Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

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At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure; provides information security; and enables Wells Fargo global customers to have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week banking access through in-branch, online, ATMs, and other channels.

Our mission is to deliver stable, secure, scalable, and innovative services at speeds that delight and satisfy our customers and unleash the skills potential of our employees.

As part of the Chief Technology Office (CTO), the Modernization Team is responsible for thought leadership, technology guidance, standards decisions, and driving technology modernization throughout the enterprise. Wells Fargo Technology currently supports a portfolio of 6,000 applications governed by enterprise capabilities such as strategy, risk, policy, compliance, architecture, SDLC, etc. Technology is going through a strategic technology and Agile transformation to simplify, streamline, and enable technology of the future. This is an interdisciplinary effort that requires all stakeholders to partner seamlessly and drive the execution with efficient and effective use of process, practice, and standards respectively.
As part of the transformative changes occurring, the Modernization Team is driving an accelerated execution program to create the essential constructs to enable modernization. This will entail creating the modernization standards and the necessary accelerators per archetype and technology, as well as collaborating with application development teams, service enablement teams, vendors, and Cloud service providers to drive adoption of services and cloud.
We are hiring 2 (two) Principal Java Engineers who will be responsible for developing enterprise level technical solutions and standards for 2,000 applications. As key contributors to the modernization and rationalization of this application portfolio, the Principal Java Engineers will have a direct impact on how development will happen at Wells Fargo, and in standardizing modernization for applications. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Design key strategies and accelerators to enable modernization which will involve building partnerships with LOBs to understand their needs and with the vendor partners to develop the necessary accelerators.
  • Provide leadership through influence and technical expertise to help strengthen the relationships between CTO and LOB architecture and engineering teams and leadership, and ultimately enable the team’s effectiveness in achieving the team's and Technology's overall goals.
    • Partner with key LOB stakeholders to understand the application footprint for a specific technology and archetype.
    • Collaboratively lead the solutioning with an Agile, hands-on engineering mindset, with relentless focus on quality, scalability, performance, and timely delivery.
    • Provide guidance to the application development teams through execution to modernize their applications, including coaching and helping them to upskill.
  • Collaborate with architecture team members to help define the technology strategy; validate the architecture positions and take it to full execution. 
  • Partner with Cloud Enablement and Service Enablement teams to validate the services being offered for readiness and consumption by the modernization team and LOBs.
  • Collaborate with vendor partners and Cloud Service Providers to effectively utilize the skills to help modernize applications.
  • Ensure all technology standards, policy, control points, and governance are well-defined and measured for success. This accountability will ensure enhancement of our Risk & Regulatory practices and continuously assess technology standards and strategy to protect Wells Fargo’s technology environment, while also improving our efficiency and effectiveness to deliver Wells Fargo products to market faster and with fewer errors.

Selected candidate will be required to work within one of the following Wells Fargo locations: Philadelphia, PA; Chandler, AZ; Raleigh, NC; Minneapolis, MN; Des Moines, IA; Irving, TX, or New York, NY.  Preference will be given to those candidates that either currently live in or are willing to relocate to one of these locations. Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of engineering experience; or 10+ years of experience in a technical management role
  • 7+ years of Java experience
  • 5+ years of experience in application automation and integration

Desired Qualifications

  • A Masters degree or higher in computer science or finance
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Agile experience
  • Experience securing IaaS/PaaS private cloud or DevOps environments
  • Knowledge and understanding of Cloud computing, PaaS design principles and micro services and containers
  • Experience delivering complex enterprise wide information technology solutions
  • Design consultation experience at the highest technical level: planning, integration, implementation, scalability, and problem definition
  • Experience applying new technologies to business needs in a technologically innovative , change-driven organization
  • Experience supporting or directing offshore teams
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with LOB stakeholders, technology CIO leadership, external service providers, and architecture teams
  • Strong knowledge of technology with emphasis on the following: development operations, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), (including quality assurance, problem and incident management, configuration management, application infrastructure services (e.g. middleware), platform management, information security architecture, IAM (identity and access management), enterprise architecture, cloud, third party hosted solutions, application risk assessments, information management, enterprise data, CRM services, and books and records)

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Enterprise experience with one or more CI/CD implementation, configuration management, and orchestration tools: Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, GitHub Actions, Harness IO, Spinnaker, Terraform
  • Experience with one or more Cloud platforms: AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure

Job Expectations

  • Ability to work outside of regular business hours
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
  • Willingness to work on-site at stated location on the job opening
  • Ability to provide and work from a home office

Street Address

PA-Philadelphia: 101 N Independence Mall E - Philadelphia, PA
NC-Raleigh: 1100 Corporate Center Dr - Raleigh, NC
AZ-Chandler: 2600 S Price Rd - Chandler, AZ
MN-Minneapolis: 255 2nd Ave S - Minneapolis, MN


    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Benefits Summary


Visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/benefits for benefits information.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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