• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-06-18

Senior Software Engineer

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

This is an opportunity to join Moody's SFG Technology team in London, to work on cutting edge projects related to structured finance analytics, performance reporting and regulation compliance.
The successful candidate will be a top software engineer, who is also capable of acting as both project manager and business analyst when required. The role will primarily involve working on existing C#.NET projects relating to analytical ratings processes that have high visibility within the analyst teams globally. Additionally, there will be many opportunities to leverage SQL skills to query and manipulate data. The successful candidate will lead full development cycles from requirements to delivery, with testing increasingly being delegated to the Quality Assurance team.
This role will suit a highly motivated problem solver with excellent communication skills and a proven ability to use his/her own initiative. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of successes developing quality software solutions, liaising directly with stakeholders, and adapting to the evolving needs of the business. Ability to work without close supervision is fundamental, as well as handling communication with business stakeholders and senior management who are not necessarily tech-savvy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with analytical teams in order to understand business requirements
Design, develop and maintain software systems using C#.NET and SQL

The MIS technology teams play a key role in ensuring Moody's ability to deliver the highest quality structured, fundamental and public finance ratings. The teams work directly with the ratings analysts to provide quantitative modelling, financial analytics and data driven software solutions.
The SFG Technology team is separated from the larger Moody's IT department and supports a substantial portfolio of analytical platforms used on a daily basis by structured finance analysts globally. The team is located in New York, London and Bangalore, and reports to the senior management of the Analytic & Technology Solutions group.


  • BSc or Masters (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Financial Engineering or a related field.
  • Significant software development experience
  • OOP experience
  • Excellent server-side C#.NET 6.0, SQL
  • Strong knowledge of Version Control Systems (e.g. Subversion, Git)
  • Good knowledge of Unit Testing (NUnit in particular)
  • Good knowledge of Issue tracking systems (e.g. Jira), Continuous Integration (e.g. Bamboo)
  • Fluency in English
  • Some mathematical knowledge to understand the basic mechanics of various analytical methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organised
  • Rigorous and analytical thought process
  • Experienced in working to tight deadlines

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Resharper, LINQ
  • ORM solutions
  • VB.NET, C/C++
  • ASP.Net, JavaScript/JQuery
  • Excel, VBA
  • Windows administration
  • Statistical / numerical analysis (R, Matlab)
  • MS SQL Server, Sybase, MS SQL Server Management Studio, Rapid SQL
  • Utilities (code coverage, decompilers , scripting, etc.)
  • Proficiency in another European language other than English
  • Experience in Financial Services

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.

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