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Senior Software Engineer

Saint Louis Park, Minnesota; Frisco, Texas

As a member of MoneyGram’s IT team, you’ll work on a variety of engaging and innovative projects. We are a global company which provides very marketable experience working in a global environment, looking at the internationalization of working in the digital areas of the business, becoming exposed to managing risk/privacy, and adhering to GDPR and all global security guidelines. We operate with a scrum model, so our teams gain a strong understanding of the business, finance, and risk components related to their work. Working in Financial Technology offers the opportunity to broadly impact products that are used.

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  • Level: Mid
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    We offer competitive benefit packages that are specific to each country where we have employees.

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    Excellent company match with immediate 100 percent vesting.

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    Generous PTO with holiday pay.

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    Our employees are the reason for our success, so we offer a healthy work-life balance.

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    Work in the heart of the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

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Job ID 19010578 Date posted Jun. 13, 2019 Primary Location St Louis Park-Minnesota-United States of America Additional Locations US_Corp_Frisco_3000 Internet-Frisco-Texas-United States of America

Job Summary

The Software Engineer V functions at an expert level technically, supplying superior technical consultation to provide and support software applications that meet or exceed business needs.

Solutions Engineers at this level typically work as technical leaders on complex organization-wide, high impact/risk projects.

The Software Engineer V is expected to primarily play the role of application architect, leading the architecture and design of an application solution, and breaking down large complex tasks for other staff to perform. The incumbent ensures that the architecture is consistent with MGI architectural standards, working closely with the enterprise architecture team. The incumbent is also a consultant to Product Owners and Application Development leaders, advising on project sizing. The Software Engineer V is expected to proactively contribute, offer recommendations, and identify risks and solutions associated with proposed or existing software applications strategies. The Software Engineer V is versatile enough to understand several different applications, and to be a Subject Matter Expert in relation to one or several applications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively engages with Product Owners and Business Analysts to refine business requirements and identify system enhancements and/or new applications

  • Creates quality designs that clearly illustrate how the system works

  • Adheres to "big picture view" of how various connected system designs should be consolidated or affected

  • Produces efficient, high performance and scalable code that will allow for easy extension to future needs

  • Effectively performs code walk-throughs

  • Works with developers and Quality Services to ensure proper test planning and coverage

  • Actively plays the role of technical advisor for the application development organization, providing advice on tools and processes

  • Initiates and actively facilitates meetings and issue resolution

  • Collaborates with other architects and software engineers, provides leadership and direction by translating business strategy into a technology vision to support these strategies

  • Works with members of the broader IT architecture team to understand proper architectural disciplines and ensure they are applied, but also provides feedback for enhancements to the MGI architecture

  • Stays up-to-date on relevant technology trends.

  • Serves as a contact person in support of more serious production problems.

Any combination of relevant education and experience and/or related professional designations/certifications in this field is highly desirable.


  • Bachelor of Science in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and work experience, required

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field, preferred


  • 10+ years’ of increasingly responsible systems development experience on multiple platforms, required

  • 10+ years’ experience in the development environment commensurate with the assigned area of responsibility, required

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience providing competent technical leadership in the role of tech lead or systems architect on large complex projects requiring the integration of multiple internal and external systems, required

  • Full technical competency in all phases of applications systems development, required

  • Significant experience providing effective technical advice and mentoring to staff, required

  • Strong experience with OO design and UML diagrams, required

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience working with Java technologies such as J2EE, JDBC, EJB, JMS, JUnit, JAXB, XML/XSL, J2EE design patterns, Spring, Spring Boot, required

  • Integration experience: Web Services, SOA, SOAP/XML, XML Schema, REST, JSON, API Gateway and ESB, required

  • Experience with Oracle, PL/SQL, and database design, required

  • Experience with DevOps including version control, automated builds, automated testing, and continuous integration with tools such as Git, Maven, Jenkins and Artifactory, required

  • Other: Kafka, NoSQL(Couchbase), Unix, Linux, LDAP, Open Systems Architecture, MVC, OLTP, and Secure Computing Concepts, preferred

Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to understand overall business and technology strategy and apply when recommending technical solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead requirements gathering, design and development of complex systems

  • Strong quality code metrics

  • Ability to track record of designing and developing high quality, scalable and efficient solutions and products on schedule

  • Effective team leader on diverse and different teams

  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills

  • Knowledge of proper architectural disciplines

  • Ability to accurately identify root cause of technical problems

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written

  • Ability to adapt to change

  • Strong negotiation and/or influential skills

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