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Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fin-tech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?


We’re seeking a Java Developer, based in our  San Francisco, California  or  Denver, Colorado office (global headquarters).  You will be responsible for Application Development and implementation as well as providing solutions for integrations with other software systems and applications.


Java Developers are part of the Western Union Go-Tech organization driving the technical design and business logic of the enterprise class systems that power Western Union. This role would be responsible for the technical implementation of solutions supporting business functionality. You are required to work with multiple teams including but not limited to QA, Release Management, Infrastructure, Project Management and the business. You will play a critical role in designing systems that are the engine behind Western Union.


Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • Build winning software and services using cutting edge open-source technology
  • Engage with teams to define requirements/interfaces/implementation approaches
  • Drive design, development, and delivery of key components of platforms & services
  • Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis
  • Collaborate with other engineers to write testable, reliable code, continuously deploying to production systems
  • Object-oriented Design and Analysis (OOA and OOD)
  • Exercise agile development methodologies to create platform services and features 
  • Software testing, quality assurance, performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability and automation.


What you will need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems or equivalent experience in Software Development.
  • 1 - 3+ years of experience in Java back-end development.
  • Exposure in developing Web Applications, infrastructure, distributed systems, and/or large-scale databases
  • Experience with software engineering best practices (test driven development, continuous integration, code reviews, etc.)
  • Experience with Spring framework.
  • Experience in object-oriented programming and design
  • Experience in RDBMS like Oracle/MySQL and NoSQL technologies like Couchbase
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills


What will make you stand out:

  • Familiar with Cloud environment & deployment.
  • Familiar with logging tools like LogStash or Splunk
  • Exposure with container and cloud technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS
  • Exposure in Kafka, Apache Spark
  • Knowledge in RESTful API design skills and experience with API management tools like APIGEE, AWS API Gateway
  • Knowledge in distributed system design
  • Exposure on cloud-based software development using AWS/Azure
  • Have experience with financial services and payments
  • Exposure to Java stack including Enterprise Java, Micro-Services based APIs

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive global pay and benefits
  • Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced compliance teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career
  • Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries


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. 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.




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