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Moody's Corporation VP - Software Engineering in New York, New York

VP - Software Engineering


We are seeking an experienced and seasoned Software Engineer who will be responsible for both hands-on development as well as overseeing and driving large complex technical applications and initiatives. The candidate will also be lead and consult on the architecture, design, development and implementation of multiple software development projects of various sizes & complexity. The candidate will have a proven ability to work within a team to help drive technical projects in an onsite/offshore delivery model in a fast paced environment.

Have experience providing technical leadership to development teams to ensure development of solutions within established architecture, and coding/technology standards.

Have hands-on experience designing and developing software with Java/J2EE (including JMS) and Windows .NET, in a consistent process-oriented manner

Extensive hands-on experience developing code utilizing modern agile development practices using private or public cloud (i.e. Docker & Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, etc.), utilizing automated test code, and following short release sprints varying from two days to two weeks

Conduct design and code reviews, ensuring proper coding, conformance to standards and best practices, including security, performance, reliability, scalability, extensibility and high quality.

Provide technology and design thought leadership to internal groups

Participate in regular cross-training exercises, including application development knowledge transition planning and delivery, as well as learning new technologies and methodologies

Participate in cross-departmental groups for the purposes of standards development, third-party tool evaluations, community of professionals, etc.

Participate in Production Support Escalation if necessary for high-severity issues


10 or more years' experience as a software engineer designing, and developing Java SE 8+/J2EE 7+ code

Experience in utilizing Agile development methodology, following DevOp practices (containerized execution code, automated testing, short development sprints); Lean Six Sigma accreditation a plus

Experience with ETL tools and complex data transformations

Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate both technical and non-technical content clearly and succinctly to multiple audiences

Technical Experience & Qualifications

Strong experience with Java SE 8 and above, and Java EE 7 and above required

Experience developing reactive distributed applications, real time data pipelines and streaming applications, large-scale data processing applications, and Micro services required

Experience developing containerized code utilizing Docker with Kubernetes orchestration required (Public and/or Private Cloud flavors)

Experience developing Windows .NET applications required

Experience developing web services using SOAP & REST required

Experience with Cloud development (public or private) required

Experience with open source technologies such as Spring Framework (required), Hibernate (required), Kafka, and Apache Spark required

Experience developing user interface using Angular and/or JavaScript a plus

Experience with message driven application development using JMS on IBM MQ or equivalent a plus

Knowledge of SOA application development using ESB such as IBM IIB a plus

Experience with the following message formats required: XML, JSON, GPB, JMS message formats, Tagged/delimited structures, Binary (E.g. C structures) required

Experience with the following wire protocols required: IBM MQ, JMS, HTTP, TCP/IP Sockets, FTP, and SMTP

Object oriented design and development; ability to create design artifacts using UML such as object & data models, sequence and state diagrams, etc. a plus

Database experience developing and designing using complex data structures (Oracle, Sybase, ANSI SQL)

Experience with software change and configuration management processes and tools, such as Subversion, Git, Jira required

Experience using software build technologies such as Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, SonarQube/Coverity and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery required


MIS Technology (MIS TECH)

Working at Moody's

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.4 billion in 2018, employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries. Further information is available at

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Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, citizen status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Moody's also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws. If you need to inquire about a reasonable accommodation, or need assistance with completing the application process, please email This contact information is for accommodation requests only, and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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Securities Trading Policy (STP)

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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