VP, Senior JavaScript Developer, Markit Analytics

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Markit
  • 19 Sep 16

The successful candidate will be working closely with our business and product owners as well as the core technology teams to define and develop client facing UI’s.

Department Overview

The Analytics department within the Markit Group is responsible for a number of industry-leading products which provide derivatives valuations and risk management calculations for both buy- and sell-side customers globally within the financial markets. The products are both hosted and deployable at customer sites. Markit’s brand reputation and industry recognised excellence in this field, coupled with their un-paralleled access to market data and pricing information which underpin the financial calculations have resulted in the products being recognised as clear market leaders in this space. The department is global in nature with the key locations being London, New York, Calgary and Vancouver.

Duties and Accountabilities

The position will require close collaboration with existing Scrum teams in the Markit Analytics product engineering area. Additionally we expect this to be the first of several hires in this area and consequently the individual who takes this position will necessarily be acting in a mentoring and leadership role moving forward. The development group within Markit Analytics is a highly agile organization that encourages significant collaboration from all individuals in the organisation. The role is focused on core product development. Working closely with the product and design teams the successful candidate will be involved in building a highly configurable UI platform. All members of the team are also involved in software support and issue resolution where appropriate.

Business Competencies

Education and experience The successful candidate will be an experienced JavaScript developer who will work as part of a small team in a leading edge Microsoft environment. Candidates should have commercial experience in product focused roles or been part of product focused software projects. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience. Commercial experience in the following is required: • JavaScript/TypeScript • HTML5 and CSS3 • AngularJS • D3.js – desired but not essential • Broad knowledge of common JavaScript frameworks • Working in an agile environment • Rapid prototyping of HTML UI Experience in the following would be ideal, but not essential: • Web services and related concepts – for example: WCF, ASP.NET Web API, RESTful APIs, SOAP • C# / .NET Framework • SQL Server • node.js, grunt, gulp Commercial awareness Financial industry experience would be useful but is not essential.

Personal Competencies

Personal impact Candidates should have the desire to keep abreast of emerging technological advances, and to contribute to and benefit from the growth of the analytics platform, through the input of expertise and new ideas. Communication The department employs many talented people who all work together. The candidate must be able to fit into this structure and communicate with both business and technical people. The development team has a particularly close working relationship with the testing, support and product teams. Effective communication is key to success in this role. Teamwork The development team is a small, friendly, close-knit team who share ideas and peer-review each other’s code, and the candidate must be keen to work in such an environment.

Company Overview

Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund adminis trators and insurance companies. Founded in 2003, we employ over 4,200 people in 10 countries. Markit shares are listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MRKT. For more information, please see www.markit.com