Senior Java Software Engineer

Location London
Discipline: Technology
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££75000 - £95000
Contact name: Andrew Spence

Contact email:
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 27714
Published: about 1 year ago
Expiry date: 26 Oct 2023 11:59
A Senior Developer is required to work with teams delivering innovative projects within the financial services sector. During client engagements, the successful candidate will work as part of a small team of Consultants and perform activities such as technical analysis, design, development and testing – supported by high-quality documentation.
Our client is looking for a proactive, team-orientated, intelligent and ambitious candidate with a keen focus on delivering results and the ability to remain diligent, cool-headed and professional at all times.
Through projects, training and development we will help successful candidates to develop specific areas of deep expertise for which they will become recognised. This will provide the opportunity to drive business development in their chosen area of expertise.
The successful candidate will work within our consulting practice to provide challenging project-based services within financial services, covering areas such as electronic markets, trading and risk management. Projects can be performed either on the client site or on an outsourced basis.
Skills and Qualities
The key skills and qualities required are:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Java, with strong experience in the financial sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a team-based attitude.
  • Passion for delivering solutions whilst learning and expanding skills.
  • Comfortable working directly with end users in client environments.
  • An ability to conduct careful, structured analysis on complex problems or requirements in order to identify effective solutions.
  • An ability to independently plan, organise and manage work.
  • Strong experience of a wide range of Spring Frameworks and JEE APIs.
  • Strong knowledge of internet communication protocols and data formats, e.g. REST, JSON, HTTP*, etc.
  • Any experience working with Spark
  • A hands-on engineer with substantial expertise in Core-Java (server-side), Spring and SQL – with an emphasis on using it to process large volumes of data, fast - i.e. big data / grid computing skills.
  • Financial experience in risk/front office, derivatives, analytics, finance or market data is highly desirable.
  • Experience in Python, KDB, Mongo, Automated testing will also be advantageous.
  • Competent database knowledge including transactions, indexing and SQL in different dialects.
  • Competent knowledge of a variety of messaging systems and enterprise integration patterns.
  • Competency and best-practice knowledge in code management & metrics solutions.
  • A contiguous employment history for at least five years.
  •  Minimum 2:1 or equivalent at degree level.

Desirable skills and qualities are:
  • Competency in Java EE.
  • Exposure to Big Data, NoSQL or grid programming.
  • Competency in C#, C++, ES5+ JavaScript and frameworks or Python.
  • Spark or Symphony Grid
  • Full stack developer 
  • Large scale Database  (GreenPlum, Cassandra, Snowflake)
  • KDB
  • Mongo
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Automated testing
  • AWS/ Azure /Snowflake