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Principal Java Trading Systems Software Engineer

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$175k - $195k Annual

*Must have experience within the Trading/Capital Markets Industry*

*We are unable to sponsor for this permanent Full time role*

Prestigious Financial Institution is currently seeking a Principal Java Software Engineer with Capital Markets software experience. Candidate will be working on building next generation clearing, settlement, and portfolio management system, and paving the future of digital transformation in the capital markets industry.


  • Collaborating with others to deliver complex projects which may involve multiple systems.
  • Continuously thinking about the next steps while improving yourself and others around you.
  • Developing solutions to complex technical challenges while coding, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, and documenting the systems you develop.
  • Recommending technologies and tools that improve the efficiency and quality of systems and development processes.
  • Optimizing application performance through analysis, code refactoring, and system tuning.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Work experience in the capital markets, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP
  • Excellent organizational and team collaboration skills
  • Adept at helping team members harness and develop strengths in pursuit of successful program outcomes
  • Java-based software development experience.
  • Experience with Flink, Kafka, and Kubernetes.
  • Fluent in object-oriented design, industry best practices, software patterns, and architecture principles.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.
  • Deep understanding of performance issues and multi-threaded development.
  • Proficient in the following types of testing: unit, integration, system, functional, non-functional, regression, performance, security, and acceptance.
  • Experience working with five or more of the following: web/mobile application development, Unix/Linux environments, event-driven systems, transaction processing systems, distributed and parallel systems, large software system development, security software development, public-cloud platforms.
  • Experience with continuous integration tools and techniques, automating processes, and writing scripts using Python and other languages.
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years software development experience.
  • 4+ years of work experience in the capital markets industry, preferred.

Reference: 1207427712

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