DST Systems AWD Lead Software Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Organizational overview: At DST, we're working hard to help clients in some of the world's most complex industries discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for business. We're also working hard to help over 16,000 global employees discover the best experiences and positive outcomes for themselves and our company. We attract, build, energize, and reward our people by building and deploying strategic programs designed to support a high performance culture that enables DST to best execute its business strategy.

Business: For more than 25 years, high-performance organizations have relied on our proprietary combination of Automation, Workforce optimization and Digital transformation – better known as AWD – to optimize their business processes. Our AWD® platform transforms the way companies get work done by bringing together people, processes and data. What differentiates AWD is its ability to manage mission-critical processes at enterprise scale. AWD helps clients better engage with customers, improve operational efficiencies and reduce risk.

Overall job description:

You will be a member of a cross-functional agile team responsible for delivering technical solutions to help our clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are/can:

  • Recognized within the organization as a functional expert with specialized depth and/or breadth of knowledge.

  • Works independently, with guidance only in the most complex situations.

  • Solves complex problems; identifies new solutions using a broad perspective and understanding.

  • Translates functional vision into plans and guides their execution.


  • Design and develop applications according to the business needs

  • Work in an agile environment with strong commitment to team goals and demonstration of scrum values

  • Involve in all phases of SDLC including proof of concept, prototype, technical design (high and low level), coding, unit testing, implementation

  • Involve in high level project estimation and release planning

  • Active participation in all Scrum ceremonies (Daily stand up, Sprint planning, Grooming, Sprint retrospective and Sprint reviews)

  • Review technical design, code and business documentation

  • Collaborate with the team for achieving sprint commitments, should take up any available task from the backlog in order to meet the sprint goal

  • Exhibit strong debugging and analytical skills while resolving issues

  • Provide technical leadership and direction to the team

  • Mentor other developers in the team

  • Ensure quality of deliverables by applying engineering practices such as TDD/BDD, Unit Testing and Automation Testing as needed

  • Work closely with other developers, QAs, BAs, and Project Leader in a self-organized Agile team

  • Work collaboratively with Solution Architects, Enterprise Architects, Project Manager, Product Owner and other counterparts in the US or other countries as needed


  • Essential Qualifications

  • Overall Software Development Life Cycle experience with solid experience as Java developer on enterprise level business web applications

  • Strong background in OO design, development and best practices with focus on design and architecting capabilities

  • Overall Software Development Life Cycle experience

  • Bachelor's or Post Graduate Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field from a reputed institute

  • Technology

  • 12 years’ experience in Java and Java-based Web application development with good database knowledge

  • Strong core Java, JEE and EJB experience

  • JEE Frameworks like Spring, Struts

  • Working experience with HTML, CSS and Java Script

  • Unit Testing with JUnits (QUnit knowledge would be an added advantage)

  • Knowledge in Relational Database, Dimensional Database, and SQL

  • Must have worked on CICD environment (Git, Maven)

  • Excellent communication (spoken and written English) and collaboration skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Zeal to explore and cross learn

  • Openness to work on multiple technology stacks

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Web-Services Development (REST and SOAP)

  • Front end technologies like jQuery, Backbone, Angular


  • JPA

  • Experience in TDD (Test-Driven Development) and BDD (Behavior-Driven Development)

  • Knowledge on any BPM Product is an added advantage


Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.