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Principal, SW Eng - Java J2EE

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Role:  Principal, Software Engineer

Introduction: 

Northern Trust’s Global Foreign Exchange (GFX) Technology team within Capital Markets is looking for a senior technology and integration engineer/architect with experience in building high-performing, scalable, enterprise-grade solutions. The ideal candidate will be an effective business partner contributing to the overall organizational goals. This technology leader will be responsible for overseeing development processes, helping build strong technical teams, champion new technologies and best practices and managing strong relationships with stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Key GFX leadership role that will help coordinate development efforts across multiple agile teams, help guide the modernization of code and spearhead the implementation of various products involving system build-outs, upgrades and integrations.
  • Guides the development, specification and communication of application and infrastructure architectures used by multiple businesses and application systems.
  • Works closely with architects and other enterprise stakeholders to ensure solution alignment with best enterprise practices.
  • Provides in-depth technical consultation to the clients, partners, and IT management to develop plans and directions to assure the integration of corporate business area requirements.
  • Develops technical specifications for application development initiatives and technology changes and migrations.
  • Provides technical expertise at the highest level including training to architecture and development staff, ensuring  secure coding guidelines are met and provides guidance to junior developers on how to meet security requirements.  
  • Obtains a highly detailed understanding of the Global Foreign Exchange applications for which the role is responsible. Acts as technical expert on these applications when interfacing with other teams, both internal and external, and senior management. 
  • Thoroughly understands decision process issues of technology selection, such as capacities, response time, data interfacing, client server communication, industry standard technologies and new industry trends, etc. 
  • Participates in the building of new and on-going vendor relationships.
  • Evaluates and selects from existing and emerging technologies which best fit business/product needs.
  • Completes occasional coding of complex components based on team and departmental needs. 
  • Engages in high level break/fix support during disaster recovery scenarios and assists with Production issues when higher level analysis is required. 

Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and 15+ years’ experience in information system architecture methodologies, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. 
  • Requires an extensive knowledge of application development and support processes, usually having experience with multiple system technologies. 
  • Excellent consultative and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with client, partner, and IT management and staff. 
  • Strong project management skills and a strong analytical ability. 
  • Develops periodic goals, organizes the work, sets short-term priorities, monitors all activities, and ensures timely and accurate completion of the work by employees and outside technology contractors.
  • Works closely with product owners to ensure timely delivery meeting budget expectations.
  • Preferred experience in Capital Markets technology and strong business acumen
  • Required technology expertise:
    • Java J2EE
    • Cloud and microservices technologies, Azure, PCF
    • Frameworks and technologies such as UML, Spring, Junit, XML, XSL transformations, JAXB
    • Python
    • Java Scripts/jQuery/AJAX/HTML
    • Relational Databases – MS SQL / Oracle
    • Web Services, SOA and messaging technologies, MQ and Solace
    • Maven, Bamboo, TFS, ANT and Sonar
  • 10+ Years of technology leadership and management experience.
  • Team player including:
    • Thrives in a team environment. 
    • Great communicator and capable of not just doing the work, but teaching others and explaining the “why” behind complicated technical decisions.
    • Open to good ideas, wherever they come from.
    • Rolls up sleeves and evolves with the strategy.
    • Loves the business impact of technologies. After starting a questions with “What if we…,” ends with “What we can expect is…” and you help your peers connect the dots.

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!                

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking CompanyBlack EOE JournalHispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

 

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