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Principal Engineer - Fixed Income Front Office Electronic Trading Engineer

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking A highly skilled Principal Engineer specializing in Electronic Trading to join our dynamic team. As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining electronic trading systems, ensuring high performance, reliability, and scalability. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including Product owners, traders, quants, and developers to ensure the reliability, scalability, and efficiency of our electronic trading platform. Additionally, you will provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

In this role, you will:

  • Act as an advisor to leadership to develop or influence applications, network, information security, database, operating systems, or web technologies for highly complex business and technical needs across multiple groups
  • Lead the strategy and resolution of highly complex and unique challenges requiring in-depth evaluation across multiple areas or the enterprise, delivering solutions that are long-term, large-scale and require vision, creativity, innovation, advanced analytical and inductive thinking
  • Translate advanced technology experience, an in-depth knowledge of the organizations tactical and strategic business objectives, the enterprise technological environment, the organization structure, and strategic technological opportunities and requirements into technical engineering solutions
  • Provide vision, direction and expertise to leadership on implementing innovative and significant business solutions
  • Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and new technologies and recommends innovations that enhance operations or provide a competitive advantage to the organization
  • Strategically engage with all levels of professionals and managers across the enterprise and serve as an expert advisor to leadership
  • Design, develop, and maintain electronic trading systems to meet low-latency, high-throughput requirements for key eTrading components including order management, Market Data Aggregators, Executions, Offering, RFQs and FrontOffice Algo/Pricing systems.
  • Collaborate with Users, quants, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
  • Conduct performance analysis and optimization to ensure low latency, high throughput, and efficient resource utilization.
  • Lead and participate in code reviews, ensuring adherence to coding standards, best practices, and architectural guidelines.
  • Collaborate with infrastructure and operations teams to deploy and maintain trading systems in production environments, ensuring stability, resilience, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the reliability, scalability, and performance of electronic trading systems.
  • Participate in incident response and resolution, providing timely and effective support to address production issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of Engineering experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education
  • 5+ years Extensive experience (14+ years) in software development, with a focus on electronic trading systems and financial markets.
  • 5+ years experience programming languages such as C++, Java, or Python, with a strong emphasis on low-latency, high-performance computing.
  • 5+ years experience electronic trading protocols, order types, market data feeds, and exchange connectivity.
  • 5+ years experience with networking protocols, multicast, and TCP/IP.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a track record of delivering robust and scalable solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Leadership experience, including the ability to mentor junior engineers, drive technical initiatives, and influence decision-making.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science/engineering
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams


150 E 42nd St. - New York, NY  10017

300 South Brevard - Charlotte, NC 28202

This is a Hybrid role 3 days in the office at any of the listed locations.

Pay Range

$144,400.00 - $300,000.00


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:

21 Apr 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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