Charlotte, North Carolina

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Specialty Software Engineer to work in our core technology Electronic Trading team in Capital Markets.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead complex initiatives on selected domains

  • Ensure systems are monitored to increase operational efficiency and managed to mitigate risk

  • Define opportunities to maximize resource utilization and improve processes while reducing cost

  • Lead, design, develop, test and implement applications and system components, tools and utilities, models, simulation, and analytics to manage complex business functions using sophisticated technologies

  • Resolve coding, testing and escalated platform issues of a technically challenging nature

  • Lead team to ensure compliance and risk management requirements for supported area are met and work with other stakeholders to implement key risk initiatives

  • Mentor less experienced software engineers

  • Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals including managers

  • Lead team to achieve objectives

  • Partner with production support and platform engineering teams effectively

Required Qualifications, US:

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

  • Extensive hands-on experience of building large scale C/C++ and Java applications is needed.

  • In-depth knowledge of algorithms and data structures.

  • Solid background in Linux commands, Linux system calls, Linux operating system features, and low latency system tuning is desired.

  • Solid knowledge in threading, thread to thread communication, process management, data structure and thread synchronization, shared memory constructs, and finite state machine design and implementation.

  • Working knowledge on networking protocols (TCP/IP, multicast) is a must.

  • Knowledgeable in one or more leading vendor and open-source messaging platform.

  • Ability to produce technology platforms of high capacity, high volume, high throughput and low latency.

Desired Qualifications:

  • JavaScript programming language.

  • Working knowledge in building high capacity, high volume, low latency technology for Electronic Trading modules such as Market Data, ALGO, Smart Order Router, and/or Order Management Systems.

  • Server and desktop hardware knowledge. Knowledge in Windows Operating system calls and features are an additional plus.

  • Data Modeling experience along with Big Data integration approach and implementation.

  • In-memory databases.

  • Infrastructure (Server, Network Cards, Storage and Networking) knowledge and infrastructure tuning.

  • Experience in the Capital Markets business and processes.

  • Product and development knowledge in one or more Electronic Trading asset classes in Equities, Fixed Income, FX and Spread.

  • Working knowledge of SEC, FINRA and International Regulations in building technological solutions.

Job Expectations:

  • Willingness to work on-site at stated location on the job opening, hybrid or as needed


Pay Range

$138,500.00 - $287,600.00 Annual


  • Information about Wells Fargo's employee benefits

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, or status as a protected veteran.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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