Front Office Developer, VP, Corporate - Technology

  • Competitive Base plus Bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Jefferies
  • 25 Apr 18 2018-04-25

An opportunity exists for a technically oriented individual to join the small Equity technology team in London. The role will focus on supporting & maintaining our Global Equity Derivatives platform – supporting front and middle office users in multiple time zones and across Swaps, and on and off exchange derivatives. Different products & features are at different levels of maturity and simultaneously the successful candidate will be progressing development projects in addition to owning support queries to resolution. Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in projects spanning the wider Equity technology team

Company

Jefferies, the global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 50 years. Headquartered in New York with its European head office in London and staff in over 30 global cities, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, and wealth and asset management. Jefferies provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities markets, and a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, merger and acquisition, restructuring and recapitalisation.

Team

Located in London and New York, the Equity technology team is responsible for developing and maintaining systems that support various areas of the equity business globally. Working as part of the wider equity technology group, the team liaises closely with the business and delivers & supports software to meet a wide variety of business and regulatory requirements.

Role

An opportunity exists for a technically oriented individual to join the small Equity technology team in London.  The role will focus on supporting & maintaining our Global Equity Derivatives platform – supporting front and middle office users in multiple time zones and across Swaps, and on and off exchange derivatives.

Different products & features are at different levels of maturity and simultaneously the successful candidate will be progressing development projects in addition to owning support queries to resolution.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in projects spanning the wider Equity technology team

Key Responsibilities

  • Sitting amongst the business, providing 1st line support to a growing and developing business
  • Owning specific projects or issues from start to finish
  • Working with global colleagues and management to ensure appropriate prioritisation
  • Development / Maintenance of related utilities
  • Liaise with third-party vendors to resolve issues and improve quality
  • Unit testing, working with QA, and overseeing the production release cycle
  • System monitoring and start-of-day/end-of-day checkouts
  • Trade support queries

Person Specification

  • Technically minded
  • Previous development experience in primarily C# but also C++
  • Using SQL, preferably MS SQL Server
  • Knowledge of the FIX protocol
  • Developing and supporting Windows technology applications
  • Knowledge of swaps, preferably with prior experience in this or a related area. 
  • Understanding of stock loan or repo business desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills – this is a front office role.
  • Must be able to perform well under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work with colleagues around the world
  • A natural problem solver
  • A committed team player
  • Demonstrably bright