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Java Developer /Applications Systems Engineer 4

at Wells Fargo

Posted: 9/12/2019
Job Reference #: 12874599

Job Description

Job Description

At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo’s more than 70 million global customers.

From achieving sustainable homeownership, managing credit, purchasing a car to financing college, Wells Fargo Consumer Lending cares about our customers. Today, our diversified team provides home lending, auto loans, and student loans to more than 30 million customers. Every day we focus on providing guidance, advice and tools to assist our customers with making informed decisions for selecting the right products and services to satisfy their financial needs and help them succeed financially..

The Application Systems Engineer 4 position will be in integral part of the overall CORE team (CORE stands for Common Opportunities, Results and Experiences) within the Consumer Lending Technology group of TOG, with the overarching objective to design and develop a new origination and processing system for Wells Fargo Home Lending.  This dynamic and unified sales and fulfillment system will replace numerous legacy systems, providing quality and consistency to the lending process and customer experience.  In support of this significant undertaking, this position will be a key contributor in day to day hands on development efforts and perform production support activities.  This position will be a lead in providing application design guidance and consultation, utilizing a thorough understanding of applicable technology, tools and existing designs.  The ASE 4 role will work with technical leads, technical analysts, business analysts, and DBAs to evaluate business needs and help provide end-to-end technical solutions.  Responsibilities include:  analyzing highly complex business requirements; designing and/or redesigning complex computer platforms and applications; providing  coding direction to less experienced staff; developing highly complex original code; acting as an expert technical resource for modeling, simulation and analysis efforts; verifying program logic by overseeing the preparation of test data, testing and debugging of programs; overseeing overall systems testing and the migration of platforms and applications to production; and leading initiatives. 

The primary duties of this role will focus on leveraging industry (Java and J2EE) best practices to design, code, test, implement and support a multi-tier J2EE real estate lending solution in support of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  In addition to the daily hands on development activities, this individual will play a key role in providing production support.  This support will entail initial issue triage and troubleshooting, root cause determination, and the development of short and long term technical and/or process solutions. 

This position will offer exposure to the entire end to end process of originating and fulfilling a mortgage, but the primary areas of focus for this role will be in the development and maintenance of the key front end pricing and fees functional areas, which are highly critical capabilities within the lending process.

This is an exciting group that is ever changing and growing.  The ideal candidate for this role will be flexible and thrive in ambiguity.  This role will provide diverse and challenging opportunities in both a pure development setting, as well as in a production support mode.  He/She must have the ability to adapt to change quickly and adjust work accordingly in a positive manner.  This fast paced project has aggressive timelines, requiring solid dedication and a willingness to go above and beyond.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyzing highly complex business requirements designs and writes technical specifications to design or redesign complex computer platforms and applications.
  • Verifying program logic by overseeing the preparation of test data, testing and debugging of programs.
  • Participating in overall systems testing and the migration of platforms and applications to production.
  • Developing new documentation, departmental technical procedures and user guides.
  • Assuring quality, security and compliance requirements are met for supported area, as well as, overseeing creation of or updates to and testing of the business continuation plan.

Please note:  This position can be based at the Wells Fargo site location(s) in Des Moines IA (preferred) and Phoenix AZ.  Relocation assistance will not be provided.  Applicants should reside in or around the target area(s) or be willing to relocate at their own expense.

This is a full time opportunity with a competitive compensation package, a comprehensive benefits package including a generous PTO program and many other benefits. For additional benefit information visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/benefits/.


Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of application development and implementation experience
  • 5+ years of Java experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A BS/BA degree or higher in science or technology
  • Ability to provide leadership to a technology team
  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work effectively, as well as independently, in a team environment

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Hands on experience in design, development and successful deployment of a large scale Java/J2EE project from end-to-end
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Java best practices and J2EE design patterns
  • Experience with application servers such as (i.e. Weblogic, WebSphere, JBoss)
  • Experience with various database query patterns and database table design, preferably in Oracle
  • Extensive experience in technologies such as JSPs, JSF, Struts/Spring, Axis, Web Services, JMS, XML.
  • Experience using Quartz job/schedulers
  • Mockito testing
  • Junit and/or TestNG experience

Street Address

IA-Des Moines: 800 Walnut St - Des Moines, IA
AZ-PHX-Northwest Phoenix: 2222 W Rose Garden Ln - Phoenix, AZ


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Application Instructions

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