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Director of Platform Development
Ref No.: 18-05239
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 175,000.00 - 200,000.00 /Year
Director of Platform Development
Financial Services
Jersey City, NJ

Our client is at the forefront of digitally transforming the financial services industry. Our API Platform supports hundreds of internal and external APIs, with dozens of strategic financial services clients depending on our stability and success. We support the API lifecycle, from publishing to consumption to support. The API Platform team is distributed across Jersey City and Palo Alto in the U.S., and Chennai and Pune in India. We are expected to build and operate a 24/7 platform.


As an Director, API Platform Development, you will lead the Jersey team that builds, maintains, and promotes our API Platform and related services. We build and operate the infrastructure that powers products like our mobile store, publishing tools, and API mediation services.

We combine the open source WSO2 product with in-house built services to deliver an end-to-end API Platform. While the core API Platform is based in Java, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of languages and frameworks, including JavaScript, Angular, and Go.

What you'll do:
  • Manage a team of developers across multiple geographies working on different platforms and services
  • Design, build and operate features as part of the API Platform in Java, JavaScript, and Angular
  • Containerize and deploy API Platform functionality on a docker-based private cloud
  • Provide support to internal teams and clients developers for common API Platform use cases
  • 10-15 years' experience within the Java ecosystem, preferably with building RESTful APIs and services
  • Experience using build tools such as Git, Jenkins, and Maven
  • Experience building using common databases, such as Oracle and MongoDB
  • Experience building production-quality APIs, preferably in a B2B environment
  • Experience deploying software in a containerized (Docker)/Platform-as-a-Service environment
  • Experience building and operating production systems in a business-critical environment
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • Great written and verbal communication skills, including with non-technical audiences
  • Experience in 24/7, highly-regulated environments, such as financial services or healthcare
  • Experience training or mentoring other software engineers
  • Experience with WSO2 open source API management software, or a comparable platform