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An excellent opportunity for personal development in a dynamic environment.

Our client is leading UK financial services organisation who are looking to undertake a significant portfolio of work.


    Collaborate with fellow developers, financial market infrastructure experts, testers, architects and operations teams to deliver working solutions.
    • Take ownership of the analysis, design, build and delivery of software components written in Java.
    • Take responsibility for identification, estimation and reporting on of progress of tasks.
    • Assimilate, challenge, help refine and then apply our architectural principles around scalability, security and fault tolerance.
    • Develop a deep understanding of the mechanics of clearing and apply this knowledge.
    • Participate in support of the wider platform, joining the on-call rota along with the other members of the team.
    • Provide guidance to other junior members of the team to help maintain a high quality of work across the team.


Must have

    • At least 8-10 years' professional experience as a Java developer.
    • Expert level knowledge of Java 11+, Spring, Spring Boot and related technologies.
    • Expert knowledge of CI toolset including Maven or similar, Jenkins or similar, Jira and git.
    Expert knowledge of XML (most IRS messaging is in FpML), JSON and related technologies.
    • Experience developing complex, high throughout Java code using TDD or BDD.
    • A good understanding of Oracle or other relational database systems. Experience of PL/SQL.
    • Ability to review and constructively critique colleagues' code and designs.
    • Experience of managing a small team of developers.
    • Experience of working within the Financial Services industry with interest rate derivative pricing, risk, settlement and margin calculations is helpful.
    • Kubernetes experience, mainly Amazon EKS or Google GKE production experience would be beneficial.
    • Knowledge of agile or lean software development within a small to medium sized team. Exposure to DevOps principles is an advantage
    • Ability to operate within a cross-functional team, working closely with a wide range of people from different disciplines.
    • Great verbal and written communication skills, both formal and informal. e.g., a successful candidate will be able to use whiteboard to express a complex design, listen to and process constructive feedback before adapting and refining the design in response. Equally, the developer could produce a formal specification of an API suitable for consumption by external customers and regulators.
    • Constructive and collaborative approach to working with less technical teams, and handling test failures and potential defects in a positive manner.
    • A wish to develop the wider team with an interest in the latest new technologies and emerging industry trends.
    • A pragmatic understanding of the latest micro service-based architectures and supporting infrastructure.
    • An excellent drive to solve problems 'the right way', and a logical approach to investigating issues.

Nice to have

    • MxML or general Murex experience


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