Western Union Senior Java Software Engineer in San Francisco, California

Job Title: Senior Java Software Engineer

Requisition #: 1706052

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a Senior Java Software Engineer , based at Western Union’s Digital headquarters in San Francisco, California. As a Senior Java Software Engineer, you will be responsible for implementation of a service delivery model supporting assigned platforms through a predefined frame-work. This includes the Western Union payment pricing engine, operation support, and transaction settlement processing.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Develop and implement new software, maintain and improve existing software

  • Ensure that software functionality is implemented with a with a focus on code optimization and organization

  • Recommend improvements to existing software programs

  • Troubleshoot application issues and coordinate issue resolution with operations, functional, and technical teams

  • Work with a software development team and Service providers in a geographically distributed structure

  • Provide coaching to Associates and Junior Associates

  • Works independently on complex projects

What you will need to succeed:

  • B.E. / B.Tech. / MCA in Computer Science, Engineering or related field is preferred

  • 9+ to 12 years of software development experience

  • Must be a problem solver with demonstrated experience in solving difficult technology challenges, with a can-do attitude

  • Knowledge of architecture design concepts, object oriented design and techniques

  • Knowledge of logical and physical database architectures and operating systems

  • Financial transaction systems experience

  • Rock solid foundation in core Java /J2EE skills

  • Extensive experience in designing and developing REST and SOAP APIs

  • Experience with developing APIs that are public and serving multiple high traffic website and/or apps

  • Experience developing web applications (Spring, RESTful, Jersey, RestEasy,JAX-WS, Web Services)

  • Strong in designing/developing applications using Spring and Hibernate Frameworks

  • Experience with Integration/Orchestration (Apache Camel, Jboss Fuse or ActiveMQ) or any other ESB & Caching would be plus

  • Experience in implementing SSO (Single Sign On)

  • Experience with NOSQL database highly desired

  • Experience with rules engines (Drools, JRules) is a plus

  • Experience generating API documentation

  • Experience developing dynamic and flexible web applications for high traffic and transaction volumes

  • Experience with using latest engineering tools (eg. Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence, Git/Perforce)

  • Experienced working with vendors, managers, and users in the development of robust technical solutions based upon business requirements and objectives

  • Experienced software development disciplines-including business modeling, requirements management, component-based development, data engineering, configuration and change management, and testing-into a consistent framework covering the full lifecycle

  • Experience in Agile and Iterative development methodologies

  • Strong communication skills with ability to interact with partners globally

  • Excellent time-management and task-management skills

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.