The bank for a changing world

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Principal Kafka Engineer

Apply REF: 049217

 At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.



Job Description Summary

Responsible for the design, development, modification, testing, adaption, and/or implementation and post implementation support of short- and long-term software solutions to business and technology needs. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, debugs and implements software solutions. Works independently in a fast paced environment on highly complex issues.

Essential Job Functions


  • Design and develop integration solutions using WebMethods product suite and CA API Gateway.
  • Implement design patterns and industry best-practices to develop secure robust integration applications
  • Develop unit tests using WmTestSuite to enable automated unit testing
  • Provide input into high-level solution architecture
  • Provide input for capacity planning and sizing of various ESB components
  • Implement application development lifecycle management using standard frameworks
  • Implement code management best practices using subversion
  • Actively collaborate with the ESB team and other project resources


Required Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in development and support of integration solutions
  • Expert level knowledge of Software AG WebMethods 9.x Integration Server and related technologies
  • Experience with CA API Gateway and/or IBM WebSphere MQ is preferred.
  • Experience with WMTestSuite for automated testing
  • Strong Knowledge of SOAP, REST, JMS architecture Concepts and PUB/SUB Pattern
  • Strong knowledge of web services security
  • Solid knowledge of  Java SE, Java EE, XML, XML Schema, XSD, XSLT/XPath and JSON technologies
  • Experience documenting and communicating integration designs aligned to business requirements
  • Experience designing queries and working with standard object/relational databases such as Oracle, MS SQL
  • Experience with Source control/Bug Tracking/Automated Build tools Jira and Jenkins
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of CA Technologies API Gateway(Layer 7) and policy design is a big plus
  • Software AG WebMethods Integration Server performance tuning experience a plus
  • Prefer experience in the financial services industry


Bachelor's Degree

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations. 

Primary Location: United States-California-San RamonJob Type: Full-timeJob: Technology Reference: 049217