Senior API Engineer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 27, 2022 (34 d ago)


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Basic Purpose

Serve as the overall API technology expert within Information Services to drive digital transformation through APIs across the enterprise accelerating products and services for our members and employees.

This role is responsible for research, evaluation, design, implementation, and maintaining of APIs to drive API adoption across the enterprise. The role requires hands-on development and operational support for the API platform. The candidate will have a technical consultative role to collaborate and support multiple product teams by identifying API integration needs and promote an API first approach while implementing business applications/solutions. The candidate will participate in scrum/agile release train/PI planning meetings and must be able to adapt to change. They will focus on value-based delivery with minimal day-to-day direction.


  • Serves as subject matter expert for API integrations
  • Develops/updates microservices and APIs
  • Collaborates with development teams, business units, and other ISD areas to identify, define, develop/ modify, and implement enterprise reusable Services and APIs
  • Works and contributes on the product backlog development by working closely with Business Analyst/Requirements Analyst, Scrum Masters, and API team members
  • Works in an agile, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment with short release cycles and actively collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Oversees peer code reviews and provide active guidance and direction on development
  • Works with team to develop and maintain policies, procedures, standards, documentation and governance process for APIs
  • Design integration solutions around cloud native applications which can work across public, private and hybrid clouds
  • Develop integrations with modern API Management frameworks that can be deployed in both B2B and B2C scenarios
  • Continually monitor the financial services technology landscape to track the latest innovations across the industry and communicate relevant information to ISD leadership
  • Develop and apply architectural governance based on business and information technology strategies

Specific Duties:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert on API integrations for enterprise initiatives and projects
  • Hands-on development of APIs, microservices, and platform proxies as deliverables for enterprise initiatives and projects
  • Participate in on-call rotation for emergency technical support and planned maintenance activities
  • Participate in deployment rotation to oversee implementation and coordinate with supporting partnering teams

Qualifications – All required unless otherwise noted

  • Extensive experience that demonstrates expert knowledge of Java, JEE, Web Services and APIs
  • Extensive experience with SOAP Services and RESTful APIs utilizing a lightweight data-interchange format such as JSON
  • Expert knowledge and hands on experience with Mulesoft Anypoint Platform, Spring Boot Micro Services, Istio/Service Mesh, Spring Framework and Open API Specification/RAML
  • Expert knowledge and hands on experience with Azure/AWS/GCP cloud platform architecture, Pivotal/Tanzu platform/Tanzu Kubernetes Grid or equivalent k8s managed runtime.
  • Expert skill in implementing API security using OAuth, SAML, JWT and OpenID Connect etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile frameworks (e.g., SAFE)
  • Expert problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, team building, and presentation skills
  • Expert skill in effectively communicating technical and non-technical issues and information clearly and concisely to all levels of management and staff
  • Experience in translating complex business requirements into functional architecture solutions
  • Experience in working with all levels of staff, management, stakeholders and vendors
  • Expert verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Advanced skill troubleshooting and resolving technical problems
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying industry trends and define their potential use in Navy Federal applications


  • Integration experience with enterprise platforms Salesforce, Oracle HCM/PeopleSoft and CRM/Dynamics
  • Certifications in Azure development/architecture, MuleSoft Anypoint, Java, Spring frameworks or similar
  • Working knowledge of Ping Federate and Ping Authorize (Ping Data Governance)
  • Experience with using Azure DevOps
  • Advanced knowledge of banking/financial industry standards, Open Banking, and practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Navy Federal’s functions, philosophy, operations and organizational objectives
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or the equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
  • Expert knowledge and hands on experience with Mulesoft Platform
  • Expert skill in implementing APIs

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | Remote

  • Navy Federal is now hybrid! Our standard enterprise requirement for a hybrid schedule is to report onsite 4-16 days each month. The number of days reporting onsite will ultimately be determined by the employee's leadership and business unit needs. You will learn more throughout the hiring and onboarding process.

Salary: Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain
competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position.

Salary range: $95,600 to $163,500 Annual

Equal Employment Opportunity

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All employees are expected to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols.


Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position.

Bank Secrecy Act

Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.

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