The Lead Java Developer will work on a large agile team within
FINRA's Enterprise Data Platforms group. This team develops the
cloud-based platform for financial industry qualifications Testing
& Continuing Education (T&CE). All members of the team perform
development, DevOps, testing, and operational support tasks. In the
Lead Developer position we’re looking for someone who is equal
parts mentor and developer. This role helps act on opportunities
for team efficiency and improving team velocity. Deliver high
quality, highly reliable software code for a Java-based API-first
Analyze requirements to come-up with the application design /
Take ownership of code through the entire SDLC including
development, testing, and production
Work with QA and development team to ensure work is of the
highest quality and is aligned with product standards
Active in executing and continuously improving the team's CI/CD
Assess current software development practices and principles to
identify and implement process and software improvements
Keep up with evolving AWS service offerings and help the team
select and integrate with new services as applicable
Support application users by developing documentation and
Mentor and supervise junior staff in project-level tasks.
Participate in external process improvement committees as a
Provide backup coverage for Delivery Lead.
Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all
Ensure all work products meets /exceeds FINRA standards.
Other Responsibilities Education/Experience Bachelor’s degree in
Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at
least seven (7) years of related experience, or equivalent training
and/or work experience; Master’s degree and past Financial Services
industry experience preferred.
Demonstrated technical expertise in Object Oriented and database
technologies/concepts which resulted in deployment of enterprise
Past experience with developing enterprise quality solutions in
an iterative or Agile environment.
Extensive knowledge of industry leading software engineering
approaches including Test Automation, Build Automation and
Configuration Management frameworks.
Strong written and verbal technical communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships
that improved the quality of work products.
Should be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing
Ability to maintain focus and develop proficiency in new skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Knowledge of C++ programming language preferred.
Work Conditions Work is normally performed in an office
environment. Occasional travel and extended hours may be
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter
and resume. A writing sample may be required as part of the
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the
general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and
Please note: If the “Apply Now” button on a job board posting
does not take you directly to the FINRA Careers site, enter
www.finra.org/careers into your browser to reach our site
FINRA strives to make our career site accessible to all users.
If you need a disability-related accommodation for completing the
application process, please contact FINRA’s accommodation help line
at 240.386.4865. Please note that this number is exclusively for
inquiries regarding application accommodations.
In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and
welfare benefits, and incentive compensation, FINRA offers
immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company
match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional
FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement
program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to
our important mission and work collegially in a professional
organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative,
consider a career with FINRA.
FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’
investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely
related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are
required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they
maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a
financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a
trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic
partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to
authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate
statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are
subject to the Code’s investment and securities account
restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment
restrictions—including disposing of any security issued by a
company on FINRA’s Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written
waiver from their Executive Vice President—by the date they begin
employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities
accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities
firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA,
and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a
firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning
As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA’s
Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without
qualification or modification and comply with the company’s policy
Search Firm Representatives
Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or
accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment
opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement
and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to
FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at
FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place
will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid
in the event that person is hired by FINRA.
FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color,
disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other
classification protected by federal state or local laws as
appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person’s
relatives, friends or associates.
FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This
regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals
on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by
covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance
in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This
regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected
veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime
contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment
qualified protected veterans.
©2019 FINRA. All rights reserved. FINRA is a registered
trademark of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
FINRA is an independent, non-governmental regulator for all
securities firms doing business with the public in the United
States. FINRA works to protect investors and maintain market
integrity in a public-private partnership with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC), while also benefiting from the SEC’s
oversight. In its role as investor guardian, FINRA is informed, but
not influenced, by the industry that it regulates. FINRA’s
independent regulation plays a critical role in America’s financial
system–all at no cost to taxpayers.
FINRA touches virtually every aspect of the securities
business—from registering and educating industry participants to
examining securities firms; writing rules; enforcing those rules
and the federal securities laws; informing and educating the
investing public; providing trade reporting and other industry
utilities; and administering the largest dispute resolution forum
for investors and registered firms. FINRA uses technology powerful
enough to look across markets and detect potential abuses. Using a
variety of data gathering techniques, we work to detect insider
trading and any strategies firms or individuals use to gain an
In today's fast-paced and complex global economy, FINRA is a
trusted advocate for investors, dedicated to keeping the markets
fair and proactively addressing emerging regulatory issues before
they harm investors or the markets. FINRA operates from Washington,
DC, and New York, NY, with other offices around the country.
Find out more about us and how we work—and view our current