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Backend Java Developer

  • Location: London, Greater London, England
  • Salary: £65,000 to £85,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 82 days ago
  • Company: IQ Talent Centre

Backend Java Developer

Tier 1 Investment Bank - London

£65,000 - £85,000 p/a + Benefits

* Sponsorship not available for this role *

Are you looking for your next exciting job move? Would you like to work onsite at a large Tier 1 Investment Bank, where you will be working multiple exciting projects in a well-established team? Well, look no further as the perfect opportunity is right in front of you!

The role will entail:

  • Being a critical development resource within a team of highly skilled engineers
  • Working closely with the SPOD lead on solution vision & execution planning
  • Completing software development within RCA London S POD following best practice tools and methodologies and delivered using all relevant bank standards

Essential Technical skills

  • Proven track-record of successful IT project delivery to high-pressure clients
  • Significant experience coding with various languages - Java essential
  • Experience practicing Agile and Test Driven Development
  • Experience practicing Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • Sound understanding of the electronic trading environment and the technology stack including storage, networking, messaging and hardware
  • Exposure across the Big Data landscape with practical experience of products and toolsets that facilitate storing and processing data at scale 
  • Can demonstrate the ability to thrive within a dynamic, fast paced environment with short delivery cycles and changing requirements
  • Experience of working in a robust technology environment with a clear appreciation of software development best practices and change control procedures
  • Relevant experience and interest in algorithmic, machine learning and AI technologies extremely advantageous
  • Understanding of the different architectural design patterns
  • Understanding of data architecture and protocols
  • Ability to develop code to stringent non-functional requirements
  • Ability to conduct functional analysis of requirements
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot issues, such as performance degradation, on existing systems
  • Able to operate as part of a team of highly skilled developers
  • Understanding of the wider technology landscape, an interest in emerging technologies
  • Working understanding of IT security and how it applies to application design, implementation and operation
  • A strong understanding of the process of building applications, the technical environment within which they operate, the processes required to successfully manage their day to day operation and their ongoing maintenance and capacity planning

Preferable Technical Skills:        

  • Understanding of SOA & high-level IT architecture
  • Functioning as part of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience or interest in automation of quantitative tasks eg machine learning
  • Experience of PaaS based solutions such as OpenShift
  • Experience with streaming technologies
  • Experience within memory data grids
  • Operational experience in an IT line function or relevant business area
  • Understanding of AFC an advantage

Experience Required:   

  • 8+ years track-record of development experience in a high-pressure, fast-moving environment e.g. with a leading consulting firm within financial services or an international investment bank and able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the front to development lifecycle
  • Solution orientated & pragmatic with sensitivity to business needs & requirements.
  • Proven knowledge of IT technical processes and IT implementations
  • Has demonstrated superior problem-solving skills
  • Desire and commitment to “make a difference”. Dynamic and willing to challenge the status quo
  • Proactive, with drive and energy. Ability to deal with continuous change & manage conflict
  • Good interpersonal, team member and influencing skills. Able to influence without authority. Commands respect through actions

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.