Global FX Sr. Developer
My Client a Top Global Investment Bank is looking for a talented technologist to join their Global FX Currencies Team as a Sr. Developer.
-Sr. Developer-this is not an architect role but for someone that can architect good solutions to problems-Batch Processing 90% of activity currently
3 parts to role
2)Basic support of current system. Level 3 support is critical part of job, doing support about 20% of the time now but it will decrease as time goes on
-work closely with Athena platform, Python is not a must but a big plus
-Oracle database a must*
-Hibernate a must*
-XML a must*
-Performance tuning in high volume system
-Performance enhancement and drive solutions to end
-Strong computer science background/fundamentals
-Minimum 5 years exp
-FX knowledge is a massive advantage
-Financial experience is a must*
Global FX - Currencies Senior Developer
About the team:
Currencies Technology supports the business goals of the Currencies business for all technology delivery, having direct application development responsibility for key business systems and an overall end-to-end remit for systems implementation across the Currencies business.
The group is divided into small, highly motivated, agile teams. Software deliveries are typically frequent and the team members are expected to be multi-disciplined and flexible in their approach, working in all areas of the solution space.
A primary focus for the Currencies Technology team is the in-progress Strategic Re-Engineering Programme (SRP). SRP is an Investment Banking cross-business initiative focused on streamlining both Business and Technology. Currently, a significant portion of the Investment Bank's technology foundation is a portfolio of one-off systems and heritage platforms from multiple mergers. The SRP will create a best-in-class environment that will be flexible, decrease development time, and allow the IB to respond to the need for change. "The SRP is our roadmap to becoming a smart, agile, cost-efficient producer of business-centric solutions that creates competitive advantage for the Investment Bank, and which is highly valued by our business partners" said Peter Cherasia, the global head of the Investment Bank Market Strategies organization.
The APRIL application is a mission critical, global, 24-hr component of the SRP initiative and is a multi-faceted enterprise platform that provides prime record facilities across a number of lines of business including Foreign Exchange Cash and Options, Global Emerging Markets, and Bullion. The team consists of 19 people based in New York, Houston, London, and Mumbai.
As a Senior Developer within the team the successful candidate will:
Work with front and middle office teams and other technology groups to design, build, and deliver excellent APRIL solutions to the Global Foreign Exchange business
Be a voice of knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise.
Be a productive, independent, self-motivated Senior Java developer.
Provide third-line technical support for APRIL
Manage workload, working confidently and independently with an appreciation of the key business drivers for the platform
Take ownership of open issues seeing them through to conclusion
Develop mostly in Java with some Python
follow established paradigms for development
We're looking for smart developers with strong computer science fundamentals and a track record of delivery. The successful candidate must demonstrate all of the following skills:
Extensive experience with software architecture and senior development skills in a high pressure, time critical environment.
Extensive and in-depth experience with Java J2EE development
Strong experience in developing highly multithreaded, highly scalable, concurrent applications
Extensive experience of a relational database.
Extensive experience of multi-tier architectures.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to effectively manage multiple streams of work and to organise self (and others) to deliver in a timely fashion.
In-depth understanding of performance tuning, message integrity and security related to real-time applications.
Ability to provide mission critical 3rd level production support
Technical Experience (Required):
XML, JAXB, DOM parsers
Java Performance tuning
The successful candidate will additionally have at least four of the following:
Strong Oracle database experience.
Experience in developing with JMS, RMDS, TIB or other similar bus.
Experience in developing web solutions with Java (JSP, JFC, Spring MVC, struts or similar)
Experience of native platform integration.
Extensive experience in developing highly multithreaded, highly scalable, concurrent applications
Foreign Exchange markets, both cash and vanilla and exotic derivatives.
Investment banking trading business in general (across Rates, Credit & Equities)
Strong experience of Python
Familiarity of Scrum and Agile development
Team leadership or project management skills
Qualifications (not mandatory):
Degree in Computer Science, Maths or other related subject or equivalent qualification
Ikas International Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
|Skills||Java, J2EE, Oracle, Hibernate, XML, Performance Tuning|
|Location||North America,New York|
|Salary / Rate||US$120000 - US$160000 per annum|
|Telephone||646 652 8510|