Squad Lead

Bangalore, Karnataka


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Job Description:

Job Title Squad Leader, Financial Communications

The Purpose of This Role

The Squad Lead for the Core Brokerage Technology team will be responsible for providing functional and technical direction to the squad. He is expected to work closely with the Tribe lead to understand the business requirements and then work with his squad to implement the same. The incumbent would also collaborate with Architects, Data Modelers, Business Analysts as required.

The Value You Deliver

  • Work closely with the Tribe Lead to understand the prioritize the Business Requirements.

  • Work with the squad, Architects, Data Modelers, Business Analysts to build the technology solutions.

  • Developing, designing and building architecture solutions on a platform dedicated to high scale processing of large amounts of data.

  • Setting, communicating and reinforcing technical standards

  • Providing leadership for junior and senior engineers alike, by understanding how to leverage and enhance their current skills

  • Assessing and researching current implementations of the platform and determining the course of action required to elevate the platform to meet customer needs.

  • Taking the business requirements coupled with existing architecture to set a technical vision for features and major components and clearly articulating the evolutionary steps to achieve it

  • Working with Operations to plan major infrastructure upgrades, to troubleshoot issues and to tune the environment for optimal performance and uptime

  • Collaborating with peers and management on process improvement ideas, policy and procedure enhancements, and opportunities to improve our customer's service experience.

  • Participating in code review and unit testing and providing support on issues in non-prod or production

The Skills that are Key to this role

  • Strong hands-on designing and development skills in Java J2EE, Spring, Spring Boot & Cloud.

  • Strong exposure to designing and developing REST API.

  • Prior experience of working in highly transactional, fault tolerant and data driven systems.

  • Ability to technically lead large technology initiatives like Greenfield.

  • Ability to identify areas of risk or potential problems and take action to mitigate them and work with less experienced staff to mitigate more complex issues.

  • Ability to apply different communication and leadership styles for different teams and geographies.

  • Ability to lead through influence and know what data is needed to drive effective decisions

  • Ability to assess and plan project, and stakeholders needs, and manage deadlines, risks.

  • Ability to anticipate roadblocks, diagnose problems and generate effective solutions

  • Ability to build communication and rapport with partners, stakeholders.

  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment and be effective in many different business settings.

  • Ability to take initiative, define vision for betterment of products, and execute at high level of quality

The skills that are good to have for this role

  • Ability to plan and work with geographically spread out teams

  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Curiosity to constantly relearn/explore new processes/technologies

How your work impacts the organization

Fidelity Brokerage Technology (FBT) enables business partners to win in their respective marketplaces by designing, building and maintaining the technology platforms and products of Fidelity Institutional, Personal Investing and Workplace Investing.  FBT is part of the Fund and Brokerage Operations & Technology (FBOT) organization and has over 2,700associates located in Boston, Covington, Denver, Merrimack, New York, New Jersey, Smithfield, Raleigh-Durham, Westlake, as well as India and Ireland. The FBT India Team is distributed across Bangalore and Chennai. The current position is for a key initiative that is being driven across FBT.

The Expertise we’re looking for

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or similar subject.

  • 12 – 16 years of experience in information technology.

  • Financial services experience, preferably in Brokerage Domain

  • Certification in relevant technologies is preferred

Skills/Knowledge and experience:

Operating Systems          : Unix/Linux and shell scripting (optional)

Languages                           : Java 1.7/J2EE

Core Spring 3.0

Spring Boot

Mybatis/ Hibernate, JPA (should be aware of atleast one)

REST Web Services


UI Technologies                : JavaScript, Angular 2+

Cloud Platform                  :  Hands-on experience in developing Cloud Native applications Working experience on any of the cloud platforms viz. AWS, Azure

Application Server           : Tomcat/TC Server

Databases                           : Good understanding and experience on RDBMS

Methodology                    : Agile

Others                               :  Awareness of cutting edge technology such as AI/ML, BlockChain etc. is a plus

   Prior experience on large scale IT Transformational Projects ( Migration, Modernization) is plus

Location: Bangalore

Shift timings: 11:00 pm – 8:00pm


Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences. Fidelity India has been the Global Inhouse Center of Fidelity Investments since 2003 with offices in Bangalore and Chennai. For information about working at Fidelity, visit India.Fidelity.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits Developed for You

From the little things that make every day better to those big-picture, life-changing tools. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Fidelity. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive both at and outside of work.


Affordable and accessible healthcare benefits for you and your loved ones.

  • Coverage of up to INR 300,000 for you along with your spouse/partner, with additional top-up options available
  • Insurance covers for parents/in-laws made available at subsidized costs
  • Personal accident insurance cover of six times your annual basic salary
  • Life insurance cover of eight times your annual basic salary


We invest in nurturing healthy habits and promoting overall wellness of our associates through three pillars – Physical, Emotional, and Financial wellness.


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