Application Engineering Technical Lead (PKI Management)

Vanguard Group

$150K — $200K *


2w ago


8 - 10 years of experience

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Job Description

Global Risk and Security (GR&S) at Vanguard enables business strategy, protects client and Vanguard interests (e.g., assets and data), and stewards a strong risk culture. Our teams leverage enterprise-wide insights, deep expertise, and trusted advice so that across Vanguard leaders and crew drive faster, stronger, risk-informed decisions.

Within GR&S, the Enterprise Security and Fraud (ES&F) sub-division is responsible for the global protection of Vanguard crew, property, data, and client assets. We are the trusted advisors that protect the pride of Vanguard with state-of-the-art security and fraud capabilities. We are a world-class destination of highly-engaged, passionate, and diverse talent expected to continuously learn and develop in an ever-changing security landscape.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide expert level IT technical lead services and direction for critical software, middleware, or hardware projects on multiple platforms. Provide technical expertise and completes complex development, design, implementation, architecture design specification, and maintenance activities.
  • Ensure the viability of IT deliverables. Recommend development options and approves the team's technical deliverables. Conduct testing, including functionality, technical limitations, and security.
  • Identify potential solutions and approves technical solutions proposed by team members. Elevate complex technical issues to IT experts. Resolve technical problems discovered by testers and internal clients. Respond to and resolve technical issues in a timely manner. Research issues and perform root cause analysis. Anticipate technology problems and prevent them.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders on project issues and implications. Evaluate the impacts of change requests on technologies and effectively persuade and influence others on ideas.
  • Maintain a current and working knowledge of IT development methodology, architecture design, and technical standards. Mentor IT staff and identify training needs. As new standards are instituted, ensure their usage by team members.
  • Review and approve documentation and diagrams created by IT team members. Write documentation, including technical standards and processes.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous quality improvement of technical standards, methodologies, and technologies.
  • Participate in design, code, and test inspections throughout product life cycle to identify issues. Participate as a technical consultant at other project meetings. Present technical status and issues at milestone reviews.
  • Thoroughly understand and comply with Information Technology and Information Security policies and procedures, and verify that deliverables meet requirements.

What it takes:

  • Minimum of eight years related work experience, with at least three years of development experience.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Deep understanding of data security and intelligence.
  • Certificate and key management experience.

Special Factors


Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: “Do the right thing.”

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

How We Work

Vanguard has implemented a hybrid working model for the majority of our crew members, designed to capture the benefits of enhanced flexibility while enabling in-person learning, collaboration, and connection. We believe our mission-driven and highly collaborative culture is a critical enabler to support long-term client outcomes and enrich the employee experience.

The Vanguard Group is an American registered investment advisor based in Malvern, Pennsylvania with over $7.2 trillion in assets under management. It is the largest provider of mutual funds and the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the world after BlackRock's iShares. In addition to mutual funds and ETFs, Vanguard offers brokerage services, variable and fixed annuities, educational account services, financial planning, asset management, and trust services.
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