• Principal Java Developer

    Job Locations US-CA-Menlo Park
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 1:51 PM)
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  • Who We Are

    More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.

    About the Role



    We are looking for Principal Software Engineer in our Core Brokerage group, who will lead the technical aspects of designing, implementing, testing of various initiatives in Account Management systems. The role expects significant engineering ownership in complex server side applications, including new feature work, improvements on existing code, and active participation in designing and shipping the product.


    • Lead a technical team to design and implement highly reliable, scale-able, extensible, maintainable, global, and operable products and platforms
    • Draft and review architectural diagrams, interface specifications, class structures, and other design documents
    • Build systems that balance resources, constraints, requirements, and complexity
    • Present opportunities with cost/benefit analysis to leadership in order to shape decisions regarding architectural strategy
    • Evangelize technologies, solutions, and best practices developed with the organization
    • Develop department-wide technical perspectives, standards, solutions, and strategies that resolve significant product or organizational pain-points
    • Participate in a network of principal engineers to share ideas, practices, and experiences
    • Work closely with product management and development teams
    • You must enjoy challenging engineering problems. We are looking for someone who can solve complex issues
    • We value principal engineers who do enough hands-on implementation work to keep current with technology trends inside and outside the company
    • Lead and mentor other back-end engineers




    • Minimum of 8 years of experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field


    • Expert in software development domain and principles, including design patterns, data structures, continuous integration and deployment architecture
    • Strong knowledge of C, C++, batch scripts – perl, ksh. 5+ years of working experience desired
      2+ years of experience working in Java and J2EE technologies such as Spring MVC Framework.
    • Well versed with OOD and SOA principles - with ability to implement them in Java/J2EE, working knowledge of Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat preferred.
    • Experience of working in UNIX environment. Knowledge of perl and UNIX based shell scripts is required
    • Good understanding of Web Services protocols such as REST, SOAP and API design for extensibility and portability
    • Experience writing SQL queries for Sybase / Oracle or another Relational Database is required.
    • Team player possessing strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
    • Experience with SCRUM, Agile and iterative approaches a plus


    We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://www.etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the opportunities.

    E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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