Senior/Lead Developer -Java and/or Python - 6 mth FTC -London Senior/Lead Developer -Java and/or Python - 6 mth  …

McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Mar 21
£80-110k (pro rata) + 20% bonus + bens
McCabe & Barton
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Mar 21
£80-110k (pro rata) + 20% bonus + bens
Posted by:
Darren Ball • Recruiter
Posted by:
Darren Ball
6 mth FTC opportunity to join the Front Office Investments technology team of this leading Investment Manager requires a hands-on Senior Python and/or Java Developer to work on an enterprise data initiative to establish a firm-wide single source of truth for Security Reference, and related data. Whilst buyside experience is preferred, our client is happy to consider Investment Banking backgrounds so long as you have Java or ideally Python on AWS. Remote working for duration of Covid, City of London HQ

The solution will be a combination of an in-house AWS hosted solution integrated with products such as Bloomberg PolarLake and Bloomberg Back Office and Data License.


Required skills:

  • Extensive experience of Java/Python on AWS
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and extensive relevant experience
  • Stays abreast of industry trends and technologies and knows when/how/if to apply them appropriately
  • Converses in many technologies and learns new technologies quickly
  • Demonstrates deep experience in automated testing and techniques
  • Defines testing strategy for products and ensures adherence to strategy
  • Sets standards for code reviews
  • Debugs any system, even those not written by themselves
  • Performs as an expert in multiple parts of the software lifecycle (eg, coding, testing, development) and coaches other around such practices
  • Provides oversight of the all development activities on assigned projects
  • Owns technical debt for multiple components or systems
  • Provides a clear and concise explanation of business strategy, technical concepts, designs or implementation to a non-technical audience
  • Work closely with Analysts and PMs to ensure stakeholders are fully engaged


The successful applicant will:-

  • Be accountable for all parts of the software development lifecycle for their projects
  • Perform technical planning, architecture development, and modification of specifications.
  • Develop specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices within their group

Role Summary and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates master hands-on capability to drive components to delivery
  • Recommends and contributes to software engineering best practices, including those that have enterprise-wide impact
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of a component or application
  • Capable of leading regular, ongoing development projects and teams
  • Accountable for the quality, maintainability and security of key components or applications

Business Knowledge

  • Able to work directly with business stakeholders
  • Decisions show a focus on current and future business priorities, together with fiscal responsibility
  • Can articulate business needs and translate them into technology solutions
  • Good understanding of the security data lifecycle across front, middle and back-office, ideally gained on the buy-side with another investment manager or hedge fund
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