering or technology focused management experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading a software engineering team, preferably including Wealth Management, Digital technologies and Advisor Workstation

  • Must currently hold an IT Lead or equivalent position today

  • Superior technical proficiency; well versed in open source technologies

  • Extensive software engineering background; tenure with forward leaning world class technology organizations known for superior customer experience; preferably with financial services experience

  • Must have excellent interpersonal relationship and influencing skills

  • Experience with automation/configuration management using advanced MS technologies

  • Expert-level expertise with Web Service Development (RESTful/SOAP) and micro-services architecture on Microsoft .NET Core platform

  • Strong experience with web technologies and responsive design and use of HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, Angular and/or React-JS, Boostrap, XML, JSON

  • Strong knowledge of Database technologies preferably SQL server and/or Oracle.  Ability to design the data model and Entity Relationship of database objects.  Familiarity with Microsoft Entity Framework

  • Expert level familiarity with SAML2 and OAuth identity management and identity federation services

  • Understanding of web application security best practices, OWASP and designing secure applications

  • Experience with fundamentals of agile culture, projects and team

  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced and goals-based environment with time-bound deliverables

  • Bachelor’s degree required


Behaviors and Leadership:

  • Exceptional technical skills, marked by poise, positive influence, and the ability to drive change

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, with the ability to influence senior product leaders across both the business and technology

  • Significant expertise establishing and develop strong working relationships with all levels of associates, while maintaining appropriate levels of objectivity to their work

  • Demonstrated ability to employ judgment and experience to make rapid, complex decisions

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills (written and oral)

  • Results orientation; ability to remove obstacles and hold people accountable for achieving challenging business results

  • Attention to detail, good team dynamics, and an ability to work independently as needed


Job Req ID: Vasu03

The IT Technical Lead of Information Technology is a senior-level position with authority and responsibility over the Applications Development Solutions Delivery Team focused on our Advisor Workstation (eWealthManager) and third-party vendor integrations into eWM. 

This leader will help modernize the advisor-facing web platform.  We are looking for a technology guru / leader to help us with best practices in latest technologies like ReactJS and .NET Core.  This is an exciting opportunity to transform the culture in a business that is ready to disrupt the industry and excited about how cutting edge technology can enable their business success.

AssetMark, Inc. is a leading strategic provider of groundbreaking investment and consulting solutions created to serve independent financial advisors and help them create great outcomes for their clients. Through a consistent program of engagement, education and community-building, AssetMark brings like-minded advisors together to share their ideas, experiences and solutions. This collaboration guides our development of investment, client relationship and practice management tools that advisors can tap to help clients achieve their investment objectives and life goals.

We are always seeking bright, creative, energetic individuals who want to learn and grow with the company. AssetMark is an innovative organization, delivering the best services in the industry. We offer a rewarding work environment, competitive salaries, full benefits, and excellent opportunities for career growth. We are headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also have regional offices in Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, Encino, CA, and State College, PA. Become a part of our growing team today!


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