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Principal Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

DriveWealth is a global B2B financial technology organization dedicated to democratizing access to financial independence around the world. Our mission is realized through an API-based platform, empowering our partners to offer seamless investing and trading experiences to clients worldwide, all from their mobile devices.

Our technology provides partners with a modern, extensible toolkit, enabling traditional investment workflows and innovative techniques like fractional share ownership. DriveWealth has evolved into a global platform offering trading of US equities, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income, and options.

We seek enthusiastic professionals to contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to our Brokerage-as-a-Service platform. Our culture blends the pace and opportunity of a tech start-up with the impact, stability, and significance of Wall Street. We encourage creativity and experimentation while ensuring institutional-grade execution and regulatory compliance in everything we do. We value diversity and inclusion, celebrating the unique differences of our employees as we scale and grow together. We’re guided by operating principles grounded in accountability, teamwork, integrity, and solutions built to scale. Join us!

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Engineer to join our Post Trade engineering team. As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for leading the design, development, and implementation of our brokerage systems. You will work closely with our engineering team and other stakeholders to create scalable, efficient, and highly available systems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Be responsible for the technical architecture, design and delivery of high performance and scalable post trade systems/functions using Java
  • Assess the health and performance of software applications and databases, and provide software and technology solutions to any issues
  • Design, develop, and maintain microservices based on REST and gRPC frameworks
  • Work with the broker dealer operations teams to support and enhance the trading and backend system for multiple asset classes like equities, options and mutual funds
  • Define specifications, develop components, modify existing software stack, and prepare test data and functional specifications
  • Analyze service and application performance using various programming languages, tools, and techniques
  • Develop and maintain automated testing frameworks and CI/CD pipelines
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to the engineering team, and guidance to non-technical staff

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Experience with the design and development of microservices
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD and automated testing frameworks
  • Understanding of test driven development and how to write effective unit/integration tests
  • Proficient in NoSQL, SQL and stored procedures such as Postgres and SQL Server
  • Knowledge of messaging platforms (AMQ, Kafka) and building async platforms
  • Experience with container and container orchestrator technologies like Docker, Openshift, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience with Unix, Linux Operating Systems
  • Experience with Scrum and other Agile processes
  • Knowledge of Jira, Git, and Jenkins
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills

Nice To Have, But Not Required:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience in fintech industry, specifically with post trade

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. DriveWealth is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Compensation package offerings are based on candidate experience and technical qualifications, as it relates to the role. These are identified and determined throughout your interviewing experience.

Please note
: this role is expected to come into our office on a cadence set by the Hiring Manager/Team.

New York, NY (Hybrid) Pay Range
$220,000$235,000 USD


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental Health and family planning services
  • Unlimited paid time off with ten observed holidays
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • $2,500 each year to invest in continued education and personal development
  • $75 a month in fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Company-provided phone
  • Hybrid work experience that allows for flexibility
  • For in-office employees, a daily lunch stipend, unlimited snacks, and engaging office space in the Financial District

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

TO ALL AGENCIES: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of DriveWealth outside of the Talent organization. DriveWealth’s policy is to only accept resumes from agencies via Greenhouse (ATS). Agencies must have a valid services agreement executed and must have been assigned by the Talent team to a specific requisition. Any resume submitted outside of this process will be deemed the sole property of DriveWealth. In the event a candidate submitted outside of this policy is hired, no fee or payment will be paid.