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Career Opportunities

Contacting Human Resources

Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Team
111 South Wacker Drive, 34th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-443-4400
Fax: 312-443-4135

Programmer / Web Developer

We are looking for a talented Programmer / Web Developer to be a part of our small but focused group of application developers. Successful candidate would have strong technical, troubleshooting, communication, time management and customer service skills. Ideal candidate would be highly motivated and can work independently with minimal supervision.



The job involves the following broad responsibilities:

  • Design and development of web based internet and intranet applications.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems in web based software application.
  • Design and development of corporate internal and external mobile apps.
  • Analyze current Java/J2EE based applications and determine approaches which will improve user interface, performance and integrity.
  • Build interfaces using API with third party applications.
  • Design and develop new user interfaces for applications.
  • Build applications and production quality outputs using XML & XSL-FO.
  • Build database models for applications.
  • Create business workflows using commercial software.
  • Perform testing, QC and monitoring of applications.
  • Prepare user and system manuals.

Required Skills

Candidates with experience and knowledge in:

  • Spring and Struts framework.
  • Application development using databases.
  • Agile Software Development Process.
  • Object-Oriented Design (OOD).

Successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

LAMP (Linux, Apache MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python)

  • PHP/Perl/Python - Candidate should be a well versed developing application using the latest versions of PHP, Perl and Python. Knowledge of Ruby a plus.
  • Databases – extensive experience working with latest version of MySQL. Experience with Oracle 11g and MS-SQL 2008/2010 databases a plus.
  • XHTML/CSS/Javascript/AJAX - Expert level Javascript/XHTML/CSS development will be necessary. jQuery experience preferred.
  • Object Oriented Development - Ideal candidates should understand object oriented development, and apply OO concepts.
  • Eclipse IDE.

Mobile App Development

  • Knowledge and experience building mobile and HTML5 based apps using Apple Xcode & Android SDK.

Cloud Computing

  • Amazon AWS, Rackspace or Microsoft Azure cloud services.
  • Knowledge and experience using configuration management systems like Chef, Puppet or Salt.
  • Version control using Github, SVN or CVS.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field such as MIS.
  • Industry experience preferred.
  • Professional programming certifications a plus.

Skills & Abilities

Ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Excellent organization skills, ability to diagnose problems.
  • Self-Starter; candidate who can jump in quickly without a lot of direction.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be energetic, able to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Willing to be on call 24 x 7 for support as needed.

Additional Technical Skills

Prior experience in any of the following areas is a plus, but is not necessary:

  • OpenText Web Content Management System (RedDot).
  • OpenText Enterprise Content Management System (Livelink, LAPI, Livelink Web Services and Workflows).
  • Microsoft SharePoint Services.

Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V

Working at Harbor Capital Advisors

What is working at Harbor Capital Advisors all about?  What can we offer that makes us a unique employer in the investment management industry? What type of career opportunities exist?
  • Working at Harbor means we expect you to put 100% of your effort toward supporting our shareholders. We believe the best interests of our shareholders always come first.
  • A career at Harbor means that you have the opportunity for broad exposure to multiple aspects of our business. Your access to both senior managers and colleagues across the company can provide rewarding work assignments and learning opportunities.
  • We offer the best advantages and efficiencies of a smaller company while providing the resources of a larger one. At Harbor, if you can identify ways to improve the business, you'll often be given the opportunity and resources to implement them.
  • Central to Harbor's past and future successes is integrity – our most important principle.
  • We hire talented people with an excellent work ethic; we pay fairly and we reward achievement.

Whether you are beginning your career in the investment management industry or are looking to continue your development and reach new goals, you should strongly consider the opportunities at Harbor.

We offer the following comprehensive benefits and programs:

  • A competitive compensation program that recognizes individual performance and contributions
  • Comprehensive medical (PPO and HMO), dental and vision options effective on date of hire
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance coverage
  • 401(k) Plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 4% of base salary; we will also contribute 50 cents for each dollar contributed between 4% and 6% of eligible pay. If you contribute at least 6% of pay, Harbor will make a matching contribution equal to 5% of eligible earnings. Immediate vesting in your own contributions, and the employer matching contributions.
  • Retirement contributions of 5% of eligible pay. If your employment terminates prior to completing one year of service, retirement contribution amounts made to your 401(k) account will be forfeited.
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Life insurance in an amount equal to twice your annual base salary up to maximum of $500,000; In addition, Optional Life and AD&D insurance are available for purchase
  • Paid vacation days
  • Nine or ten paid holidays, annually
  • Three personal days, annually
  • Commuter Benefits Program for flex transit and parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Expense Reimbursement Program
  • Easy access to public transportation
  • Building amenities include parking garage with available car wash services, on-site restaurant, health club facilities and complimentary concierge and bike storage

We think you will find our central loop location convenient, offering an easy walk to public transportation. Our building is the first certified LEED all-business structure to be built in Chicago.