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Lead/Senior Developer Java/Python - 6 months FTC - £120-140k package (

Posted on Jan 11, 2021 by McCabe & Barton

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Front Office Investments technology team requires a hands-on Senior Python and/or Java Developer to work on an enterprise data initiative to establish a firm-wide single source of truth for Security Reference, and related data. The solution will be a combination of an in-house AWS hosted solution integrated with products such as Bloomberg PolarLake and Bloomberg Back Office and Data License.

Required skills:

  • Extensive experience of Java/Python on AWS
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and extensive relevant experience
  • Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately
  • Converses in many technologies and learns new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrates deep experience in automated testing and techniques
  • Defines testing strategy for products and ensures adherence to strategy
  • Sets standards for code reviews
  • Debugs any system, even those not written by themselves
  • Performs as an expert in multiple parts of the software life cycle (eg, coding, testing, development) and coaches other around such practices
  • Provides oversight of the all development activities on assigned projects
  • Owns technical debt for multiple components or systems
  • Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs or implementation to a non-technical audience
  • Work closely with Analysts and PMs to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged

The successful applicant will:-

  • Be accountable for all parts of the software development life cycle for their projects
  • Perform technical planning, architecture development, and modification of specifications.
  • Develop specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices within their group

Role Summary and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates master hands-on capability to drive components to delivery
  • Recommends and contributes to software engineering best practices, including those that have enterprise-wide impact
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of a component or application
  • Capable of leading regular, ongoing development projects and teams
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of key components or applications

Business Knowledge

  • Able to work directly with business stakeholders
  • Decisions show a focus on current and future business priorities, together with fiscal responsibility
  • Can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions
  • Good understanding of the security data life cycle across front, middle and Back Office, ideally gained on the buy-side with another investment manager or hedge fund

Reference: 1056912522

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