Software Development Associate

  • Full Time
  • Nashville, TN
  • OPT/CTP Sponsorship
  • Full Time
  • Nashville, TN
  • OPT/CTP Sponsorship

Website Alliance Bernstein

AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. is a global asset management firm providing investment management and research services worldwide to institutional, high-net-worth and retail investors.

Software Development Associate

·         Nashville, Tennessee

·         Full-time


We established the Technology & Operations Associate Program (TOP) in 2000 to develop our next generation of leaders. During this rotational program, Associates experience up to four challenging six-month rotations in a specific track or career path, in this case, Investment Management Operations, before joining a permanent team. Associates will have the unique opportunity to rotate through many areas of the business gaining exposure and visibility across the firm, while benefiting from formalized training and mentorship.

Each rotation will require you to learn a new or expand an existing skill set and knowledge base, and/or complete a project that is critical to the success of the group, department or firm. During the program, you will be matched with two mentors who will help with your assimilation into the firm and provide career advice. Upon successful completion of each rotation, you will have the opportunity to present to a committee of senior Operations & Technology executives. Throughout the program, Associates will meet with program leaders to review available career paths and work together to determine their next opportunity (based on the firm’s needs and the Associates’ interests).


The Technology and Operations Associate Program will provide you a network of current TOP associates and those who have already graduated from the program. You will work closely with the TOP Associate Program Manager and Coordinator during the entire duration of your rotational program. They will provide you the support you need to have the best experience possible.


Software development teams support a vast range of investment and financial platforms, including equities, fixed income, sales, trading, multi-asset solutions, private client, research, corporate finance, data management, and more. In each rotation you will be part of a different software development team, implementing functional and technical specifications provided by business analysts and development managers. You will learn both the functional and technical aspects of an application in addition to the languages and frameworks used for construction. All development rotations involve hands-on learning, supported by team members, project managers, and formal technology training. Software Developers use just about every programming language at AllianceBernstein, so Associates will learn and apply a broad range of technical skills throughout the rotations.

The Program will expose the Associate to various functional areas within Software Development, such as:

·      Developing an analytics and pricing engine for mortgage-backed securities

·      Implementing new quantitative models and enhancement of the portfolio management process

·      Developing a system to identify trading opportunities based on new strategies

·      Building a bond recommendation engine

·      Automating trade processes to reduce risk and  maximize efficiency


We’re looking for candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, innovation, leadership potential, technical ability and a passion for learning our business. Candidates will possess the following qualifications:

·      December 2021 or May/June 2022 Bachelor’s degree candidates in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields

·      Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

·      Demonstrated programming experience

·      Exceptional analytical and creative problem-solving abilities

·      Ability to work in a challenging, fast-paced team-oriented environment


Besides the best corporate culture in the industry:

·      TOP Associates participate in the rotation selection process!

·      First-hand training and experience with innovative technologies through our apprenticeship model

·      Extensive technical and business training opportunities

·      Engage with senior leaders through networking events, coffee chats and lunch & learn sessions

·      Formal mentorship program

·      Tuition reimbursement for CFA, MBA and more!

·      1 on 1 career planning and development sessions

·      Opportunity to join multiple Employee Resource and Wellness Groups to connect you with colleagues across the firm

ABOUT AllianceBernstein

As a leading global investment management firm, AB fosters diverse perspectives and embraces innovation to help our clients navigate the uncertainty of capital markets. Through high-quality research and diversified investment services, we serve institutions, individuals and private wealth clients in major markets worldwide. Our ambition is simple: to be our clients’ most valued asset-management partner.

With over 3,700 employees across 51 locations in 25 countries, our people are our advantage. We foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and collaboration to create an environment where everyone can thrive and do their best work. Whether you’re producing thought-provoking research, identifying compelling investment opportunities, infusing new technologies into our business or providing thoughtful advice to clients, we’re looking for unique voices to help lead us forward. If you’re ready to challenge your limits and build your future, join us.

People of color, women, and those who identify as LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. AB does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed,  ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.  AB’s policies, as well as practices, seek to ensure that employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants, based solely on job-related criteria.


In The First Week, Expect To:

·         Onboard to the firm with other TOP associates

·         Connect with your project manager and team

·         Connect with the TOP program

In The First Month, Expect To:

·         Integrate into your first project

·         Connect with your mentors

·         Check-in with your TOP Manager & Coordinator

·         Meet the Head of the Technology and Operations department and Chief Operating Officer

·         Attend programming events hosted by Human Capitol and the TOP Associate program

In The First Three Months, Expect To:

·         Opportunity to participate in networking events

·         Ability to join multiple Employee Resource and Wellness Groups

·         Learn new skills

·         Feel settled in with the firm and your first project

In The First Six Months, Expect To:

·         Conclude your first rotation

·         Present your project to senior executives

·         Communicate your feedback and share interest for your next rotation with the TOP Manager and Coordinator

·         Receive your next rotation assignment


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