Architect / Technical Specialist

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • IG Group
  • 25 Apr 19

Architect / Technical Specialist

Job Title
Architect / Technical Specialist

Job Description

Who we are

Founded in 1974, we invented the concept of financial spread betting. Today, we're the world's No.1 spread betting and CFD provider, with offices in 14 countries and over 195,000 clients worldwide.
Recognised as one of Britain's top employers, it's no surprise that this success has come from empowering our people to be brave, innovative and inspiring. Join us, and you'll find the perfect place to showcase your talents and passion. Your achievements will be recognised, and you'll have the support of a collaborative global team.

Where you'll work

As part of a connected global team, you'll come to work in a friendly and dynamic environment. Our comfortable, cutting-edge offices contain everything you need to succeed:
• Agile workspaces and hot desks
• Private quiet rooms
• Breakout and refreshment areas

How you'll progress

Your development is as important to us as it is to you. You'll be rewarded for hard work here, with support to get better at what you do.
We work in a fast-paced project environment where change is constant. If you're up for the challenge, you'll have opportunities to try new things and broaden your skills quickly through exposure to the executive team and new experiences.

What you'll get

As well as having the chance to attend regular social events, get funding for your charitable endeavours and join a range of special interest groups, you'll receive an attractive selection of benefits working with IG:
• Flexible working hours and work-from-home opportunities
• Performance-related bonuses
• Pension, insurance and medical plans
• Career-focused technical and leadership training
• Contribution to gym memberships and more

What you'll do

As part of the Executions & Exchanges team, you will be working on all aspects of the core systems ranging from Matching Engines, Clearing House, System management, back office integrations, FIX connectivity, direct market access to 3rd party LPs and Execution venues and Order Management Systems. You are expected to have specialist knowledge and experience in the key technologies used throughout the systems.
• To work on complicated problems within your specialist area with advanced levels of expertise with little or no supervision
• To design and develop software as part of an agile team with short iterations and frequent releases.
• To work within IG's development/project life-cycle, from analysis to implementation, test and release.
• To support all Execution & Exchanges and related systems
• To contribute to planning and the subsequent development of IG Index applications in line with IG's IT policies and procedures.
• To remain up-to-date in terms of current and future upgrades as they relate to your own and your team's area of work.
• To participate in relevant IT and non-IT projects as directed by your line-manager.

Who you'll be

We are looking for an extra-ordinary SME with expert knowledge in highly distributed systems with proven track record on attaining high volume at low latency whilst maintaining scalability and resillience.
• J2SE - Expert
• Concurrent programming in Java - Expert
• Spring - Expert
• JMS - Expert
• Coherence - Good
• FIX Protocol & Connectivity
• Demonstrable experience with client facing web platforms
• Specialist experience with real time programming/real time data distribution
• Specialist experience developing of high performance / low latency, resilient server applications;
• Specialist knowledge and experience in developing distributed transactional server applications

We're looking for tenacious, curious, eager and open-minded people to help us maintain our industry leadership. People who embody our three core values - who want to champion the client, lead the way and love what we do.
We recruit based on excellence, and believe that diversity is vital to success. We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment or any other behaviour that stifles innovation and collaboration.

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