Senior Java Engineer - Investing and Wealth Management


ETRADE is a leading financial services company and a pioneer in the online brokerage industry. Having executed the first-ever electronic trade by an individual investor more than 30 years ago, the company has long been at the forefront of the digital revolution, offering easy-to-use solutions for individual investors and stock participants. Founded on the principle of innovation and determined to level the playing field for individual investors, ETRADE delivers digital platforms, tools, and professional assistance to help investors and traders meet their near-and long-term investing goals. The Company provides these services both online and through its network of customer service representatives and financial consultants - over the phone at two national branches and in-person at 30 ETRADE branches.



We are looking for Principal Software Engineer in our Investing and Wealth Management group, who will lead the technical aspects of designing, implementing, testing of Robo trading and Managed Account systems. This is an individual contributor role with 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.



At least 8+ years of experience in the following areas:

Software development domain and principles, including design patterns, code structure, programming languages like Java, continuous integration, and deployment architecture

OOD and SOA principles, with ability to implement them in Java/J2EE

Spring, Hibernate, Tomcat

Working in any of the relational databases like Sybase, Oracle, etc.

Open-source web and server products (Apache, Tomcat), XML and web technologies (HTML, CSS, Ajax, JavaScript)

Leading design and implementation of robust and highly scalable web services

Team player possessing strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

Software development lifecycle processes.

SCRUM, Agile and iterative approaches (preferred requirement)



We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit 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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