Job Description

Title: Staff Software Engineer


Location: US

Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions, providing insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights to clients across the globe. We’re here to help you make smarter decisions with insightful technology, industry expertise and data insights at every stage of your business and investment lifecycles. As markets fluctuate, regulations evolve and technology advances, we’re there. And through it all, we deliver confidence with the right solutions in moments that matter.


We are looking for technical team members at all levels who want to push themselves to deliver best in market SaaS solutions. We offer a challenging environment where you will have to grow, adapt and use your skills consistently. Success will be the reward as we build solutions for the moments that matter for our customers.

Being a Staff Software Engineer here at DFIN means helping us deliver SaaS software solutions for our customers that primarily work with the SEC or other global regulating bodies. Our products are in demand because we solve regulatory problems for our customers. You can make a difference here.


The Staff Software Engineer is responsible for delivering results for the Engineering department by:

  • Accelerating the execution for the company’s suite of products in the Cloud and work collaboratively across all functional departments to support the long-term product vision.
  • Designing and developing high-volume, high-performance, high-availability applications using proven frameworks and technologies.
  • Leading new & ongoing feature/architecture designs and product enhancements.
  • Being a leader at DFIN who is both highly technical and understands business.
  • Working across teams and organizations to deliver end to end solutions and raising the bar on development practices.
  • Actively participating in the engineering process-anticipating our future needs.
  • Providing direction throughout the department on technical solutions to fulfill business needs and to ensure technical viability.
  • Monitoring work against the production schedule closely and provide progress updates and reporting any issues or technical difficulties to the senior developers on a regular basis.
  • Ensuring consistent use of shared platform components and technologies within DFIN.
  • Partnering with the Product Managers and the Architects to explore and suggesting appropriate technical solutions to achieve the required product features.
  • Recommending new technologies to ensure quality and productivity.
  • Mentoring and growing talent across a Software Engineering organization.
  • Using extensive experience and knowledge to recognize areas for technical improvements.
  • Driving innovation by contributing new ideas for our processes, tools, and technologies.
  • Enhancing and maintaining current applications from the standpoint of Performance, Scalability and Reliability.

Personal Attributes:

Create Change
Collaborate with the mission of designing and implementing evolutionary and sometimes transformational architectures. We are not in a business-as-usual state and need experience, creativity, and grit to push us farther.
Advance our Cloud Technology

  • Drive the creation and implementation of Design/Architecture standards and artifacts by working collaboratively with the Engineering leadership team and Senior Architects.
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to develop the architecture, build the backlog, and adjust the design as necessary. Collaborate with the Product Management and Engineering Leadership team to make sure the voice of data architecture is part of our SaaS architecture.
  • Solve difficult domain problems.
  • Analyze the risks, benefits, and opportunities associated with the implementation of a solution.

Be Diligent about Planning and Design
Translate product requirements to system level architecture and high-level designs. Work with senior technical teams (technical leads, principal engineers, etc.) to develop detailed designs and put your hands on the keyboard when it’s called for.
Have a Flexible Mindset
Delivers solutions in small steps, with incremental feedback loop from internal and external stakeholders. Flexible and able to adjust or change direction as the business environment and technology universe evolves and changes.


  • 10+ years of software development of commercial-grade systems and applications with a proven track record.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related disciplines or related experience.
  • Excellent Knowledge of the new technology trends and its applications for the new products in the market.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Software Engineering Discipline, including multiple target architectures and messaging.
  • Strong technical understanding of the Microsoft technology stack.
  • Proven experience assessing business requirements and converting them to technical solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to relate with both technical and business professionals.
  • In depth knowledge of Agile Project Development Methodologies
  • Advanced experience and management building solutions and implementation in the public cloud (eg. 24/7 stability, performance, scalability, instrumentation and monitoring).
  • Experience building products that have experienced an exponential growth phase is desired.