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Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Software Engineer

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN

About Ameriprise

With the right company, life can be brilliant. At Ameriprise, we’re not just in the business of managing our clients’ finances — we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential, too. Be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions and work with other talented individuals who share your passion for doing great work. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a strong ethical company that cares, take the next step to create a brilliant career at Ameriprise Financial.

Job Description

Responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting applications software that is delivered on time and within budget. Work closely with customers, business analysts, technology and project team to understand business requirements, then drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions that are aligned with business and technology strategies and comply with the organization's architectural standards. Provide technical guidance to the development team through the full software life cycle.


Design & Build

- Create low level design documents (including code samples/outlines) and detailed engineering specifications based on complex business, user and non-functional (e.g., performance, reliability, balance and controls) requirements.

- Write code, adhering to coding standards, procedures and techniques.

- Maintain integrity of existing program logic according to specifications. Complete project deliverables using the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).


- Actively participate in the code review process to ensure development work adheres to standards and specifications (including peer review and code review external to team).

- Ensure quality of work completed by vendor partners.

- Write and/or revise system design documentation and operations documentation to include providing required input into operation support manuals and user guides.

- Create and properly archive all project related documentation.

Test & Execute

- Unit test all code and programs prior to releasing them to quality assurance.

- Quickly resolve all unit test issues.

- Assist quality assurance in identifying test cases and creating/mining test data to enable a thorough test of all development deliverables.

- Respond to all inquiries and issues in a timely manner as developed code/program moves through the testing process and into production.

- Approve code to be put into production.

- Provide implementation/production support as required.


- Work in partnership with the project team and business to fully understand project goals and requirements and use this knowledge to effectively plan and execute the development process.

Asset Stewardship & Troubleshooting

- Improve the health of system assets by identifying enhancements to improve performance, reliability, and resource consumption.

Process & Technical Guidance

- Guide the development team to consistently apply appropriate development principles and standards during all phases of the development lifecycle.

Maintain Skill Set & Relationships

- Maintain up-to-date business domain knowledge and technical skills in software development technologies and methodologies.

- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners and project teams.

- Responsible for designing business applications using Pega PRPC 7.X and other Pega Financial Industry Customer service frameworks

- Provide architecture and design guidance to project teams developing BPM/BRE solutions using Pega.

- Responsible for implementing technical solutions on Pega 7.2, and Pega Customer service Frameworks

- Ability to translate Business Requirements into DCO, Case design/application builds

- Hands on experience developing rules, data instances , integrations, and activities by following the best practices and guardrails.

- Hands on AES experience to resolve the performance alerts from PEGA

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; or equivalent work experience.

- 5-7 years of relevant experience.

- 5-7 years of experience coding and/or designing in relevant programming languages (specific required languages will vary by position).

- 5 years of practical experience and proven success with the design and build of complex software applications.

- Demonstrated experience coding and/or designing in multiple environments.

- Must be a Pega Certified CSSA or LSA and have a good knowledge of PEGA frameworks.

Preferred Qualifications

- Proven ability to successfully translate client/business needs into software designs.

- Proven analytical and business skills to reconcile conflicting objectives and find/design acceptable compromises within existing limitations.

- Understand and apply both current technical solution elements (specific tools, components, and frameworks) and abstract elements (algorithms and architectures).

- Effectively applies technology/engineering knowledge-base to multiple and evolving programs and languages.

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Company Profile:
Ameriprise Financial is a global financial leader. Integrity has been a core value since we were founded by John Tappan in 1894. It's how, through panics, recessions, the Great Depression and the recent Great Recession, we've grown into a global financial leader. We've never taken a bailout. Never lost our focus on our clients. That's who we are. During trying economic times our strength, integrity, our breadth of services and personal relationships have made us America’s leader in financial planning.