Lead Software Engineer Core Banking


Lead Software Engineer, Core Banking - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Are you an experienced Engineer with exposure to Banking Systems or Financial services ? Are you able to set up and engineer solutions for digital banks and wallet products? Are you interested in joining a globally diverse organization where our unique contributions are recognized and celebrated, allowing each of us to thrive?  Then it’s time to join Western Union as a Lead Software Engineer on our Core Banking Team.

Western Union powers your pursuit.

As the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for Brazil team, which will build, engineer, and manage the core banking engine (Mambu), for the Digital Bank and wallet solution. The team will be responsible for engineering technology to manage the charter of accounts, regulatory reporting data feeds per country and integrations to the general ledger.

Role Responsibilities

  • Set up the core digital banks and wallet solutions
  • Integrate core banking systems into existing payments rails to enable the seamless interface across channels.
  • Manage (engineer, develop and code) the core banking system, charter accounts and product development across the assigned region.
  • Ensure that the back-end development team follows standard SDLC and PLC procedures and processes.
  • Collaborate with Project Manager and other stakeholders with planning and scheduling of product releases.
  • Work with manager and peers to proactively suggest areas of improvement and enhancement.
  • Work with industry partners in integrating our systems with other applications or systems.
  • Propose the most optimum technical solutions to drive industry “best in class” KPI results.
  • Coordinate with the Western Union IT teams and development solution integrators to strategically build and maintain core banking products and processes that meet country level specific banking requirements.
  • Mature the IT operations support for core banking and the charter of accounts across the assigned region.
  • Lead Agile development process at scale. Recruit, develop, and mentor world-class engineering talent.
  • Be a culture champion on the team and across the company.

Role Requirements

  • A degree in Computer Science or related fields.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in designing, developing, implementing or supporting back-end systems and/or building business critical customer servicing products and launching in market, along with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a lead developer or team lead, although candidates with other relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Strong, proven leadership skills are required to collaborate across various teams to arrive at effective solutions.
  • Ability to motivate and drive results in a large indirect sphere of influence and think outside the box.
  • Excellent communication verbal and written skills enabling effective management of projects and mentoring of junior developers on the team.
  • Ability to communicate updates in a concise fashion to various levels of management.
  • Expertise with cloud-based core banking systems in the LATAM region is a plus.
  • Expertise with general ledgers such as Oracle EBS and Matera in LATAM region is a plus.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for what’s next.

Western Union is positioned to become the world’s most accessible financial services company —transforming lives and communities. We’re a diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If you’re ready to help drive the future of financial services, it’s time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at https://careers.westernunion.com/.


You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few
(https://careers.westernunion.com/global-benefits/). Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your Brazil-specific benefits include:

  • Medical (CarePlus) and dental (Privian) assistance: plans with no fixed contribution, with co-participation in consultations and exams
  • Life insurance
  • Food voucher
  • Meal voucher

Western Union values in-person collaboration, learning, and ideation whenever possible. We believe this creates value through common ways of working and supports the execution of enterprise objectives which will ultimately help us achieve our strategic goals. By connecting face-to-face, we are better able to learn from our peers, problem-solve together, and innovate. 

Our Hybrid Work Model categorizes each role into one of three categories. Western Union has determined the category of this role to be Hybrid. This is defined as a flexible working arrangement that enables employees to divide their time between working from home and working from an office location. The expectation is to work from the office a minimum of three days a week.

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.

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