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Lead Java Software Engineer- Platform

Wells Fargo's Wealth & Investment Management is making a significant multi-year investment in its e-Brokerage platform to provide an even more compelling and competitive offering to customers. This investment will add important new capabilities and features both for self-directed and automated investing and provide new fully native mobile experiences. To support these customer-centric enhancements and to ensure the platform scales for future success, we are embarking on a technology modernization effort to improve time to market and allow us to take full advantage of all the public cloud capabilities. The key to our success will be hiring best-in-class technology professionals into a number of newly created roles, to supplement our existing team with targeted top talent to drive our transformation. We are looking for people with experience modernizing complex, mission critical applications at scale, while the platform continues to support ongoing business growth.

About our team:

The WIMT Digital team manages, develops and supports customer facing brokerage systems. It has approximately 170 engineers globally between the US and India. Our main development centers in the US are in New York, Charlotte (NC) and St. Louis (MO). You should expect to spend three days a week collaborating with your team in the office on a flexible schedule.

Our engineers are a mixture of full stack, front end and back-end service experts, who take advantage of the firm’s commitment to ongoing professional development through a wide range of resources. We have a separate first line support team that allows engineers to focus on their objectives.

Our strong partnership with our business and co-ownership of work through the Agile product operating model means that there are plenty of opportunities for you to work directly with our business partners and further your understanding of the business.

About this role:

Wells Fargo’s WIMT Digital is looking for a best-in-class Lead Software Engineer to run the Platform Technology activities for the transformation.  This position requires a combination of strong full stack software development, troubleshooting, technical and communication skills. The ideal candidate thrives on designing, developing and re -imagining solutions that provide faster and more intuitive user experiences. They are passionate about working with new technologies, DevOps, Dev Tooling, Build Management, CI/CD pipeline and the continual improvement of platforms through patching and upgrades. They thrive on complex architectures and enjoy the challenge of leading other engineers. 


In this role, you will:

  • Lead the technical solutioning to migrate and sustain a large-scale application to a Cloud hosted Java solution

  • Serve as an expert advisor mentoring a high performing team of developers

  • Lead complex technology initiatives including those that are companywide with broad impact

  • Act as a key participant in developing standards and companywide best practices for engineering complex and large-scale technology solutions for technology engineering disciplines

  • Design, code, test, debug, and document for projects and programs

  • Review and analyze complex, large-scale technology solutions for tactical and strategic business objectives, enterprise technological environment, and technical challenges that require in-depth evaluation of multiple factors, including intangibles or unprecedented technical factors

  • Make decisions in developing standard and companywide best practices for engineering and technology solutions requiring understanding of industry best practices and new technologies, influencing and leading technology team to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives

  • Collaborate and consult with key technical experts, senior technology team, and external industry groups to resolve complex technical issues and achieve goals

  • Lead projects, teams, or serve as a peer mentor


Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of Software Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education

  • 3+ years Java development experience

  • 1+ years of managing or building CICD and DevOps components/pipelines or release trains.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • 2+ years of experience with software architecture design principals and designing software solutions

  • 3+ years Eclipse and GitHub

  • 1+ years of experience in performing code reviews

  • 1+ years Spring Boot, REST

  • Experience in creating and maintaining branching strategies in GitHub

  • Experience remediating SonarQube and security findings

  • Experience with Microservices and Cloud Architecture

  • Experienced in Reverse Engineering/decomposition for application migration

  • BDD with Selenium/Cucumber

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to work in the office 3 days per week at one of the locations listed on the posting.

Pay Range:

  • New York City, NY- Pay Range: $133,000- $237,000 annual base salary.

  • Salary range is determined by location of the job.

Posting Locations:

  • 300 S Brevard St. Charlotte, NC 28202                

  • 1525 W T Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262      

  • 2710 Pine St. E Bldg. Saint Louis, MO 63103  

  • 150 E 42nd St. New York, NY 10017    

Pay Range

$111,100.00 - $197,500.00 Annual

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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