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Principal Software Engineering Architect Leader

Product Engineering
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Principal Software Engineering Architect Leader

Are you ready to offer up your technology skills in a global business that is committed to moving money for better?  Are you passionate about leading technology strategies for business growth and an amazing customer experience?  Join Western Union as a Principal Software Engineering Architect Leader.


Motivated by our values: purpose driven, globally minded, and trustworthy & respectful

We’re a FinTech that’s using insight from customers and colleagues worldwide to improve financial services for families, small businesses, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations. We’re a team of over 10,000 people spanning 200 countries and territories. We believe when money moves, better things happen.

Better requires process discipline and simplification

We’ll be looking to you to be the trusted technology advisor to the Vice President of the Engineering Architecture organization.  You’ll serve as the “on-the-ground technical voice” for a wide variety of cross-functional initiatives for the leadership team.


Your responsibilities will include knowing how to navigate internal networks, build internal consensus and lead a team of technology experts.  You’ll be working with engineering and business partners to define and build out complex solutions driving value through business process simplification, automation and new product capabilities and innovations.  You’ll create the vision, strategy and plan to build high performance and large-scale, real time systems that scale to billions of money transfer transactions per day.  You’ll be assessing business needs while providing creative and effective solutions in conformance to emerging technology standards.  You’ll be placing a strong emphasis on the customer journey, product quality, performance tuning, troubleshooting and continuous development within the team.


For such a pivotal role, you’ll ideally have a bachelor’s degree in a computer science or related program and 12+years of experience or even more desirable, a master’s degree with 10+years of experience.  You’ll be able to provide a proven track record of successful software architecture design and implementation at the enterprise level.  You’ll be able to express proven track record of understanding the business and the ability to contribute to technology direction that drives measurable business improvements.  You’ll need to have demonstrated capabilities in assessing business needs while providing creative and effective e solutions in conforming to industry technology standards.  You’ll have significant experience with architecture design concepts and techniques and the ability to communicate and evangelize these concepts to internal stakeholders and external partners.  You’ll have excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, algorithms, OOPs and OOA/D.  You’ll have demonstrated experience in modern programming languages (for example Java/C++) and design patterns.  You’ll have hands-on experience in building a microservices based architectures and platform developed and deployed at scale.  You’ll have hands-on experience in Java/J2EE, SML, Web Technologies and Web Services. You’ll need to have experience with agile development methodologies with Test Driven Development (TDD) and CI (Continuous Integration)/CD (Continuous Delivery.  It would be nice if you have experience working within the financial services industry as well as experience in Cloud (AWS/Azure/Google or Hybrid) based architecture designs and implementations.   Finally, part of the WU culture is constantly working towards a lean/agile environment and you strongly embrace these concepts. 

Join us, and let’s move money for better

It’s an exciting time at Western Union. We’re growing as a business and we're shaping the financial services sector by driving quality, convenience and customer service to new levels of excellence. We’re unleashing our potential. If you’re ready to do the same, apply now.


We’re a company on the move, and we want our people to grow and develop. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as a great salary and benefits package.


Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. 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 any other protected category.


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