Senior Software Engineer

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 15 Dec 17 2017-12-15

Senior Software Engineer

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

The ideal candidate for this role possesses strong technical acumen and an understanding of the time critical trading environment. One must be willing and able to wear multiple hats in this software engineering and trade messaging support role that spans Equity Trading, Research application development, and various systems across investment management teams globally.
These teams include but are not limited to, Equity Trading desks, ETFs, the Global Research Library, and Quant Modeling. This support and development role works alongside a tight knit and experienced team of engineers over a broad range of technologies.

Reporting to the Manager of Trade Messaging and Research Library Development, this role is specifically located within our San Mateo headquarters to be able to interact directly and in person with Traders and Research Analysts on a day to day basis.

The ideal candidate will possess extremely strong communication skills at both a technical level, and within the varied asset management domain, along with a hunger for understanding and reforming the workflows and experiences of investment management professionals.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of the FIX protocol and trading support during market hours
  • Key contact & technical liaison for multiple trading teams based in San Mateo
  • Development of software projects oriented to extending or creating new tools used by investment management professionals
  • Analysis of pre-existing workflows, ideation, and proposal of new methods
  • Maintaining an understanding of relevant commercial software applications in the domain of trade execution
  • Research and exploration of new tools and techniques pertaining to general application delivery, management, and reliability within a large enterprise

Experience & Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of FIX Engines (NYFIX Appia, Cameron, Quickfix and the like) and message bus services (including the likes of IBM WebSphere MQ and Aurea Sonic)
  • Software Engineer / System Analysis experienced in an Investment Management environment
  • A good understanding of Agile (Scrum, DAD, and the like) methodologies
  • An appreciation of the goals of DevOps concepts and paradigms of automation
  • A solid understanding of asset management business process workflows
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience (active or passive investment management)
  • Software engineering skills, ideally using several of the following technologies and protocols: FIX, Java, C#, .NET, WPF, SQL Server, JMS MQ
  • The ideal candidate will have direct collaboration & outreach with traders and investment management professionals with an attitude of accuracy, speed, and expedience being paramount
  • Ability to adapt quickly and easily to changes within the business
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently or in a virtual team environment on larger projects.
  • Excellent organization, planning and time management skills.

What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
  • Onsite cafeteria
We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities . An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values , and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people , and see what it means to say, "I AM Franklin Templeton".

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.