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Primary Markets BookBuild Lead Software Engineer

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Software Engineer specializing in Java with a background in Capital Markets Systems.

In order to stay competitive in the Capital Markets business, CIB decided to replace a third-party book building solution (for IG, HY, SPG, Agencies, and Preferred) with a new inhouse build (NITE) that is reliable, fully integrated into WF & third-party infrastructure (e.g. DirectBooks), and extensible to additional desks

This is a position for a senior Java developer, who should have specialty experience with Investment Banking technology, preferably in the Primary Issuance in Capital Markets space (Debt or Equity), or secondary market trading. Some specific expertise strongly recommended for this position is related to commonly used providers (S&P and Direct Books) protocols (FIX, SOAP, XML, REST/JSON) which is used by NITE application. The new person hired for this position will code, test, and implement enhancements and technical solutions as defined and prioritized by business unit. The person in this Lead developer role will also have a role to play in guiding a large offshore team which will also be contributing to the product. In addition to CTB activities this role will provide BAU support, ensuring platform stability and performance. The tech stack for the role is Java/Kafka/SQL

In this role, you will:

  • 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
  • 5 + years of Java EE / Spring experience
  • 5+ years of technical design experience
  • 5+ years of experience with full Software Development Life Cycle using Agile, Iterative and/or Waterfall methodologies
  • 5+ years hands on experience in: 
    • Cloud based software development – AWS, Azure, Tanzu/PCF
    • JDK11+, Java EE, Spring Boot, Spring Framework (data, Web, Kafka), Micro Services
    • Junit
    • Kafka or other event driven software
    • Tomcat Application Server, Netty or Weblogic
    • Maven, Gradle or any other build frameworks

Desired Qualifications:

  • Developing User Interface using ReactJS with Redux or Angular
  • Experience using Selenium, Qmetry or other Automation frameworks that support BDD constructs
  • Experience with FIX protocol
  • Demonstrate analytical, decision-making, and troubleshooting skills 

Job Expectations:

  • This position offers a hybrid work schedule.


300 S Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

150 E 42nd St., New York, NY  10017

Pay Range

$111,100.00 - $237,100.00


Wells Fargo provides all eligible full- and part-time employees with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their physical and financial health and to help them make the most of their financial future. Visit Benefits - Wells Fargo Careers for an overview of the following benefit plans and programs offered to employees.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Critical Caregiving Leave
  • Discounts and Savings
  • Health Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Scholarships for dependent children
  • Adoption Reimbursement

Posting End Date:

30 May 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Applicants with Disabilities

To request a medical accommodation during the application or interview process, visit Disability Inclusion at Wells Fargo.

Drug and Alcohol Policy


Wells Fargo maintains a drug free workplace.  Please see our Drug and Alcohol Policy to learn more.

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