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Fifth Third Bank, N.A. Lead Software Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Designs and implements software solutions as a member of an agile squad. Being assigned to an agile squad means this role also participates in all agile ceremonies driving activities from design to delivery. Follows best practices and standards and participates in communities of practice to continuously refine and document these standards.

Responsible and accountable for risk by openly exchanging ideas and opinions, elevating concerns, and personally following policies and procedures as defined. Accountable for always doing the right thing for customers and colleagues, and ensures that actions and behaviors drive a positive customer experience. While operating within the Bank's risk appetite, achieves results by consistently identifying, assessing, managing, monitoring, and reporting risks of all types.


  • Design and implement new features while continuously improving quality of technical products and applications

  • Provide technical knowledge and leadership as a developer on an agile squad

  • Work collaboratively with other software engineers to define system architectures and design solutions

  • Develop software meeting code quality standards and metrics

  • Practice test-driven development

  • Participate in communities of practice by contributing to and following standards, reviewing others code, and sharing knowledge

  • Achieve operational excellence by automating processes and writing maintainable, supportable, and testable code

  • Maintain effective partnerships with operations and engineering teams to drive service improvement

  • Remain current on IT trends pertaining to their area of practice

  • Assist with problem resolution for end users and customers

  • Contribute to the definition of operational procedures for software development

  • Maintain appropriate controls and documentation to ensure compliance of audit requirements

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Good understanding of retail & small business; customer acquisition offers & membership advantage.

  • Prior experience working with DROOLS, API and microservice technology stacks preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technology field or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 6+ years of engineering or other IT work experience relevant to the position

  • Angular 2.0 and above

  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills

  • Willingness to work in a highly-collaborative environment

  • Solid understanding and significant experience with modern software development practices, tools, and hardware technologies

  • Proficiency in Java and the Spring Framework is required

  • Experience with web front-end development using one or more major UI frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Vue) is required

  • Experience designing, developing, and consuming APIs (REST, SOAP, and/or message-driven) is required

  • Experience with cloud hosted solutions (AWS) is strongly preferred

  • Solid understanding of IT security best practices

  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting complex technical solutions

  • Knowledge of object-oriented and functional software design

  • Experience with messaging technologies (e.g. JMS, MQ, Kafka) is preferred

  • Experience with Git / GitHub, Spring-Boot, Gradle/Maven or other similar tools is preferred

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and/or developing applications for a major cloud provider is desirable

Lead Software Engineer

LOCATION -- Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is proud to have an engaged and inclusive culture and to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Fifth Third Bank, National Association is one of the top-performing banks in the country, with a history that spans more than 150 years. We’ve staked our claim on looking at things differently to make banking a Fifth Third better. This applies to our relationships with customers and employees alike.We employ about 18,000 people while offering:• A chance for employees to build their future, with supportive career development and comprehensive health and financial wellness programs.• An environment where we win together by celebrating achievements and working collaboratively.• An opportunity to make a difference in a positive and lasting way. Everything we do is geared toward improving lives.We’re proud that Fifth Third is a warm and caring place to grow – as a customer and as a team member.