Principal Developer
Jersey City, NJ 
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Job Description

At BNY Mellon, we are at the forefront of digitally transforming the financial services industry. The API Platform supports hundreds of internal and external APIs, with dozens of strategic financial services clients depending on our stability and success. We support the API lifecycle, from publishing to consumption to support. The API Platform team is distributed across Jersey City and in the U.S., and Chennai and Pune in India. We are expected to build and operate a 24/7 platform.


As an API Platform Engineer, you will be part of the team that builds, maintains, and promotes our API Platform and related services. We build and operate the infrastructure that powers BNY Mellon's API infrastructure, publishing tools, and API mediation/orchestration services.

We combine the open source WSO2 product with in-house built services to deliver an end-to-end API Platform. While the core API Platform is based in Java, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of languages and frameworks, including JavaScript, Angular, and Go.

What you'll do

  • Build and operate features as part of BNY Mellon's API Platform in Java, JavaScript, and Angular

  • Containerize and deploy API Platform functionality on a docker-based private cloud

  • Provide support to internal teams and clients developers for common API Platform use cases

  • Create self-service materials: write documentation, create sample projects, create videos, and automate manual support tasks

Principal Developer->> Consults with internal business groups to provide high-level application software development services or technical support. Provides comprehensive senior-level technical consulting to IT management and senior technical staffs. Evaluates compliance with the organization's technology standards. Works with internal business groups on implementation opportunities, challenges, and requirements of various applications. Analyzes information and provides recommendations to address and resolve business issues for a specific business group. Guides and consults with IT management and technical staffs regarding use of emerging technologies and associated services. Participates in defining corporate implementation and integration strategies of new technologies. Advocates for innovative, creative technology solutions. Contributes to the achievement of area objectives.


Bachelor's degree in computer science engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, 10-12 years of experience in software development required, experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

7-10 years' experience within the Java ecosystem, preferably with building RESTful APIs and services

  • Working knowledge of Internet Protocol Suite

  • Experience with API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT, etc.

  • Experience with Angular and node.js

  • Experience using version control and build tools such as Git, Jenkins, and Maven

  • Experience building using common databases, such as Oracle and MongoDB

  • Experience building production-quality APIs, preferably in a B2B environment

  • Experience deploying software in a containerized (Docker)/Platform-as-a-Service environment

  • Experience building and operating production systems in a business-critical environment

  • Knowledge of monitoring tools such as App Dynamics, MoogSoft and Prometheus

  • Knowledge of logging and messaging frameworks such as Kibana and Kafka

  • Experience working in agile environment

  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent practical experience

  • Great written and verbal communication skills, including with non-technical audiences

  • Experience in 24/7, highly-regulated environments, such as financial services or healthcare

  • Experience training or mentoring other software engineers

  • Experience with WSO2 open source API management software, or a comparable platform

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City
Internal Jobcode: 45198
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Operations & Shared Technology-HR13644
Requisition Number: 1913890


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10 to 12 years
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