Development Manager - Investment Banking , C# , Realtime

City of London
£85000 - £105000 per annum + bonus + stock
13 Nov 2012
11 Dec 2012
Paul Wright
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Robert Half Technology is seeking a Development Manager for a leading international derivatives and commodities/ energy house in the City of London. With a significant rewrite of their market-leading real-time trading and matching platforms for EMEA to utilise as a platform for international growth in EMEA & APAC, this is an exciting opportunity for a Development Manager to work across most OTC and exchange traded asset classes (including credit derivatives, fixed income & commodities) from front to back office offering a different approach to traditional siloed banking organisations. . Moreover, there is a significant opportunity for the Development Manager to make an impact in a flat, meritocratic structure by being instrumental in the successful redesign & rewrite of the platform with visibility at the highest levels of the organisation globally.

The Role

The client is seeking a talented Development Manager to lead the development of the organisation's market leading real-time trading & matching platform. The firm seeks an experienced professional that has prior expertise in working with a close-knit onshore development team within the derivatives, commodities or energy trading spaces who is capable of driving forward the development of the system. The ideal candidate will have managed directly a team of highly skilled C# Developers in a parallel environment in the creation & enhancement of a similar system. This opportunity will encompass all systems development activities & offers the successful Development Manager / Architect a high degree of autonomy in how this is achieved. The main purpose of the position is to ensure the system is of a high quality - i.e. well designed, meticulously coded, thoroughly tested, & clearly documented. The Development Manager will be expected to take on a critical role in oversight of the systems architecture going forward & will have ultimate responsibility for identification & justification of new initiatives & enhancements that will increase the organisation's competitive advantage.The main responsibilities & deliverables in this role include providing clear guidance on programming standards & development methodology to Developers & QA/Testing resources. The team is currently ~20 in total with the expectation of growing by 50% in the near term. The Development Manager will take on overall responsibility for ensuring the systems (including databases) are architected in a well structured, efficient, & robust. They will also be expected to ensure that all development and QA staff are given sufficient support & encouragement to enable them to excel & develop themselves professionally. The Development Manager will be required to communicate regularly with senior stakeholders, & senior user management in multiple geographies & appropriate third parties to ensure an up-to-date knowledge of business & technical developments. The successful applicant will need to be competent in producing accurate estimates of required effort, start & finish times for proposed developments & testing ensuring these timelines are adhered to. The role will require the Development Manager to provide regular reports on progress, & potential problems to Senior Management.The Development Manager will maintain a good level of hands-on skills - specifically they will to be capable of management of a team of highly skilled developers. They should have well developed leaderships skills & be capable of coaching / mentoring the team through difficult areas of code / architectural decisions. The technologies used by the team include Real-time multi-threaded development with C# / .Net (3.5 / 4), Winforms & SQL Server 2005 / 2008 so the successful development manager will need to prove his/her expertise with these as well as working with layered software architecture, OOD, design patterns & data structures. The organisation is increasingly moving to Agile so experience of full life development with the methodology is key. Experience with Java and/or C++ is advantageous. In terms of business knowledge - this Development Manager / Architect MUST have deep knowledge of as many of the following as possible: OTC derivatives, Exchange traded derivatives, commodities, energy trading.

Salary & Benefits

£85 - £105,000 + bonus + stock awards + 10% pension + benefits Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply.

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