Java Software Engineer - Global Investment Bank - Houston

J Harlan Group, LLC - Houston, TX

Java Software Engineer

Global Investment Bank - Houston

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for a Java Software Engineer at a global investment bank in Houston to join a talented global technology team focused on high quality and consistent delivery to support the firm in meeting their business objectives.

An excellent opportunity for a software engineer with a background in Java to join the firm’s Houston technology team as a Java DevOps Engineer.

Your drive for improvement will add value as you provide bespoke problem solving, troubleshooting, incident management and implementation of tactical solutions.

This fast growing and dynamic investment organization is experiencing exceptional growth and is looking for exceptional people to power its next phase of growth. The Java DevOps Engineer will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their investment business.


As a developer in their team, you will gain exposure to various state of the art technologies and will also gain exposure to strategic technology initiatives including creating new applications on the Public Cloud and integrating our different systems.

This role will comprise design, development, testing (unit & automation), implementation and maintenance of software solutions with a focus on quality and DevOps principles.

You will have a diverse range of full stack development opportunities including new web services and APIs in Java and creating new applications on the Public Cloud. In addition, you will help with production support, including coordinating the resolution of high severity incidents.

The ideal candidate would have a background including proven problem-solving, software development / DevOps expertise in Java and an interest in financial markets.

  • Programming experience in Java, SQL, AWS Cloud and Development Tools
  • A strong computer science and technical background including:
    • Spring and Spring Boot
    • Using and developing RESTful APIs using JAX-RS, JSON
    • UNIX or Python scripting
    • Handling XML using tools and libraries such as XSLT and JAXB
    • RDMS, SQL and JPA
    • Cloud solutions (AWS)
    • Microservices architecture
    • Data structures, design patterns and algorithms
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrable ability in troubleshooting and root cause analysis
  • Experience with lively, organic, highly collaborative environments
  • Ability to craft creative and practical solutions to problems and express those solutions in code.
  • Must be an entrepreneurial, self-motivated, open-minded, conceptual, intelligent, bright individual who is intellectually honest & open to debate with excellent synthesis abilities.
  • Strong desire to contribute and build a business – not just solve novel problems.

Required Education:

  • Strong academic record and a BA/BS degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related educational background

An individual who loves solving deep and complex technical and business problems and wants to have an outsized impact with the products they build and deliver. An individual with a passion for technology, a high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class software.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment banking firm on the leading edge of the global markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works in a highly collaborative and charged environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

About the Client:

The firm is a major Global Investment Bank with expertise in banking, they operate in over 50 countries and employ over 18,000 people worldwide. They’re one of the largest financial services providers in the world, and are also engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate banking, and wealth and investment management. They provide large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing, and risk management needs.

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Posted On: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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