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Rates Automated Trading ALGO/Pricing Developer

Job Description

Wells Fargo Securities (WFS) is the Capital Market and Investment Banking division of Wells Fargo Bank, NA.  In its role as a major Broker Dealer, WFS provides market liquidity in Foreign Exchange Markets on continuous basis for its global customer base in US, EMEA & APAC regions.  As part of these efforts, WFS is building out its electronic market making capabilities by implementing a systematic approach to pricing and risk management. 

Wells Fargo Securities IT (WFS IT) is looking for a Principal Engineer Rates ALGO Developer, to be part of an E-Trading development team building out its next generation, cross asset platform.  This individual will be a senior systems engineer and technical expert in the development of very highly sophisticated and complex trading/pricing applications for a major functional and/or product area within the securities businesses. They will analyze highly complex business requirements.  Write functional documents and design technical specifications.  Design and/or redesign existing complex computer platforms and applications.  Provide coding direction and guidance on complex calculations and details of financial products with less experienced staff.  Maintain full project life-cycle tasks, such as business and technical analysis, designing, coding, testing, and implementation plans.  Maintain all system diagrams, system interface charts and any other compliance policy and procedure documents.  Work closely with front office product specialists on the preparation and automation of various functional unit, component test cases.  Coordinate implementation activities across a broad range of functions and departments; work with client groups to identify, arrange, and/or deliver training needs.  Lead large projects in agile fashion by leveraging previous experience in DevOps practices and able to scale with automation to improve overall engineering quality and velocity.

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 of electronic trading experience in Interest Rates Product Trading markets
  • 7+ years of software development in java experience
  • 5+ years of algorithmic trading development experience
  • 5+ years of low latency systems development or implementation experience
  • 5+ years of multi-threading Experience
  • 5+ years of securities industry experience
  • 7+ years of application development and implementation experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of all Liquid Products including UST, IRS and Interest Rates related Futures such as packs and bundles for pricing construction and risk management
  • Advanced experience in capital markets business and processes
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of statistic and mathematical modeling
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of SEC, FINRA and international regulations
  • Strong knowledge of multi-core / multi-threading concepts and paradigms
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/LINUX Operating System
  • Strong knowledge of core computer science design concepts, algorithms, and data structures
  • Background in e-trading (SOR/Algo/EMS/MarketData) and (electronic market making products)
  • Front-office multi-asset trading knowledge


150 E 42nd, New York, NY 10017

100 Fidelity PLZ, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

190 River Road, Summit NJ 07901

Pay Range

Reflected is the base pay range offered for this position. Pay may vary depending on factors including but not limited to achievements, skills, experience, or work location. The range listed is just one component of the compensation package offered to candidates.

$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:

4 Aug 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.

Wells Fargo Recruitment and Hiring Requirements:

a. Third-Party recordings are prohibited unless authorized by Wells Fargo.

b. Wells Fargo requires you to directly represent your own experiences during the recruiting and hiring process.

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