Fiserv Software Engineer - Data Transmission in Chicago, Illinois

Position Description

Join Us! Fiserv is one of FORTUNE® magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the 5th year in a row.

Fiserv’s Investment Services group is hiring a Unix Developer with solid scripting (shell, Perl, PowerShell) and transfer protocol to join our team in the Chicago land area. Within the Investment Services, the Data Transmission Team designs, reviews, and tests new data transmissions, maintains existing transmissions and infrastructure, and supports existing automated transmissions in a production environment.

What will you be doing as a Data Transmission Developer with Fiserv?

Under minimal supervision, you will work independently to develop solutions. You will need to apply specialized knowledge to projects diverse and complex in scope. You will exercise judgment within defined standard practices and procedures to analyze, design, program, debug, modify and implement software systems. You will provide production support for automated file transmissions. You will conduct analysis of systems specifications and use analysis/diagramming tools to represent business/technical processes. You will recommend changes in development and maintenance standards. You will collaborate and check the work of other software development peers.

Here are some of the responsibilities and daily activities:

  • Builds, modifies, reviews, and analyzes software systems through code development, testing, debugging, and documentation

  • Performs moderately complex product design, systems analysis, and programming activities

  • Provides support for existing software within the areas covered by the role, including some on-call rotation

  • Conducts unit & integration testing

  • Researches problems discovered by QA or product support and develops solutions to the problems

  • Scopes and designs efficient solutions to documented business needs

  • Works with peers to conduct code reviews across the team and help foster a productive work environment


  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Math, Science or equivalent knowledge/experience required

  • Experience with UNIX or AIX shell scripting required

  • Knowledge of transmissions protocols (FTP, SFTP, Connect:Direct) required

  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills is essential in this role

  • 2 years’ experience in software development preferred, either in new design/development or support

  • Experience designing for an Enterprise Scheduler like AutoSys preferred

  • Knowledge of investment securities industry theories, principles, and practices preferred

  • Experience with Perl, Power Shell and Java is a huge plus

"Our people are the foundation upon which this recognition is based and I'm very proud of their commitment to client excellence. Their dedication to serving our clients each day is what makes Fiserv one of the most admired companies in the world." - Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer

Fiserv is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet

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